- Chris Nann’s two-out double to right-center field in the
bottom of the ninth inning drove in Conor McGeehan with the winning
run Tuesday as Northern Kentucky University defeated Kentucky Wesleyan,
5-4, to earn a split of a doubleheader.
overall, 25-8-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference) rallied from
an early 4-2 deficit with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings
to tie the score at 4-all. Nann, who collected three walks in the
game, launched his team-leading 11th double of the season to plate
McGeehan with the winning run.
2-for-5 for NKU, while teammate Matt Wagers was 3-for-4 with a home
came out of the bullpen to pitch two innings of scoreless relief
to notch the victory.
In the opener,
Kentucky Wesleyan snapped a 4-4 tie with a run in the top of the
seventh and held on for a 5-4 win. The Panthers jumped out to a
4-0 lead, but NKU used three consecutive home runs off the bats
of McGeehan, Nann and Wagers in the sixth inning to tie the game
NKU will travel
to Allendale, Mich., on Saturday to meet Grand Valley State in a
key regional doubleheader. The Norse split a doubleheader against
the Lakers earlier this season at Highland Heights, Ky.
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