OVERVIEW – PARKSIDE
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 6, Parkside Rangers 1/Northwood 4, Parkside 3 (9)
RECORDS: Northwood (26-12, 18-10 GLIAC), Parkside (16-26, 12-18 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Fisher Stadium – Midland, Mich.
RECAP: Softball earns senior day sweep over Parkside Saturday afternoon (May 1), claiming a 6-1 win in game one before earning a 4-3 win in nine innings in game two.
GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood got going right away in the first inning thanks to a Julia Gross sacrifice fly that brought home Coulter for a 1-0 lead.
- In bottom of the third Northwood added three runs. Gross started the scoring with two-run home run.
- Samantha Slick followed with an RBI single to bring in Grace Dutoi and make the score 4-0.
- Parkside scored their lone run of the game in the top of the fifth to put the score at 4-1.
- Northwood responded in the bottom of the fifth thanks to a Delanie Grundman RBI single.
- Gross added one more RBI in the sixth on a sac fly to score Coulter to make the final 6-1.
- Senior pitcher Taylor Wright made her final home start as a Timberwolf a strong one, striking out 11 in seven innings to move to 5-0 on the season.
GAME ONE STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Parkside 1/4/1, Northwood 6/9/1
- Runners left on base: Parkside 6, Northwood 7
- Winning Pitcher – Taylor Wright (5-0): 7 IP, 4 H, R, 2 BB, 11 K
- Losing Pitcher – Allison Hausl (8-7): 6 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 5 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Gross: 2-2, 2 R, HR, 4 RBIs
- Coulter: 2-4, 2 R
- Grundman/Slick: RBI
GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS
- Coulter got Northwood off to a fast start in the opening inning with a with a leadoff home run
- Later in the first, Gross doubled and was brought home by a Dutoi single to make the score 2-0 after one.
- Parkside gets on the board with a solo home run by Megan Aliverti to cut the lead to 2-1.
- Northwood extended their lead in the bottom of the fifth when Coulter scored on an a four-base error to make the lead 3-1
- Aliverti then hit her second homer of the game in the sixth, this time a two-run shot to tie the game.
- The Timberwolves had numerous chances to win, but the score remained 3-3 until the bottom of the ninth inning.
- After the first two batters were retired, Gross tripled to center and was then brought home on a Dutoi RBI single to give NU the win.
GAME TWO STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 3/6/4, Parkside 4/9/1
- Runners left on base: Northwood 9, Parkside 6
- Winning Pitcher -- Shayna Frank (17-6): 9 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 10 K
- Losing Pitcher – Tijanne Ross (2-7): 8.2 IP, 11 H, 4 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 2 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Dutoi: 3-5, 2 RBI
- Gross: 2-5, 2 R, 2B, 3B
- Coulter: HR
- Northwood will travel to Ashland on Saturday (May 8). The first game is scheduled to start at Noon.