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Ganns forgoes senior season to join Red Sox

Ganns forgoes senior season to join Red Sox

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

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

Walks, hit batters lead to Norse defeat in Lexington

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

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

Norse collect second weekend sweep in Youngstown

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 14, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

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

GALLERY: Norse sweep Grizzlies on senior day

Kari Lakes, Reporter

May 14, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

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’...

Norse pitching can’t handle Panther bats

Norse pitching can’t handle Panther bats

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 7, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team struggled in Sunday's doubleheader against Milwaukee, losing game one 15-0 and losing game two 8-1. The Norse are now 17-30 with a 10-13 record in the Horizon League while the Panthers improve to 19-27 and 9-14 in league play. The Norse remain in third place in the conference standings...

Norse split double header with Wright State

Norse split double header with Wright State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 6, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team split a double header series with Wright State on Friday afternoon, winning game one 13-10 while falling in game two 13-3.  The Norse are now 17-28 on the season and 10-11 in conference play while the Raiders are 30-15 and 16-5 in Horizon League play. The Norse will travel to M...

WATCH: Teammates on and off the field; Alas brothers get opportunity of a lifetime

WATCH: Teammates on and off the field; Alas brothers get opportunity of a lifetime

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Video

When TJ Alas began his collegiate career at Eastern Kentucky University, he never believed he would be able to play with his younger brother Brendan. “It’s been something we’ve always talked about,” TJ said. “Me being four years older than him we just missed each other in high school and in ...

Norse rally in seventh inning to take game three victory

Norse rally in seventh inning to take game three victory

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 30, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team rallied late in the game to take home a 7-2 victory over Wright State. Wright State falls to 29-13 and 15-4 in conference while the Norse improve to 16-27 and 9-10 in conference play. “This one of the most complete team wins,” right fielder TJ Alas said. “The lineup did a t...

Norse attempt comeback in ninth, fall short against Raiders

Norse attempt comeback in ninth, fall short against Raiders

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 29, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to Wright State 5-3 in game two of the three game series, sealing a series loss. The Norse fall to 15-27 on the season and 8-10 in conference play while the Raiders improve to 28-12 on the season and 15-3 in conference play. Dizzy Peyton continued to fill the role of head c...

Breaking: Asalon suspended four games for unsportsmanlike conduct

Breaking: Asalon suspended four games for unsportsmanlike conduct

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports

The NCAA announced head baseball coach Todd Asalon has been suspended four games for unsportsmanlike conduct in Wednesday's game with Louisville. Alason bumped into an umpire while arguing a call with two outs in the fourth inning of Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Cardinals.  "I realize that my behavior...

Norse can’t hold lead against number two Louisville

Norse can’t hold lead against number two Louisville

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team held a lead for four innings, but in the end couldn't hold off the second ranked Louisville Cardinals. The Norse fell to the Cardinals 6-4 in Louisville Wednesday night, falling to 15-25 on the season while the Cardinals improve to 35-6. Even in a losing effort, the Norse out-hit t...

Norse Notebook: Ganns earn Horizon League honors, women’s golf leads tournament

Norse Notebook: Ganns earn Horizon League honors, women’s golf leads tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Golf, Softball, Sports

Trey Ganns collected his second Horizon League Batter of the Week honor of the season, after hitting .524 with seven doubles, three home runs and eight runs scored. Ganns also had a slugging percentage of 1.286 with an on-base percentage of .545. “I’ve basically been trying to eliminating all off...

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