Slow start moving fast

The Northern Kentucky University Baseball Team has started off inconsistently at best for the 2007 season.

However, there might be a bit of a silver lining in the clouds after braving the unseasonably cold weather in a recent series sweep of Lewis University.

Shaffer leading way offensively

Jake Shaffer has been the most efficient hitter for NKU this season. Shaffer, who has started all 32 games, leads the team in hitting at a .332 clip, and slugging percentage (.475).

Evan McDole has been especially impressive right out of the gate. The freshman and former Bishop Brossart High School star has hit the ground running in his first year of college baseball. The 6-foot-6 first baseman is hitting .314, second only to Shaffer, and has a .465 SLG.

Marksbury doing the job pitching

Senior Matt Marksbury has had an impressive start to the 2007 season. In fact, he’s perfect. Marksbury has yet to lose in five decisions, and has thrown four complete games. He also has a respective OBA., holding the opposition to hit a .250 average.