Ohio - Grand Valley State flexed its collective baseball muscles
Saturday afternoon and ended Northern Kentucky University's season
with an 11-2 victory in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional.
was 5-for-6 and drove in two runs for Grand Valley State, which
improved to 43-14-1. The Lakers used a 20-hit attack to eliminate
Great Lakes Valley Conference champion NKU (41-22) from the NCAA
started on the mound for NKU and allowed four earned runs on nine
hits. Schmidt also struck out four batters.
2-1 going into the fifth inning, Grand Valley State scored three
times to build a 5-1 advantage. The Lakers sealed the win by scoring
five times in the top of the ninth.
NKU scored a
run in the seventh on an RBI double by Jason Cisper that plated
Brian Erie. Cisper also extended his hitting streak to 24 games
with that run-scoring double.
State will meet Indianapolis on Sunday. The Lakers, who won the
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title, are ranked
11th nationally in the NCAA Division II poll.