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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 ...

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...

Norse split doubleheader with Valparaiso

Norse split doubleheader with Valparaiso

Kari Lakes, Reporter

April 22, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- The Northern Kentucky Norse split a doubleheader with the Valparaiso Crusaders today, as they take the first game 14-4, while dropping the second 17-4. The Norse record is now 14-23 and 7-7 in conference play while the Crusaders are 15-21 and 5-9 in Horizon League play. The No...

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...

Gallery: Kelley carries Norse to series victory over Penguins

Gallery: Kelley carries Norse to series victory over Penguins

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 2, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team secured the series win against Youngstown State on Sunday afternoon with a 6-3 victory. The Norse are now 5-1 in the Horizon League with a 10-16 overall record while the Penguins fall to 6-18 and 3-6 in league play. "I was real happy with how we played," head coach Todd Asalon ...

Norse comeback falls short against Penguins

Norse comeback falls short against Penguins

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 1, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to Youngstown State 8-7 on Saturday afternoon. The Norse fall to 9-16 on the season and 4-1 in the Horizon League while the Penguins improve to 6-17 and 3-5 in league play. "It was a good college game," Asalon said. "Two teams playing hard and playing pretty decent for the m...

WATCH: New season, new field: turf outfield to benefit future Norse

WATCH: New season, new field: turf outfield to benefit future Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

While the NKU baseball team spent much of the month of February away from Bill Aker Baseball Complex, their field was getting a $600,125 makeover. The outfield of Friendship Field was converted from natural grass to full synthetic turf. MSA architects were the architects for the project while Shaw Sports ...

Norse can’t hold four run lead, fall to Redhawks

Norse can’t hold four run lead, fall to Redhawks

Kari Lakes, Reporter

March 28, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- The Northern Kentucky Norse fell to the Miami Redhawks 5-4 after holding a lead for the first seven innings. The loss puts the Norse record at 8-14 while the Redhawks move to 6-16 on the season. The Redhawks scored four of their five runs via the long ball, including the two...

Ganns double in the ninth lifts Norse over Redhawks

Ganns double in the ninth lifts Norse over Redhawks

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

With the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning, Trey Ganns doubled to score all three base runners to give the Norse a 6-3 victory over the Miami Redhawks on Wednesday afternoon in Oxford. The win is the 500th of head coach Todd Asalon's NKU career.  The Norse improve to 7-11 on the season, w...

Norse Notebook: Richmond, Colletta catch fire in first Horizon League series

Norse Notebook: Richmond, Colletta catch fire in first Horizon League series

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

After a slow start in the first seven games of the season, shortstop Jake Richmond has come alive in his first season as a Norse and crushed the ball in his first Horizon League series against Milwaukee. This weekend head coach Todd Asalon shuffled his lineup a little bit and slotted Richmond in ...

Preview: NKU baseball looks to improve Horizon League performance

Preview: NKU baseball looks to improve Horizon League performance

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features

The NKU baseball team will look for their first winning season in their Division I history, after going 20-34 during the 2016 season. If the Norse want to take that step forward, they will have to improve the way they perform in Horizon League play. The Norse played well in their mid-week non conference...

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