Northern Kentucky 9, Ferris State 1

May 12, 2005

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. _ Megan Owens went 2-for-4 with a homer and four runs batted in as top-seeded Northern Kentucky posted a 9-1 win over Ferris State on Thursday in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional.

Heather Cotner was 3-for-4 and scored a pair of runs for NKU, which improved to 51-0. The Norse rallied from an early 1-0 deficit by plating two runs in the third inning, and NKU starter Krystal Lewallen allowed just one hit to go 28-0 this season. Lewallen also had nine strikeouts.

Owens drilled a three-run homer over the wall in left field in the fifth inning to extend NKU's lead to 6-1. The Norse added three more runs in the sixth to seal the victory.

NKU's Stephanie Leimbach went 2-for-3 and extended her hitting streak to 31 games. The 31-game hitting streak is the fifth-longest in Division II history. Rachele Vogelpohl added three hits for the Norse.

Ferris State, now 31-19, had posted a 2-0 win over Northwood earlier on Thursday.

                            The Automated ScoreBook
                       Ferris State at Northern Kentucky
                       May 12, 2005 at Highland Hts., Ky.

Ferris State 1 (31-19)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Worsley, Melissa dh......  3  1  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
Gill, Navreet ss.........  2  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   0
McLean, Emily lf.........  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   1
McKibbin, Allison c......  2  0  0  0   0  2  5  0   0
Crower, Laura 1b.........  2  0  0  0   0  0  4  1   1
Riskovitch, Lindsay 2b...  2  0  0  0   0  2  2  3   0
Kraai, Katie 3b..........  2  0  0  0   0  2  1  3   0
Dollarhite, Amy rf.......  2  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Jaroniewski cf...........  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  1   0
Chartier, Rachel p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Thiede, Jenna p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 20  1  1  0   0  9 17  8   2

Northern Kentucky 9 (51-0)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Rothbauer, Ricki 2b......  4  1  1  1   0  0  3  1   0
Leimbach, Stephanie cf...  3  1  2  0   0  0  1  0   1
Lindeman, Angie 1b.......  3  0  2  1   1  0  6  0   0
 Logan, Michelle pr......  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
King, Sarah rf...........  4  1  2  0   0  1  0  1   1
Cotner, Heather dh.......  4  2  3  0   0  1  0  0   2
Napier, Becky ss.........  4  0  1  1   0  0  0  1   0
Becker, Sara 3b..........  4  2  2  0   0  0  0  3   0
Owens, Megan c...........  4  1  2  4   0  0  8  0   2
Vogelpohl, Rachele lf....  4  0  3  0   0  0  0  0   0
Lewallen, Krystal p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 34  9 18  7   1  2 18  7  11

Score by Innings                R  H  E
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Ferris State........ 100 000 -  1  1  1
Northern Kentucky... 002 133 -  9 18  1
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Note: 2 outs, 3 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - Kraai(17); Rothbauer(11). LOB - FSU 2; NKU 11. 2B - Worsley(10);
Lindeman(12). HR - Owens(2). HBP - Rothbauer. SH - Gill(11); Leimbach(15).

Ferris State           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Chartier, Rachel....  3.2 10  3  1  0  1 20 21   -
Thiede, Jenna.......  2.0  8  6  6  1  1 14 16   -

Northern Kentucky      IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Lewallen, Krystal...  6.0  1  1  1  0  9 20 21   -

Win - Lewallen (28-0).  Loss - Chartier (16-10).  Save - None.
WP - Lewallen(3). HBP - by Thiede (Rothbauer). Pitches/strikes: None.
Umpires - HP: John Peterson  1B: Dan Krueger  3B: Sally Keller
Start: 2:45 pm   Time: 1:30   Attendance: 452
Game notes:
Game 3 of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional
NKU advances to play SIUE/Gannon winner at 3 p.m. on Friday
Ferris State will play West Virginia Wesleyan Friday at 12:30 p.m.
Game: NCAA3




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