March 2, 2006
Northwest Loses Three In a Row
MONTEVALLO, Ala. - The Northwest Missouri State baseball team drops its third in a row, this time to the University of Montevallo 8-7.
Montevallo got on the board first with two runs in its half of the first inning, while the Bearcats scored their first run in the second inning. Northwest took a short lived lead in the sixth inning, by a score of 4-3.
However, that's when the Falcons' bats came alive as they scored five runs in the bottom half of the inning. Montevallo was helped by the Bearcat pitching, which allowed three walks and a hits bats men, all four batters came around to score for the Falcons.
The starting pitcher for the Bearcats, junior Justin Hildebrand (St. Joseph, Mo.) (0-1) got chased from the ballgame in the sixth, he gave up five runs, three earned, four walks and a pair of strike outs. Junior Cody Sinclair (Indianola, Iowa), took the loss, pitching a third of an inning, giving up three runs, all earned and two walks.
Hitting was not a problem for the Bearcats, as they hit two home runs, one by senior Matt Coons (Dearborn, Mo.) and the other by junior Sergio Davila (Douglas, Ariz.). Davila also picked up a team-high two RBIs.
In all for Northwest, it had seven runs on 16 hits, while Montevallo had eight runs on seven hits. Northwest did have a chance to tie the game up in the ninth inning, when junior Billy Burns (St. Joseph, Mo.) got a single and stole second, but the next Bearcat batters could not get him around to score.
Northwest now falls to 1-4 on the year, while Montevallo improved 8-7. The game originally set for 5 p.m. tomorrow, but due to the threat of cold weather they moved the time up to 2 p.m.
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