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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 27, 2007

Late Inning Grand Slam Closes Out Bearcats Losing 10-3 to No. 14 West Florida

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (stats) The Northwest Missouri State baseball team dropped another nine-inning affair with No. 14 West Florida 10-3 this afternoon at Pelican Park. Northwest trailed by one run entering the bottom of the sixth before a grand slam by Bo Williams capped a six run eighth.

The Bearcats took the lead in the second off an RBI-single by junior second baseman Stevie Bush. The Argonauts captured the lead in the third plating three runs. A two-run RBI-double by senior catcher Jacob Whisenhunt started the scoring.

Northwest tied the game at three after back-to-back one spots in the fifth and sixth. A solo home run by junior outfielder Jake Bradshaw in the fifth and another RBI-single by Bush in the sixth provided the last of the Bearcats scoring.

Senior shortstop John White and Bush finished with multi-hit games, each going 2-for-4. White was also 2-for-2 on stolen bases. Northwest ended with seven hits as a team and turned its first double plays of the season.

Junior transfer Bret Harvel took the loss dropping him to 1-1, while Jonathon Weaver picked up his second win of the young season.

The loss drops Northwest to .500 with a 3-3 overall record, while the Argonauts move to 14-4.

Northwest will wrap up its four-game series with West Florida tomorrow with a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. The first will be a nine-inning affair and nightcap a seven.

NOTES: John White started his 73 straight game … Britt Westman started his 113 straight game … Ryley Westman his hitting streak to seven games… Ryley Westman has 34 career doubles tying him for fifth all-time with former teammate Tristan Stewart … Ryley hit the century mark with 100 career RBI after last weekends series with Arkansas Tech … It sits him ninth all-time.

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Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
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