Anderson, NKU Sports Information
- The Northern Kentucky University softball team finished its conference
road trip with a 3-1 record after splitting a doubleheader with
Quincy on Sunday afternoon.
The Norse dropped
the first game, 7-4, before rebounding for a 10-5 victory in the
Things got rough
for the Norse early. After back-to-back singles to lead off the
bottom of the first, Sarah LoBue cashed in with an RBI double to
take the 1-0 lead. The Hawks exploded for five runs in the second
after RBI singles from Emily Clark and Melissa Sommerfield. Consecutive
Norse errors allowed three more runs across unearned to dig a 6-0
climbing out in the next half-inning. Sydney Doyle and Rose Broderick
each singled to open the frame, with Doyle coming in after a fielding
error. After Cara Parker walked, Shatona Campbell smacked her sixth
double of the year to drive in Broderick. Amanda Smith followed
up with a sacrifice fly to bring Parker in. Jenny Weis's second
double on the season brought in Campbell to cut the lead to 6-4.
It was all the
damage the Norse would do however, as pitcher Sarah Ormond faced
the minimum through the game's final four innings. Ormond (5-3)
gave up five hits and picked up two strikeouts in the win.
took the loss, striking out five in six innings of work.
up the scoring in game two with style, sending a Korby Paul pitch
over the left field wall for her first home run of the year. The
Norse manufactured their second run in the third, when Broderick
doubled to right to lead off the inning. After Parker sacrificed
her to third, Shatona Campbell brought her in with a sacrifice fly.
NKU picked up
three more in the fourth on a Doyle single to bring in Becky Napier,
and Broderick's two-run single to score Doyle and Amber Gregory.
the first nine hitters, Quincy finally found an answer for Candace
White in the bottom of the fourth, picking up three runs, two unearned,
to cut the lead to two.
The Norse would
not let Quincy back in it, though, scoring four in the fifth, including
Smith's second home run of the game, this one a two run shot. Doyle
picked up another RBI single, while Broderick earned her sixth RBI
of the weekend on a bases-loaded walk.
had a two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth, but Broderick came
through again in the top of the seventh with an RBI single to right
to get the 10-5 final score.
a 3-for-4 game with four RBI to lead the Norse offensively. Smith
equaled her 2006 home run total in one game, going 2-for-4 with
three RBI. Weis and Doyle also went 2-for-4 at the plate in game
picked up the win in the circle, scattering four hits and striking
NKU moved to
16-8 on the season and 3-1 in the GLVC, sharing the league's top
spot with Indianapolis and Saint Joseph's.
to Columbus to take on Ohio Dominican Thursday before opening the
home portion of their schedule this weekend against Lewis and Wisconsin-Parkside.
Each doubleheader is scheduled for a noon first pitch.
GAME 1 BOX SCORE
GAME 2 BOX SCORE