OVERVIEW – WAYNE STATE
SCORES: Wayne State Warriors 3, Northwood Timberwolves 1/Northwood 5, Wayne State 2
RECORDS: Northwood (21-11, 13-9 GLIAC), Wayne State (17-13, 10-12 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Gary L. Bryce Field - Detroit, Mich.
RECAP: Softball splits pair at Wayne State Sunday afternoon (April 25), with WSU taking game one 3-1 and NU winning the nightcap 5-2.
GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS
- Grace Dutoi got the scoring started for Northwood in the first inning, scoring Maddie Coulter with a sacrifice fly to go up 1-0.
- The score remained the same until the Warriors plated three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the 3-1 lead over the Timberwolves.
- NU was unable to put any runs on the board in the seventh, giving the Warriors the win.
GAME ONE STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Wayne State 3/5/1, Northwood 1/4/2
- Runners left on base: Wayne State 5, Northwood 6
- Winning Pitcher – Brooke Nadolny (4-2): 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 2 K
- Losing Pitcher – Hailey Leister (2-4): 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 0 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Mankel: 2-3, 2B
- Dutoi: RBI
GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood took the early lead again in game two, as Julia Gross drove home Maddie Coulter with an RBI single.
- Wayne State got single runs in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings to go up 2-1.
- NU still trailed 2-1 in the sixth inning with two outs when the Timberwolves put together the key rally to win the game. Karlie Moore had a big two-run double to put NU back on top 3-2.
- Jayna Hance followed with an RBI single to make the score 4-2.
- Coulter then came through with a run-scoring triple that plated Hance and pushed the advantage to 5-2.
- Shayna Frank got the final six outs to give the Timberwolves the win.
GAME TWO STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Wayne State 2/7/3, Northwood 5/12/0
- Runners left on base: Wayne State 6, Northwood 6
- Winning Pitcher – Shayna Frank (14-6): 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, BB, 3 K
- Losing Pitcher – Amy Claydon (5-2): 7 IP, 12 H, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Coulter: 2-4, 3B, R, RBI
- Gross: 2-4, RBI
- Grundman: 3-4
- Mankel: 2-2, R, BB
- Moore: 1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBIs
- Hance: 1-2, RBI, R
- Northwood will host Purdue Northwest for a doubleheader Tuesday (April 27). First pitch is set for 3 p.m.