---Evan McDole

FLORENCE, Ky. - Northern Kentucky University swept a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader from Lewis on Friday afternoon by scores of 8-3 and 5-0 at Champion Window Field.

NKU scored five times in the second inning of the opener and coasted to the victory. Freshman Patrick Muth and senior Kory Lonergan each collected two-run singles during the second inning.

Lonergan and teammate Jake Shaffer each went 3-for-3 at the plate for NKU. Lonergan also drove in three runs and stole three bases in the opening game.

Matt Marksbury struck out eight Lewis batters and improved to 5-0 with the complete-game victory. The senior right-hander scattered 10 hits in seven innings on the mound and did not walk a batter.

In the nightcap, senior left-hander Josh Bruns allowed just three hits in six inning of work and struck out eight as NKU posted a 5-0 win. Freshman first baseman Evan McDole was 4-for-4 and scored two runs for NKU, which improved to 14-18 overall, 12-8 in the GLVC.

Matt Wagers also scored twice for the Norse, who took advantage of three errors by Lewis to score a pair of unearned runs.

NKU will play host to Lewis at 2 p.m. Saturday in a GLVC game.