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St. Norbert Drops Games to Endicott and Transylvania

From Sports Information Director, March 13, 2012 | Softball
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - St. Norbert College lost twice on its second day of competition at the Rebel Spring Games. The Green Knights lost to Endicott College 10-8 and Transylvania University 4-0.

The Green Knights (0-4) were doomed by six errors against Endicott. St. Norbert held an 8-6 lead after three innings but couldn't hold off the Gulls.

Endicott scored five runs on two hits in the first inning to take a 5-0 lead before the Green Knights answered. St. Norbert scored twice in the bottom of the first inning thanks to a Morgan Buboltz two-run double. Brittany Narges added a two-run double in the second inning, and MacKenzie Hazen had a two-run single in the third. The Gulls would scored twice each in the fourth and fifth innings to retake the lead and the Green Knights wouldn't score again.

Narges, Buboltz, Steph Brunette and Samantha Gross were all 2-for-4 for St. Norbert. Shannen Schmidt took the loss, allowing three hits in 3 2/3 innings but had six walks with four strikeouts.

St. Norbert managed just two hits against Transylvania, with Gross' single in the sixth breaking up the no-hit bid. Buboltz singled in the seventh for St. Norbert's other hit. Morgan Rusch took the loss for St. Norbert, allowing one earned run in five innings on seven hits with one walk.