Green Knights Post First Doubleheader Sweep of UW-Oshkosh Since 1978

From Sports Information Director, April 3, 2010 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College swept UW-Oshkosh in a baseball doubleheader for the first time in 32 years with a 6-5, 9-2 sweep in a non-conference twinbill at Mel Nicks Field.

The Green Knights (8-6) hadn't swept the Titans (7-7) since winning pair of games at Mel Nicks Field on May 4, 1978. It was Oshkosh's first visit to Mel Nicks Field since 1995.

Tony Jandron provided most of the heroics in the two games, hitting a solo walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning the opener. He then worked into the ninth inning with a dominating pitching performance in the nightcap.

Oshkosh led 4-1 in the eighth inning of the opener before the Green Knights rallied with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Garrick Fisher, Ryan Kehl, Chris Hillesheim and Jordan Powers all had RBI singles in the eighth inning.

The Titans tied the game with two outs in the top of the ninth. Jandron then homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth off Oshkosh ace Kyle Kannenberg, who started and worked the first five innings before returning to throw the ninth.

Ryan Sullivan started for St. Norbert and took a no-decision, working 7 2/3 innings allowing four hits with one walk and four strikeouts. Sullivan retired 19 straight hitters from the last hitter of the first inning through the end of the seventh.

Kehl was 2-for-3, while Jandron and Jared Yost were both 2-for-4.

In the nightcap, Jandron allowed a first-inning run but the Titans didn't score again until two outs in the ninth. Jandron allowed just three hits in eight-plus innings, walking four and striking out 10.

St. Norbert took a 4-1 lead with three runs in the second inning. Fisher scored on the back end of a double steal, Kehl had an RBI double and Powers an RBI bunt single.

Yost gave the Green Knights a 5-1 lead in the fifth with an RBI single, and St. Norbert broke the game open with four runs in the seventh. The Green Knights loaded the bases with no outs. Jandron's sacrifice fly pushed St. Norbert to a 6-1 advantage. Ryan Way's booming three-run double into the teeth of a stiff wind to left-center salted the game away.

Powers was 4-for-4 with three run scored, while Way was 2-for-3. St. Norbert had 12 hits in the nightcap.