Cotner after scoring the winning run
Ky. - Cara Parker’s two-run single with two outs in the bottom
of the seventh inning gave Northern Kentucky University a 4-3 victory
over Wayne (Mich.) State in the second game of a doubleheader on
snapped a 1-1 tie in the top of the seventh inning by scoring a
pair of runs on three hits. Kara Lorenz led off the bottom of the
inning for NKU by drawing a walk, and Ricki Rothbauer followed with
a single to left field.
then singled up the middle to drive in Lorenz and cut the Wayne
State lead to 3-2. After Rachele Vogelpohl laid down a perfect sacrifice
bunt to advance the runners, Amanda Smith was intentionally walked
after getting ahead 3-0 in the count.
stepped to the plate, and Wayne State pitcher Meghan Misiak struck
out the NKU freshman designated player. That brought up Parker,
who lined a Misiak delivery up the middle to drive in both Rothbauer
and Cotner and give the Norse a crucial regional victory against
the first-place team in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic
NKU, a member
of the Great Lakes Valley Conference, improved to 29-15. The Norse
are also ranked No. 5 in the latest NCAA Division II Great Lakes
Region poll. Wayne State is 25-18 overall, and the Warriors are
No. 6 in the Great Lakes Region poll.
3-for-4 with two runs scored for NKU. Parker and Cotner each added
two hits for the Norse.
In the opener,
Misiak tossed a four-hit shutout as Wayne State posted a 2-0 win
over NKU. Laura Guzman hit a solo home run in the seventh inning
for the Warriors. NKU stranded six runners, including five in scoring
NKU will resume
GLVC play this weekend with road doubleheaders at Wisconsin-Parkside
and Lewis. The Norse will meet Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday, followed
by two games at Lewis on Sunday.
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