Vikings drop pair to St. Norbert

Posted on: May 8th, 2010 by Joseph Vanden Acker

DE PERE, Wis. — The St. Norbert College baseball team rallied late to win the first game and then broke open the second game in the seventh inning to sweep a Midwest Conference doubleheader from Lawrence University on Saturday at Mel Nicks Field.

St. Norbert (21-10, 11-3 MWC) won the opener 8-5 and took the nightcap 12-2.

Robert Rashid, Luke Kostreva, Davide Harris and Phil Wisniewski all had two hits for the Vikings (7-27, 2-12). Tony Jandron went 4-for-4 and drove in four runs for the Green Knights.

After giving up four runs in the¬†first, Lawrence rallied to take a 5-4 lead. Kostreva hit a solo homer in the second, and the Vikings added two more runs in the¬†third on only one hit. An error and Rashid’s RBI single gave Lawrence two more runs in the sixth and a 5-4¬†edge.

St. Norbert tied it on Jandron’s double in the bottom of the sixth, and then scored three times in the¬†eighth. The big¬†blow in that inning was Jandron’s two-run homer.

Jandron worked a perfect ninth to pick up the save. Trevin Hillesheim allowed 10 hits over eight innings to get the win.

Lawrence broke a scoreless tie in the nightcap with two runs in the fourth on a pair of run-scoring groundouts.

St. Norbert took a 3-2 lead in the bottom half of the inning with Ryan Gusick belting a two-run double. The Green Knights added two more runs in the fifth with Ryan Way picking up a run-scoring single.

St. Norbert then broke the game open with five runs in the seventh. Jordan Powers had a two-run single, Ryan Kehl had a RBI single, and the Vikings issued a pair of bases-loaded walks.

The Green Knights then ended the game with a pair of runs in the eighth.

Bryan Stoppenbach went the distance to pick up the win.

Game one box score

Game two box score

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