Feb. 26, 2000
NKUS BAYS THROWS NO-HITTER
Bays stars as Norse sweep doubleheader from Urbana
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Sophomore right-hander Lenny Bays tossed a no-hitter Saturday afternoon as Northern Kentucky University defeated Urbana (Ohio) University, 9-0, in the second game of a doubleheader at Friendship Field.
Bays, a graduate of Bellevue High School, also recorded eight strikeouts as NKU completed the sweep of the doubleheader. Junior first baseman Matt Mason dove in four runs with a pair of doubles to lead the NKU offensive attack.
NKU rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the opener, 3-2, when Mason broke a 2-2 tie with a run-scoring double off the center field wall. The Norses Kevin McElfresh tied the game at 2-2 with a two-run home run over the left field fence earlier in the seventh inning, setting the stage for Masons game-winning RBI double.
NKU improved to 2-2 with the sweep.
GAME 1-NKU 3, URBANA 2
U.U. 001/100/0 2 6 1
NKU 000/000/3 3 9 0
WP-Fausz. LP-Schaefer. HITTING LEADERS: NKU-Tudor 2-3; McElfresh 1-1, HR, 2 RBI. UU-Smith 1-3, HR.
GAME 2-NKU 9, URBANA 0
U.U. 000/000/0 0 0 1
NKU 003/501/x 9 12 2
WP-Bays (no-hitter, 8 Ks). LP-Miller. HITTING LEADERS: NKU-Mason 3-3, 2 2B, 4 RBI; Martin 2-3, 3 runs; McElfresh 2-4; Smith 1-3, 2 RBI; Ponatoski 2-4, 2B.