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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

March 11, 2006

Northwest Splits Double Header With UNO

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State baseball team split a double header this afternoon against the University of Nebraska-Omaha. With UNO taking the 11-4 win in game one and Northwest pulling out the 11-8 win in game two.

In game one, Omaha jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top half of the first before the Bearcats would answer with a pair of runs in the third. The Mavericks would take the call and put five run on the board in the fourth inning to extend their lead 7-2. However, Northwest would score a couple of more runs to bring the game within shouting distance, at 7-4. However, UNO plated four more runs in the sixth to take the game out of reach for Northwest.

For the Bearcats, they were led by senior John White (Omaha, Neb.), who went two-for-four and hit his team leading third home run of the season. Senior Matt Coons (Dearborn, Mo.) hit his second home run of the year, and junior Pat Whitt (Springfield, Mo.) also went deep for Northwest.

Junior Brian Lamers (Riverside, Calif.) took the loss (2-1) for Northwest going 5.1 innings, allowing seven hits, eight runs, three earned, walking three and striking out five.

In game two, Northwest was led by Whitt, who went three-of-four at the plate, scored two runs and had four RBIs. Also leading the way for the Bearcats at the plate was junior Ryley Westman (Smithville, Mo.) and sophomore Britt Westman (Smithville, Mo.), each collected two hits, while Britt scored twice and both Westman's also had two RBIs.

Northwest junior pitcher Matt Kelly (Maryville, Mo.) pitched 4.2 innings, giving up seven hits, five runs, five earned, one walk and four strike, but did not get the decision. Junior Brett Whittle (Wichita, Kan.) picked up his first win of the season (1-0), pitching 1.1 innings, only allowing one hit and not walking or striking out any.

Northwest on the year goes to 4-6, while UNO moves to 13-4. The Bearcats were supposed to play tomorrow against Minnesota-Crookston, but due to weather in Minnesota, the game has been postponed.

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

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