St. Norbert Finishes Series Sweep of Carroll

From Sports Information Director, April 20, 2008 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

WAUKESHA - St. Norbert College's baseball team continued its recent offensive barrage with a 20-2 and 10-4 Midwest Conference doubleheader sweep of Carroll College at Waukesha West High School.

The Green Knights have won six-straight games and nine of their last 10 in improving to 15-6 overall and 7-1 in the MWC North Division. St. Norbert has scored double digits in runs in all nine wins, and is now averaging 10.6 runs per game this season.

St. Norbert scored in every inning in the opener, and broke the game open early with 10 runs on four hits in the second inning. Jordan Vater had a two-run double to get the big inning started, while Alex Byrne added a two-run single later in the frame.

Jared Yost blasted a two-run home run in the third inning. In the fifth inning, St. Norbert scored three times on a Vater RBI single, Jordan Stauber RBI single and an Adam Frost sacrifice fly.

The Green Knights had 16 hits in the opener and capitalized on five Pioneer errors. Yost was 3-for-3 with four runs scored and three RBIs. Cory Fuller added a 3-for-5 game with three runs scored. Frost, Byrne, Vater and Stauber all had two hits apiece in the opener for the Green Knights.

Tony Jandron worked six innings to improve to 3-2 on the season. Jandron allowed five hits with two walks and five strikeouts along with no earned runs.

St. Norbert and Carroll were tied 4-4 in the nightcap but the Green Knights scored twice each in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to gradually pull away.

Trevin Hillesheim spun St. Norbert's second complete game of the season, scattering 10 hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts to improve to 5-0 this season.

Yost broke the tie when he led off the top of the sixth inning with a home run. Frost later singled in Ryan Gusick for a 6-4 lead. In the seventh, Fuller and Gusick hit solo home runs to push the advantage to 8-4. Mike Wallerich poked a two-run double in the eighth for the game's final margin.

St. Norbert had 14 hits in the nightcap and 30 for the doubleheader. Byrne was 3-for-5 with two RBIs in the nightcap. Gusick, Wallerich and Fuller also added two hits apiece for St. Norbert.