Baseball Defeats Rochester 18-5

Travis Janes
Travis Janes

OVERVIEW – ROCHESTER

SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 18, Rochester Warriors 5

RECORDS: Northwood 16-7/Rochester 4-21

LOCATION: Gerace Stadium – Midland, Mich.  

RECAP: Baseball opens the home portion of their schedule with an 18-5 win over Rochester Wednesday afternoon (March 27).

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • After a scoreless opening inning, Northwood got rolling in the second. Clark Chase drew a bases-loaded walk to get NU on the board.
  • Cole Brooks added an RBI groundout to make it 2-0 after two innings.
  • In the third, Connor Kin extended the lead to 3-0 on an RBI single, which was followed by an RBI groundout by Michael Karam.
  • Travis Janes pushed the lead to 5-0 with an RBI double to finish the third.
  • Northwood broke the game open with a nine-run fourth inning. David Vinsky started the inning with an RBI double.
  • After a Miles Hardy sacrifice fly, Karam followed with an RBI single that pushed the lead to 8-0.
  • Janes and Brooks then each had two-run hits that got the advantage to 12-0.
  • Vinsky then had his second-run scoring hit of the fourth. Then a Rochester error gave Northwood a 14-0 edge.
  • After the Timberwolves scored on a wild pitch in the fifth, the Timberwolves finished their scoring in the eighth on a Drew Cantrell three-run home run. It's the first Northwood homer for Cantrell.
  • With the score 18-0, Rochester pushed across five runs in the ninth inning.

GAME STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 18/20/0, Rochester: 5/7/5
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 11, Rochester: 8
  • Winning Pitcher: Noah Fiehn (1-1): 3 IP, H, 0 BB, 3 K
  • Losing Pitcher: Brandon Evans (0-1):  3 1/3 IP, 11 H, 12 R (10 ER), 4 BB

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Vinsky: 3-4, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI
  • Brooks: 2B, 3 RBI
  • Kin: 3-5, 3 R, RBI
  • Cantrell: 1-1, HR, 3 RBI
  • Janes: 2-4, R, 3 RBI

UP NEXT

  • Northwood will host Wayne State for a weekend series starting Friday (March 30).