OVERVIEW – ASHLAND
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 5, Ashland Eagles 0 / Northwood 8, Ashland 1
RECORDS: Northwood (14-6, 6-4 GLIAC), Ashland (2-8, 0-4 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Fisher Stadium – Midland, Mich.
RECAP: Northwood softball takes a pair from Ashland Saturday (April 3), winning by scores of 5-0 and 8-1.
GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood got on the board in the third inning with three runs, starting with an RBI double by Maddie Coulter.
- Jaden Berthume then came home on a wild pitch to make it 2-0.
- Tara Gross added an RBI groundout to push the lead to 3-0.
- NU added on in the sixth inning, starting with an RBI from Samantha Slick on an error.
- Karlie Moore added another run on an RBI fielder's choice to push the lead to 5-0.
- That was all that NU starter Shayna Frank, who allowed just one hit while striking out five in the shutout win.
GAME ONE STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 5/4/1, Ashland 0/1/2
- Runners left on base: Northwood 5, Ashland 3
- Winning Pitcher – Shayna Frank (9-3): 7 IP, H, 2 BB, 5 K
- Losing Pitcher – Jillian Middleton (0-4): 5 2/3 IP, 3 H, 5 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 3 Ks
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Coulter: 2-4, 2B, R, RBI
- Moore: 1-3, 2B, RBI
GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood opened the scoring in the bottom of the second on the first career home run for Moor.
- AU responded with a home run of their own in the third to tie the score
- Northwood used RBI singles from both Tara and Julia Gross in the bottom of the fourth to go back on top 3-1 in the fourth.
- The Timberwolves broke the game open in the fifth. Tara Gross brought home a pair with an RBI single to make the score 5-1.
- Julia Gross followed with a two-run double that extended the lead to 7-1.
- Grace Dutoi rounded out the scoring with an RBI single that made the final 8-1.
- Hailey Leister earned the win with seven strong innings, allowing one run while striking out four.
GAME TWO STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 8/11/1, Ashland 1/4/2
- Runners left on base: Northwood 9, Ashland 4
- Winning Pitcher: Hailey Leister (2-1): 7 IP, 4 IP, R, 4 K
- Losing Pitcher: Josie Duncan (1-2): 4 2/3 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 2 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Northwood will travel to Davenport Wednesday (April 7). The doubleheader starts at 3:30 p.m.