Washington U. Baseball Picks Up 20th Win of the Season, 25-13, Over St. Norbert
St. Louis, Mo., April 1, 2012 – The Washington University in St. Louis baseball team recorded 24 hits, including 10 for extra bases, as the Bears earned their 20th win of the season with a 25-13 victory over St. Norbert College on Sunday afternoon at Kelly Field.
The teams combined for 41 hits and 15 errors in the game that lasted more than three hours. Washington U. took a 10-1 lead after three innings with seven unearned runs on 10 hits and five errors by St. Norbert. The Green Knights plated three runs in the top of the fourth to cut the deficit to 10-4, but Washington U. answered with five runs on three hits and three errors in the bottom of the inning to extend the lead back to 15-4.
After St. Norbert made it 15-6 in the top of the fifth, Washington U. plated five runs on six hits in the bottom of the inning to score 20 runs (20-6) for the second time this season. The Green Knights scored the next seven runs of the game to get to within 20-13, but Washington U. added two runs in the seventh and three in the eighth to finish with the 25-13 win.
Twelve different players recorded hits in the game for the Bears, led by sophomore Kyle Billig (4-for-5, five runs, two RBIs) and senior Brandon Rogalski (3-for-5, two runs, four RBIs). Both Billig and Rogalski hit two doubles in the game. Freshman Chris Lowery also had three hits (3-for-7, two runs). Junior David Madson hit a pair of RBI triples in the game to finish 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs. Junior Max Gordon picked up his fourth win of the season (4-1) pitching five innings and allowing six runs, just two earned.
Washington U. (20-6) continues its 12-game homestand on Wednesday, April 4, against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Kelly Field.
Bear Notebook: The win was the eighth in a row for Washington U. … Rogalski has now recorded 17 multiple-hit games this season … Lowery extended his team-leading hitting streak to 10 games … Rogalski’s two runs scored in the game moved him into a tie for 10th on the Washington U. all-time career list (114) … He also moved into fourth for RBIs (128) and a tie for fourth in doubles (41).