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Softball Drops GLIAC Doubleheader At Purdue Northwest

Softball Drops GLIAC Doubleheader At Purdue Northwest

OVERVIEW – PURDUE NORTHWEST UNIVERSITY

SCORES: Purdue Northwest Pride 9, Northwood Timberwolves 4; Purdue Northwest Pride 9, Northwood Timberwolves 1

RECORDS: Northwood 12-11 (0-6 GLIAC), Purdue Northwest 14-9 (4-2 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Dowling Park – Hammond, Ind.  

RECAP: The Timberwolves fall to Purdue Northwest in GLIAC action Sunday (March 25).

GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS

  • After a scoreless first inning, Maddie Coulter broke the tie and got Northwood on the board with an RBI double, followed by Julia Gross's RBI single to score Coulter for the early 2-0 lead in the second.
  • The Timberwolves tacked on another run when Lauren Castellon took advantage of a wild pitch and stole home.
  • Purdue Northwest responded with three runs of their on in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at three runs each.
  • What turned out to be Northwood's last run of the game, Abby Joseph had a leadoff home run in the top of the fifth to give the Timberwolves their final lead of the game at 4-3.
  • It was all Purdue Northwest the final few innings, after plating two runs in the fifth and four runs in the sixth. The Pride had two 1-2-3 innings to close out the game and earn the 9-4 victory.
  • Northwood registered eight hits from six different Timberwolves – Coulter, J. Gross (2), Sydni Pauley, Joseph, Danielle Bartodziej (2) and Castellon.

GAME ONE STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 4/8/1, Purdue Northwest: 9/13/0
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 7, Purdue Northwest: 8
  • Winning Pitcher: Mia Stevens (5-2): 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • Losing Pitcher: Shayna Frank (5-5): 4.1 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 0 K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Coulter: 1-2, R, RBI, 2B
  • J. Gross: 2-4, RBI
  • Joseph: 1-4, R, RBI, HR
  • Bartodziej: 2-3

GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS

  • Purdue Northwest jumped on the board early in the first inning with two run-scoring RBIs, then added another pair of runs in the bottom of the third to go up 4-0.
  • In the top of the fourth, Northwood got their lone run on the board. Pauley set up the play on a double, followed up by a Chase Schultz RBI double to easily score Pauley.
  • The Pride responded in the bottom of the fourth with a trio of runs to give themselves the 7-1 lead, then ending the game in the sixth with two more runs for the 9-1 win.

GAME TWO STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 1/4/1, Purdue Northwest: 9/11/0
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 4, Purdue Northwest: 6
  • Winning Pitcher: Mia Stevens (6-2): 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • Losing Pitcher: Marissa Tiano (0-2): 2.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 1 K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Pauley: 1-2, R. 2B
  • Schultz: 1-3, RBI, 2B

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UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will have their home opener Tuesday (March 27) against Saginaw Valley. The doubleheader is set for 3 and 5 pm.