Northwood Softball Drops Pair In Florida

Sydni Pauley hit home runs in each game today for the Timberwolves
Sydni Pauley hit home runs in each game today for the Timberwolves

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

GAME NOTES

  • The home run for Pauley was her second of the day and seventh of the season.
  • Northwood finishes the Florida trip 6-8.
 

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will return home to play a doubleheader against Madonna on Saturday (March 18). First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.