OVERVIEW – SAGINAW VALLEY
SCORES: Saginaw Valley Cardinals 11, Northwood Timberwolves 10
RECORDS: Northwood (19-9, 10-7 GLIAC), Saginaw Valley (12-8, 8-5 GLIAC)
LOCATION: SVSU Baseball Complex – University Center, Mich.
RECAP: Northwood baseball falls at Saginaw Valley 11-10 in twelve innings (April 30).
GAME HIGHLIGHTS (NINE INNINGS)
- The Timberwolves took the early 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning. A Mike Karam two RBI double to left field plated Logan Briggs and Rhett Evans.
- An RBI single by Matt Magno scored Cole Brooks to extend the NU advantage to 3-0 in the top of the third.
- The Cardinals responded in the bottom of the inning, plating three runs to even the score at 3-3.
- SVSU added three runs on five hits in the bottom of the fourth inning to take their first lead of the game, 6-3.
- Northwood got two runs back in the top of the fifth, beginning with a Khale Showers RBI double. Briggs added an RBI single to plate Showers and put the score at 6-5.
- A sacrifice fly from Brooks tied the game in the top of the sixth. Briggs then drew the bases loaded walk for NU to reclaim the lead at 7-6.
- The Cardinals pushed two runs across the plate, putting the score at 8-7 in the bottom of the sixth.
- Jacob Rybicki reached home in the top of the seventh to even the score.
- The game reached the top of the eleventh inning until another run was scored. Rybicki plated a run on an error and Brooks added an RBI double to take the 10-8 lead.
- SVSU stayed alive in the bottom of the inning, scoring two runs to even the score.
- Saginaw Valley won the game on a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the twelfth inning with an unearned run.
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Saginaw Valley 11/17/4, Northwood 10/17/3
- Runners left on base: Saginaw Valley 16, Northwood 15
- Winning Pitcher – Hunter Merillat (3-0): 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K
- Losing Pitcher – Carson Longstreth (0-1): 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 0 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Brooks: 2-5, 2 RBI, R
- Briggs: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 R
- Rybicki: 3-6, 2 R
- Evans: 3-7, 2 R
- Northwood and SVSU will play a pair of games Saturday (May 1). Game time is set for 1:05 p.m.