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Baseball Finishes Regular Season With 15-3 Win At Grand Valley State

David Vinsky
David Vinsky

OVERVIEW – GRAND VALLEY STATE

SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 15, Grand Valley State Lakers 3

RECORDS: Northwood 32-17, 17-11 GLIAC/Grand Valley State 15-27-1, 8-17-1 GLIAC

LOCATION: GVSU Baseball Field – Allendale, Mich.

RECAP: Baseball finishes regular season with 15-3 win at Grand Valley State Sunday afternoon (May 5).

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • Grand Valley State got off to a fast start in the game, scoring two outs in the first inning. Both of the Lakers runs were scored before NU recorded an out.
  • Northwood got on the board in the top of the fifth on an RBI double by Colin McClelland.
  • GVSU responded right away in the bottom of the inning on a solo home run to make the score 3-1.
  • The key inning of the game proved to be the sixth, when the Timberwolves offense exploded. The rally started with Brooks Ullery two-run pinch-hit single to tie the game 3-3.
  • Michael Karam then drew a bases-loaded walk to put Northwood on top for the first time at 4-3.
  • David Vinsky followed with at two run single to make the score 6-3.
  • Later in the sixth, Cole Brooks made it 8-3 on a two-run single.
  • Nick Palmer capped the big rally with a three-run homer to make the score 11-3. Northwood scored 10 runs in the sixth before recording a single out.
  • Northwood made it 12-3 in the top of the eighth on an RBI groundout by Miles Hardy.
  • Vinsky then cleared the bases with a three-run double later in the eighth to push the edge to 15-3. Those proved to be the final runs of the game.

GAME STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors – Northwood: 15/14/0, Grand Valley State: 3/9/2
  • Runners Left on Base – Northwood: 10, Grand Valley State: 10
  • Winning Pitcher – Zach Smith (2-1): 2 IP, H, R, BB, 2 K
  • Losing Pitcher – Alex Licata (0-3): 0 IP, 2 H, 3 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 0 K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Vinsky: 3-5, 2B, R, 5 RBIs
  • Palmer: 3-5, HR, 3 R, 3 RBIs
  • McClelland: 2-4, 2B, R, RBI
  • Ziegler: 2-4, 2B, 2 R
  • Karam, 2B, 3 R, RBI
  • Brooks/Ullery: 2 RBIs

UP NEXT

  • Northwood will compete at the GLIAC Tournament Thursday-Sunday (May 9-12) in Traverse City, Mich.