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Baseball Posts Record-Breaking Doubleheader Sweep At Saginaw Valley

Baseball Posts Record-Breaking Doubleheader Sweep At Saginaw Valley

OVERVIEW – SAGINAW VALLEY

SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 9, Saginaw Valley State 4/Northwood 31, Saginaw Valley 12

RECORDS: Northwood (20-9, 12-7 GLIAC), Saginaw Valley (12-10, 8-7 GLIAC)

LOCATION: SVSU Baseball Complex – University Center, Mich.  

RECAP: Northwood baseball sweeps Saginaw Valley Saturday afternoon, taking game one 9-4 before winning a record-breaking 31-12 contest in game two

GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS (SEVEN INNINGS)

  • Northwood got going in the second inning thanks to a three-run homer by Michael Karam.
  • NU added a pair in the sixth thanks to a sacrifice fly from Carson Longstreth and a wild pitch that plated Connor Kin.
  • The Cardinals got two back in the bottom of the sixth to make the score 5-2.
  • NU extended the lead in the seventh, starting with an RBI double from Mike Magno.
  • Rhett Evans then hit a two-run homer, which was followed by a Karam RBI single to make the lead 9-2.
  • SVSU got a two-run homer in the seventh to make the final 9-4.

GAME ONE STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors: Saginaw Valley 4/13/2, Northwood 9/11/2
  • Runners left on base: Saginaw Valley 8, Northwood 10
  • Winning Pitcher – Alan LaBav (3-0): 6 IP, 9 H, 2 R (0 ER), BB
  • Losing Pitcher – Nolan Knauf (2-1): 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 7 Ks

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Karam: 2-4, HR, R, 4 RBIs
  • Evans: 3-4, HR, 3 R, 2 RBIs

GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS (NINE INNINGS)

  • SVSU scored the first run of the game in the first inning to go up 1-0.
  • Kin started his big game with a two-run homer in the second to put Timberwolves on top 2-1.
  • Karam then added a two-run single later in the inning.
  • David Jeffers capped the second inning with a two-run homer to make the lead 6-1.
  • The Cardinals got one back in the bottom of the inning to get within four at 6-2.
  • Kin hit his second home run of the game in the third, which was followed by an RBI single by Jacob Rybicki and a two-run single by Magno to make the score 10-2.
  • Karam then hit a two-run homer in the fourth to take the advantage to 12-2.
  • SVSU scored two in the bottom of the fourth.
  • Magno hit a two-run homer in the fifth to get the lead back to 10 at 14-4.
  • Northwood scored three more in the sixth thanks to an RBI groundout by Cole Brooks and a  two run single by Magno.
  • The Cardinals rallied back into the game, scoring eight runs in the sixth and seventh innings to get back within five at 17-12.
  • Northwood broke the game wide open with a 10-run eighth inning. Rybicki got the inning going with a solo home run.
  • Evans then blasted a three-run homer to get the Timberwolves to 21 runs for the game.
  • Kin then hit his third home run of the game, making the score 22-12.
  • Karam plated two with a double, which was followed by a Jeffers RBI single.
  • Brooks capped the inning with a two-run double, making the score 27-12.
  • Kin then hit his record-breaking home run, hitting his fourth home run of the game.
  • Rybicki capped the scoring with a three-run homer, making the final 31-12.

GAME TWO STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors: Saginaw Valley 12/15/3, Northwood 31/27/2
  • Runners left on base: Saginaw Valley 11, Northwood 8
  • Winning Pitcher – Logan Lee (5-1): 6 IP, 9 H, 7 R (5 ER), 3 BB, 8 Ks
  • Losing Pitcher – Kyle Henigan (0-2): 2 2/3 IP, 11 H, 10 R, 2 BB, K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Kin: 4-6, 4 R, 4 HRs, 5 RBIs
  • Rybicki: 5-8, 5 R, 2 HR, 5 RBIs
  • Jeffers: 4-7, 5 R, 3 RBIs
  • Brooks: 3-5, 2 R, 3 RBIs
  • Magno: 3-6, R, 6 RBIs
  • Evans: 2-6, 2 R, 3 RBIs

NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • Kin's four home runs is the most for a player in program history.
  • Northwood's 31 runs and 10 home runs are both records for GLIAC games.

UP NEXT

  • Northwood and SVSU will finish their weekend series with a single game Sunday (May 2). Game time is set for 1:05 p.m.