Green Knights Rout Carroll

From Sports Information Director, April 9, 2009 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College's offense broke out in a big way with a Midwest Conference doubleheader sweep of Carroll University at Mel Nicks Field.

The Green Knights won the opener 13-3 and went on to take the nightcap 13-2. St. Norbert improved to 10-6 overall and 2-0 in the MWC North Division, while Carroll fell to 8-8, 0-6.

St. Norbert put up four runs in the first inning in the opener, parlaying five hits and two Carroll errors. Tony Jandron had an RBI fielders' choice and Ryan Kehl added an run-scoring single. Jandron added an RBI single in the second inning for a 5-0 lead. The Green Knights put the game away with a five-run fourth inning. Jared Yost had a two-run double, and Jandron and Jordan Vater adding run-scoring doubles later in the inning. Vater hit a solo home run in the sixth.

St. Norbert had 11 hits, getting two each from Yost, Jandron, Vater and Ryan Gusick. Jandron finished with three runs batted in, while Yost and Vater had two apiece.

Trevin Hillesheim worked six innings, allowing just one hit with four walks and four strikeouts to improve to 3-1 on the season.

In the nightcap, St. Norbert scored eight runs in the second inning on four hits and seven stolen bases. Jordan Powers beat out a ground ball to second base for a run-scoring single to make it 3-0 and jump-start the big inning. Ryan Kehl added a two-run home run and Cory Fuller an RBI single to complete the big inning.

The Green Knights added three runs in the third inning on a pair of bases-loaded walks by Brandon Hintz and Fuller and a sacrifice fly by Yost. Yost and Fuller had RBI singles in the fifth inning to round out the scoring.

St. Norbert had nine hits in the nightcap. Fuller was 3-for-3 with three RBIs, while Yost was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Powers was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Powers, Jandron and Matt Hannon also had two stolen bases apiece.

Justin Wotachek earned the win and improved to 3-1, allowing four hits and one earned run in five innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out four.