Green Knights Split Pair of One-Run Games in Florida

From Sports Information Director, March 18, 2010 | Softball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - St. Norbert College had a pair of one-run games and split them on its fourth day of its annual Florida trip, topping Springfield College 3-2 and losing to Ramapo College 3-2.

St. Norbert jumped out to a 3-0 lead against Springfield and held on. The Green Knights scored two runs in the first inning on RBI singles from Brieanne Oehlke and Brittany Narges. The Green Knights added a run in the third inning on an RBI single by Alissa Purko. Springfield would score single runs in the fourth and fifth but wouldn't get closer.

Narges, Stephanie Ortiz and Tracy Palmer all had two hits apiece for St. Norbert. Kayla Krueger picked up the win, allowing 11 hits with one earned run, no walks and two strikeouts.

Ramapo scored three runs in the fifth inning to take a 3-1 lead and held on against a St. Norbert rally in the seventh. Three hits and a Ramapo error led to a St. Norbert run, but the Green Knights left the bases loaded to end the game. Kayla Krueger's RBI double in the first inning led to the first St. Norbert run.

Ortiz was 2-for-4 for St. Norbert. Jessica Kropp took the loss, allowing six hits with one earned run, two walks and three strikeouts.