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Softball Splits Pair In Indiana

Maddie Coulter
Maddie Coulter


SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 10, West Liberty Hilltoppers 2 (Five Innings)/Truman Bulldogs 3, Northwood 1

RECORDS: Northwood 5-2/West Liberty 2-2/Truman 1-3

LOCATION: Westfield, Indiana (Grand Park)

RECAP: Northwood softball finishes weekend in Indiana by going 1-1, defeating West Liberty 10-2 before falling to Truman 3-1 Sunday afternoon (February 23).


  • Northwood got on the board in the bottom of the first inning on a Sydni Culps RBI double.
  • The Timberwolves extended their advantage in the second on a Maddie Coulter RBI groundout to make the score 2-0.
  • The third inning is when Northwood broke the contest open, starting with a Mikala Gronback RBI single.
  • Tara Gross made it 4-0 with an RBI single of her own, which was followed by a Torriya Gray-Baker sacrifice fly.
  • An RBI double by Jordan Look pushed the lead to 6-0.
  • Coulter finished the inning with an RBI groundout that made the score 7-0.
  • After the Hilltoppers got on the board in the top of the fourth with a single run, Haley Frank delivered with the biggest hit of the game. Her three-run triple made the score 10-1.
  • West Liberty plated one run in the fifth but were unable to get any closer, giving the Timberwolves the win.


  • Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 10/11/0, West Liberty: 2/4/1
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 8, West Liberty: 4
  • Winning Pitcher – Shayna Frank (3-1): 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K
  • Losing Pitcher – Lauren Garcie (0-1) 3 1/3 IP, 11 H, 10 R, 6 BB, 4 K


  • Haley Frank: 2-3, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBIs
  • Look: 2-2, 2 2B, RBI
  • Coulter: 1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBIs
  • Culps: 2-2, 2B, R, RBI, BB
  • Gronback: 1-2, RBI
  • Tara Gross: 1-2, 2 R, RBI


  • Northwood got off to a good start in the game, going up 1-0 three batters into the game thanks to a Grace Dutoi RBI single.
  • Truman responded with two unearned runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.
  • The Bulldogs then made it 3-1 in the fourth with a single run.
  • The Timberwolves had plenty of chances on offense the remainder of the game, having a runner in scoring position with less than two outs in four of the seven innings. But that first inning run proved to be the only one the Timberwolves would score.


  • Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 1/6/1, West Liberty: 3/6/0
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 5, West Liberty: 3
  • Winning Pitcher – Breianna Klein (0-1): 5 IP, 5 H, R
  • Losing Pitcher – Riley Shagena (1-1): 3 2/3 IP, 5 H, 3 R (1 ER), BB, 5 K
  • Save – Alyssa Haiduk (1): 2 IP, H, 3 K


  • Coulter: 2-3, R
  • Dutoi: R, RBI
  • Gross/Gray-Baker: 2B


  • The Timberwolves will head to Florida for their annual spring break trip, starting March 7 with games against Fairmont State and Minnesota State Mankato.