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Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader At Home Over Lake Erie

Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader At Home Over Lake Erie

OVERVIEW – Lake Erie College

GAME 1

SCORE: Northwood 11, Lake Erie College 6

RECORDS: Northwood 20-7 (7-2 GLIAC), Lake Erie 8-18 (2-11 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Gerace Stadium, Northwood University

RECAP: Northwood jumps out to big lead, Tyler Jandron earns league – leading seventh win on the mound.

GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lake Erie opened the scoring on an Austin Bovenski RBI single, but Northwood quickly erased the deficit with a 3-run bottom of the first. Ryan McClelland drove home David Vinsky, who doubled with one out. Daniel Pulver added an RBI triple to make it 2-1. Grant Bridgewater brought home the third run of the frame when he put one in play that was booted by the Storm's second baseman.
  • After extending the lead to 4-1 on a McClelland single that scored Miles Hardy, who walked earlier in the second inning, Vinsky made sure to extend the lead in the fourth. With Hardy reaching on an error, the third of the day for Lake Erie, Connor Foley walked a batter later. This set the stage for Vinsky to drive in two runs with a double to make it 6-1.
  • In the top of the fifth, Lake Erie would get two runs back on another Bovenski RBI single. He would get in a pickle between first and second and allow the second run of the inning to score, cutting the lead to 6-3. The Timberwolves ended up getting one back in the bottom half, with Robert Spencer knocking in Bridgewater pushing the lead back up to four.
  • Adding insurance in the bottom of the sixth, Northwood's heart of the order continued to hum, as Pulver and Bridgewater each had RBI singles to go along with two more runs scoring on a passed ball and Lake Erie's fourth error.
  • After Maxwell Bain loaded the bases with two outs, Nathan Langenfeld allowed a three-run double to Corbin Paxton, which kept the game alive at 11-6 at the time before the game ended a batter later with a strikeout.
  • Northwood's Tyler Jandron pitched six strong innings, striking out nine and walking three while giving up three runs on seven hits. Jandron picks up his seventh win in as many starts and leads the GLIAC in wins.

GAME 1 STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 11/12/1, Lake Erie: 6/10/4
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 6, Lake Erie: 7
  • Winning Pitcher: Tyler Jandron (7-0) 6 IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 9K
  • Losing Pitcher: Michael Stryffeler (2-2) 4 IP, 6H, 6R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

GAME 1 NOTES

  • This is the 12th time this season that Northwood has scored at least eight runs.
  • Tyler Jandron is now 7-0 in his seven career starts, striking out nine four times in that span.
  • Jandron's seven wins tie a school record, and he is the fastest pitcher in program history to reach the seven win total.
  • Northwood's heart of the order (2-5 hitters in the line-up) combined for ten hits and 6 RBI.

 

GAME 2

SCORE: Northwood 15, Lake Erie 0

RECORDS: Northwood: 21-7 (8-2 GLIAC), Lake Erie: 8-19 (2-12 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Gerace Stadium, Northwood University

RECAP: Ian Dimitrie dominant, offense rolls again as Timberwolves win first two of weekend series.

GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Timberwolves struck first in the bottom of the first. Ryan McClelland knocked in the first run with a single, and two passed balls by Lake Erie starter Mitch Sorensen extended the lead to 3-0. Brooks Ullery added another on an RBI single to extend the lead to four as all nine men in the lineup came to the plate in the first inning.
  • Northwood added a run in the fourth inning with Austin Gonser scoring on an error after McClelland reached flaring a ball that shortstop Caleb Walker misplayed, pushing the Timberwolves' lead to five.
  • The Timberwolves followed the fourth inning score with three runs, one on an RBI single by Richie O'Neill, two on a hit-by-pitch and a walk to push the lead to 8-0.
  • Ian Dimitrie had quite a clean six innings, allowing zero runs on three hits while striking out six.
  • In the bottom of the seventh, spurned by Connor Foley's leadoff triple, he set the table perfectly for David Vinsky and Travis Janes. Each chipped in with an RBI double and single respectively to grow the lead to double digits. Five more runs would cross the plate and the rout was beyond on in a lopsided victory.

GAME 2 STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 15/15/0 Lake Erie 0/5/3
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 13 Lake Erie: 6
  • Winning Pitcher: Ian Dimitrie (3-2), 6 IP, 3H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 6K
  • Losing Pitcher: Mitch Sorensen (1-3), 1 IP, 3H, 4R, 1ER, 2BB 2K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

GAME 2 NOTES

  • Northwood has its first winning streak of at least five games. They had two four-game streaks before tonight.
  • The 8-2 conference start is the best start in Coach Bischel's three years at the helm and continues to be the best ten-game start in conference play in over fifteen years.
  • This is the third doubleheader in which Northwood has scored 20 combined runs this season.
  • After tonight, the Timberwolves have two members of their team leading the GLIAC in batting average (Foley .463, Vinsky, .452), one ranking third in RBIs (Vinsky, 30), and one leading the conference in wins by a pitcher (Jandron, 7).

COACH JORDAN BISCHEL

"While our offensive production was outstanding today, pitching and defense are the biggest keys to success. I was very happy with how we attacked that side of the game today. We are looking forward to playing in front of our home fans again tomorrow."

UP NEXT

The Timberwolves will continue their home-opening weekend series against Lake Erie on Sunday (April 9), with a doubleheader starting at 1:00 pm.