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Softball Wins Pair, Capped By Comeback Victory Over Pace

Maddie Coulter
Maddie Coulter

OVERVIEW – LE MOYNE/POST

SCORES:  Northwood Timberwolves 9, Le Moyne Dolphins 1 (six innings)/Northwood 4, Post Eagles 3 (eight innings)

RECORDS: Northwood 3-5/Le Moyne 4/Post 1-1

LOCATION: Clermont, Fla.

RECAP: Softball picked up a pair of wins Sunday (March 10), downing Le Moyne 9-1 before earning a 4-3 comeback win over Post.

LE MOYNE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Northwood got on the board in the top of the first inning on a Torriya Gray-Baker RBI groundout.
  • The Timberwolves extended their lead in the third on an RBI fielder's choice by Abby Joseph to go up 2-0.
  • NU broke the game open in the fourth inning with four runs. Tara Gross started the rally with a double.
  • Maddie Coulter had a sacrifice fly to make it 4-0, which was followed by Gross scoring on a wild pitch.
  • Grace Dutoi then finished the inning with an RBI single to push the lead to 6-0.
  • In the sixth, Dutoi extended the lead with another RBI single.
  • Gray-Baker push across two more runs with a double to get the advantage to 9-0.
  • The Dolphins got one run back in the sixth but were unable to plate another, ending the game after six innings.

LE MOYNE STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 9/13/0, Le Moyne: 1/3/0
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 5, Le Moyne: 7
  • Winning Pitcher: Shayna Frank (1-2): 6 IP, 3 H, R, 5 BB, 5 K
  • Losing Pitcher: Skylar Rechner (1-1): 3 1/3 IP, 7 H, 5 R, BB, 0 K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Dutoi: 3-4, R, 2 RBI
  • Coulter: 2-2, 2 R, RBI
  • Gray-Baker: 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI

POST HIGHLIGHTS

  • The starting pitchers were the story early in the Post game, as the contest was scoreless into the sixth inning.
  • The Eagles had two outs and nobody on in the sixth when they put together a two-out rally, capped with an RBI single to take a 1-0 lead.
  • Northwood was in a similar situation in the bottom of the seventh, as the first two batters were retired in the inning. After Mikala Gronback drew a walk, Coulter came up with a clutch double to tie the game 1-1.
  • In extra innings with a runner placed on second to start the inning, Post wasted no time taking the lead back. The Eagles hit a two-run homer to go up 3-1.
  • NU fought back one final team to earn the comeback win. Gray-Baker had an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-2.
  • Sydney Culps followed with a double that plated Gray-Baker to level the score 3-3.
  • April Bennett then closed out the win with a walk-off single that plated Julia Gross.

POST STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood: 4/6/0, Post 3/9/1
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 7, Post: 9
  • Winning Pitcher: Marissa Tiano (1-3): 2 1/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), BB, K
  • Losing Pitcher: Bridget Betley (0-1): 7 1/3 IP, 6 H, 4 R (3 ER), 5 BB, 2 K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Six NU player: One hit each
  • Coulter/Gray-Baker/Culps/Bennett: RBI
  • Heather Diercks: 5 2/3 IP, 6 H, R, 3 BB, 2 K

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will take on Quincy and Shepherd Monday (March 11) starting at 11:45 a.m.