OVERVIEW – ST. CLOUD ST. /TRUMAN
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 3, St. Cloud St. Huskies 10; Truman Bulldogs 5, Northwood 4.
RECORDS: Northwood 8-12, St. Cloud St. 14-4, Truman 13-8
LOCATION: Clermont, Fla. (PFX Spring Games)
RECAP: Northwood dropped a pair of games to close out the Florida trip.
ST. CLOUD STATE/NORTHWOOD HIGHLIGHTS
- St. Cloud St. grabbed command of the contest with four runs in the top of the first inning when the first three hitters reached. After a sac fly, the Huskies received the big hit of the inning from Alyssa Coletto in the form of a three-run homer.
- After adding a run in the third and two in the fourth, St. Cloud St. lead 7-0 when Northwood added two runs in the home half of the fourth inning after RBI singles by Andria Gietl and Abby Joseph scoring Hayley D'Avilar and Jennifer Wontorcik.
- The Timberwolves would get as close as four runs after Northwood came back with a run in the sixth on a Sydni Pauley solo home run, but the Huskies answered with three more in the seventh to cruise to the 10-3 victory.
ST. CLOUD ST./NORTHWOOD STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors St. Cloud St.: 10/9/0, Northwood: 3/8/4
- Runners Left on Base: St. Cloud St.: 6, Northwood: 6
- Winning Pitcher: Megan Hedstrom (6-3): 7 IP, 8 H, 3R, 3ER, 3K, 3BB
- Losing Pitcher: Vanessa Ewing (3-6), 2.1 IP, 4H, 5R, 2ER 1BB 2k
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- D'Avilar 3-4, R
- Pauley 1-2, HR RBI
TRUMAN UNIVERSITY HIGHLIGHTS
- Truman grabbed a 3-0 lead after opening the scoring with a run in the second and two in the third.
- The Timberwolves came right back in the top of the fourth to score two when Sydni Pauley smashed her second home run of the day. The bomb was a two run shot that also scored Riley Ostapowicz who had singled. Northwood trailed 3-2 heading to the home half of the fourth.
- The Bulldogs answered the two-spot posted by Northwood with two of their own on a two RBI double by Ashley Murphy to pull the Bulldogs lead back to three at 5-2.
- Northwood would not go away quietly as the Timberwolves plated a pair in the top of the sixth when Jennifer Wontorcik singled home Riley Ostapowicz and would later score on a wild pitch. Northwood was within one run, 5-4.
- Unfortunately for the Timberwolves, Truman would halt the scoring there, and Northwood couldn't scratch out any more runs and the Bulldogs held on for the 5-4 victory over Northwood.
TRUMAN /NORTHWOOD STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Truman: 5/7/1, Northwood: 4/5/3
- Runners Left on Base: Truman University: 7, Northwood: 3
- Winning Pitcher: Nicolette Simpson (6-4) 5IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3K, 3BB
- Losing Pitcher: Makenzie Norton (1-4) 3.2 IP, 6H, 5R, 4ER, 1BB, 2K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Pauley: 1-3, HR, 2 RBI
- The home run for Pauley was her second of the day and seventh of the season.
- Northwood finishes the Florida trip 6-8.
- The Timberwolves will return home to play a doubleheader against Madonna on Saturday (March 18). First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.