OVERVIEW – Purdue Northwest
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 8, Purdue Northwest Pride 4/ Northwood Timberwolves 3, Purdue Northwest Pride 1
RECORDS: Northwood (23-11, 15-9 GLIAC), Purdue Northwest (9-20, 6-11 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Fisher Stadium – Midland, Mich.
RECAP: Softball takes two against Purdue Northwest at home on Tuesday afternoon (April 27), winning game one 8-4 and game two 3-1.
GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS
- PNW got on the board first in the top of the second with two runs.
- Northwood responded right away in the bottom of the second. Jayna Hance got the scoring started with a two-run double. Maddie Coulter and Lauren Castellon both added RBI singles in the inning to give NU the 4-2 lead.
- An RBI single by Grace Dutoi scored Coulter in the bottom of the fourth to make the score 5-2.
- Purdue Northwest plated one run in the top of the fifth to cut into the NU lead, making the score 5-3.
- NU plated three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, thanks to Lauren Castellon. Her three-run double to left center extended the Northwood lead to 8-3.
- The Pride added one run in the top of the seventh to make the final score 8-4.
GAME ONE STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 8/11/1, Purdue Northwest 4/7/2
- Runners left on base: Northwood 9, Purdue Northwest 8
- Winning Pitcher – Taylor Wright (4-0): 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K
- Losing Pitcher – Courtney Blackwell (5-9): 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R (5 ER), 5 BB, 0 K
- Save – Hailey Leister (1): 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Castellon: 2-2, 4 RBI
- Hance: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 R
- Coulter: 1-3, RBI, 3 R
- Dutoi: 2-3, RBI
GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS
- Dutoi got the Timberwolf offense started in the second game in the bottom of the first. An RBI single drove home Coulter for the early 1-0 NU lead.
- Northwood added two runs on four hits in the bottom of the fourth inning. RBI doubles by Delanie Grundman and Samantha Slick put the Timberwolves up 3-0.
- The Pride got a one on the board in the top of the sixth inning, but that proved to be the final run of the contest.
GAME TWO STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 3/7/0, Purdue Northwest 1/3/0
- Runners left on base: Northwood 6, Purdue Northwest 3
- Winning Pitcher: Shayna Frank (15-6): 7 IP, 3 H, R, BB, 7 K
- Losing Pitcher: Emma Hill (0-4): 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, BB, 6 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Slick/Dutio: 2-3, RBI
- Grundman: 1-2, RBI
- Northwood hosts Davenport on Friday (April 30). The doubleheader will get under way at 3 p.m.