OVERVIEW – DAVENPORT
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 10, Davenport Panthers 6, / Davenport 1, Northwood 0
RECORDS: Northwood (15-7, 7-5 GLIAC), Davenport (9-12, 5-4 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Farmers Insurance Complex – Caledonia, Mich.
RECAP: Northwood softball splits a pair at Davenport Wednesday afternoon (April 7).
GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood took advantage of a pair of Davenport errors in the top of the first inning to score runs. Maddie Coulter and Tara Gross came hope in the inning to give the Timberwolves a 2-0 lead.
- The Timberwolves made it 3-0 in the top of the fourth on an RBI fielder's choice by Lauren Castellon that scored Karlie Moore.
- Davenport plated an unearned run in the bottom of the fourth to make the score 3-1.
- NU responded right away in the fifth. After a Tara Gross double and a Julia Gross walk, Samantha Slick brought them both home with a double to push the NU advantage to 5-1.
- Northwood broke the game open in the top of the sixth. After a Coulter leadoff single, the Timberwolves posted three-straight run-scoring doubles thanks to Tara Gross, Julia Gross and Grace Dutoi that made the score 8-1.
- Pinch-hitter Mikayla Gronback scored two more with an RBI single that gave the Timberwolves a 10-1 lead.
- Davenport stayed alive in the bottom of the sixth with some help from Northwood. NU committed two errors, allowing the Panthers to score four runs to make the score 10-5.
- DU added a solo home run in the seventh but got no closer, giving the Timberwolves the win.
GAME ONE STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 10/11/6, Davenport 6/6/2
- Runners left on base: Northwood 7, Davenport 7
- Winning Pitcher – Shayna Frank (10-3): 7 IP, 6 H, 6 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 6 Ks
- Losing Pitcher – Ellie Muilenburg (4-6) 5 1/3 IP, 7 H, 7 R (6 ER), 4 BB, 5 Ks
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Tara Gross: 2-3, 2 2Bs, 3 R, RBI
- Slick: 2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBIs
- Dutoi: 2B, 2 RBIs
- Coulter: 2-4, 2 R
- Julia Gross: 2B, R, RBI
- Gronback: 2 RBIs
GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS
- Pitching was the story of the game – as the score remained 0-0 until the sixth inning.
- The Panthers came up with a two-out solo home run in the sixth to take the lead.
- Northwood went 1-2-3 in the seventh to close out the DU win.
GAME TWO STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 0/1/0, Davenport 1/4/0
- Runners left on base: Northwood 1, Davenport 2
- Winning Pitcher: Emma Miller (4-4): 7 IP, H, 0 BB, 5 K
- Losing Pitcher: Hailey Leister (2-2): 2 IP, 2 H, R, K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Dutoi: 2B
- Taylor Wright: 4 IP, 2 H, K
- Northwood will travel to Parkside Saturday (April 10). Game time is set for 2 p.m.