OVERVIEW – ASHLAND
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 17, Ashland Eagles 3
RECORDS: Northwood (16-7, 7-5 GLIAC), Ashland (12-11, 7-5 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Donges Field – Ashland, Ohio
RECAP: Baseball bounces back with 17-3 win at Ashland Sunday afternoon (April 18).
- The game was scoreless into the fourth when the Timberwolves broke through. Matt Magno got the Timberwolves on the board with a sacrifice fly to plate David Jeffers.
- Rhett Evans then made it 2-0 with an RBI single to make the score 2-0 in the fourth.
- Northwood expanded their lead with a pair of solo home runs in the top of the fifth. Carson Longstreth and Jacob Rybicki each left the yard to make the score 4-0.
- NU then put together a big seventh inning, which got going on a squeeze bunt by Michael Kararm that scored Travis Janes to make the score 5-0.
- Jeffers followed with an RBI single to push the advantage to 6-0.
- Cole Brooks capped the rally with a three-run homer, putting the Timberwolves on top 9-0.
- The Eagles got on the board for the first time in the bottom of the inning with three runs.
- NU came right back in the top of the eighth with another big inning, which got going with a Jeffers RBI single that made the score 10-3.
- Magno plated two more on a two-run single to give Northwood a 12-3 edge.
- NU then made it 14-3 on an Evans two-run single.
- Northwood continued to add on in the ninth with three more runs, thanks to three consecutive run-scoring doubles. Jeffers, Brooks and Magno all brought home runs to put the Timberwolves on top 17-3
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 17/18/0, Ashland 3/7/1
- Runners left on base: Northwood 6, Ashland 10
- Winning Pitcher – Alan Labov (1-0): 5 23/ IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 4 K
- Losing Pitcher – Justin Dyksma (0-1): 5 1/3 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Brooks: 3-5, 4 R, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBIs
- Jeffers: 4-6, 4 R, 2B, 3 RBIs
- Magno: 3-5, 2B, R, 4 RBIs
- Longstreth: 2-3, HR, 4 R, RBI
- Rybicki: 2-4, 2 R, HR, RBI
- Evans: 2-5, 3 RBIs
- The game was delayed for just over three hours due to rain.
- Northwood will host Davenport for a weekend series starting with a single game Friday (April 18). First pitch is set for 3 p.m.