NSU Baseball Team Splits Games on Final Two Days of FL Trip

KISSIMMEE, FL (NSUWolves.com) –


The Northern State University Wolves baseball team split with Walsh University and Wayne State (MI) today. The Wolves move to 5-4 heading into the final day of the spring trip.

The Quick Details:
Final Score:   Northern State 6; Walsh 5
Northern State 3; Wayne State 9
Records: Northern State: 5-4; Walsh 4-7; Wayne State 9-1

How It Happened:

  • NSU started the scoring early in the game on an error by the catcher that scored Sam McMacken.
  • In the second inning, Spenser Larson singled to right field that scored Isaiah Chevalier.
  • Later in the second, Hayden Houts hit a single to left field that scored Mikey Adams to take a 3-0 lead over the Cavaliers.
  • Walsh scored two runs in the middle innings to cut the lead to 2-3.
  • I. Chevalier singled in the sixth inning to score Spencer Sarringar to double the lead to 4-2.
  • Later in the sixth, Chad Hinkle scored on a wild pitch.
  • The Cavaliers tied the game in the eighth inning at five.
  • Hayden Houts hit a two out, two strike single to right field to walk-off the Cavaliers 6-5.

Northern State Statistics:

  • Hayden Houts: 3-for-5, one run, two runs batted in
  • Spenser Larson: 2-for-5, one run batted in
  • Isaiah Chevailer: 2-for-4, one run, one run batted in
  • Jacob Conklin: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO

Game Two:
How It Happened:

  • Wayne State scored the first seven runs in the second, third, and fourth inning.
  • Northern score one run in the fifth inning on a single by Larson that scored McMacken.
  • Northern scored one more run in the sixth inning on a McMacken single that scored Houts.
  • Chad Hinkle hit an inside the park homerun in the eighth inning to make the score 3-8.
  • Warriors scored one run in the eighth to make the final score of 3-9.

Northern State Statistics:

  • Hayden Hall: 2-4
  • Chad Hinkle: 1-4, HR, 1 RBI
  • Sam McMacken: 1-2, 1 Run, 1 RBI
  • MIke Stubbs: 3.1 IP, 1 ER, 1 SO

AUBURNDALE, FL – Wolves split the last day of the spring trip with a 6-8 loss to Northwood and a 4-2 victory over Ashland.

The Quick Details:
Final Score: Northern State 6; Northwood 8
Records: Northern State 4-6; Northwood 8-3

How It Happened:

  • Northwood scored three runs in the first inning to take an early 3-0 run.
  • Northern State scored one run in the second inning off a Hayden Hall double that scored Alec Lee.
  • Sam McMacken hit his second home run of the season in the fourth inning.
  • The Timberwolves added one run in the fourth inning.
  • The Wolves tied the game in the fifth inning on a Houts double that scored Isaiah Chevalier, the next hitter Dakota Stilson hit a fly out to right field that scored Mikey Adams.
  • Northwood scored three runs in the seventh.
  • Northern State answered with two in the eighth inning with Carter Erickson scoring on a wild pitch and Chad Hinkle doubled to left center to score Lee but was not enough as the Wolves drop game one by a final score of 6-8.

Northern State Statistics:

  • Alec Lee: 2-for-4, 2 runs
  • Sam McMacken: 1-for-2, 1 run, 1 runs batted in
  • Zach Hrvol: 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO

Game Two:
The Quick Details:
Final Score: Northern State 4; Ashland 2
Records: Northern State 5-6; Ashland 9-2

How It Happened:

  • Ashland scored the first run in the third inning on an error by the center fielder.
  • Mikey Adams reached on an error in the fifth inning that scored Isaiah Chevalier
  • Ashland got the first two runners on base before they hit into a 4-6-3 double play, then hit a single that gave them the lead back.
  • Hayden Houts hit a two run, two out single that scored Adams and Chevalier to take a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning.
  • In the eighth inning, Jordan Malainey hit a single to center field that scored Zach Lanier to give the Wolves a 4-2 lead.
  • Tyler Jones closed out the game in the ninth after the first two runners reached. Jones started a 1-6-3 double play the next batter before getting the last out on a soft line drive to Adams to end the road trip with a win.

Northern State Statistics:

  • Hayden Houts: 2-for-4, 2 RBI’s,
  • Sam McMacken: 2-for-4
  • Isaiah 2-for-3, 2 runs
  • Tyler Jones: W, 3.0 IP, 2 H, 3 SO

Up Next:
Northern State games versus Presentation College are postponed on Wednesday, so the Wolves open conference play next weekend at Winona State Saturday and Sunday. First pitch on Saturday is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. on Sunday against the Warriors.