By Mike Anderson, NKU Sports Information
Mo. – The
Northern Kentucky University baseball team fell short in its Great
Lakes Valley Conference opener on Friday,
falling to Drury by a 4-2 score.
(9-8, 1-0 GLVC) got the scoring started in the bottom of the second
laced an RBI-single to plate Jason
Hall. The Norse responded in the top of the third when Jeff Bohlen
scored on a balk by Drury’s Blake Wixson before Brian Erie
crossed home when Brett Hofmann’s fly-ball to center was
Drury responded with three unanswered runs, starting
in the bottom of the third as R.J. Knese hit a leadoff triple
to get things started
before coming in on a single by Hall, who was 3-for-4 on the
day. Knese would score again in the fifth on a wild pitch by NKU
Sean Munningoff (1-2), who fanned five batters in six innings
Joel Potts put the nail in the coffin for Drury in the eighth,
sending a sacrifice fly to left field to plate Alex Nixon for
the 4-2 final.
Wixson (2-1) pitched 7 2/3 innings, scattering
six hits while striking out five. Zane Montgomery recorded the
outs to take
his second save of the season.
The loss dropped NKU to 10-6
overall and 0-1 in conference play.
The teams will meet again tomorrow
in a pair of seven-inning contests. First pitch is scheduled for
1 p.m. Eastern.