OVERVIEW – Ferris State
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 2, Ferris State Bulldogs 1 / Northwood 9, Ferris State 1 (Five Innings)
RECORDS: Northwood (19-9, 11-7 GLIAC), Ferris State (10-15, 3-12 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Fisher Stadium – Midland, MI.
RECAP: Northwood takes two games against Ferris State at home on Sunday (April 18).
GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS
- The game was held scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning. An RBI double by Emily Mankel scored Delanie Grundman to get the Timberwolves rolling.
- Karlie Moore added an RBI single to center field to give NU a 2-0 lead.
- The Bulldogs plated a run shortly after to cut into the Northwood lead.
- Ferris State was unable to score another run, as Northwood went on to win the game 2-1.
GAME ONE STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 2/6/1, Ferris State 1/4/0
- Runners left on base: Northwood 2, Ferris State 6
- Winning Pitcher – Shayna Frank (13-5): 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 8 K
- Losing Pitcher – Aryn Gallacher (3-3): 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 3 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Mankel: 2-2, RBI, R
- Moore: 1-1, RBI
- Grundman: 1-2, R
GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood wasted no time getting on the board in the second game. A Julia Gross two-run home run to center field gave the Timberwolves a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first.
- The Bulldogs added a solo home run in the top of the second.
- Jayna Hance continued the NU scoring in the bottom of the second with an RBI single.
- Gross followed with a two-run scoring single to extend the Northwood lead to 5-1.
- The Timberwolves plated another run as Mankel reached home on a Bulldog throwing error.
- NU added two runs on three hits in the bottom of the fourth. Samantha Slick's single drove home two runs as the Timberwolves took the 8-1 advantage.
- Hance ended the game in the bottom of the fifth. Her RBI single activated the mercy rule, giving Northwood the 9-1 win in five innings.
GAME TWO STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 9/11/0, Ferris State 1/4/2
- Runners left on base: Northwood 6, Ferris State 3
- Winning Pitcher: Taylor Wright (3-0): 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HR
- Losing Pitcher: Kristie Gray (1-7): 1.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Julia Gross: 3-3, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R
- Jayna Hance: 2-4, 2 RBI, R
- Samantha Slick: 2-3, 2 RBI
- Maddie Coulter: 1-3, 3B, 3 R
- Northwood will travel to Ashland on Wednesday (April 21). The first game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.