hit a home run in the opener
Ky. - Cara Parker and Rachele Vogelpohl each hit two-run homers
in the second game Sunday as Northern Kentucky University rallied
to defeat Saint Joseph’s, 11-4, at the Frank Ignatius Grein
took a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning, but NKU scored
four times to even the score. Parker’s two-run homer started
the rally for the Norse, who later tied the score on Ricki Rothbauer’s
for seven runs in the sixth inning. Rothbauer’s run-scoring
single gave the Norse a 5-4 lead, and the Norse eventually plated
six more runs. Vogelpohl capped the seven-run outburst by hammering
her third homer of the season over the left-center field wall.
was 2-for-3 with two RBI for NKU, while Kara Lorenz added two hits
and scored twice. Freshman pitcher Candace White went the distance
for the Norse and improved to 9-5.
In the opener,
Saint Joseph’s scored four times in the top of the 11th inning
and held on for a 9-6 victory. Jesse Privett and and Cheryl Zakowski
each had RBI doubles in the 11th to key the four-run outburst.
catcher Sarah King was 5-for-6 with a home run in the opener. Parker
collected three RBI for the Norse, who held a 5-4 lead with two
outs in the seventh inning. Zakowski, however, tied the game with
an RBI single, and the Pumas forced extra innings.
NKU is 19-9
overall, 3-3 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Saint Joseph’s
dropped to 12-8 overall, 1-3 in the GLVC.
NKU will play
at Rockhurst next Saturday at noon.
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