St. Norbert Splits for Second Straight Day

From Sports Information Director, March 16, 2009 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

BABSON PARK, Fla. - St. Norbert College picked up a doubleheader split for the second consecutive day with loss and win against Edgewood College.

Edgewood picked up a 4-1 win in eight innings in the opener, while St. Norbert salvaged the split with a 4-3, nine-inning win in the nightcap.

St. Norbert picked up the win when Tony Jandron's two-out RBI single plated Jordan Powers. Powers reached at the start of the inning when he was hit by a pitch. After a sacrifice bunt and groundout moved Powers to third, Jandron's hit gave St. Norbert the winning margin.

The Green Knights took a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning when they scored three times. Jared Yost led off the inning with a home run. Kyle Johnsen's double scored Garrick Fisher from first, while Powers infield single scored Johnsen from second.

Edgewood tied the game with two runs after two outs in the bottom of the seventh. The Eagles had a chance to complete the doubleheader sweep but left runners on second and third to end the inning.

Justin Novitski worked two innings in relief to pick up the win. He did not allow a runner to reach base and struck out one. Bryan Stoppenbach worked the first seven innings and received the no-decision despite allowing six hits with one walk and two strikeouts.

Fisher was 2-for-4 for St. Norbert while Jandron and Yost were each 2-for-5.

In the opener, St. Norbert scored once in the first inning but couldn't find pay dirt the rest of the game. Jandron had an RBI single to score Cory Fuller.

Edgewood scored three times on four hits in the top of the eighth off St. Norbert closer Jordan Vater. The Eagles strung together three straight hits with two outs to score three times.

Vater took the loss for St. Norbert, allowing four hits in 1.2 innings. Trevin Hillesheim started and worked 6.1 innings with five hits, six walks and four strikeouts. Scott Winters allowed five hits with one walk and five strikeouts to earn the complete-game win for Edgewood.

Yost had the only multi-hit game for St. Norbert, going 2-for-3. The bottom five spots in the batting order for St. Norbert were 0-for-13 in the game.