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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

April 6, 2009

Bearcat Weekly for the Week of April 6, 2009

Bearcat Weekly .pdf file

Tuesday, April 7
Baseball Northwest hosts Truman (7/9) Bearcat Field 1 p.m.
Softball Northwest hosts No. 22 Nebraska-Omaha (DH) Bearcat Field 2 p.m.
Men's Tennis No. 26 Northwest hosts William Jewell Frank Grube Courts 3 p.m.
Women's Tennis Northwest hosts William Jewell Frank Grube Courts 3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 8
Softball Northwest hosts Rockhurst (DH) Bearcat Field 2 p.m.
Men's Tennis No. 26 Northwest at Baker Baldwin City, Kan. 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 9
Track and Field Northwest at Emporia State Multi-Events Emporia, Kan. 3 p.m.
Friday, April 10
Track and Field Northwest at Emporia State Multi-Events Emporia, Kan. 10:30 a.m.
Baseball Northwest hosts No. 19 Nebraska-Omaha (7/9) Bearcat Field 1 p.m.
Softball Northwest hosts Fort Hays State (DH) Bearcat Field 2 p.m.
Men's Tennis No. 26 Northwest at Truman Kirksville, Mo. 3:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis Northwest at Truman Kirksville, Mo. 3:30 p.m.
Track and Field Northwest at Jim Duncan Invitational Des Moines, Iowa TBA
Saturday, April 11
Track and Field Northwest at Nebraska Invitational Lincoln, Neb. 11 a.m.
Baseball Northwest hosts No. 19 Nebraska-Omaha Bearcat Field 1 p.m.


Baseball (13-19, 5-13 MIAA)

  • Northwest returns to MIAA to close out a 15-game homestand with Truman April 7 and No. 19 Nebraska April 10-11.
  • Chris Benham closed out last week with a season-best six-game hitting streak. He hit .500 in the seven games last week.
  • Bill Disselhoff collected the first complete game for Northwest with a career-best nine-inning performance in a 5-1 win against No. 28 Wayne State.
  • Matt Stice has recorded 12 of his 16 stolen bases this season at home. He is fourth in the MIAA with .50 stolen bases per game.
  • Trent Kohlstaedt is second in the MIAA with 18 appearances this season. He needs one more to tie for 10th in program records.

Softball (11-27, 2-6 MIAA)

  • The 14-game home stretch for Northwest continues with back-to-back dates against No. 22 Nebraska-Omaha and Rockhurst.
  • Tiffany Carter enjoys a seven-game hitting streak and is seventh among MIAA players with a .366 batting average.
  • Cola Krueger picked up her 16th collegiate shutout against Washburn April 3 in the home-opener for Northwest. She needs one more shutout to tie Shelley Lewis for the career program record.
  • Four Bearcats - Carter, Kristen Hessel, Amber Corkins and Jennifer Bohle - are hitting above .300 through the first eight games of the MIAA schedule.

Women's Track and Field

  • Northwest will send multi-event athletes to Emporia State April 9-10, 10K runners to the Jim Duncan Invitational April 10 in Des Moines, Iowa, and the rest of the squad to the Nebraska Invitational April 11.
  • Emily Churchman won the individual women's point title at the Jock's Nitch Northwest Open April 4 to help lead the Bearcats to the team title. She provisionally qualified in the hepthatlon earlier in the week at the Ashley Nally Heptathlon.
  • Bridget Kleine won the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes to record two of the 11 event titles for Northwest last weekend.
  • Audrey Bailey provisionally qualified and broke the meet record with 1:01.37 in the 400-meter hurdles. Tierney Eaton also qualified in the high jump and won the event with 5-6.

Men's Track and Field

  • The Bearcats will send athletes to the Emporia State Multi-Events, the Jim Duncan Invitational and the Nebraska Invitational in a busy weekend after hosting the Jock's Nitch Northwest Open last weekend.
  • Northwest claimed the team title and placed three athletes in the top five of the individual points competition.
  • Ben McKim provisionally qualified in the shot put and was the top collegiate finisher in the discus throw last weekend. His throw of 55-3 1/2 in the shot put is fifth in all-time records.
  • Zane Myers led Northwest with 24 points last weekend with a win in the 400-meter hurdles, a second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles and a fifth-place performance in the javelin.

No. 28 Men's Tennis (10-4, 3-1 MIAA)

  • Northwest faces William Jewell at home April 7 and Baker on the road April 8 before closing out the MIAA regular season April 10 at Truman.
  • The Bearcats suffered their first MIAA loss in the last seven matches dating back to 2008 in a 7-2 loss to Washburn last Saturday.
  • Felipe Gennari and Ryan Westerhof have won their last three matches at No. 2 doubles and five of their last six.
  • Head Coach Mark Rosewell reached 800 career victories in a 6-1 win against Emporia State April 3.
  • Northwest is No. 3 in the first NCAA South Central Regional Rankings released April 1.

Women's Tennis (10-3, 6-1 MIAA)

  • The Bearcat women will face William Jewell in a home match Tuesday before wrapping up the MIAA season at Truman Friday.
  • Erika Leston is on a 13-match winning streak at No. 5 singles. She's 20-1 on the season in singles play with the only loss coming in the fall tournament season.
  • Northwest has won it's last 13 home matches dating back to last season and seven of the last eight matches against Truman dating back to 2002.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
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