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Softball Splits At Davenport

Softball Splits At Davenport

OVERVIEW – DAVENPORT

SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 10, Davenport Panthers 6, / Davenport 1, Northwood 0

RECORDS: Northwood (15-7, 7-5 GLIAC), Davenport (9-12, 5-4 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Farmers Insurance Complex – Caledonia, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood softball splits a pair at Davenport Wednesday afternoon (April 7). 

GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Northwood took advantage of a pair of Davenport errors in the top of the first inning to score runs. Maddie Coulter and Tara Gross came hope in the inning to give the Timberwolves a 2-0 lead.
  • The Timberwolves made it 3-0 in the top of the fourth on an RBI fielder's choice by Lauren Castellon that scored Karlie Moore.
  • Davenport plated an unearned run in the bottom of the fourth to make the score 3-1.
  • NU responded right away in the fifth. After a Tara Gross double and a Julia Gross walk, Samantha Slick brought them both home with a double to push the NU advantage to 5-1.
  • Northwood broke the game open in the top of the sixth. After a Coulter leadoff single, the Timberwolves posted three-straight run-scoring doubles thanks to Tara Gross, Julia Gross and Grace Dutoi that made the score 8-1.
  • Pinch-hitter Mikayla Gronback scored two more with an RBI single that gave the Timberwolves a 10-1 lead.
  • Davenport stayed alive in the bottom of the sixth with some help from Northwood. NU committed two errors, allowing the Panthers to score four runs to make the score 10-5.
  • DU added a solo home run in the seventh but got no closer, giving the Timberwolves the win.

GAME ONE STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 10/11/6, Davenport 6/6/2
  • Runners left on base: Northwood 7, Davenport 7
  • Winning Pitcher – Shayna Frank (10-3): 7 IP, 6 H, 6 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 6 Ks
  • Losing Pitcher –  Ellie Muilenburg (4-6) 5 1/3 IP, 7 H, 7 R (6 ER), 4 BB, 5 Ks

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Tara Gross: 2-3, 2 2Bs, 3 R, RBI
  • Slick: 2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBIs
  • Dutoi: 2B, 2 RBIs
  • Coulter: 2-4, 2 R
  • Julia Gross: 2B, R, RBI
  • Gronback: 2 RBIs

GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pitching was the story of the game – as the score remained 0-0 until the sixth inning.
  • The Panthers came up with a two-out solo home run in the sixth to take the lead.
  • Northwood went 1-2-3 in the seventh to close out the DU win.

GAME TWO STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 0/1/0, Davenport 1/4/0
  • Runners left on base: Northwood 1, Davenport 2
  • Winning Pitcher: Emma Miller (4-4): 7 IP, H, 0 BB, 5 K
  • Losing Pitcher: Hailey Leister (2-2): 2 IP, 2 H, R, K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

UP NEXT

  • Northwood will travel to Parkside Saturday (April 10). Game time is set for 2 p.m.