OVERVIEW – PARKSIDE
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 2, Parkside Rangers 0, / Parkside 5, Northwood 2
RECORDS: Northwood (16-8, 8-6 GLIAC), Parkside (9-17, 5-9 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Case Softball Complex – Kenosha, Wis.
RECAP: Northwood softball goes 1-1 at Parkside Tuesday (April 12), earning a 2-0 win in game one before dropping a disappointing 5-2 contest in walk-off fashion in game two.
GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood got on the bard in the top of the second inning thanks to a bases loaded walk by Lauren Castellon that plated Mikayla Gronback to give Northwood the early lead.
- The score remained 1-0 until the sixth inning when the Timberwolves added to their advantage. After a Delanie Grundman one out double got things going, NU eventually scored on an Emily Mankel RBI fielder's choice to make the score 2-0.
- That was all the offense that Shayna Frank needed. She allowed two hits – one in the final five innings – while striking out 12 to improve to 11-3 on the season.
GAME ONE STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 2/4/1, Parkside 0/2/2
- Runners left on base: Northwood 7, Parkside 5
- Winning Pitcher – Shayna Frank (11-3): 7 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 12 Ks
- Losing Pitcher – Allison Hausi (3-5): 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 6 Ks
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Grundman: 2B
- Mankel/Castellon: RBI
GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS
- Both teams continued to throw the ball well early in game two – NU had chances to score early but the score remained 0-0 until the fifth inning.
- Northwood got the scoring going on an RBI double by Maddie Coulter to make the score 1-0.
- Later in the inning, Coulter came home on a wild pitch to push the lead to 2-0.
- Parkside got one back on the fifth to cut it to 2-1.
- NU had a chance to extend the lead in the seventh but left a pair of runners on base.
- Parkside, which had only scored one run in 13 innings prior to the seventh, came up with a big inning to earn the walk-off win. The Rangers hit a solo home run to lead off the inning to tie the game then claimed the win with a two-out three-run homer.
GAME TWO STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 2/10/0, Parkside 5/8/1
- Runners left on base: Northwood 7, Parkside 4
- Winning Pitcher: Tijanne Ross (2-5): 2 IP, 2 H, 2 Ks
- Losing Pitcher: Shayna Frank (11-4): 2 1/3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 Ks
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Coulter: 3-4, R, RBI
- Dutoi: 2-4
- Taylor Wright: 4 1/3 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 5 Ks
- Northwood will travel to Grand Valley State Saturday (April 17). Game time is set for 1 p.m.