St. Norbert Blanks Fontbonne to Remain Alive at NCAA Regional

From Sports Information Director, May 11, 2012 | Softball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - St. Norbert College kept its season alive for at least one more day with a 7-0 shutout win over Fontbonne University on the second day of the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional at Illinois Wesleyan University.

The Green Knights (18-19) will face the loser of Friday night's Linfield-Anderson game at noon Saturday. Fontbonne saw its season end at 27-12.

Morgan Buboltz put St. Norbert ahead in the first inning with a solo home run. Samantha Gross had an RBI single in the third inning to give the Green Knights a 2-0 lead. Brittany Narges then put the game out of reach with a three-run home run in the fourth inning for a 5-0 advantage.

The Green Knights picked up two insurance runs in the sixth inning, getting RBI singles from Buboltz and Jessica DeMeuse.

Shannen Schmidt allowed just four hits in twirling the complete-game shutout. Schmidt walked two and struck out eight.

St. Norbert had nine hits. DeMeuse was 3-for-3, while Buboltz was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Narges was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.