OVERVIEW – PARKSIDE
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 5, Parkside Rangers 1/Northwood 13, Parkside 1
RECORDS: Northwood (24-10, 15-8 GLIAC), Parkside (2-24, 2-17 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Gerace Stadium – Midland, Mich.
RECAP: Baseball finishes weekend sweep over Parkside on senior day Sunday afternoon (May 9), taking game one 5-1 before earning a 13-1 victory in the nightcap.
GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS (SEVEN INNINGS)
- Northwood got on the board in the opening inning without registering a hit. Jacob Rybicki walked, stole second and later scored on a passed ball to put the Timberwolves up 1-0.
- Lawson Burnett pushed the lead to 3-0 on a two-run double in the bottom of the fourth.
- The Rangers got on the board in the top of the sixth inning to put the score at 3-1.
- NU got a pair of insurance runs in the sixth on an error to make the final 5-1.
GAME ONE STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 5/6/1, Parkside 1/6/1
- Runners left on base: Northwood 5, Parkside 6
- Winning Pitcher – Logan Lee (6-1): 6 IP, 6 H, R, 7 K
- Losing Pitcher – Chris Conrad (0-1): 5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 4 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Burnett: 3-3, 2B, R, 2 RBIs
GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS (NINE INNINGS)
- The Rangers started fast in game two, hitting a solo home run on the first pitch of the game to go up 1-0.
- Northwood got on the board in the second, starting with a Logan Briggs RBI single.
- Jacob Rybicki followed with a two-run single to put the Timberwolves on top for the first time in the game.
- NU then made it 4-1 on a David Jeffers RBI groundout.
- The Timberwolves extended the lead in the fourth thanks to a sacrifice fly from Michael Karam.
- Later in the inning, Rybicki hit a two-run homer to left to get the lead to 7-1.
- Rhett Evans brought home Matt Magno with an RBI double in the fifth.
- NU added three more runs in the sixth, thanks to a run-scoring single by Cole Brooks and a two-run double by Evans to make the score 11-1.
- Blake Salamon brought home another run in the bottom of the eight on an RBI single.
- A Connor Kin RBI groundout rounded out the scoring
GAME TWO STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 13/17/2, Parkside 1/7/2
- Runners left on base: Northwood 6, Parkside 10
- Winning Pitcher – Derek Clark (6-1): 5 IP, 5 H, R, BB, 8 K
- Losing Pitcher – Austin Emanuel (0-3): 4 IP, 8 H, 7 R (6 ER), BB, K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Rybicki: 3-5, HR, 4 RBIs, 2 SB, 2 R
- Evans: 3-5, 2 2B, 3 RBIs, R
- Magno: 3-4, 2B, 2 R
- Brooks: 2-4, 2 R, RBI
- Jeffers: 2-5, R, RBI
- Briggs: 2-3, RBI, 2 R
- Northwood travel to Central Michigan for a non-conference game Tuesday (May 11). Game time is set for 3 p.m.