Jon Back scores the only run Saturday.
- Josh Lueke threw a seven-hit shutout to lead Northern Kentucky
University to a 1-0 win over Lewis on Saturday afternoon at Champion
Lueke, a 6-foot-5
junior right-hander in his first season with the Norse, struck out
five batters as NKU completed a three-game sweep over the visiting
Flyers. The Scott High School graduate scattered seven hits and
was the beneficiary of three double plays turned by the Norse defense.
the bases with two outs in the ninth inning, but Lueke (2-5) battled
out of the jam by getting Billy Duffy to ground out to second to
end the game. Lewis stranded 11 base runners Saturday, and the Flyers
were also victimized by an outstanding defensive play by NKU first
baseman Evan McDole in the fourth inning on an attempted suicide
squeeze by Chris Brigham.
in on the bunt attempt, dove for the ball and caught it just before
it hit the ground. He then doubled off Ryan Duran - who had taken
off from third for home - by tossing the ball to third baseman Matt
Wagers to end the Lewis threat.
nightcap Saturday was canceled due to the below-freezing temperatures.
drove in the game's only run with a double in the sixth inning.
Jon Back started the rally with a single and stole second base.
Lonergan then delivered a run-scoring double down the left-field
line to drive in Back to give NKU a 1-0 lead.
to 15-18 overall, 13-8 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Lewis
dropped to 4-27, 3-18 in the GLVC.
The Norse return
to action Wednesday with a GLVC road doubleheader at Kentucky Wesleyan
at Owensboro, Ky.