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Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader At Kentucky Wesleyan

Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader At Kentucky Wesleyan

OVERVIEW – KENTUCKY WESLEYAN

SCORES: #23 Northwood Timberwolves 13, Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers 3/Northwood 10, Kentucky Wesleyan 1

RECORDS: Northwood 8-2, Kentucky Wesleyan 3-3

LOCATION: Owensboro, Ky.

RECAP: Northwood baseball sweeps a doubleheader at Kentucky Wesleyan Sunday (March 14), winning game one 13-3 before taking game two 10-1

GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS (SEVEN INNINGS)

  • Northwood set the tone for the day right away, scoring three runs in the top of the first. Cole Brooks started the scoring with an RBI groundout.
  • After Khale Showers added an RBI groundout of his own, Carson Longstreth made it 3-0 with a run-scoring double.
  • Northwood broke the game open in the third inning Longstreth made it 4-0 in the third with an RBI single.
  • Later in the third, Logan Burnett and Michael Karam each walked with the bases loaded to make the score 6-0.
  • Jacob Rybicki pushed the lead to 8-0 with a two-run single, which was followed by a David Jeffers two-run single to make the score 10-0 in the third inning.
  • The Panthers got on the board with a run in the fourth.
  • NU added three more in the sixth thanks to a bases-clearing three-run double by Matt Magno.
  • KWC scored two in the bottom of the seventh to round out the scoring.

GAME STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 13/11/0, Kentucky Wesleyan: 3/7/1
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 7, Kentucky Wesleyan: 4
  • Winning Pitcher: Logan Lee (3-0) 6 IP, 4 H, R, 0 BB, 5 Ks
  • Losing Pitcher: Benton McGill (0-1) 2 1/3 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 3 BB

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Longstreth: 3-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBIs
  • Magno: 1-3, 2B, 3 RBIs
  • Jeffers: 3-5, 2 RBIs
  • Rybicki: 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBIs

GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS (NINE INNINGS)

  • Northwood started the scoring in the top of the second on an RBI bunt single by Karam.
  • David Jeffers followed up with a sacrifice fly to make the score 2-0.
  • Brooks rounded out the scoring in the second for Northwood with a two-run single that pushed the advantage to 4-0.
  • The Panthers got one back in the bottom of the inning, making the score 4-1.
  • NU got that run right back in the top of the third on an RBI double from Longstreth to get the lead to 5-1.
  • In the sixth inning, Rybicki hit a solo homer to left field that made the score 6-1.
  • Karam pushed the advantage to 9-1 with a three-run homer in the top of the seventh.
  • Connor Kin rounded out the scoring in the eighth inning with an RBI single.

GAME STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 10/15/1, Kentucky Wesleyan: 1/4/1
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 11, Kentucky Wesleyan: 6
  • Winning Pitcher: Derek Clark (3-0) – 8 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 6 Ks
  • Losing Pitcher: CJ Fairchild (1-1) – 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 4 Ks

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Karam: 3-5, HR, 2 R, 4 RBIs
  • Rybicki: 2-5, HR, 2 R, RBI
  • Kin: 3-4, 2 R, RBI
  • Brooks: 1-3, 2 RBIs
  • Lawson Burnett: 2-4, R

UP NEXT

  • Northwood will host its home opener Friday (March 19) against Alma. Game time is set for 3 p.m.