OVERVIEW – BELLARMINE/#10 INDIANAPOLIS
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 2, Bellarmine Knights 1/Northwood 3, #10 Indianapolis Greyhounds 2
RECORDS: Northwood 4-1/Bellarmine 4-8/Indianapolis 6-2
LOCATION: Westfield, Indiana (Grand Park)
RECAP: Northwood softball picks up a pair of in-region wins Saturday (February 22), defeating Bellarmine 2-1 before defeating No. 10 Indianapolis 3-2.
- Northwood had chances to break the game open early but only were able to push one across in the first two innings. That run came on a Haley Frank RBI single that scored Julia Gross.
- The score remained 1-0 until the sixth inning when the Timberwolves doubled their advantage. Sydni Culps' RBI single scored Gross to make it 2-0.
- Northwood was one out away from a shutout when an NU error allowed the Knights to on the board in the seventh.
- Shayna Frank then recorded the final out to give Northwood the win.
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 2/7/1, Bellarmine: 1/2/1
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 8, Bellarmine: 4
- Winning Pitcher – Shayna Frank (2-1): 7 IP, 2 H, R (0 ER), 2 BB, 3 K
- Losing Pitcher – Shelby Kelly (2-3): 5 2/3 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 2 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Northwood opened the scoring in the top of the third on a Gross run-scoring triple that plated Alexis Koehler to give Northwood the early lead.
- The Greyhounds responded with one in third and one in the fifth to take a 2-1 edge to the final two innings.
- NU got another triple in the sixth to key the rally that earned the Timberwolves the win. This time is was Mikala Gronback, whose three-bagger to right center scored Gross and leveled the game 2-2
- Pinch runner Abigail Maresh then came home on a wild pitch, which put Northwood back on top.
- Shayna Frank came in to get the final four outs of the game to give the Timberwolves the win.
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 3/5/1, Bellarmine: 2/6/0
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 8, Bellarmine: 9
- Winning Pitcher – April Bennett (1-0): 2 2/3 IP, 2 H, R, 2 BB
- Losing Pitcher – Hallie Waters (4-1): 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 2 K
- Save – Shayna Frank (1): 1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Gronback: 2-3, 2B, 3B, RBI
- Gross: 1-2, 3B, RBI, R, BB
- The Timberwolves will finish the weekend with a pair of games Sunday (February 23), taking on West Liberty and Truman.