April 1, 2009
Disselhoff Tosses Complete Game Against No. 28 Wildcats
MARYVILLE, Mo. - Bill Disselhoff collected Northwest's first complete game of the season and allowed six hits and one run as the Bearcats (11-17) upset No. 28 Wayne State (17-7) today at Bearcat Field. Disselhoff allowed only seven baserunners in the nine-inning contest.
An error in center field allowed Chris Benham to reach second after a two-out single in the first inning and a left field single by Jon Henne, Jr., provided the Bearcats a 1-0 lead. Brandon Kirsch led off the second inning with his fourth home run of the season and Jeremiah Biggar scored off a double from Tim Beck to provide a 3-0 Bearcat lead after two innings.
The first three Northwest batters reached base in the bottom of the eighth inning to load the bases for Jared Erspamer. Erspamer reached on a fielder's choice after the Wildcats got Matt Stice on the force out at home, but a throwing error by catcher John Plasha in an attempt to turn the double play with Erspamer at first allowed Benham to score and Tim Avants to move to third. A sacrifice fly scored Avants as the Bearcats took a 5-0 lead heading into the ninth inning.
A leadoff double by pinch hitter Mike Bisenius put the Wildcats in scoring position early in the ninth inning and a one-out single by Treye Hacker moved Bisenius to third. A fielder's choice provided the second out of the inning but allowed Bisenius to score to take away the shutout, but a flyout to center field provided the complete game win for Disselhoff.
Kreed Kurtz went two-of-three for his sixth multi-hit game of the season while Kirsch went one-of-three with two RBIs in his 100th career start. Benham also went two-of-four with a pair of runs.
Up Next: Northwest remains at home in nonconference action in a four-game series with Augustana. First pitch for the April 4 doubleheader is 1 p.m.
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