Sports Shorts 4/18/2012


The Northern Kentucky University baseball team split a doubleheader against Indianapolis April 15. Indianapolis dominated the first game by winning 17-3, ending the Norse’s 16-game winning streak. NKU won the second game, 3-2, with junior infielder Kris Hecktor driving in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning. The Norse are now 24-10 overall and 17-3 in Great Lakes Valley Conference action. The team will play Bellarmine on April 18.

Men’s Golf

The Northern Kentucky University men’s golf team earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament by winning the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships held in Paducah, Ky. on April 15-17. The team finished first in the 54-hole stroke play competition, led by senior Corey Richmond who earned the medal, finishing with a 224 (+8). Michael Schmidt tied for fifth place with a score of 231, earning All-GLVC honors. The top four teams advanced to the match-play competition on April 17. NKU defeated Rockhurst in the semifinal round, winning four of the five matches. NKU defeated Indianapolis, 3-2, in the championship. The match came down to the 18th hole, where a par by Richmond claimed the victory for the Norse.


The Northern Kentucky University softball team swept a doubleheader against Kentucky Wesleyan on April 15. The Norse won the first game, 7-6, on a walk-off single by freshman infielder Katelyn Roy. NKU cruised to a 11-2 victory in the second game, scoring eight runs in the second inning. The Norse are now 27-15 on the season, including 17-11 against Great Lakes Valley Conference opponents. The team will host Bellarmine on April 18 and Cedarville on April 19.