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Green Knights Drop Two of Three

From Sports Information Director, April 14, 2008 | Softball
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

JANESVILLE - St. Norbert College dropped two of three softball non-conference games against Midwest Conference South Division foes at Dawson Fields. The Green Knights played three out of five originally scheduled games in the Midwest Conference Classic crossover that was truncated due to poor weather.

St. Norbert dropped its first game to Illinois College 5-4, and then beat Lake Forest College 8-0 in five innings. The Green Knights then lost the nightcap to Monmouth College 9-0 in five innings.

The Green Knights scored three times in the top of the first inning against Illinois College but would score just once in the rest of the game. Sam Boushley clubbed a two-run double in the first inning, and Brieanne Oehlke added an RBI single later in the frame.

Illinois College answered with two in the first, and neither team would score until St. Norbert scored in the sixth on a Julie Hayes RBI single. But the Lady Blues would score twice in the bottom of the sixth and once in the bottom of the seventh to grab the victory.

Oehlke and Tracy Palmer each had two hits for St. Norbert. Kayla Krueger took the loss for the Green Knights, allowing 13 hits with one walk and one strikeout.

St. Norbert scored all eight of its runs in the Lake Forest game in the top of the second inning, and Mara Resch spun her second shutout of the season to top the Foresters.

Boushley hit a two-run single in the big inning, followed by a two-run double by Lindsey Reynolds and a two-run home run by Oehlke. St. Norbert pounded out five hits in the big inning.

Boushley was 2-for-2 against Lake Forest, while Oehlke was 2-for-3. The Green Knights had six hits in the game. Resch scattered seven hits with three walks and one strikeout.

The Green Knights mustered just three hits against Monmouth, which put the game away with a six-run fifth inning. Resch took the loss for St. Norbert, allowing five hits in 3 1/3 innings.

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