OVERVIEW – PARKSIDE
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 8, Parkside Rangers 0 (Game 1), Parkside Rangers 2, Northwood Timberwolves 1 (Game 2)
RECORDS: Northwood 21-18-1, 11-9 GLIAC/Parkside 6-34, 4-16 GLIAC
LOCATION: Case Softball Complex – Kenosha, Wisc.
RECAP: Softball splits pair at Parkside, winning 8-0 in game one before falling in game two 2-1.
GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood took control of the game in the opening inning, starting with an RBI double by Abby Joseph.
- Grace Dutoi followed with a double of her own to plate a pair to make the score 3-0.
- Godlewski made it three-run scoring doubles in the opening inning, giving the Timberwolves a 4-0 edge after one.
- Northwood kept the doubles coming in the second inning, starting once again with Joseph. Her two-bagger made it 5-0.
- Torriya Gray-Baker made it 7-0 later in the second with yet another double, which plated a pair.
- The score remained 7-0 until the fifth with Brooke Bauer came home on a passed ball that put Northwood up by eight runs.
- Taylor Wright finished off the five-inning shutout in the bottom of the fifth. She allowed just one hit while striking out eight.
GAME ONE STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors – Northwood: 8/8/1, Parkside: 0/1/2
- Runners Left on Base – Northwood: 6, Parkside: 4
- Winning Pitcher – Taylor Wright (5-1): 5 IP, H, BB, 8 K
- Losing Pitcher – Alyssa McClelland (3-2): 1 2/3 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 2 BB
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Joseph: 2-2, 2 2B, 2 RBIs
- Gray-Baker: 1-3, 2 RBIs
- Dutoi: 1-2, R, 2 RBIs
- Tara Gross: 2-4, 2B, R
GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS
- Parkside plated one in the second and one in the third to take a 2-0 lead.
- Northwood's offense did not get on the board until the seventh inning thanks to a Lauren Castellon RBI double to score April Bennett.
- NU had the tying run on second with two outs but were unable to level the score.
- After hitting six doubles in the opening game and plating eight runs, the Northwood offense struggled in game two: the Timberwolves had five total hits, one of which went for extra bases (Castellon's double).
GAME TWO STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors – Northwood: 1/5/0, Parkside: 2/4/1
- Runners Left on Base – Northwood: 4, Parkside: 4
- Winning Pitcher – Allison Hausl (2-9): 7 IP, 5 H, R, 6 K
- Losing Pitcher – Shayna Frank (6-7): 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Castellon: 2-3, 2B, RBI
- Northwood will host Saginaw Valley Tuesday (April 16). First pitch is set for 3:30 p.m.