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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

April 23, 2005

Bearcats Hold Miners to One Run in Doubleheader

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State held Missouri-Rolla to only one run in today's doubleheader. The Bearcats shutout the Miners in game one with a 14-0 win, pitched by senior Brett Bognar (6-2). UMR scored its only run of the day during the first inning of game two which the 'Cats won 7-1. Zach Weston (3-4) pitched eight innings of the second game and Mark Lewis pitched one to close the game for the Bearcats. Northwest improved to 27-17 overall and 14-5 in conference play while the Miners fell to 7-33 overall and 2-15 in the MIAA.

Game one was a success from the start for the 'Cats. In the bottom of the first, Pat Whitt singled then stole two bases while Will Newland was at the plate. Tristan Stewart singled, scoring Whitt, followed by a double by Britt Westman who scored Newland and Stewart. Three more of the five innings left showed three or more runs for the Bearcats.

A Miner error and two hits in the second inning scored three more 'Cats. The third and fourth innings were the only scoreless innings for Northwest as they kicked up dust around the bases in the fifth and sixth as they scored three and five, respectively.

The last inning at bat for the 'Cats proved to be the most productive. Matt Coons led off with a double to center then advanced to third on a wild pitch. John White singled up the middle, scoring Coons. Ryley Westman then scored White on a double. Marcus West hit a line through the left side to move the runner around to third. Whitt hit his fourth single in the game to move Westman over the plate. Newland reached base on balls, and with the bases loaded the Miners' second baseman made a fielding error allowing Stewart to reach first and West to score. A single by Britt Westman, his third in the game, scored Whitt and the 'Cats ended the inning with five runs on six hits and an error.

Northwest had 17 hits in game one with only one error while the Miners garnered six hits and made four errors.

The second game looked much like the first for the 'Cats. The Miners scored in the first inning of game two with two hits, a hit batter and a fielding error by the Bearcats. Northwest buckled down and did not allow another run.

After going 0-5 in game one, Kyle Gallagher was 4-4 in the second game, including a triple to left center in the bottom of the eighth. All starting fielders for Northwest had at least two hits on the day.

Northwest had 14 hits and one error in game two while the Miners had eight hits and no errors.

Northwest will finish the series with Missouri-Rolla tomorrow (Apr. 24) at 12:00 p.m. They will play one nine-inning game.

Line Score by Inning (game 1)
U M R - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NMSU - 3 3 0 0 3 5 X
U - 0 6 4
N - 14 17 1

Line Score by Inning (game 2)
U M R - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NMSU - 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 X
U - 1 8 0
N - 7 14 1

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Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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