OVERVIEW – SOUTHERN INDIANA/ST. CLOUD STATE
SCORES: Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles 2, Northwood Timberwolves 1/Northwood 5, St. Cloud State Huskies 4
RECORDS: Northwood 7-4/Southern Indiana 12-4/St. Cloud State 9-6
LOCATION: Winter Haven, Florida
RECAP: Northwood softball split a pair of one-run games Sunday (March 8), falling to Southern Indiana 2-1 before defeating St. Cloud State 5-4.
SOUTHERN INDIANA HIGHLIGHTS
- All of the action in the game came at the start and the end. Two batters into the game, Northwood went up 1-0 on a solo home run by Julia Gross.
- Northwood had numerous chances to expand their lead throughout the game, but were unable to expand their advantage.
- With one out in the final inning, Northwood's Shayna Frank had faced the minimum in the circle, with the only hit allowed being cancelled out by a double play. But the Screaming Eagles finished the game with a flourish, hitting back-to-back solo home runs to take the win.
SOUTHERN INDIANA GAME STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 1/6/0, Southern Indiana: 2/3/0
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 5, Southern Indiana:0
- Winning Pitcher – Jennifer Leonhardt (6-3): 7 IP, 6 H, R, BB, 6 K
- Losing Pitcher – Shayna Frank (4-2): 6 1/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 6 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
ST. CLOUD STATE HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood took the lead in the first inning when Julia Gross scored on an error.
- The Timberwolves made it 3-0 in the fourth on a Haley Frank two-run single.
- That inning started a stretch where the teams alternated two-run innings. The Huskies plated a pair in the top of the fifth to cut the lead to 3-2.
- Northwood got the lead back to three runs in the bottom of the fifth thanks to back-to-back home runs by Maddie Coulter and Julia Gross.
- SCSU responded with two runs in the top of the sixth to make the score 5-4.
- Shayna Frank came in to get the final four outs of the game to earn Northwood the win.
ST. CLOUD STATE GAME STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 5/6/0, St. Cloud State: 4/11/3
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 5, St. Cloud State: 5
- Winning Pitcher – Riley Shagena (2-2): 4 2/3 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 3 K
- Losing Pitcher – Kylie Thomsen (2-4): 4 1/3 IP, 5 H, 5 R (4 ER), 5 K
- Save – Shayna Frank (2): 1 1/3 IP, 3 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- The Timberwolves will place Rockhurst and Trevecca Nazarene Monday (March 9) starting at 1:30 p.m.