OVERVIEW – ASHLAND
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 4, Ashland Eagles 3; Ashland 7, Northwood 2
RECORDS: Northwood 14-16, 5-3 GLIAC/Ashland 16-15, 4-4 GLIAC
LOCATION: Ashland, Ohio – Brookside Park
RECAP: Northwood split a doubleheader for the third straight time Monday (April 3) at Ashland – NU picked up a 4-3 win in game one before AU took game two 7-2.
GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood took the early lead in the opener, plating a pair in the top of the second on a two-run double by Blake Garner that plated Jennifer Wontorcik and Torriya Gray-Baker.
- Ashland went on top in the third inning, scoring three runs.
- The score remained 3-2 until the final inning, when the Timberwolves put together a rally to earn the win. Sydni Pauley came up with the big hit, a two-run double that scored Meghan Franz and Hayley D'Avilar.
- Two runners got on base for the Eagles in the bottom of the seventh, but Vanessa Ewing got a strikeout to close out the victory.
GAME 1 STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 4/10/1, Ashland: 3/10/0
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood 8, Ashland 7
- Winning Pitcher: Vanessa Ewing (7-8): 7 IP, 3 R, 10 H, 3 K, BB
- Losing Pitcher: Hannah Stroe (5-8): 7 IP, 4 R, 10 H, 2 K, 2 BB
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Gray-Baker: 3-3
- Pauley: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
- Garner: 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI
GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS
- Ashland scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning to go up 2-0 early.
- Northwood got on the board in the second inning on an RBI single by Courtney Wensley that scored Andria Gietl.
- After Ashland went up 3-1 in the fourth inning, the Timberwolves cut the lead back to one in the bottom of the fifth inning. Pauley registered another run-scoring double, this time plating D'Avilar.
- Ashland broke the game open in the seventh inning, scoring four runs to earn the win.
GAME 2 STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood: 2/8/2, Ashland: 7/13/1
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 7, Ashland: 6
- Winning Pitcher: Paige McMenemy (8-4) 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 K
- Losing Pitcher: Ewing (7-9) 6 1/3 IP, 7 R, 2 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Wontorcik: 2-3
- Pauley: 1-3, 2B, RBI
- Wensley: 1-3, RBI
- Garner: 1-3, 2B
- The Timberwolves will host Hillsdale in their home opener Saturday (April 8). The doubleheader is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.