Fifth Consecutive Split for Softball Team

From Sports Information Director, March 20, 2008 | Softball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

ORLANDO, Fla. - St. Norbert College's women's softball team split for the fifth time in as many outings at the Rebel Games.

The Green Knights fell to Hope College 7-2 in the opener before a stirring rally led to a 6-4 win over Montclair State University in the nightcap.

St. Norbert and Hope were tied 2-2 after four innings before the Dutch scored two runs in the fifth and three more in the seventh. The Green Knights scored in the first on a Kim Sawyer sacrifice fly and once more in the third on a Brieanne Oehlke RBI single.

St. Norbert had just four hits in the game. Mara Resch took the loss, allowing 13 hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

Against William Paterson, St. Norbert plated five runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally from a 4-1 deficit.

Erin Pamperin reached on an error, while Tracy Palmer and Sam Boushley each followed with singles to load the bases. Sawyer singled to drive in Pamperin and keep the bases loaded. After a pitching change, Oehlke greeted Diana Scharer with an RBI single to cut it t 4-3. Stephanie Ortiz had an RBI groundout to tie the game, and Kayla Krueger and Jes Van Hout had RBI singles for the go-ahead and insurance runs. The Green Knights had six hits in the inning.

Kayla Krueger set William Paterson down in order in the bottom of the seventh to earn the win. Krueger scattered 10 hits to pick up the victory, and did not walk or strikeout a batter.

Krueger was 3-for-4, while Palmer and Sawyer were each 2-for-4 to lead the Green Knights, who had 11 hits.