Weis avoids the tag to score a run.
Anderson, NKU Sports Information
Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University softball team made quick
work of Great Lakes Valley Conference foe Rockhurst in the nightcap
Sunday, needing just five innings to defeat the Hawks 10-1 to earn
a split of a doubleheader at the Frank Ignatius Grein Field.
picked up a run in the top of the first inning, NKU responded with
10 unanswered runs to end the game early. NKU scored in each of
its four innings at the plate.
Jenny Weis was
a perfect 5-for-5 on the day with five runs scored and six stolen
bases in the doubleheader. Cara Parker went 2-for-2 in the win with
an RBI triple in the first inning.
notched her first career extra-base hit in the nightcap with an
RBI double in her only official at-bat of the game. Candace White
(11-6) recorded the win, scattering seven hits and striking out
five in five innings of work.
The win put
a positive note on what started out as a rough day. The Norse surrendered
four runs each in the sixth and seventh innings to drop the first
opened the scoring for Rockhurst with her first home run of the
season, a towering shot down the left-field line. NKU came back
with one each in the second and third innings, and a two-spot in
the fifth before Rockhurst rallied.
had a 3-for-4 game at the plate, including a pair of RBI. Amanda
Smith helped her own cause with a 2-for-3 performance.
gave up seven earned runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings to shoulder
the loss. Karen Simmons came in relief to close out the seventh
NKU is 21-19
overall, 6-8 in the GLVC. NKU
hits the road to take on GLVC rival Bellarmine on Thursday before
a weekend road trip to Saint Joseph’s and Indianapolis.
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