Softball Sweeps Doubleheader At Madonna

Grace Dutoi
Grace Dutoi

OVERVIEW – MADONNA

SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 2, Madonna Crusaders 1 (Eight Innings)/Northwood 7, Madonna 1 (Six innings)

RECORDS: Northwood 10-9-1/Madonna 16-8

LOCATION: Livonia, Mich.

RECAP: Softball sweeps Madonna Tuesday afternoon (March 19), winning game one 2-1 in eight innings before taking game two 7-1 in six innings.

GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Northwood started the scoring right away, as Grace Dutoi plated Julia Gross on an RBI double to give the Timberwolves a 1-0 lead.
  • The score remained 1-0 until the bottom of the fifth when the Crusaders tied the score.
  • With the score still tied 1-1 in the eighth, Torriya Gray-Baker gave NU the lead back. Her RBI singles scored Maddie Coulter.
  • The Timberwolves held Madonna off the board in the bottom of the inning, giving the Timberwolves the win.

GAME ONE STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 2/7/2, Madonna: 1/3/1
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 7, Madonna: 11
  • Winning Pitcher: Marissa Tiano (2-3): 3 IP, 0 H, 2 BB
  • Losing Pitcher: Madisen Henry (4-5): 8 IP, 7 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Dutoi: 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI
  • Gray-Baker: 2-4, RBI
  • April Bennett: 5 IP, 3 H, R (0 ER), 5 BB, 4 K

GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS

  • Northwood got off to a good start in game two as well, plating two runs in the first. Dutoi got the Timberwolves on the board on double.
  • NU got another run in the first on a throwing error.
  • Madonna got one back in the bottom of the first, making the score 2-1 after one.
  • The Timberwolves made it a three-run lead on a Julia Gross two-run single in the top of the second, giving NU a 4-1 lead.
  • In the fourth, Coulter had an RBI double to push the advantage to 5-1.
  • Dutoi added another RBI double in the sixth, which was followed by a Tara Gross RBI single that made it 7-1.
  • After the Crusaders were retired in the sixth, the final inning of the game was called due to darkness.

GAME TWO STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 7/1/12/1, Madonna: 1/4/1
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 8, Madonna: 7
  • Winning Pitcher: Heather Diercks (1-1): 6 IP, 4 H, R, 4 BB, K
  • Losing Pitcher: Ciera Jones (9-3): 3 1/3 IP, 7 H, 5 R (4 ER), BB, K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will open GLIAC play with a doubleheader at Ashland Wednesday (March 20). First pitch is set for 3 p.m.