OVERVIEW – GLIAC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
SCORE: Davenport Panthers 10, Northwood Timberwolves 2 (6 innings); Ashland Eagles, Northwood
RECORDS: Northwood 25-22; Davenport 33-19 / Ashland 23-25
LOCATION: Sports Force Park – Sandusky, Ohio
RECAP: Softball splits a pair of games Friday (May 4) at the GLIAC Tournament, dropping game one to Davenport 10-2 before defeating Ashland 9-6. With their win over the Eagles, the Timberwolves stay alive in the tournament and advance to Saturday (May 5).
GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second. Karli Godlewski and Meghan Franz each registered a run-scoring RBI.
- In the bottom of the fifth, Davenport plated five runs to make it 5-2 in the Panthers favor.
- The Panthers tacked on four more runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the 10-2 victory in the first round of the GLIAC Tournament.
GAME ONE STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors – Northwood: 2/5/1, Davenport: 10/10/1
- Runners Left on Base – Northwood: 6, Davenport: 2
- Winning Pitcher – Mallory Teunissen (22-8): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 7 K, 2 BB
- Losing Pitcher – Makenzie Norton (8-7): 4.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R (6 ER), 3 K, 1 BB
TOP NU PERFORMERS
GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood's Chase Schultz got the scoring started in the second inning on an RBI groundout for the early 1-0 lead. Brooke Wauters then hit a run-scoring double to centerfield to make it 2-0.
- In the third, Abby Joseph registered a run-scoring double to give the Timberwolves a comfortable 3-0 lead after three.
- Ashland put their first run on the board in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI triple to cut Northwood's lead to 3-1.
- The fifth inning proved to be a big innings for both teams. Northwood added 6 runs to their total to push their lead to 9-1. Sydni Pauley, Joseph, Danielle Bartodziej, Chase Schultz, Tara Gross, and Lauren Castellon each registered RBIs in a big scoring rally.
- The Eagles responded in the bottom of the fifth with 5 of their own runs to make it 9-6 going into the sixth inning.
- Ashland added one more run in the bottom of the sixth but would not get any closer as Northwood took the 9-7 victory.
GAME TWO STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors – Northwood: 9/14/2, Ashland: 7/15/0
- Runners Left on Base – Northwood: 7, Ashland: 8
- Winning Pitcher – Makenzie Norton (9-7): 7.0 IP, 15 H, 7 R (6 ER), 1 K, 0 BB
- Losing Pitcher – Paige McMenemy (7-9): 4.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R (5 ER), 1 K, 0 BB
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Pauley: 2-4, 2 R, RBI, 2B
- Joseph: 3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B
- Bartodziej: 2-4, R, RBI
- Schultz: 2-4, 2 RBI, R
- Godlewski: 2-3, 2 2B
- The Timberwolves will continue play in the GLIAC Tournament Saturday (May 5) at 10 a.m. against Tiffin.