Ind. - Kory Lonergan collected four hits and four runs batted in
Tuesday afternoon as the Northern Kentucky University baseball team
swept a doubleheader at Southern Indiana.
2-for-4 and scored twice as NKU won the opener, 8-4. The Norse completed
the sweep by posting a 5-1 victory in the nightcap as Lonergan was
2-for-5 with three RBI.
and Conor McGeehan each drove in two runs in the opener for NKU,
which improved to 18-9-1 overall. The Norse are 16-5-1 in the Great
Lakes Valley Conference.
NKU also gained
sole possession of first place in the GLVC when Quincy was swept
at Southern Illinois at Edwardsville. Southern Indiana dropped to
11-13 overall, 8-12 in the GLVC.
collected three hits, including a home run, in the first game. Jim
Volpe added two hits and scored two runs for NKU in the opener,
while Josh Bruns notched the win by going six innings and scattering
In the nightcap,
Matt Winterhalter struck out six batters in seven innings as NKU
coasted to the sweep. The Norse struck for three runs in the third
inning and added two insurance scores in the ninth.
was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while Jon Back scored twice. Kenny
Wilson picked up two stolen bases for the Norse and has swiped a
team-leading 17 bases this season.
The two wins
upped the NKU baseball program’s all-time victory total to
995 in 35 seasons of competition.
NKU will begin
a four-game series against Rockhurst at noon Saturday at Kansas
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