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Norse Offense Stalls: Loses to Xavier

Norse Offense Stalls: Loses to Xavier

Kari Lakes, Reporter

April 20, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Northern Kentucky baseball lost to the Xavier Musketeers 8-1 on Tuesday, leaving head coach Todd Asalon frustrated and searching for answers.  The loss ended their five game winning streak for mid week games and caused them to miss the chance to tie the all time series at 21 wins a piece.Xavier sen...

VIDEO: The marvelous Mavriplis: Baseball’s emotional leader

VIDEO: The marvelous Mavriplis: Baseball’s emotional leader

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Video

Ryan Mavriplis walks towards Bill Aker Baseball Complex on a cold sunny April day, glove in one hand, batting helmet in the other. On this day he is running behind, due to his schedule working at Kroger just down the road from the baseball stadium. Normally he would be here around 1 p.m. for batting...

Miller shines as Norse rebound from tough weekend

Miller shines as Norse rebound from tough weekend

Kari Lakes, Reporter

April 6, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky baseball team rallied in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Miami Redhawks 5-1 at Bill Aker Baseball Complex. The Norse improve to 11-18 on the season while the Redhawks fall to 12-15.After Miami of Ohio knotted the game 1-1 in the eighth inning when Ross Haffey’s double to...

Norse win first Horizon League Game: Lose Series to Wright State 2-1

Norse win first Horizon League Game: Lose Series to Wright State 2-1

Kari Lakes, Reporter

April 3, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Northern Kentucky Baseball suffered a series loss at Wright State over the weekend. The series leaves the Norse record at 10-18 while Wright State moved to 18-9, the best overall record in the Horizon League. After a tough 12-1 loss to start off the series on Friday, the Norse battled back on Saturday ...

Norse use hot bats to defeat Bulldogs

Norse use hot bats to defeat Bulldogs

Kari Lakes, Reporter

March 31, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky baseball squad defeated the Butler Bulldogs 8-3 on Wednesday afternoon, at the Bill Aker Baseball Complex. The Norse improve to 9-16 on the season while Butler drops to 8-16.Butler scored early in the first and third, but those runs did not go unanswered. The Norse compiled fou...

Norse end 3 game skid with win against Northwestern

Norse end 3 game skid with win against Northwestern

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University baseball team beat Northwestern University 7-1 Tuesday at Bill Aker Baseball Complex, ending a three game losing streak.The Norse improve to 7-13 on the season while Northwestern falls to 5-15."We did a nice job especially off a tough weekend," Head Coach Todd Asalon said...

NKU Can’t Hold Lead, Drops Game 2

NKU Can’t Hold Lead, Drops Game 2

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

March 19, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University baseball team fell to Valparaiso in game two of the series Saturday 6-4, after taking a 3-2 lead into the eighth inning. Trevor Haas got the win for the Crusaders while Kevin Herren took the loss for the Norse.The Norse scored three of their four runs in the first inning, after Logan...

Norse Can’t Complete Comeback, Lose to Valpo in Extras

Norse Can’t Complete Comeback, Lose to Valpo in Extras

Kari Lakes, Reporter

March 18, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky- The Northern Kentucky University baseball team recovered from a two-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth but fell to Valparaiso, 5-4, in 10 innings in the Horizon League opener at Bill Aker Baseball Complex Friday afternoonAfter a handful of hits and a walk, Valpo took a 2-0 l...

Baseball Update: Asalon gives team C grade through first 16 Games

Baseball Update: Asalon gives team C grade through first 16 Games

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

March 18, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University baseball team has finished most of the non-conference part of its schedule and will begin its first Horizon League home stand today when it faces Valparaiso University.The Norse will come into the series 6-10 and have beat teams like Ohio University, East Tennessee State an...

Norse Put Bobcats Away In Extras

Norse Put Bobcats Away In Extras

Kari Lakes, Reporter

March 18, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

ATHENS, Ohio- The NKU baseball squad finished Wednesday’s game strong, overcoming the Ohio Bobcats late rally at Bob Wren Stadium and beat the Bobcats 7-6 in extra innings.Off to a scoring start, Will Hauter’s RBI single, along with Ty Amann’s two-run single put NKU on the board first, with three ru...

NKU Struggles Against Alabama St.

NKU Struggles Against Alabama St.

Kari Lakes, Reporter

March 15, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University baseball team avoided being swept by Alabama State over the weekend, but lost three out of the four games in the series. This leaves the Norse with an overall 5-10 record and improves Alabama State to 10-7 on the year.The Norse scored three runs between the sixth and s...

Norse baseball splits series with Western Illinois

Norse baseball splits series with Western Illinois

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sport's Editor

March 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Despite being on the road for the third straight weekend, the Northern Kentucky baseball team managed to keep the bats hot and split a four-game series with Western Illinois. The team moved to 4-7 on the year after this weekend while Western Illinois is now 2-8 record.In game one of the series, the ...

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