courtesy of Delta State Sports Information
– It took 10 innings for the No. 8 Delta State University
baseball team to put away the 21st-ranked Norse of Northern Kentucky
University, 9-8, on Sunday. The Statesmen plated the winning run
in the bottom of the 10th on an error by NKU left fielder Brian
DeCarlo, who dropped Hunter Jobes’ deep fly to the wall allowing
Chris Clark to score.
gave the Statesmen (8-2) the series sweep over the Norse (0-3).
plated three runs in the eighth to take a 5-4 lead, but the Statesmen
answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 7-5
In the ninth,
the Norse took advantage of two Statesmen errors to score three
runs to take an 8-7 lead. In the bottom of the inning, Delta State
tied the game on Patrick Williams’ RBI double to left-center
Cesar Rodriguez struck out the side to send the Statesmen to the
plate in the bottom of the inning. In the 10th, Chris Clark doubled
to right-center field, and Chris Weast lined a shot off the pitcher
for an infield single sending Clark to third.
to the plate and, with a 3-2 count, drove a shot deep to right field.
DeCarlo dropped the ball on the warning track, allowing Clark to
score the winning run.
picked the win in relief for the Statesmen. He pitched three innings,
allowing three unearned runs with two walks and six strikeouts.
(0-1) was saddled with the loss for the Norse. Jones pitched 1 2/3
innings, allowing two runs on three hits with a walk and three strikeouts.
Chris Nann paced
the Norse at the plate going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two
RBI. Matt Wagers collected three hits for Northern Kentucky, while
teammate Kory Lonergan was 2-for-6 with two RBI.