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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

March 2, 2004

No. 20 Bearcats Fall to No. 14 Georgia State

Bearcat Numbers

NWMSU 0 1 2
GCSU 5 14 2

WP: Travis Spell (2-2)
LP: Jeremy Tapps (2-1)

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The Northwest Missouri State baseball team dropped its second game of the season Tuesday, falling to No. 14 Georgia College and State University, 5-0. The 'Cats now sit at 8-2 on the season.

After retiring the side in order in the first, Bearcat starter Jeremy Tapps (Jr., Des Moines, Iowa) ran into trouble in the second. The first four Bobcat batters notched hits and scored three runs off Tapps. The next three Bobcats were retired, but one of those outs, a sacrifice fly to left field, plated the fourth run of the inning for Georgia State.

The Bearcats' lone hit came in the top of the first inning, which proved to be Northwests biggest scoring opportunity. With one out, Seth Evans (Jr., Lenox, Iowa) worked a walk, Drew Mettille (Jr., Urbandale, Iowa) singled to put two on. Evans and Mettille each stole a base but were left stranded when Andrew Donovan (Sr., Ballwin, Mo.) popped out to the second baseman and Brad Schwarz (Sr., Johnston, Iowa) struck out swinging.

Georgia State added an insurance run in the top of the fourth on a bases-loaded balk by Bearcat pitcher Van Gilmore (Sr., Clarinda, Iowa). Those five run proved to be more than enough for Bobcat starter Travis Spell who went six innings and combined with three other staff members one the one-hit shutout.

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