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Baseball Drops Pair To Wayne State

Nick Palmer
Nick Palmer


SCORES: Wayne State Warriors 4, Northwood Timberwolves 0/Wayne State 7, Northwood 2

RECORDS: Northwood 16-9, 2-4 GLIAC/Wayne State 20-4, 5-1 GLIAC

LOCATION: Gerace Stadium – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood drops pair to Wayne State Friday afternoon (March 29), losing 4-0 and 7-2.


  • Wayne State got on the board first in the top of the second. After a lead-off walk, hit-by-pitch, and sacrifice bunt put runners at second and third with one out, a bloop single to right field made it 1-0 Warriors going into the bottom of the inning.
  • WS added to the lead in the third. With one out, a solo shot over the left center field wall instantly made it 2-0 Wayne State. One walk and a triple down the right-field line later, the lead was extended to 3-0. A sacrifice fly plated the runner from third to cap a big inning for the Warriors as they lead 4-0 heading into the bottom of the third.
  • Northwood could only post two hits against Wayne State pitcher Hunter Brown, who finished a seven-inning shutout.


  • Runs/Hits/Errors – Northwood: 0/2/1, Wayne State: 4/6/2
  • Runners Left on Base – Northwood: 4, Wayne State: 4
  • Winning Pitcher – Hunter Brown (4-0): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R (0 ER), 7 K, 3 BB
  • Losing Pitcher – Zach Kregal (4-2): 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 K, 2 BB


  • Sackett: 1-2, 1 BB
  • Connor Kin: 1-2
  • Joseph: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, (0 ER), 2 K, 0 BB


  • Wayne State broke the scoreless tie in the third. After walk and a single put runners at first and third with one out, an infield bunt single plated the runner from third to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead.
  • Later in the third, the Warriors loaded the bases with one out. A sacrifice fly extended the lead to 2-0, but Jake Gross was able to limit the damage and strand two runners heading into the bottom of the inning.
  • Northwood responded quickly in their ensuing at-bats. Cole Brooks walked, David Vinsky reached on an error, and Nick Palmer took a free pass to load the bases with two out. Keaton Sackett fell behind in the count 0-2, but worked a full count and eventually walked to earn an RBI and cut the deficit to 2-1 after three innings.
  • The Warriors took their turn to counter and did with a bang in the fourth. A lead-off solo home run over the left-field fence extended the lead to 3-1. Off the home run, back-to-back singles put runners on first and third. A passed ball, sharp single down the line, and fielder's choice added three more runs. By the end of the frame, Wayne State had a 6-1 lead heading into the bottom of the fourth.
  • The Timberwolves responded in the fifth amidst some controversy. To lead off the inning, Nick Palmer smacked a line drive down the left-field line that cleared the fence. It was initially ruled foul, but after an umpire review, Palmer was given the home run and NU was within four at 6-2 heading into the sixth.
  • The Warriors added insurance runs in the seventh. After a lead-off triple, an ensuing RBI single pushed the lead back to five runs, which proved to be more than enough as the Timberwolves dropped the second game of the doubleheader.


  • Runs/Hits/Errors – Northwood: 2/5/0, Wayne State: 7/13/1
  • Runners Left on Base – Northwood: 10, Wayne State: 8
  • Winning Pitcher – Tyler Waldrop (4-0): 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 8 K, 6 BB
  • Losing Pitcher – Jake Gross (4-2): 3.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R (6 ER), 2 K, 3 BB


  • Palmer: 1-3, HR, BB
  • Brooks: 1-2, 2 BB
  • Vinsky: 1-3, BB
  • Moran: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 K, 0 BB


  • Northwood will host Wayne State again on Saturday (March 30) for the third game of the series against the Warriors. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.