Green Knights Split With Dallas, Carthage

From Sports Information Director, March 21, 2008 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - St. Norbert College split a pair of games during its spring-break trip, beating the University of Dallas 15-14 in 10 innings and falling to Carthage College 11-5.

The Green Knights pulled off two improbable rallies to win the Dallas game and win their third game against Dallas in as many tries this season. St. Norbert rebounded from a 12-7 deficit in the bottom of the ninth by scoring five runs. Dallas scored twice in the top of the tenth but the Green Knights rallied with three runs to win the game.

Adam Frost had a two-run single to get things started in the ninth. Dustin Kovar walked with the bases loaded and Tony Jandron added a bases-loaded hit by pitch to pull within 12-11. Jordan Stauber tied the game with a sacrifice fly.

After Dallas scored twice in the top of the tenth, Frost reached on an error and Brett Birkholz walked. Cory Fuller drove in Frost with a single and Jandron walked with the bases loaded to retie the game at 14-14. Stauber then hit another sacrifice fly to center to drive in Fuller with the game-winning run.

Frost was 3-for-6, while Jordan Vater was 3-for-4 with a home run. Green Knight hitters drew 10 walks. Trevin Hillesheim pitched the 10th inning to improve to 2-0 on the year.

Carthage jumped out to an 11-2 lead after five innings, scoring two runs in both the second and third innings and then putting up seven runs in the fifth.

Frost was 2-for-5 with two doubles for St. Norbert. Stauber added a 2-for-3 with two runs scored for the Green Knights.

Carthage, ranked third in the D3baseball.com Top 25, put up 18 hits. Jake Gasser took the loss for St. Norbert, allowing 15 hits and 10 runs in four-plus innings.