May 6, 2000
UW-PARKSIDE DEFEATS NKU TWICE
Norse now 27-27 after dropping doubleheader on Saturday
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Freshman relief pitcher Steve Kargus struck out Jason Brown to end the game with the tying runs in scoring position Saturday as the University of Wisconsin-Parkside defeated Northern Kentucky University, 4-2, to complete a doubleheader sweep at Friendship Field.
Kargus relieved Joel Weaver with two out in the ninth inning following consecutive hits by NKUs Beau Brake and Chad Lubbe. After a passed ball put runners at second and third, Kargus struck out Brown to end the game.
UW-Parkside won the first game, 4-3, as pitcher Scott Dreyer recorded the victory and David Devey came in to pick up the save. Chris Urbans three-run homer sparked a four-run fourth inning for the Rangers.
NKU dropped to 27-27 overall, 8-18 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. UW-Parkside is now 30-16 overall, 11-15 in the GLVC.
NKU will conclude its 2000 season on Sunday with another doubleheader against UW-Parkside at noon. That doubleheader will also mark the final two games of NKU head coach Bill Akers 29-year career with the Norse.
Aker announced on Friday that he will retire as NKU head coach after this season.
GAME 1-UW-PARKSIDE 4, NKU 3
UWP 000/400/0 4 5 1
NKU 010/020/0 3 5 1
WP-Dreyer. LP-Scarbrough. SV-Devey. HITTING LEADERS: UWP-Urban 1-3, HR, 3 RBI. NKU-Smith 1-2, 3B; Martin 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI.
GAME 2-UW-PARKSIDE 4, NKU 2
UWP 120/000/010 4 7 0
NKU 001/001/000 2 11 0
WP-Anderson. LP-Whaley. SV-Kargus. HITTING LEADERS: UWP-Prina 1-4, 3B; Salerno 2-4; Devey 2-4. NKU-Walton 1-4, HR; Mason 3-4, 2B; Rahschulte 2-4, 2B. RECORDS: UWP 30-16, 11-15 GLVC; NKU 27-27, 8-18 GLVC.