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Baseball Takes Series From GVSU After Saturday Split

Baseball Takes Series From GVSU After Saturday Split


SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 9, Grand Valley State Lakers 8 / Grand Valley State 14, Northwood 7

RECORDS: Northwood (11-3, 3-1 GLIAC), Grand Valley (9-10, 5-3 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Gerace Stadium – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood splits pair on Saturday to take weekend series from Grand Valley (April 3).


  • GVSU wasted no time getting on the board, pushing a run across in the top of the first.
  • The Lakers added one more run in the second to take the 2-0 lead.
  • A Rhett Evans RBI single got the NU scoring started in the bottom of the second.
  • Grand Valley extended their lead by one more in the top of the third to make the score 3-1
  • The Timberwolves responded with a 2-run home run from Connor Kin to even the score at 3-3 in the third inning.
  • NU added another 2-run homerun in the fourth inning, this time from Rhett Evans. This gave the Timberwolves their first lead of the day at 5-3
  • The Lakers plated a run in the fifth to cut it to 5-4.
  • Grand Valley State put together a big rally in the sixth inning, scoring four runs to go on top 8-5.
  • Northwood rallied in the bottom of the sixth in dramatic fashion. With two outs and the bases loaded, Cole Brooks stepped up and hit a grand slam to right center field, giving the Timberwolves the lead back at 9-8.
  • This proved to be the winning run as Northwood got the final three outs of the game to claim the victory.


  • Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 9/10/4, Grand Valley 8/13/3
  • Runners left on base: Northwood 5, Grand Valley 12
  • Winning Pitcher – Hunter McShane (1-0): 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • Losing Pitcher – Michael Barno (1-2): 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, BB, 3 K


  • Brooks: 1-3, 4 RBI, 2 R, Grand Slam
  • Evans: 3-3, 3 RBI, 2 R
  • Kin: 2 RBI, R
  • Michael Karam: 2-3, R


  • The Lakers got the scoring going early in a big way, putting ten runs on the board in the top of the second inning. GVSU had seven singles and were aided by three Northwood errors in the inning.
  • Northwood put five on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Blake Salamon and Carson Longstreth both scored on a double play and an error, which was followed by a David Jeffers three-run homer to left field to cut the GVSU lead to 10-5.
  • Grand Valley plated another run in the top of the sixth that made the score 11-6.
  • Cole Brooks brought Jacob Rybicki home with a bunt in the bottom of the inning to put the score at 11-7.
  • NU got no closer than that the remainder of the game, as the Lakers scored one in the eight and two in the ninth to close out the win.


  • Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 7/9/6, Grand Valley 14/17/3
  • Runners left on base: Northwood 7, Grand Valley 14
  • Winning Pitcher – Nick Shaw 1-1):  5 IP, 1 H, R, 2 BB, 5 K
  • Losing Pitcher – Jack Gulvas (0-1): 1.1 IP, 5 H, 7 R (6 ER), BB, 2 K


  • Jeffers: 2-4, HR, 3 RBI
  • Salamon: 2-4, RBI, 2 R
  • Brooks: 3-4, RBI


  • Northwood will host Rochester on Tuesday (April 3). The first game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.