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Green Knights Take Nightcap to Salvage Split at Carroll

From Sports Information Director, April 26, 2010 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

WAUKESHA - St. Norbert College took the nightcap of a Midwest Conference doubleheader 14-0 to get a split with Carroll University at Frame Park. The Pioneers won the opener 7-6 to snap a 21-game losing streak to the Green Knights.

Carroll (7-18, 4-6 MWC) rallied to win the opener with a four-run seventh inning. An infield error with two outs opened the floodgates, with Matt Busse's three-run home run providing the difference.

St. Norbert had built a 6-3 lead, including three runs in the third. Ryan Kehl's home run in the fourth put St. Norbert ahead 4-2, and Matt Hannon's sacrifice fly in the seven made it 6-3.

The Green Knights had nine hits in the game, with two each from Hannon and Garrick Fisher. Trevin Hillesheim took the complete-game loss, allowing one earned run in eight innings on 11 hits, two walks and nine strikeouts.

St. Norbert (13-9, 4-2) wasted little time taking command of the nightcap, taking a 10-0 lead after three innings. Fisher had a two-run double in the second, and Jandron stroked a two-run double in the third. The Green Knights added two four runs in the fifth on two hits and three Carroll errors for a 14-0 advantage.

Jandron went 2-for-4 with four RBIs to extend his hitting streak to 22 games, one short of the school record he shares with Jared Yost and Rich DuQuaine. St. Norbert had just eight hits in the game but drew six walks and took advantage of seven Carroll errors.

Bryan Stoppenbach worked six innings for the win, allowing four hits with two walks and four strikeouts.