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Green Knights Open Series With Sweep of Lawrence

From Sports Information Director, April 23, 2016 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College opened its four-game weekend series with Lawrence University with a sweep by scored of 12-1 and 11-2 in a pair of Midwest Conference North Division games at Larry Van Alstine Field at Mel Nicks Sports Complex.

Lawrence led in the opener after scoring an unearned run in the second inning, but the Green Knights would take the lead with a pair of runs in the third inning. Hunter Larson's RBI single scored Griffin Jack, and Sean Grant followed with a groundout to score Larson.

The Green Knights added a run in the fifth inning on a Tyler Banovich RBI groundout, and then broke the game open by scoring nine runs on two hits in the sixth inning. Adam Enwiya had a two-run double in the uprising. Two runs scored on bases-loaded hit batsmen, another on a bases loaded walk, one on a fielder's choice and another on a groundout.

St. Norbert had eight hits in the opener. Jack went 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Jason Malkowski was 2-for-3.

Jake McMahon earned the complete-game win, allowing just five hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.

In the nightcap, St. Norbert took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on RBI singles by Robbie Dombrowski and Jack. After Lawrence scored a run in the top of the third, the Green Knights answered with three runs in their half of the inning. Enwiya had an RBI double and Tyler Brown an RBI single.

The Green Knights took a 10-1 lead with five runs on four hits in the fourth inning. Grant had a two-run double, Brown an RBI groundout and Malkowski a run-scoring double. St. Norbert scored an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth inning to close out its scoring.

Brown was 2-for-3, while Enwiya and Jack were both 2-for-4. Derek Klegin also had a pair of hits, finishing 2-for-5.

Blake Rutherford earned the win for the Green Knights allowing eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts in seven innings pitched.