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St. Norbert Powers to Sweep of Cornell

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, April 14, 2019 | Softball
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa - St. Norbert College put up 18 runs in a Midwest Conference doubleheader sweep of Cornell College, topping the Rams 8-3 and 10-5 at Mount Vernon Softball Complex.

The Green Knights (16-10, 9-3 MWC) trail first-place Monmouth College by one game in the league standings with six games remaining.

St. Norbert rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the opener after the Rams scored a trio of runs in the third inning. Carley Frauenhoff's RBI double in the third inning brought in a run, but the Green Knights didn't tie the game until a two-run single from Frauenhoff in the fifth inning. The Green Knights took control with five runs on four hits and aided by two Cornell errors in the sixth inning. Abby Primus brought in the go-ahead run on a groundout. Abigail Chada then had an RBI single. Madison Earing then scored on a throwing error during a stolen-base attempt for an 6-3 lead. Breanna Braeger's two-run home run then closed out the scoring.

Braeger was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI, while Frauenhoff was 2-for-4 with three RBI. Emma Molenhouse earned the complete-game win, allowing five hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

In the nightcap, the Green Knights had control early after scoring five runs in the first inning. Ashley Zimmerman walked with the bases loaded to force in a run, and Molenhouse followed with a grand slam. St. Norbert added three more runs in the third inning on a three-run home run by Zimmerman.

Cornell would score a run in the fourth and three runs in the sixth, but St. Norbert salted the game away with two runs in the sixth inning. Grounders from Braeger and Morgan Moxon brought in the two runs.

Frauenhoff had the Green Knights' lone multi-hit game in Game 2 with a 2-for-4 showing with two runs scored. Zimmerman and Molenhouse drove in four runs apiece.

Morgyn Zielke earned the win with 2 1/3 innings pitched in relief.

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