Muth stands at third after his first triple of the season.
Muth claimed a pair of multi-hit games in NKU's two wins
against Saint Joseph's.
By Mike Anderson, NKU Sports Information
1 box score | Game 2 box score
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University baseball
team was firing on all cylinders on Saturday in a doubleheader sweep
of Saint Joseph's. The Norse took Game 1 by a 10-3 score before winning
the nightcap, 7-1.
NKU's success started with the stellar pitching
performance of Sean Munninghoff (2-2), who struck out a career-best
13 Pumas while scattering
seven hits in eight innings of work.
Evan McDole's seventh home
run of the season capped a two-run first inning and set the tone
for the Norse. Kevin Dusold followed suit
in the fourth with a solo shot, his fifth of the year.
Pumas (14-9, 3-3 Great Lakes Valley Conference) came back with
two runs in the top of the fifth the Norse exploded
runs in the seventh. Jason Cisper got the scoring started with
a sacrifice fly to plate Jack Ambrose before Shannon McCormick
with an RBI-single through the left side. Pat Muth would reach
on catcher's interference, scoring Max Colaner. After Brett
Hofmann struck out, McDole drove two more runs in on a hard hit single
the right side of the infield.
NKU would get two more runs in
the eighth while Saint Joseph's scratched together a run in the
ninth to get the final score.
Muth, McDole and Dusold each ended the
game with two hits, with McDole driving in four runs. Chris Chojnowski
gave up seven
five of them earned, on five hits in 6 1/3 innings for
The bats got started early for NKU in Game 2 as well,
as the Norse put two runs on the board in each of the first
in the third by an RBI-single by Hofmann, who went 3-for-3
with two RBIs and three runs scored in the game.
Joseph's got on the board in the sixth off of a sacrifice fly by
Mike Pericht before NKU put two more
a single by
Dusold plated a pair.
Muth claimed another two-hit performance,
including a triple and a run scored in the second inning.
(1-1) went the distance for NKU, claiming 11 strikeouts while giving
up one run on five hits.
(3-2) was hung
with the loss for SJC with seven runs scored on
nine hits and eight strikeouts.
With the wins Northern Kentucky improves
to 12-9 overall and 2-4 in GLVC play.
The two teams will conclude
their four-game series on Sunday in a matinee doubleheader. First