hits a grand slam
Ky. - Northern Kentucky University used a three-run seventh inning
to defeat No. 8 Grand Valley State, 12-11, in the second game of
a doubleheader Saturday at the Bill Aker Baseball Complex at Friendship
State (2-1) jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the second inning
and added a run the following inning when a single by Nate Secor
brought home Pat Radde, who had doubled, to give the Lakers an 8-3
who improved to 2-1 overall, took the lead in the bottom of the
fourth inning when shortstop Kory Lonergan scored on a wild pitch.
Matt Jones started the inning out when he reached base on an error
by first baseman Casey Robrahn, followed by a single by Nick D’Ippolito.
A double from Josh Moulton drove in Jones.
Sinicki walked Kenny Wilson and struck out Jon Back, Matt Wagers
stepped to the plate and hit a home run over the wall in right-center
to tie the game at 8-all.
- who are seeking their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division
II World Series this season - scored two runs in the sixth and one
run in the seventh to take an 11-9 lead into the bottom of the seventh.
sparked the Norse comeback with a single, and Brian DeCarlo was
sent in to pinch run for him. Jones followed with a single, and
Jim Volpe was sent in for Jones. D’Ippolito singled, scoring
DeCarlo, and Matt Marksbury was sent in to pinch run for D’Ippolito.
(23) scored the winner
single brought Volpe home, advancing Marksbury to third base. A
wild pitch by Nick Sandy allowed Marksbury to come home with the
3-for-4 for the Norse and scored twice, while D’Ippolito and
Moulton both went 2-for-4. Moulton finished with two runs batted
In the first
game, Nick Smith hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning to
put Grand Valley State ahead for good en route to a 6-4 victory
over NKU. The Lakers added a run in the sixth to secure the win.
Justin McKenzie went 2-for-2, while adding three runs and one RBI
for Grand Valley State.
picked up the win for the Lakers, allowing three hits in four innings
while striking out three batters.
went 2-for-3 for the Norse and finished with two RBI. Jones went
1-for-2 and added an RBI as well.
NKU will open
Great Lakes Valley Conference play next Saturday with a doubleheader
against Southern Illinois at Edwardsville at Champion Window Field
in Florence, Ky., starting at noon.
of NKU’s home games will be played at Champion Window Field
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