scores the tying run in the opener
Ky. - Beth Wendlinger’s two-run double in the top of the eighth
inning snapped a 1-1 tie as Indianapolis defeated Northern Kentucky
University, 3-1, in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.
also picked up the win in the opener, allowing six hits and an unearned
run in eight innings. Indianapolis owned a 1-0 lead with two outs
in the bottom of the seventh and a runner at second base, and NKU’s
Sarah King stepped to the plate.
King hit a
grounder to shortstop Madison Dickman, whose throw to first base
was in the dirt. First baseman Danielle Melone was unable to field
the ball, and the
throwing error allowed Kara Lorenz to score from second base.
In the top
of the eighth, Wendlinger delivered a two-run double. She then retired
the side in the bottom of the inning to pick up the victory and
end NKU’s current winning streak at 14 games.
It also marked
the first time since May 2, 2004, that NKU had lost to a Great Lakes
Valley Conference opponent. The Norse entered Saturday with 24 straight
wins against GLVC teams.
In the nightcap,
Indianapolis scored seven times in the first inning en route to
a 12-6 victory over NKU. The Greyhounds used a 17-hit attack to
improve to 14-12 overall, 3-3 in the GLVC.
in three runs to lead NKU, which dropped to 18-8 overall, 2-2 in
the GLVC. King, Amanda Smith and Katybeth Coode each had two hits
for the Norse.
NKU will play
host to Saint Joseph’s at noon Sunday.
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