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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 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...

Young players shine in Norse victory over Harriers

Young players shine in Norse victory over Harriers

Kari Lakes, Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- The NKU Norse defeated the Miami Hamilton Harriers 15-1 today at the Bill Aker Baseball Complex. The Norse improve to 12-19 on the season while the Harriers fall to 20-17 on the season. The Norse offense took no time to warm up, as senior TJ Alas started things off with a sing...

Norse lose first Horizon League series of the year

Norse lose first Horizon League series of the year

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 9, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team dropped two games of a three game series against Valparaiso this weekend. The Norse fall to 11-19 on the season and are now 6-3 in league play while the Crusaders improve to 12-17 and 3-6 in league play.  The Norse continue to hold third place in the Horizon League standings behind UI...

GALLERY: Norse club five homeruns, crush Penguins in game one

GALLERY: Norse club five homeruns, crush Penguins in game one

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 1, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team hit five homeruns on Friday afternoon to propel the Norse to a 15-8 victory over Youngstown State. The Norse improve to 4-0 in Horizon League play and 9-15 overall, while the Penguins fall to 5-17 overall and 2-5 in Horizon League play. TJ Alas hit two homeruns in this game, inc...

Norse drop series to Radford

Norse drop series to Radford

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team lost two games of a three game series against Radford this weekend. The Norse are 3-10 on the season while Radford improves to 5-11.  Game 1: NKU 10 Radford 5 Trey Ganns earned his first win of the season, last 6.0 innings while giving up five runs on 10 hits while striking ou...

Baseball can’t find a win in California

Baseball can’t find a win in California

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team was swept in a four game series by Sacramento State over the weekend. The Norse drop to 1-6 on the season while Sacramento State improves to 6-1 on the season. The Norse played the Hornets tough in three out of the four games, but couldn't get over the hump. The Norse will look...

Norse fall to Camels in first series of the season

Norse fall to Camels in first series of the season

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to Campbell University on Sunday, finishing out the weekend with the 1-2 series loss. After being blown out on Friday, the Norse grabbed a win on Saturday before falling to the Camels in the final game. Game 1: NKU 5 Campbell 12 The Camels jumped on Trey Ganns early, scori...

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