Jandron Stays Red Hot as St. Norbert Sweeps Twinbill From Ripon

From Sports Information Director, April 18, 2010 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

RIPON - St. Norbert College senior Tony Jandron went 5-for-7 and pitched a complete game in the nightcap as the Green Knights swept Ripon College 5-1 and 7-3 in a Midwest Conference doubleheader at Francis Field.

The Green Knights moved into first place in the MWC North Division at 3-1, and are now 12-8 overall. Ripon fell to 11-15, 4-4.

Jandron improved his batting average this season to a robust .528 (38-for-72) after going 2-for-3 in the opener and 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs in the nightcap. Jandron also scattered 10 hits in improving to 5-0 on the mound, allowing two earned runs with four walks and six strikeouts.

St. Norbert wasted little time in taking command of the afternoon with a three-run first inning despite having two out and nobody on. Jared Yost walked and Jandron singled to set up Garrick Fisher's two-run triple. Ryan Way then singled in Fisher.

Ripon scored once in the fifth to cut the deficit to 3-1, but the Green Knights scored twice in the seventh to ice the game. Fisher's two-run single drove in Jordan Powers and Matt Hannon. Hannon and Fisher both finished 2-for-5.

Bryan Stoppenbach went the distance to improve to 2-1 on the season. Stoppenbach yielded just seven hits with five walks and seven strikeouts.

St. Norbert then scored twice in the first inning in the nightcap. A Hannon single and Yost walk set up Jandron's two-run triple to right-center. The Green Knights took a 4-0 lead on a Way single and a run on a double-play ball. Two more runs scored in the fifth for a 6-0 lead on a two-run home run by Yost.

Ripon scored twice in the fifth, but would get no closer. Jandron's homer in the top of the seventh but St. Norbert ahead 7-2. Ripon would score a consolation run in the bottom of the ninth.

St. Norbert would turn four double plays behind Jandron, getting twin killings in the first, fourth, sixth and ninth innings. Fisher was 2-for-4 in the nightcap, while Hannon was 2-for-5.