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Baseball Sweeps Parkside To Open Weekend Series

Baseball Sweeps Parkside To Open Weekend Series

OVERVIEW – Parkside

SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 3, Parkside Rangers 2/Northwood Timberwolves 10, Parkside Rangers 1

RECORDS: Northwood (23-10, 14-8 GLIAC), Parkside (2-23, 2-16 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Gerace Stadium – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Baseball takes two games against Parkside at home Saturday (May 8), winning game one 3-2 before claiming a 10-1 victory in game two.

GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS (SEVEN INNINGS)

  • Rhett Evans started the scoring for the Timberwolves with a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the second inning.
  • Northwood extended their lead to 2-0 in the third inning thanks to an RBI single from Evans that drove home Cole Brooks.
  • The Rangers got on the board in the top of the sixth inning to put the score at 2-1.
  • Brooks added an RBI single to left field to score Mike Karam and extend the NU advantage to 3-1.
  • Parkside made it interesting in the seventh, scoring a run to get within one at 3-2. The Rangers had two runners on base when the Timberwolves closed out the victory.

GAME ONE STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 3/11/0, Parkside 2/6/1
  • Runners left on base: Northwood 10, Parkside 8
  • Winning Pitcher – Alan LaBov (4-0): 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K
  • Losing Pitcher – Aaron Cusimano (1-6): 6 IP, 11 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Save – Derek Clark (1): 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Evans: 2-3, HR, 2 RBI, R
  • Brooks: 2-4, RBI
  • Jeffers/Karam: 2-3, R

GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS (NINE INNINGS)

  • A strong first inning for the Timberwolves set the tone for the game. It began when Matt Magno cleared the bases with a three RBI double to left center.
  • Evans followed with an RBI single to plate Magno for the early 4-0 NU lead. 
  • Connor Kin hit a solo shot to right field to extend the Northwood lead in the bottom of the third.
  • The Timberwolves plated three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, starting with a run on a wild pitch
  • Michael Karam then drove home a pair on a double to make the score 8-0.
  • A Carson Longstreth RBI single plated Magno to put the NU lead at 9-0 in the bottom of the sixth.
  • An RBI groundout by Brooks plated Jacob Rybicki for the Timberwolves' tenth run of the game.
  • The Rangers reached home in the top of the ninth to make the final score 10-1.

GAME TWO STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 10/13/1, Parkside 1/7/0
  • Runners left on base: Northwood 9, Parkside 8
  • Winning Pitcher – Drew Schultz (4-1): 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K
  • Losing Pitcher – Jake Macaluso (0-2): 4.2 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 3 BB, 4 K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Magno: 3-4, 3 RBI, 3 R
  • Kin: 2-3, RBI, 2 R
  • Jeffers: 3-5, 2B, R
  • Rybicki: 2-4, 2 R

UP NEXT

  • Northwood play their final home game of the season Sunday for senior day, taking on Parkside in another doubleheader. First pitch is set for Noon.