Cisper drove in three runs in Game 1 and scored two more
in Game 2 against Wisconsin-Parkside.
Chad Hensley, NKU Sports Information
1 box score | Game 2 box score
Ky. – A
three-run top of the ninth inning propelled the Northern Kentucky
University baseball team to a 9-6
extra-innings victory over the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in
Game 2 of the afternoon doubleheader at the Bill Aker Baseball Complex.
Norse took the first game by a 10-0 margin in a scheduled nine
inning game. Game 2 was scheduled to be a seven inning affair between
the two clubs.
Yes. That is
correct. NKU scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning while
The weekend series was originally
to be played at UWP’s Oberbruner Field but was moved to
the NKU campus to circumvent the potential for bad weather is
With the doubleheader sweep, NKU stays atop the Great
Conference East Division standings. Bellarmine and Kentucky Wesleyan,
who are tied for second place in the East Division at 3-1 each,
will begin their weekend tilt Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
(1-22, 1-5 GLVC East) took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the
first of Game 2 on a RBI groundout and a Norse throwing error.
seven batters before a Norse batter could reach base, but in the
top of the third, Shannon McCormick singled to the
third baseman and was instantly followed by Brian Erie’s
single up the middle. Erie advanced to second when the UWP
centerfielder tried to gun down McCormick at third.
6-0 GLVC East) then received a gift as Jack Larsen balked
in McCormick and giving the Norse their first run
of the game.
Erie would score courtesy Jake Morris’ RBI sacrifice
fly to centerfield.
The Norse would add two more in the stanza
when Kevin Dusold smacked a two-RBI double to center field
allowing Evan McDole
Hofmann to score.
NKU added two more runs in the top of the
fourth before the Rangers scored four runs, including a steal of
home in a
steal, knotting the game in the bottom of the fifth at
Both teams squandered
opportunities before the Norse would tally the game winning markers
in a peculiar fashion in
the top of
the ninth inning – three runs without the help of
NKU tallied the
deciding runs on two walks, three Ranger errors, and two fielder’s
(3-2) picked up win going 3 1/3 innings while allowing
just one hit and striking out four. Nic
loss for the Rangers.
In Game 1, NKU
gained an early advantage on the scoreboard when Jack Ambrose’s two-out RBI
double scored McDole, who also doubled with two outs, from second
base. The RBI was Ambrose’s
first RBI since tallying eight in a doubleheader sweep
over West Georgia on March 8.
McCormick led off the bottom
of the second with a triple and later scored on a sacrifice
fly by Jason Cisper,
who went 2-for-3
three RBIs and a run scored in Game 1.
The Norse would
add single runs in the fourth and sixth innings en route to knocking
Ranger starting pitcher
John Olson (0-5)
the game before blowing the game wide open with six
runs in the bottom of the seventh.
on in relief of Olson to start the bottom of the seventh and allowed
six runs on four
more errors on the way to giving up just one earned
run in the inning.