St. Norbert Rallies Past Fontbonne

From Sports Information Director, March 20, 2014 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - St. Norbert College scored three runs in the last two innings to garner a hard-fought 7-6 win over Fontbonne University.

Jose Godinez hit a line-drive single to right-center field to plate Derek Klegin in the bottom of the ninth inning with the game-winning run. Klegin had reached on an error to open the inning and stole second to move into scoring position.

St. Norbert (2-3) tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the eighth. Nick Pierre scored on a fielder's choice, and Alex Larsen scored on a wild pitch.

Fontbonne (5-4) scored four runs in the top of the second inning but the Green Knights rallied with four runs in the bottom of the third inning despite getting just one hit. Carlos Rodriguez scored on an error, while Klegin scored on a sacrifice fly. Travis Mason stole third base and scored on a throwing error, and Pierre's groundout scored Jose Godinez from third base.

The Griffins got two runs in the seventh inning, but couldn't pull away after getting the lead.

Nate Schadrie earned the win with a yeoman long-relief effort, allowing five hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched. Schadrie allowed two runs with one walk and three strikeouts.

Mason went 2-for-3 to have the only multi-hit game for the Green Knights, who had just six hits. They were aided by seven Fontbonne errors.