By Mike Anderson, NKU Sports Information
1 box score | Game 2 box score
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The
Northern Kentucky University baseball team ran its winning streak
to seven after sweeping a doubleheader
at Truman State by scores of 7-1 and 14-1.
Game 1 saw the Bulldogs
get on the board first after Kevin Zukaitis roped a two-out single
to right field to bring in Devon Myers for
the early lead.
It was all the offense Truman State would get as
Northern Kentucky responded with seven unanswered runs in the win.
Two runs scored
on misplays in the top of the fourth inning before Pat Muth cranked
a home run to left field, his fourth of the season.
launched a two-out bomb of his own in the fifth inning, putting
a 1-0 pitch over the left center field wall to
Ambrose, who had reached on an error one batter earlier. Back-to-back
RBI-singles by Evan McDole and Kevin Dusold in the sixth inning
provided the final score.
Andy Karpowicz (1-0) got the win in
the start for NKU, scattering six hits over six innings of work
while fanning three in the
longest outing by an NKU pitcher this year. Andy Heston struck
in a scoreless seventh of relief.
Muth ended the game 3-for-4,
while Cisper claimed a 2-for-4 game with two RBIs.
got on the offensive early again in Game 2 when Keaton Jones singled
to bring in leadoff hitter Kenny Swanson.
it was the only offense that Truman State would muster.
Colaner got the Norse on the board with an answer in the top of
the second, lacing a two-out, two-run single
give the Norse the lead for good. Colaner would claim
RBI in the fourth on a drive to center field that brought
who had singled to open the frame. Jake Morris later
scored on a throwing error, while Colaner came around
groundout to give NKU a resounding 5-1 lead.
the NKU offense continued to pour it on with back-to-back
home runs from Brett Hofmann and
to key a four-run
fifth inning. Five more would cross in the sixth
off RBIs from Jeff Bohlen,
Colaner, Liller and Hofmann.
The lead proved to be
plenty for NKU hurler Josh Blaum (1-0), who picked up the win in
his first career
two hits and struck out two in five innings of
work while Jimmy Farr
fanned three in two innings of mop-up work.
Kentucky (10-5) continues their trip out west on Friday, when the
Norse open Great Lakes
play in a
four-game series against Drury. First pitch is
scheduled for 4 p.m.