Nutley's Gem Lifts St. Norbert Past Webster

From Sports Information Director, March 15, 2012 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - St. Norbert College's Kevin Nutley's complete-game win helped the Green Knights to a 4-1 win over Webster University at Chain of Lakes Park.

The sophomore southpaw spun a beauty, allowing just five hits with two walks and five strikeouts in going the distance. The Green Knights improved to 4-2 on the season, while the Gorlocks - who won 32 games last season - fell to 7-5.

Webster took an early 1-0 lead when Alex Kazmierski scored with two outs in the second inning on a wild pitch.

St. Norbert didn't get a baserunner until it scored a run in the fourth inning. Chad Ljunggren's double drove in Jordan Powers, who singled and then stole second. The Green Knights added two runs in the fifth on a run-scoring single by Troy Rottier and an RBI double by Chris Hillesheim.

The Green Knights picked up an insurance run in the eighth inning. St. Norbert loaded the bases with nobody out but scored just one run on a run-scoring fielder's choice by Garrick Fisher.

Ljunggren went 3-for-4 with a double for the Green Knights, who had 10 hits. Matt Hannon was 2-for-4, while Powers scored two runs.