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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

April 22, 2006

Bearcats hit 13 doubles in Game 1 win

MARYVILLE, Mo . - The Northwest Missouri State Baseball team extended their winning streak to five games, picking up a pair of wins over Upper Iowa 19-5, 13-7 Saturday afternoon.

The Bearcats used an MIAA-record 13 doubles in Game 1 to walk past Upper Iowa 19-5.

The 13 doubles breaks the MIAA record of nine and the Northwest record of seven which was set on April 15, 1989 against Lincoln. Five different teams held the MIAA record.

Northwest scored often and early scoring five runs in the top of the first and tacking on 10 more runs in the third.

Six different Bearcats had two doubles including Tristan Stewart and John White who recorded their team-leading 15th doubles of the year.

In the offensive explosion, Will Newland had a pair of homeruns to left field for his sixth and seventh homers of the years.

Brian Lamers picked up his fifth win of the year, throwing a complete game allowing five runs and seven hits.

In Game 2, Northwest again jumped out to a quick start, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first and tacking on another four in the bottom of the third.

Newland continued his hot day at the plate, hitting two more homeruns in his first two at bats in the second game.

The Peacocks closed the gap to two (5-3) in the top of the third, but four runs in the third and another three in the fourth gave Northwest the necessary runs to claim the victory.

Britt Westman got things going in the fourth, hitting his seventh homer of the year.

Travis Fouts picked up the win, improving his record to 2-5.

Northwest is back in action Sunday afternoon in another pair of games against the Upper Iowa Peacocks at 1 p.m. in Maryville.

For more information, please contact:

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

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