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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 pitching can’t handle Panther bats

Norse pitching can’t handle Panther bats

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 7, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team struggled in Sunday's doubleheader against Milwaukee, losing game one 15-0 and losing game two 8-1. The Norse are now 17-30 with a 10-13 record in the Horizon League while the Panthers improve to 19-27 and 9-14 in league play. The Norse remain in third place in the conference standings...

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...

Norse can’t hold lead against number two Louisville

Norse can’t hold lead against number two Louisville

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team held a lead for four innings, but in the end couldn't hold off the second ranked Louisville Cardinals. The Norse fell to the Cardinals 6-4 in Louisville Wednesday night, falling to 15-25 on the season while the Cardinals improve to 35-6. Even in a losing effort, the Norse out-hit t...

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...

Ganns gets Norse back on track with win over OSU

Ganns gets Norse back on track with win over OSU

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

After struggling on the mound for much of the season, starting pitcher Trey Ganns guided the NKU Norse to an 8-1 victory against the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Norse improve to 13-22 on the season while the Buckeyes fall to 15-22 on the season. Before Ganns even took the mound, he doubled in the first...

Norse offense slows against top seeded Flames

Norse offense slows against top seeded Flames

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team was swept by UIC over the weekend, falling to 12-22 on the season and 6-6 in Horizon League play. The Flames improve to 24-8 and 13-2 in the Horizon League.  The Norse remain in third place in the Horizon League while UIC remains in second place, only because Wright State has...

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...

Norse Notebook: Ross finds a home in Norse Nation

Norse Notebook: Ross finds a home in Norse Nation

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Uncategorized

In two seasons as a Cincinnati Bearcat, Cameron Ross made just nine appearances, throwing a total of eight innings and ending the 2016 season with 5.62 ERA. In those eight innings, Ross walked 10 batters, hit three batters and struck out just five. On Sunday, Ross made his 17th appearance of the se...

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