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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 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 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 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 Notebook: Ganns earn Horizon League honors, women’s golf leads tournament

Norse Notebook: Ganns earn Horizon League honors, women’s golf leads tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Golf, Softball, Sports

Trey Ganns collected his second Horizon League Batter of the Week honor of the season, after hitting .524 with seven doubles, three home runs and eight runs scored. Ganns also had a slugging percentage of 1.286 with an on-base percentage of .545. “I’ve basically been trying to eliminating all off...

Norse hold on to earn double header split with UIC

Norse hold on to earn double header split with UIC

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 23, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team earned a double header split against the UIC Flames Sunday afternoon. The Norse improve to 15-24 and 8-8 in Horizon League play while UIC falls to just 28-9 and 15-3 in league play. "I thought we played really well. We had our chances," head coach Todd Asalon said. "Game two we bo...

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...

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