OVERVIEW – CHARLESTON/NYACK
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 10, Charleston Golden Eagles 1/Northwood 5, Nyack Warriors 1
RECORDS: Northwood 6-8/Charleston 5-7/Nyack 2-10
LOCATION: Leesburg, Fla.
RECAP: Softball wins pair on Florida trip Thursday (March 14), defeating Charleston 10-1 before downing Nyack 5-1.
- Northwood opened the scoring in the second inning on a Torriya Gray-Baker solo home run.
- Later in the second, Chase Schultz drove home a pair on a double to push the lead to 3-0.
- After the Golden Eagles got one back on a solo homer in the bottom of the third, Northwood responded with four runs in the top of the fourth. Schultz added two more RBIs on a single to make it 5-1.
- Julia Gross extended the advantage to 7-1 on a single that plated two.
- NU then put the game away in the fifth with three more runs. Lauren Castellon had an RBI single, which was followed by another Gross two-run single.
- The Timberwolves the recorded three outs in the bottom of the inning, ending the game after five innings.
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 10/10/0, Charleston: 1/5/1
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 5, Charleston: 4
- Winning Pitcher: Shayna Frank (2-3): 5 IP, 5 H, R, 4 K
- Losing Pitcher: Carly Tuner (3-4): 3 1/3 IP, 4 H, 6 H (5 ER), 2 BB, 3 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Schultz: 2-4, 2B, 4 RBI, R
- Julia Gross: 2-4, 4 RBI
- Gray-Baker: HR, RBI
- Abby Joseph/Castellon: 2 R each
- After two scoreless innings to start the game, Nyack got on the board in the top of the third to lead 1-0
- Northwood came right back in the bottom of the inning, tying the game on a Grace Dutoi RBI double.
- In the fifth, Dutoi made it 3-1 with on a two-run homer for their first lead of the day.
- Later in the fifth, Abby Joseph and Tara Gross each had RBI singles to make the score 5-1.
- Neither team would score the rest of the game.
- Redshirt sophomore pitcher Taylor Wright, working her way back from injury, made her first appearance of the season a memorable one. She started the game and tossed two innings, striking out all six batters she faced.
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 5/10/0, Nyack 1/5/1
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 7, Nyack: 5
- Winning Pitcher: April Bennett (3-1): 5 IP, 5 H, R, 2 K, 0 BB
- Losing Pitcher: Alyssa Giampolo (2-3): 6 IP, 10 H, 5 R, BB, 3 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Dutoi: 2-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI
- Tara Gross: 2-3, 2B, RBI
- Coulter: 2-3
- Taylor Wright: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 6 K (first appearance of the season)
- The Timberwolves will take Caldwell and Kutztown Friday (March 15).