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Softball Goes 1-1 At Parkside

Softball Goes 1-1 At Parkside

OVERVIEW – PARKSIDE

SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 2, Parkside Rangers 0, / Parkside 5, Northwood 2

RECORDS: Northwood (16-8, 8-6 GLIAC), Parkside (9-17, 5-9 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Case Softball Complex – Kenosha, Wis.

RECAP: Northwood softball goes 1-1 at Parkside Tuesday (April 12), earning a 2-0 win in game one before dropping a disappointing 5-2 contest in walk-off fashion in game two.

GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Northwood got on the bard in the top of the second inning thanks to a bases loaded walk by Lauren Castellon that plated Mikayla Gronback to give Northwood the early lead.
  • The score remained 1-0 until the sixth inning when the Timberwolves added to their advantage. After a Delanie Grundman one out double got things going, NU eventually scored on an Emily Mankel RBI fielder's choice to make the score 2-0.
  • That was all the offense that Shayna Frank needed. She allowed two hits – one in the final five innings – while striking out 12 to improve to 11-3 on the season. 

GAME ONE STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 2/4/1, Parkside 0/2/2
  • Runners left on base: Northwood 7, Parkside 5
  • Winning Pitcher – Shayna Frank (11-3): 7 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 12 Ks
  • Losing Pitcher –  Allison Hausi (3-5): 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 6 Ks

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Grundman: 2B
  • Mankel/Castellon: RBI

GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS

  • Both teams continued to throw the ball well early in game two – NU had chances to score early but the score remained 0-0 until the fifth inning.
  • Northwood got the scoring going on an RBI double by Maddie Coulter to make the score 1-0.
  • Later in the inning, Coulter came home on a wild pitch to push the lead to 2-0.
  • Parkside got one back on the fifth to cut it to 2-1.
  • NU had a chance to extend the lead in the seventh but left a pair of runners on base.
  • Parkside, which had only scored one run in 13 innings prior to the seventh, came up with a big inning to earn the walk-off win. The Rangers hit a solo home run to lead off the inning to tie the game then claimed the win with a two-out three-run homer.

GAME TWO STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 2/10/0, Parkside 5/8/1
  • Runners left on base: Northwood 7, Parkside 4
  • Winning Pitcher: Tijanne Ross (2-5): 2 IP, 2 H, 2 Ks
  • Losing Pitcher: Shayna Frank (11-4): 2 1/3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 Ks

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Coulter: 3-4, R, RBI
  • Dutoi: 2-4
  • Taylor Wright: 4 1/3 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 5 Ks

UP NEXT

  • Northwood will travel to Grand Valley State Saturday (April 17). Game time is set for 1 p.m.