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St. Norbert Rolls Past Knox In Sweep

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, April 9, 2017 | Softball
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College continued its recent hot streak with a sweep of Knox College in a Midwest Conference doubleheader by scores of 12-0 and 8-0 at Miron Construction Field at Mel Nicks Sports Complex.

The Green Knights (11-9, 9-1 MWC), who have won 10 of their last 11 games, scored nine runs in the first inning of the opener to set the tone for the afternoon.

Brianna Braeger walked and Randi Morack reached on a bunt single. Leigh Grall then singled to load the bases. Tia Danforth then crushed a grand slam to give the Green Knights a quick 4-0 lead. Amanda Diedrich singled, Lexy Campshure walked and Ashley Schuettpelz singled to load the bases. Amy McBride then tripled and scored on a throwing error to put St. Norbert ahead 8-0. The rally continued when Braeger tripled and Morack singled for the final run of the nine-run uprising.

St. Norbert added three runs in the fourth inning on a Schuettpelz single and Carley Frauenhoff double. Danforth also scored on a throwing error.

Braeger, Morack and Schuettpelz were all 2-for-3.

Emma Molenhouse twirled a two-hit shutout with one walk and five strikeouts. It was her fourth shutout of the season.

In the nightcap, St. Norbert scored twice in the second inning on an RBI single by Diedrich, who later came around to score on an error. The Green Knights added a run in the third inning on a pair of Knox errors for a 3-0 lead.

St. Norbert then closed out the 55-minute game with five runs in the fifth inning. Grall and Danforth had RBI singles, while Diedrich stroked a two-run triple. Maria Reiter then singled to end the game.

Diedrich and Danforth both finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Diedrich had three runs batted in.

Sydney Pfotenhauer allowed four hits in the shutout, her third of the season. She walked one and struck out two.

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