April 17, 2004
Bearcats Take Two at Rolla
WP: David Dugan (8-0)
Extra Base Hits
WP: Jeremy Teter (6-1)
Extra Base Hits
ROLLA, Mo. -- The Northwest Missouri State baseball team took the first two games of a three-game weekend series Saturday afternoon in Rolla. Northwest won the first game, 9-0, and took the nightcap, 11-2. The Bearcats now stand at 27-15 on the season, 13-7 in the MIAA.
The 'Cats jumped on the board first in game one, scoring a run in the top of the second on an RBI double from Ryley Westman (Fr., Smithville, Mo.). The Bearcats pushed across two runs in the fifth, when Tristan Stewart (Fr., Crystal Lake, Ill.) singled home two with one out to give Northwest a 3-0 lead.
Northwest continued to build their lead, pushing across one run in the sixth and seventh innings and two runs in the eighth and ninth innings. Those nine runs were more than enough for starter David Dugan (Sr., Kansas City, Mo.). Dugan pitched his team-leading fourth complete game of the season, giving up only five hits and striking out eight.
The second game got off to a solid start, also, as the 'Cats put four runs on the board in the third. An RBI single by Marcus West (Jr., Kansas City, Mo.) plated two runs to put the Bearcats up early. West came home on a ground-out by the next batter, Cameron Dodd (Jr., Manteca, Calif.). Stewart brought home the fourth run of the inning on a single up the middle.
The 'Cats once again played small ball in the fourth, when a lead-off bunt single by John White (Fr., Omaha, Neb.) turned into a run after an RBI double by Westman. Westman later scored on a sacrifice bunt off the bat of Dodd.
Northwest added three runs in the fifth, highlighted by the second home run of the season by Westman that scored two. The Bearcats struck again in the sixth, as Brad Schwarz (Sr., Johnston, Iowa) clubbed his eighth home run of the year to bring home two and put the 'Cats up 11-0. The Miners pushed across to runs in the bottom of the inning, as the 'Cats cruised to the 11-2 win.
Starter Jeremy Teter (Sr., Macon, Mo.) pitched six solid innings, giving up seven hits and two earned runs to push his record to 6-1 on the year.
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