Anderson, NKU Sports Information
Ind. - The Northern Kentucky University baseball team posted a 5-2
win over Saint Joseph's on Wednesday.
on three Puma errors in the top of the first to bring Jon Back and
Jake Shaffer around to score and gain the early 2-0 lead. Saint
Joseph's responded in the bottom of the frame with an RBI groundout
by Kevin Diete to tie the score at 1-all.
again in the third inning with a sacrifice fly to score Matt Reimer
and draw the Pumas level. NKU pulled away once again in the top
of the fourth with Brian DeCarlo's first double of the season to
bring Kevin Dusold in. DeCarlo later scored on a failed pickoff
to stretch the margin back to two runs.
Back got the
insurance run for the Norse in the seventh inning with an RBI single
to plate Kenny Wilson for the 5-2 final. GLVC Pitcher of the Week
Brian Beltz (3-2) went the distance for NKU, scattering four hits
and allowing just one earned run while striking out four in seven
innings. Mark Lowry (1-1) took the loss for Saint Joseph's, giving
up five runs, two earned, in 6 1/3 innings.
Norse collected hits for NKU, which improved to 9-15 overall and
8-5 in GLVC play. The teams completed six innings of baseball in
the second game of the doubleheader before darkness ended the affair
with the teams tied at 1-all. The game was suspended and will be
completed on April 3 prior to the scheduled doubleheader.
to Springfield, Mo., to take on Drury in a four-game series this