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Softball Splits Pair At Tiffin, Clinches Spot In GLIAC Tournament With Game Two Victory

Softball Splits Pair At Tiffin, Clinches Spot In GLIAC Tournament With Game Two Victory

OVERVIEW – TIFFIN

SCORES: Tiffin Dragons 3, Northwood Timberwolves 2; Northwood 3, Tiffin 0

RECORDS: Northwood 24-19 (12-14 GLIAC); Tiffin 23-26 (11-15 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Paradiso Field - Tiffin, Ohio

RECAP: Northwood split a two-game GLIAC doubleheader against Tiffin Saturday (April 28). The 3-0 game two victory over the Dragons allowed Northwood to clinch a spot in the GLIAC Softball Tournament.

GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tiffin got on the board first in the bottom of the fourth inning on an RBI double. The Dragons added to their lead and made it 2-0 in the fifth.
  • Northwood tied the game at two a piece in the sixth. A sacrifice bunt by Torriya Gray-Baker advanced runners to second and third, followed by an Abby Joseph RBI single to plate a run.
  • During the next at-bat, a fielding error allowed Sydni Culps to reach first safely and allowing Sydni Pauley to score the game-tying run.
  • In the bottom of the sixth, a sacrifice fly gave Tiffin the eventual game-winning run to go up 3-2.

GAME ONE STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors – Northwood: 2/5/0, Tiffin: 3/4/1
  • Runners Left on Base – Northwood: 6, Tiffin: 3
  • Winning Pitcher – Kimmy Reynolds (11-10): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R (1 ER), 5 K, 2 BB
  • Losing Pitcher – Makenzie Norton (8-4): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 K, 3 BB

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Coulter: 2-3, R
  • Joseph: 1-2, RBI

GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS

  • Northwood struck first to break the scoreless tie in the fourth inning and did not look abck. Karli Godlewski got the inning started with a single, with Sydni Pauley hitting a two-run home run for the 2-0 lead.
  • A run-scoring triple by Godlewski plated Northwood's third run of the game in the top of the seventh.
  • The defense did not allow Tiffin to get farther than second base and claimed the 3-0 victory.

GAME TWO STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors – Northwood: 3/7/2, Tiffin 0/5/1
  • Runners Left on Base – Northwood: 7, Tiffin: 10
  • Winning Pitcher – Marissa Tiano (2-5): 4.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 K, 1 BB
  • Losing Pitcher – Tiffany Snell (9-10): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 K, 2 BB
  • Save – Makenzie Norton (2): 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Godlewski: 2-3, R, RBI, 3B
  • Pauley: 1-3, 2 RBI, R, HR

NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • With the game two victory, Northwood has clinched a spot in the GLIAC Softball Tournament Friday-Sunday (May 4-6).

UP NEXT

  • Northwood will continue play at Tiffin on Sunday (April 29) for a doubleheader against the Dragons. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.