Five NorthWood hitters had three hits, led by the offensive prowess of Allie Mattingly, who belted two home runs. Mattingly blasted her first homer in the second inning then cracked a three-run shot in the fourth, part of a six-run inning for NorthWood. Olivia Peyla added three hits and four RBIs, while Lexie Bergman and Taylor Troxel each had three hits and three runs scored. Claire McGuire added three hits and two RBIs from the nine hole.
The Panthers shelled Warsaw starter Whitney Sleeth, who was on the hook for 13 hits and 12 runs allowed in five innings of work. Troxel picked up the win in relief for NorthWood, taking over in the second after Peyla allowed five runs in one-plus inning of work. Troxel allowed four hits and four walks the rest of the way, with just one run earned.
Each team committed four errors, and Warsaw scratched out just six hits overall but drew eight walks.
Among the damage for Warsaw was a three-run homer for Ashley Ousley in the second inning. Ousley drove in four runs altogether and scored twice. Sarah Shoemaker tripled and scored to aid Warsaw, which falls to 6-16 overall and 5-8 in the Northern Lakes Conference. With the win, NorthWood improves to 14-10 overall and 7-6 in the NLC.
Warsaw is scheduled to play again Thursday at Memorial to close out its conference slate.