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Softball Splits Pair In Indiana

Maddie Coulter
Maddie Coulter

OVERVIEW – WEST LIBERTY/TRUMAN

SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 10, West Liberty Hilltoppers 2 (Five Innings)/Truman Bulldogs 3, Northwood 1

RECORDS: Northwood 5-2/West Liberty 2-2/Truman 1-3

LOCATION: Westfield, Indiana (Grand Park)

RECAP: Northwood softball finishes weekend in Indiana by going 1-1, defeating West Liberty 10-2 before falling to Truman 3-1 Sunday afternoon (February 23).

WEST LIBERTY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Northwood got on the board in the bottom of the first inning on a Sydni Culps RBI double.
  • The Timberwolves extended their advantage in the second on a Maddie Coulter RBI groundout to make the score 2-0.
  • The third inning is when Northwood broke the contest open, starting with a Mikala Gronback RBI single.
  • Tara Gross made it 4-0 with an RBI single of her own, which was followed by a Torriya Gray-Baker sacrifice fly.
  • An RBI double by Jordan Look pushed the lead to 6-0.
  • Coulter finished the inning with an RBI groundout that made the score 7-0.
  • After the Hilltoppers got on the board in the top of the fourth with a single run, Haley Frank delivered with the biggest hit of the game. Her three-run triple made the score 10-1.
  • West Liberty plated one run in the fifth but were unable to get any closer, giving the Timberwolves the win.

WEST LIBERTY STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 10/11/0, West Liberty: 2/4/1
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 8, West Liberty: 4
  • Winning Pitcher – Shayna Frank (3-1): 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K
  • Losing Pitcher – Lauren Garcie (0-1) 3 1/3 IP, 11 H, 10 R, 6 BB, 4 K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Haley Frank: 2-3, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBIs
  • Look: 2-2, 2 2B, RBI
  • Coulter: 1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBIs
  • Culps: 2-2, 2B, R, RBI, BB
  • Gronback: 1-2, RBI
  • Tara Gross: 1-2, 2 R, RBI

TRUMAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Northwood got off to a good start in the game, going up 1-0 three batters into the game thanks to a Grace Dutoi RBI single.
  • Truman responded with two unearned runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.
  • The Bulldogs then made it 3-1 in the fourth with a single run.
  • The Timberwolves had plenty of chances on offense the remainder of the game, having a runner in scoring position with less than two outs in four of the seven innings. But that first inning run proved to be the only one the Timberwolves would score.

TRUMAN STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 1/6/1, West Liberty: 3/6/0
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 5, West Liberty: 3
  • Winning Pitcher – Breianna Klein (0-1): 5 IP, 5 H, R
  • Losing Pitcher – Riley Shagena (1-1): 3 2/3 IP, 5 H, 3 R (1 ER), BB, 5 K
  • Save – Alyssa Haiduk (1): 2 IP, H, 3 K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

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

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will head to Florida for their annual spring break trip, starting March 7 with games against Fairmont State and Minnesota State Mankato.