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Green Knights Sweep Dallas to Move to 3-1

From Sports Information Director, March 17, 2008 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

ST. LEO, Fla. - St. Norbert College swept the University of Dallas by scores of 13-2 and 6-0 in a baseball twinbill at Southard Stadium on the St. Leo University campus.

The Green Knights improved to 3-1 with the sweep, while Dallas fell to 10-6.

St. Norbert had just eight hits in the opener but drew 12 bases on balls to help fuel several rallies. The Green Knights broke open a 1-1 game with three runs in the fourth, five in the fifth and three more in the sixth to jump out to a big 12-1 advantage.

Brett Birkholz scored on a throwing error to score the fourth inning's first run. Adam Frost drove in Jordan Stauber on an RBI ground out, and Alex Byrne squeezed in Ryan Gusick for a 4-1 lead.

In the fifth, Gusick had a two-run single, Byrne legged out a hustling RBI double to short center field and Cory Fuller followed with a two-run single to cap off the rally.

Gusick was the only St. Norbert player to have a multi-hit game in the opener, going 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs.

Tony Jandron worked six innings to pick up the win, walking one and striking out nine. Eric Gruenewald struck out two in his one inning of work.

St. Norbert got a combined shutout in the nightcap, with Jake Gasser working eight innings and Jordan Vater throwing the ninth. Gasser scattered seven hits with one walk and three strikeouts to earn the victory.

The Green Knights scored two runs in the second inning, when Fuller scored on a wild pitch and Jared Yost scoring on a Brett Birkholz RBI single.

St. Norbert picked up some insurance in the sixth with one run and added a three-run seventh. Fuller scored again on a wild pitch in the sixth, while adding three runs one two hits and one error in the seventh.

Fuller was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, while Adam Frost was 2-for-5. St. Norbert had eight hits in the nightcap.

St. Norbert had five stolen bases in each game to give it 21 through four games this season. Gusick stole two bases in the first game and Yost added three pilfers in the nightcap.

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