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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 28, 2006

Northwest Splits Double Header With UWF

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Northwest Missouri State bats came alive in game one of the double header against the University of West Florida tonight, with the Bearcats winning 12-6 and falling in game two 1-0.

In the first inning, Northwest senior John White (Omaha, Neb) got things started with a double, and then later scored the first run of the ball game in the same inning. The Bearcats plated two runs in the first inning. White also had a team-high four hits along with sophomore Britt Westman (Smithville, Mo.). White was a triple away from the cycle.

West Florida would not go quietly in the Florida sun, as they touched Brian Lamers (Riverside, Calif.) for five runs. Lamers (1-0) pitched 7.1 innings, gave up 10 hits, five runs and struck out three.

As crisp as the Bearcat offense was in game one, the defense had six errors, while forcing West Florida into three.

Game two was a pitchers duel between Northwest senior Travis Fouts (Peck, Ida.) and West Florida's Jason Kohl, with Kohl getting the 1-0 victory. Fouts (0-1) went the distance in the seven inning game only giving up three hits, allowing one run and striking out a game-high seven.

The lone run scored in the first inning, as Fouts walked one of his two batters in the bottom half of the opening inning.

The Bearcats, who only had four hits in the game, all four hits were by four different players. Northwest junior Ryley Westman (Smithville, Mo.) almost had a one out rally going in the top of the seventh innings with a triple in the right centerfield gap.

Northwest on the young season is 1-2, while West Florida moves to 13-8. The final game of the series is set for 5 p.m. tomorrow.

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

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