---Nathan Jones struck
out nine batters and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning
Tuesday as NKU defeated Indianapolis, 5-0. Jones went 7 1/3
innings and allowed just two hits.
- Nathan Jones was dominant on the mound Tuesday afternoon as Northern
Kentucky University defeated Indianapolis in a crucial Great Lakes
Valley Conference game.
just two hits in 7 1/3 innings as NKU posted a 5-0 win over Indianapolis
at Champion Window Field. The junior right-hander from Pendleton
County High School struck out nine batters and evened his record
to 21-12 in the GLVC with the victory, and the Norse solidified
their hold on fourth place in the league standings. The top six
teams in the GLVC standings qualify for the league’s postseason
event, which begins May 10 at Sauget, Ill.
went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs to lead NKU, which scored twice
in the first inning on an RBI single by Kevin Dusold and a RBI grounder
by Evan McDole. NKU sealed the win by scoring three times in the
Jones took a
no-hitter into the sixth inning, but an infield single by Justin
Russell spoiled the junior’s no-hit bid. Matt Wagers added
three hits for the Norse offense, and Jake Shaffer collected two
hits and score twice. Kevin Quick relieved Jones on the mound for
the final 1 2/3 innings and helped preserve the shutout.
NKU added a
non-conference win over Indianapolis in the nightcap with a 7-0
decision. Wagers became NKU’s all-time career leader in games
played with 221, and he also added a two-run homer to commemorate
the milestone. The senior from Hamilton, Ohio, passed Jason Martin
as the Norse’s all-time leader in that category.
NKU plated three
runs in the third inning to take control of the second game. Lonergan
had an RBI double, while teammates Jon Back and Evan McDole each
added run-scoring singles.
That was all
the support senior left-hander Brian Beltz would need against Indianapolis.
Beltz blanked the Greyhounds and allowed just two hits in the route-going
NKU is 26-22
overall, and the Norse will conclude their home season this weekend
with a three-game series against Missouri-Rolla. Those two teams
will play a noon doubleheader Saturday, and a single game at noon
NKU will honor
its 11 seniors - David Armstrong, Adam Bell, Beltz, Mark Bogenschutz,
Josh Bruns, Lonergan, Matt Marksbury, Chris Nann, Greg Pass, Wagers,
and Jim Volpe - and their families prior to Sunday’s game.
1 BOX SCORE
2 BOX SCORE