The Northerner

Junior Ben Gerl is one of many players in the baseball program that have gone through the initiation ritual of singing a song on road trip bus rides.

Carpool karaoke a bonding ritual for Norse baseball team

Torie Houston, Reporter April 4, 2023

The Northern Kentucky baseball team has a unique icebreaker tradition that will definitely make any team chemistry strong. At the start of each season, the newcomers to the baseball team have an important...

Liam McFadden-Ackman turns on a pitch for his second grand slam in the first inning of Sunday afternoon’s win for the Norse. The junior infielder went 5-for-6 with 10 runs batted in and hit for the cycle in the 27-4 rout of Western Michigan.

McFadden-Ackman’s historic performance headlines baseball’s sweep of Western Michigan

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor February 28, 2023

Coming into the 2023 baseball season, there were some questions raised as to whether or not NKU’s offensive prowess would be where it was just a year ago due to key departures throughout the lineup....

Sophomore pitcher Ben Gerl drives down the mound as he delivers a pitch during game one against UIC.

Gerl shines in game one, but Norse falter late in second game of doubleheader vs. UIC

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor May 8, 2022

The NKU baseball team’s performance during their split of a twin-set against the UIC Flames on Saturday evening told the tale of two versions of the Norse over the course of the two games: the first...

NKU right-hander Kyle Klingenbeck pitches against Purdue Fort Wayne.

Norse unable to cash in late in seven-inning seesaw affair versus Milwaukee

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor May 6, 2022

In what was originally planned to be the first game of a doubleheader, the NKU baseball team dropped a seven-inning affair with the Milwaukee Panthers by a score of 6-5. The Panthers forced the Norse...

NKU catcher Zack Minton takes a swing against Purdue Fort Wayne.

‘Everyone is so fine-tuned,’: Norse offense shining in the Horizon League

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor May 1, 2022

To say that the NKU baseball team has gone through hardships and adversity thus far into the 2022 college baseball season is an understatement. Between the brutal weather conditions in Highland Heights...

NKU outfielder Griffin Kain dives back to first base on a pickoff attempt against Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday, April 15.

Norse unable to take series in tough rubber match against Purdue Fort Wayne

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor April 16, 2022

Offense was aplenty in the rubber match of a three-game Horizon League set between the NKU baseball team and the Mastodons of Purdue Fort Wayne, just not the offense that the Norse would have liked, as...

Zack Minton celebrates his three-run home run in the second inning against Purdue Fort Wayne.

Minton’s homer, Vorhees’ heroics lift Norse over Purdue Fort Wayne

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor April 16, 2022

It was as if the baseball gods and Mother Nature were looking fondly upon the Bill Aker Baseball Complex on Friday, because there was finally some decent weather for baseball: sunny, but with the wind...

NKU infielder Liam McFadden-Ackman follows through on a swing against Wright State.

NKU baseball slips against Dayton in rainy affair

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor April 5, 2022

Heading into a new week, the NKU baseball team had already been fighting against fortune in just about every way possible. From coming into their weekend series against Milwaukee with only 24 total active...

NKU freshman pitcher Kaden Echeman gets set on the mound against Wright State.

Cold bats, mental mistakes cost Norse in loss to Morehead State

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor March 29, 2022

The hottest offense in the Horizon League went cold on Tuesday, as despite leading the conference in batting average, hits, and doubles, the NKU baseball team were held to two runs as they dropped an afternoon...

The NKU dugout during Sundays game against Wright State. The Norse fell 17-10 to the Raiders.

Norse unable to shake losing streak in series finale against Wright State

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor March 27, 2022

On what proved to be another blustery day at Friendship Field, the NKU baseball team fell to Wright State 17-10 to fall on the wrong end of a weekend sweep and extend the Norse’s losing streak against...

The Northern Kentucky Norse baseball field, located on campus at NKU.

NKU baseball drops cold, snowy slugfest against Wright State on Saturday

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor March 26, 2022

It’s not often that teams play baseball in the snow, but that’s exactly what NKU and Horizon League rival Wright State were tasked with on Saturday; a 36 degree temperature at game time with nearly...

The NKU baseball team prior to their game against Butler on Tuesday, March 1.

Norse bats thrash Xavier in homestand finale

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor March 2, 2022

The NKU baseball team’s offense put on a laser show to close out their non-conference weekday homestand with a 16-6 rout of the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday. Left-hander Ben Gerl started the game...

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