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Green Knights Rally to Sweep Day in Florida

From Sports Information Director, March 19, 2015 | Softball
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - St. Norbert College got a last-ditch rally in the bottom of the seventh in its second game to finish off its second win of the day during its fourth day of action at the Rebel Games.

Leigh Grall's two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Green Knights to a 6-5 win over Springfield College. St. Norbert had beaten Skidmore College 6-3 earlier in the day.

Tayler Long led off the bottom of the seventh with a single. Codi Jenshak followed with a double to put runners at second and third with no outs. Grall followed with a double to left-center field to push across the game-winning run.

Springfield led 5-0 after scoring one run in the third inning and four runs in the fourth inning. The Green Knights got back into the game with a four-run fifth inning. Jenshak's two-run single was the key hit in the inning, while two other runs scored on Springfield errors.

Long was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, while Laufer was 2-for-3 and Jenshak 2-for-4. Grall also drove in three runs.

Morgan Rusch earned the win in relief of Haley Grunwald. Rusch allowed four hits and no runs in 3 1/3 innings of relief.

St. Norbert rallied from a 2-1 deficit through three innings in the opener against Skidmore. The Green Knights scored two runs in the fourth inning on an RBI triple by MacKenzie Hazen and an RBI groundout by Gina Mastrodomenico. St. Norbert added two more runs in the sixth inning on RBI singles from Samantha Gross and Jenshak. Mastrodomenico added an RBI single in the seventh inning. Jessica DeMeuse hit a solo home run in the second inning for St. Norbert's first run.

Long was 3-for-5 in the opener, while Mastrodomenico and Hazen were both 3-for-4. EmilY Laufer was 2-for-4 for St. Norbert, which had 14 hits.

Rusch was the winning pitcher, allowing eight hits with one walk in the complete-game effort.

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