Bohlen (23) hit three doubles in Game 1 and scored four runs
in NKU's 14-4 win over Quincy.
By Mike Anderson, NKU Sports Information
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Ky. – The bats were working overtime as
the Northern Kentucky University baseball team slugged its way to
a 14-4 victory over Quincy in Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader.
the teams traded two-run outputs in the first inning, Quincy came
out with two more in the third on the back of a sacrifice fly
by Matt Scoggins and a bases-loaded dotting of Justin Dunning.
to relinquish the advantage so easily, the Norse came back with
a leadoff double by Jeff Bohlen, one of his record-tying
two-base hits on the game, followed by a walk to Evan McDole.
After both men moved up on a passed ball, Kevin Dusold brought everyone
in with his first triple of the season. Jack Ambrose worked an
0-2 count full before driving in Dusold with a single up the
taking a 5-4 lead to boot.
An inning later
the Norse blew the game wide open with a five-spot in the fourth.
second double of the game drove in Brian Erie, who walked to open
inning. Evan McDole followed
a two-run single before being gunned down at second trying
to stretch the hit into a double. Dusold singled to left field
a pitch on the shoulder to give Shannon McCormick a couple
of ducks on the pond to drive in with a double to left center field,
NKU with a 10-4 advantage.
By the fifth inning the rout was
on with the Norse adding to
the lead with two-run doubles by Jack Ambrose and Pat Muth,
leading to the 14-4 final.
(2-0) got the win, pitching two innings of relief, giving up one
striking out three.
fanned four in
three innings to start, while Brent Wethington punched out
a couple of his own in the game’s final two innings.
Jordan Backes (0-1) had three walks and three strikeouts
in three innings of work for
Dusold and Bohlen each went 3-for-4 on the contest,
scoring seven runs between them. Dusold, Ambrose and Much
runs, while McCormick and McDole picked up two RBIs each.
four-run seventh inning for the Hawks snapped a 5-5 tie in Game
2 and led to a 9-6 victory for the visitors. Brad
single followed by Mike Hallam’s RBI-double was all
the action NKU pitcher Jay Hale (0-1) would see in the
final frame. A hit batsman by Matt Winterhalter would give
the Hawks another run,
while a defensive miscue by the middle infield allowed
two more runs to score and made the gap too large for the
Joe Mack went 2-for-2 on the contest, while
Jason Cisper went 2-for-3 with his second double of the
Jared Fisher (2-1) got the win for Quincy (4-6),
giving up an unearned run without surrendering a hit, walking
NKU (3-4) returns home on Tuesday to host Tiffin
for a non-conference doubleheader in the final home games
the Norse before
their Spring Break trip. First pitch is scheduled
for 1 p.m.