OVERVIEW – ROCKHURST/SIOUX FALLS
SCORES: Rockhurst Hawks 5, Northwood Timberwolves 2/Sioux Falls Cougars 5, Northwood 1
RECORDS: Northwood 4-8/Rockhurst 10-8/Sioux Falls 6-5
LOCATION: Clermont, Fla.
RECAP: Softball loses pair in Florida, dropping a 5-2 contest to Rockhurst before falling to 5-1 to Sioux Falls Tuesday afternoon (March 12).
- Northwood took an early lead in the game in the top of the first inning on a fielder's choice by Abby Joseph that scored Maddie Coulter.
- After the Hawks tied the game in the fourth, Northwood went back on top in the fifth on a Torriya Gray-Baker double to give NU a 2-1 lead.
- Rockhurst responded in the fifth and sixth innings, scoring three in the fifth and one in the sixth.
- Northwood got the tying run to the plate in the seventh but were held off the board.
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 2/6/2, Rockhurst: 5/7/0
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 8, Rockhurst: 8
- Winning Pitcher: Shannon Greene (7-3): 3 1/3 IP, 4 H, R, 2 BB, 2 K
- Losing Pitcher: Heather Diercks (0-1) 4 2/3 IP, 6 H, 4 R (3 ER), 4 BB, K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Grace Dutoi: 3-3, 2B
SIOUX FALLS HIGHLIGHTS
- For the second time on the day, Northwood got a run in the first inning. This time, Dutoi scored on a wild pitch to take the early lead.
- Sioux Falls plated three unearned runs in the top of the second to take a 3-1 lead.
- The score remained 3-1 until the top of the seventh when the Cougars could out the scoring on a two-run homer.
SIOUX FALLS STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 1/3/2, Sioux Falls 5/8/2
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 4, Sioux Falls: 5
- Winning Pitcher: Kerrigan Hoshaw (1-1): 7 IP, 3 H, R (0 ER), 4 K
- Losing Pitcher: Shayna Frank (1-3): 7 IP, 8 H, 5 R (2 ER), 5 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Dutoi: 2-3, 2B, R
- The Timberwolves will take Charleston (WV) and Nyack Thursday (March 14).