OVERVIEW – INDIANAPOLIS/KENTUCKY WESLEYAN
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 5, #19 Indianapolis Greyhounds 1/Northwood 4, Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers 4 (10 Innings)
RECORDS: Northwood 7-2/Indianapolis 1-1/Kentucky Wesleyan 1-5
LOCATION: Owensboro, Ky.
RECAP: Northwood softball wins a pair of games in Kentucky Friday afternoon (February 26), downing No. 19 Indianapolis 5-1 before picking up a walk-off 5-4 win against Kentucky Wesleyan in 10 innings.
- Northwood got on the board first in the top of the opening inning on a Haley Frank RBI single.
- The Greyhounds responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning to tie the game after one.
- The Timberwolves used the long ball the remainder of the game to earn the win, starting with a Haley Frank solo home run in the fourth to put NU up 2-1.
- Tara Gross added a solo homer in the fifth to make the score 3-1.
- Northwood rounded out the scoring in the seventh with a two-run homer by Julia Gross.
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 5/7/1, Indianapolis: 1/7/1
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 6, Indianapolis: 6
- Winning Pitcher – Shayna Frank (4-1): 7 IP, 7 H, R, BB, 6 K
- Losing Pitcher – Haylie Foster (0-1): 4 1/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 BB, K
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KENTUCKY WESLEYAN HIGHLIGHTS
- The Panthers got off to a good start in the game, scoring single runs in the first and second innings to lead 2-0.
- The score remained that way until the bottom of the fifth, when Grace Dutoi tied the game on a two-run double.
- The game went to the international tiebreaker in the ninth, when both teams plated single runs to keep the game tied 3-3. NU's run came on a Maddie Coulter sac fly.
- After the Panthers score a run in the 10th to go up 4-3, the Timberwolves wasted no time in earning the win. Julia Gross hit a walk-off homer as the leadoff batter in the inning to give the Timberwolves the win.
KENTUCKY WESLEYAN STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 5/7/1, Kentucky Wesleyan: 4/7/0
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 9, Kentucky Wesleyan: 6
- Winning Pitcher – Shayna Frank (5-1): 4 IP, 0 H, 2 R (0 ER), BB, 3 K
- Losing Pitcher – Evyn Hendrickson (1-2): 9 IP, 7 H, 5 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 5 K
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- The Timberwolves will play a pair of games Sunday (February 28), taking on Notre Dame (Ohio) and Southern Indiana starting at 11 a.m.