NKU Norse fall to crosstown foe Xavier, 8-1

Courtesy of NKUNorse.com

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Seth Rosenberg tossed 4.0 innings on Tuesday, allowing just two hits and one run, but the Northern Kentucky University baseball team could not hold off the Xavier offense as it fell 8-1 at Bill Aker Baseball Complex.

Rosenberg retired a stretch of 10-straight and struck out two in relief after coming in to pitch in the fourth frame with the Norse down 5-0.

NKU distributed five hits across five different players with Anthony Vagnier posting the lone RBI. The senior scored NKU’s run on a triple to right-center in the bottom of the fifth that scored Ryan LeFevers from first.

Three Musketeer home runs fueled the Xavier offense. An Andre Jernigan homer and groundout RBI handed XU a 2-0 lead in the second, followed by a three-run fourth that included a two-run home run from Ethan Schmidt for a 5-0 lead that NKU could not overcome.

A trio of late Xavier runs iced the game as starter Kyle Colletta absorbed the loss after tossing 3.1 innings.

XU starter Damien Richard threw 6.0 innings with one run to pick up the win.

The Norse return to action on Wednesday when they play host to Dayton at Bill Aker Baseball Complex. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. 

NORSE NOTES:

  • Rosenberg made his eighth appearance out of the bullpen this season and has tossed 13.0 innings with just two walks and seven strikeouts.
  • Logan Spurlin reached base for the 20th-consecutive game on Tuesday.

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