Feb. 15, 2009
Bearcats Split First Two Games of 2009
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Senior Bret Harvel struck out six batters in five and one-third innings of work for his 10th career win to lead Northwest Missouri State to a 4-3 victory against Indianapolis in the season-opening contest of 2009. The Bearcats couldn't answer a three-run second inning by the Greyhounds and dropped the second game by a 4-1 decision.
The Bearcats (1-1) took 2-0 lead in the third inning of game one after Trevor Connor singled to center field to drive in Matt Stice and Tim Beck. Northwest held the Greyhounds (5-3) to two runs in the fourth inning after the bases were loaded with only one out. But a pair of Indianapolis errors in the sixth inning would translate into two Bearcat runs and be enough to hold off the Greyounds who scored once in the bottom of the sixth.
Bill Disselhoff claimed his fifth career multiple-hit game as one of three Bearcats with two hits.
In game two, Kenny Fedrick scored two runs off a single to center field to provide Indianapolis a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Chris Benham tripled to lead off the fifth inning and scored after John Hermsem grounded out to the shortstop but the Greyhounds added a run in the sixth to claim the 4-1 game.
Danny Malone threw four innings in relief of Christian Dekker and struck out three batters and held the Greyhounds to one hit. Beck went three-of-five in his first two games at Northwest after hitting .381 at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park least season.
Up Next: Northwest stays in Russellville, Ark., to play a 2 p.m. doubleheader with Arkansas Tech.
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