Ky. - Amanda Smith hit a three-run homer in the first inning and
scattered eight hits over seven innings on the mound as Northern
Kentucky University posted an 8-4 win over Kentucky Wesleyan in
the opener of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Smith, a freshman
pitcher/first baseman, capped a five-run first inning for NKU by
hammering a three-run homer. Ricki Rothbauer and Rachele Vogelpohl
each had three hits in the opener for the Norse.
was 2-for-4 and scored twice, while Sarah King added two hits.
In the nightcap,
NKU extended its winning streak to 14 games with a 7-2 victory.
King and Shatona Campbell each had two RBI to lead the Norse offensive
Candace White picked up the win and struck out six batters. She
allowed two unearned runs in the sixth inning and did not walk a
to 18-6 overall, 2-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Norse
- who were 16-0 in the GLVC a year ago - have not lost to a GLVC
opponent since May 2, 2004.
NKU owns 24
consecutive wins against GLVC teams going into next Saturday’s
home doubleheader with Indianapolis.
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