OVERVIEW – MADONNA
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 2, Madonna Crusaders 1 (Eight Innings)/Northwood 7, Madonna 1 (Six innings)
RECORDS: Northwood 10-9-1/Madonna 16-8
LOCATION: Livonia, Mich.
RECAP: Softball sweeps Madonna Tuesday afternoon (March 19), winning game one 2-1 in eight innings before taking game two 7-1 in six innings.
GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood started the scoring right away, as Grace Dutoi plated Julia Gross on an RBI double to give the Timberwolves a 1-0 lead.
- The score remained 1-0 until the bottom of the fifth when the Crusaders tied the score.
- With the score still tied 1-1 in the eighth, Torriya Gray-Baker gave NU the lead back. Her RBI singles scored Maddie Coulter.
- The Timberwolves held Madonna off the board in the bottom of the inning, giving the Timberwolves the win.
GAME ONE STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 2/7/2, Madonna: 1/3/1
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 7, Madonna: 11
- Winning Pitcher: Marissa Tiano (2-3): 3 IP, 0 H, 2 BB
- Losing Pitcher: Madisen Henry (4-5): 8 IP, 7 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Dutoi: 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI
- Gray-Baker: 2-4, RBI
- April Bennett: 5 IP, 3 H, R (0 ER), 5 BB, 4 K
GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood got off to a good start in game two as well, plating two runs in the first. Dutoi got the Timberwolves on the board on double.
- NU got another run in the first on a throwing error.
- Madonna got one back in the bottom of the first, making the score 2-1 after one.
- The Timberwolves made it a three-run lead on a Julia Gross two-run single in the top of the second, giving NU a 4-1 lead.
- In the fourth, Coulter had an RBI double to push the advantage to 5-1.
- Dutoi added another RBI double in the sixth, which was followed by a Tara Gross RBI single that made it 7-1.
- After the Crusaders were retired in the sixth, the final inning of the game was called due to darkness.
GAME TWO STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 7/1/12/1, Madonna: 1/4/1
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 8, Madonna: 7
- Winning Pitcher: Heather Diercks (1-1): 6 IP, 4 H, R, 4 BB, K
- Losing Pitcher: Ciera Jones (9-3): 3 1/3 IP, 7 H, 5 R (4 ER), BB, K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Julia Gross: 2-4, 3B, R, 2 RBI
- Dutoi: 2-4, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
- Coulter: 2-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI
- Karli Godlewski: 2-3, 2 2B, 2 R
- Tara Gross: 3-3, RBI
- The Timberwolves will open GLIAC play with a doubleheader at Ashland Wednesday (March 20). First pitch is set for 3 p.m.