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Ninth-Inning Rally Sends St. Norbert to Win Over Anderson

From Sports Information Director, March 20, 2010 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - St. Norbert College scored six runs in the last three innings to close out its annual Florida trip with an 8-7 win over Anderson University.

The Green Knights finished their 10-games-in-seven-days odyssey at 5-5. Anderson dropped to 6-6.

St. Norbert entered the bottom of the ninth trailing 7-6. Garrick Fisher and Ryan Way opened the inning with singles, and then moved up a base after an errant pickoff throw. Ryan Kehl was intentionally walked to load the bases. Tony Fedoruk walked to tie the game at 7-7, and Chris Hillesheim was hit by a pitch to force in the game-winning run.

The Green Knights scored three times in the seventh to draw within 7-5. Jared Yost had an RBI single, followed by a RBI fielder's choice by Fisher and an RBI single by Way. A Yost RBI double in the eighth made the score 7-6.

St. Norbert took an early 2-0 lead on a two-run home run by Hillesheim in the second, but the Ravens scored twice in the third and five times in the fifth to take the lead.

Jeff LaJeunesse threw 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win. He allowed six hits with one walk and five strikeouts.

St. Norbert pounded out 17 hits in the game. Jordan Powers was 3-for-5, while Matt Hannon, Yost, Fisher, Way, Kehl and Hillesheim had two hits apiece.