OVERVIEW – CALDWELL/KUTZTOWN
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 10, Caldwell Cougars 1/Kutztown Bears 3, Northwood 1
RECORDS: Northwood 7-9/Caldwell 2-6/Kutztown 10-9
LOCATION: Clermont, Fla.
RECAP: Softball goes 1-1 in Florida Friday (March 15), defeating Caldwell 10-1 before falling to Kutztown 3-1.
CALDWELL GAME HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood opened the scoring in the second inning thanks to a two-out error, which game the Timberwolves a 1-0 lead.
- Caldwell tied the game in the third on an RBI double.
- The fourth inning was the key part of the game, as the Timberwolves broke things open with nine runs. After NU scored on an error, Lauren Castellon made it 3-1 on an RBI single.
- Julia Gross doubled the lead on a two-run single, making the score 5-1.
- Grace Dutoi and Sydni Culps followed with big hits, each drilling two-run homers to give Northwood a 9-1 lead.
- The Timberwolves were not done in the inning, however, as Karli Godlewski double home Chase Schultz to finish off the frame.
- In all, Northwood scored nine runs on 10 hits in the inning to go up 10-1.
- NU held the Cougars off the board in the top of the fifth to end the game.
CALDWELL GAME STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 10/13/0, Caldwell: 1/6/2
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 6, Caldwell: 7
- Winning Pitcher: Shayna Frank (3-3): 5 IP, 6 H, R, 2 BB, 4 K
- Losing Pitcher: Mariah Culver (0-4): 3 IP, 8 H, 6 R (4 ER), 0 BB, 0 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Culps: 2-3, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
- Dutoi: 2-3, HR, 2 RBI
- Julia Gross: 2-3, 2 RBI
KUTZTOWN GAME HIGHLIGHTS
- The pitchers were the story early on, as the game remained scoreless into the fifth inning.
- Northwood got on the board first in the fifth on a Maddie Coulter sacrifice fly that plated Alexis Koehler.
- The Bears came thought in the bottom of the sixth, scoring three runs. The last two runs came with two outs to give Kutztown a 3-1 lead.
- The Timberwolves got two runners on in the top of the seventh but were unable to tie the game.
KUTZTOWN GAME STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 1/6/0, Kutztown 3/6/1
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 8, Kutztown: 5
- Winning Pitcher: Bridget Bailey (5-3): 3 1/3 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 2 K
- Losing Pitcher: April Bennett (3-2): 2 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- The Timberwolves will finish their Florida trip with a pair of games Saturday (March 16), taking on Minnesota Duluth and Indiana (PA).