OVERVIEW – WAYNE STATE
SCORES: Wayne State Warriors 4, Northwood Timberwolves 1/Wayne State 2, Northwood 1 (Eight Innings)
RECORDS: Northwood 14-11-1, 4-2 GLIAC/Wayne State 19-6, 2-2 GLIAC
LOCATION: Detroit, Mich. – Bryce Field
RECAP: Softball dropped pair of games late at Wayne State Sunday (March 24), falling 4-1 and 2-1 in eight innings
GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood took the early lead in the opener on an RBI single to score Maddie Coulter.
- WSU leveled the game in the second on a triple.
- The score remained 1-1 until the bottom of the sixth, when the Warriors took advantage of Northwood mistakes. The Timberwolves committed three errors in the inning, allowing WSU to plate three runs. That made the score 4-1.
- Northwood was held off the board in the seventh, giving the Warriors the win.
GAME ONE STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 1/5/4, Wayne State: 4/8/1
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 5, Wayne State: 6
- Winning Pitcher: Megan Guitar (10-4): 7 IP, 5 H, R, BB, 8 K
- Losing Pitcher: Taylor Wright (1-1): 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R (1 ER), BB, K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Coulter: 2-3, 2B, R
GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS
- For the second straight game, Northwood scored in the opening inning. Torriya Gray-Baker had an RBI single to score Coulter.
- The pitchers were the story for the majority of the game, as the score remained 1-0 until the sixth. WSU used a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game.
- Wayne State earned the win in the eighth with a two-out walk-off single.
GAME TWO STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 1/8/1, Wayne State: 2/4/0
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 6, Wayne State: 2
- Winning Pitcher: Paige Ameel (7-2): 8 IP, 8 H, R, BB, 6 K
- Losing Pitcher: Shayna Frank (5-4): 7 2/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, (1 ER), BB, K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Coulter: 2-4, R
- The Timberwolves will host their home opener Wednesday (March 27) against Purdue Northwest. First pitch is set for 3:30 p.m.