Softball Posts Third Straight Doubleheader Split, Going 1-1 At Ashland

Vanessa Ewing threw over 13 innings on the day for Northwood
Vanessa Ewing threw over 13 innings on the day for Northwood

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

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Hillsdale in their home opener Saturday (April 8). The doubleheader is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.