Mike Anderson, NKU Sports Information
1 box score | Game 2 box score
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – There
is a new home run queen at Northern Kentucky University, and her
name is Rose Broderick.
Broderick hit a pair of long balls in each end of Saturday’s
doubleheader against Indianapolis to push her career total to 14,
surpassing Krista Eldridge’s 13 bombs over her four-year career.
The offense, however, was not enough to give the Norse victory, as
the Greyhounds took the sweep, 9-3 and 6-1.
Broderick’s first home run came in the first at bat of the
day’s action, but the lead didn’t last long, as Indianapolis
got two runs in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI-double by
Megan Russell followed by an RBI-triple by Jenny Swanson.
Carmen Martinez laced a solo home run to center field in the fourth
inning to increase the lead to two before Amanda Smith brought the
game back level in the top of the fifth with a two-run double to
bring home Broderick and Jessica Farris.
The Greyhounds (15-11, 6-2 Great Lakes Valley Conference) got the
lead back in the bottom of the fifth on an Ashley Boxley RBI-double
before exploding for five runs in the sixth inning to get the final
Smith was 3-for-4 for the Norse while Sam Del Vecchio claimed a 2-for-2
performance. April Ehlers (7-9) took the loss in the circle for the
Norse (13-15, 3-5 GLVC), striking out six batters.
In Game 2, the Greyhounds found success in capitalizing on Norse
mistakes. After scoring a pair of runs on hard-hit balls in the third
inning, an errant throw by Cara Parker extended the inning, allowing
another run to come home.
The fifth inning saw miscues cost the Norse once again as the Greyhounds
opened the frame with back-to-back singles before a misplayed ball
by Chelsie Roy loaded the bases. Indianapolis pounced on the opportunity,
plating three runs in the frame to stake a 6-0 lead.
NKU got a measure of revenge in the top of the sixth on Rose Broderick’s
second home run of the day, but it was one of just two hits by the
Norse on the game as Indianapolis cruised to the 6-1 victory.
Roy (6-6) gave up six runs, three of them earned, on 10 hits while
striking out three.
Northern Kentucky closes out the road trip on Sunday with a doubleheader
at Saint Joseph’s. First pitch is scheduled for noon.