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St. Norbert Finishes Trip With Win Over UMass-Boston

From Sports Information Director, March 17, 2012 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

AUBURNDALE, Fla. - St. Norbert College finished its annual spring trip to Florida with a hard-fought 4-3 win over the University of Massachusetts Boston at the Lake Myrtle Complex.

The Green Knights (6-3) won six of their last seven games on the trip after getting swept in a doubleheader on opening day by Anderson University. UMass-Boston (5-3) was a participant in the NCAA Division III World Series in 2010.

Neither team had an inning where it scored more than one run. The Green Knights scored last, snapping a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning. With two outs and nobody on, Troy Rottier was hit by a pitch and then stole second base. Nick Pierre's single to center field drove in Rottier with the game-winning run.

St. Norbert scored in the bottom of the first inning when Chris Laux had an RBI single to drive in Travis Mason, who had doubled. After the Beacons tied the game in the second, Pierre's single through the left side plated Jose Godinez in the bottom half of the inning for a 2-1 edge.

UMass Boston tied the game in its half of the fifth, but the Green Knights promptly answered again when Laux's sacrifice fly to center field scored Jordan Powers.

Mason picked up the win on the mound and improved to 2-0. Mason worked eight innings, allowing six hits and one earned run with one walk and three strikeouts. Godinez threw the ninth to nail down his first save of the year.

Pierre finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Mason was 2-for-4. Matt Hannon was 2-for-5, while Laux was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.