Northern State University Athletics

03/08/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/08/2018 23:11

Wolves Go 1-1 on Final Day from the PFX Spring Games

Clermont, Fla.
- The Northern State University softball team finished their final day from Florida with 12-0 win over Stonehill College and 1-0 loss to Ashland University. The Wolves move to 9-7 overall and finish their spring break strip with a 7-5 record overall. In the run rule victory over the Skyhawks of Stonehill, Northern tallied two runs in the bottom of the first, seven runs in the third, and another three runs in the fourth. They combined for 12 runs and 16 team hits, while playing perfect defense.
kicked off the NSU rally in the bottom of the first notching a single to left center field, advancing , who was hit by a pitch, to second. stepped to the plate with runners on first and second, scoring Steinley with a 2-out single to center. kept the NSU rally going with a single to right field, leaving the bases loaded for . The junior college transfer singled up the middle, plating Dawson and putting the Wolves up 2-0. The Wolves grabbed seven runs off of eight hits in the bottom of the third, hitting through the line-up. They added another three runs off of four hits in the bottom of the fourth to seal the victory. Both Thompson and Schaar went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate. Schaar tallied two runs scored, four RBI, and two doubles, while Thompson notched one run scored, three RBI, and one double. Steinley and each went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Rutter notched a double and added one run scored. Dawson and were the final Wolves with two hits in the game, adding one run scored each. and Fisher grabbed the final two hits for NSU, notching a single apiece. Fisher earned her third straight shutout on the mound throwing five complete innings. The junior gave up just one hit and struck out two in her sixth win of the season. The two teams were scoreless through the first four innings in game two, with Ashland scoring the long run of the game in the bottom of the fifth. Despite giving up just three hits in the outing, Fisher suffered her third loss of the season. The senior threw six complete innings with just one earned run and four strikeouts. The NSU offense combined for six hits, however was unable to put a run across leaving eight runners on base. led the team going 2-for-3, while , , , and each notched a hit apiece. Next up for the Wolves is five games from the Missouri Western Tournament in St. Joseph. The Wolves will face the host Griffons, as well as Central Missouri, Missouri Southern, Pittsburg State, and Emporia State March 16-18.