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Jason Barron scored four times and drove in three runs against the Norse Sunday afternoon as the University of Missouri-St. Louis posted a 15-2 win over Northern Kentucky University.

Scott Sanders added three hits and four RBI as Missouri-St. Louis improved to 26-6 overall. The Rivermen lead the Great Lakes Valley Conference with a 14-3 record and are ranked 11th nationally in the NCAA Division II poll.

Missouri-St. Louis scored four times in the first inning off NKU starter and pitcher, Chris Unkraut, as Barron and Sanders each collected two-run singles. The Rivermen added four more runs in the third inning to take an 8-0 lead and were never threatened as they completed a three-game series sweep of the Norse.

Second baseman Shaun Erie had two hits and an RBI for NKU, which dropped to 19-16 overall, 11-8 in the GLVC. Outfielders Keith Jackson and Lewis Jones also added two hits apiece for the Norse, who have lost four consecutive games.

NKU will travel to Oxford, Ohio, on Wednesday to meet Miami (Ohio) University at 3 p.m. The Norse will return to GLVC play next Friday with a doubleheader at noon against Kentucky Wesleyan College at the Bill Aker Baseball Complex at Friendship Field.

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