Mo. - Matt Marksbury picked up a complete-game victory in the opener
as Northern Kentucky University defeated Rockhurst, 4-2, on Sunday.
a junior right-hander, scattered nine hits and did not walk a batter
to improve to 3-1 this season. He allowed just one earned run and
finished with three strikeouts.
Jim Volpe was
3-for-3 for the Norse, and Chris Nann added two hits. NKU built
a 3-0 lead and overcame three errors to post the win.
In the nightcap,
Rockhurst rallied from a 4-1 deficit to knock off NKU, 8-5. Jon
Back led the Norse with three hits, while Chris Wilson knocked in
a pair of runs.
30th nationally in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s NCAA Division
II poll, is 21-10-1 overall. The Norse won three of four games during
the weekend series at Rockhurst and lead the Great Lakes Valley
Conference with a 19-6-1 record.
17-13 overall, 13-9 in the GLVC.
NKU will play
host to Southern Indiana at noon Wednesday at Champion Window Field
in Florence, Ky. The NKU baseball program enters that doubleheader
with 998 all-time victories in 35 seasons of competition, and the
Norse can reach the 1,000-win plateau with a sweep.
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