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A Conversation with Griffin Doersching: Home Run Derby Champion

A Conversation with Griffin Doersching: Home Run Derby Champion

Matthew Dietz, Reporter

March 5, 2020

As Griffin Doersching, the NKU Norse junior first baseman and Home Run Derby champion, stepped up to the plate for his first-round swings at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, he had just one thought going through his mind. “Wow.” In June of 2019, Doersching was invited to participate in the 2019 College Home Run...

Norse Baseball Break Losing Streak against Oakland Grizzlies

TJ Alas (7) celebrates Will Haueter's homerun against Oakland

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

May 6, 2019

In their series against Oakland, the NKU baseball team breaks their seven game losing streak with a sweep against the Golden Grizzlies. The Norse won the first game on Saturday 11-10, followed by two wins on Sunday with final scores of 12-3 and 14-3.  This brings the Norse’s overall record up to 13-34 and their conference record to 11-13, while the Golden Grizzlies fall to 10-30 overall and 8-13 in the Horizon League.

Cardinals defeat NKU Baseball late in the game

Cameron Ross delivers a pitch to a Wright State hitter.

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

April 10, 2019

The NKU baseball team took on number 12 Louisville Tuesday night at Jim Patterson Stadium with a final score of 11-2.  This brings the Norse season down 8-23 while the Cardinal’s season improves 25-8.

Norse baseball split double-header against Golden Grizzlies

Cameron Ross (14), Brad Bohlen (6) and Trey Ganns (23) shake hands after Sunday's win over Youngstown State.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

April 1, 2019

NKU’s baseball team played against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in a double-header Sunday at Bill Aker Baseball Complex. The Norse won the first game with a score of 3-2, but lost game two 0-4. The Norse are now 5-20 on the season and 4-5 in the Horizon League conference. The Grizzlies also stand 4-5 in the conference and have a regular season record of 4-19.

Norse baseball fall to Butler

Freshman outfielder Griffin Kain is up for bat.

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

March 27, 2019

The NKU men’s baseball team lost to the Butler Bulldogs on Tuesday afternoon with a final score of 2-9. This brings the Norse’s overall record down to 4-17 while the Bulldogs record improves to 14-9.

Nominations open for David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame

Nominations open for David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018

The NKU department of athletics are now accepting nominations for their 2018-19 David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame class. The bi-annual ceremony recognizes former student-athletes and other individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics, either by virtue of their perfor...

Ross looks to guide Norse to Horizon League success in 2018

Cameron Ross will begin the season as starting pitcher after being the Norse closer in 2017

Hunter Dunn, Contributor

February 21, 2018

With spring just around the corner, the Northern Kentucky Baseball team is gearing up for another year of play..  After finishing third last season in the Horizon league, the team looks to overtake that second or first seed and  possibly reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school histor...

Spring Sports Preview

NKU's spring sports have started and the Northerner has everything you need to know for each team

Northerner Sports Staff

February 21, 2018

The unseasonably warm temperatures the past week and a half have welcomed with open arms the start of the spring sports season here at Northern Kentucky University. Baseball and softball opened their respective seasons last weekend while tennis has played several indoor matches so far. While the re...

Ganns forgoes senior season to join Red Sox

Trey Ganns is hitting .348 on the season with 14 doubles and 11 home runs.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

July 12, 2017

At the halfway point in the 2017 baseball season, Trey Ganns felt like he was playing well enough to draw the eye of some Major League teams.   Ganns participated in a workout hosted by the Boston Red Sox in Mason, Ohio after finishing his junior year at NKU with a .348 average, 14 home runs and 57 ...

Walks, hit batters lead to Norse defeat in Lexington

Jake Richmond rounds first base trying to stretch a single into a double.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 16, 2017

Lexington, KY- After being down just 3-1 in the sixth inning, the NKU Norse fell to the University of Kentucky 10-1 at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Norse fall to 21-31 on the season while the nationally ranked Wildcats improve to 37-16. "It was a good game going into the sixth inning," head coach Todd A...

Norse collect second weekend sweep in Youngstown

Coach Todd Asalon high fives Jake Richmond after Richmond scored a run against Oakland

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 14, 2017

The NKU baseball team swept a doubleheader with Youngstown State Saturday afternoon, finishing the weekend with a 4-0 record and improving to 14-13 in Horizon League play. The Penguins drop to 9-19 in conference play and sit in seventh place in the league standings. The Norse would be the three see...

GALLERY: Norse sweep Grizzlies on senior day

TJ Alas (7) celebrates Will Haueter's homerun against Oakland

Kari Lakes, Reporter

May 14, 2017

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- The Northern Kentucky Norse celebrated their seniors and swept their second double header of the year, as they beat the Oakland Golden Grizzlies 12-7 in game one and 10-5 in game two. The Grizzlies lead things off in game one with a three-run second inning. The Norse didn’...

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