April 4, 2010
Bearcats Split With 10th-Ranked Emporia State
MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State split the day two doubleheader with 10th-ranked Emporia State Sunday afternoon at Bearcat Field. Northwest won game one 5-4 and had a rough second game, losing 15-2.
In game one Northwest would take a one-run lead twice, only to find themselves trailing each time after a pair of Calder Cody two-run home runs that gave Emporia State a one-run lead. Northwest would tie the game at 4-4 in the seventh inning after Bryce McCrary hit a triple into center field and would come around to score on a throwing error by Hornet shortstop Andy Cotton. Jayson Huett would shut down Emporia the next two innings before Nick Pfeiffer would hit a walk-off double to bring in McCrary for the win.
Pfeiffer went 2-for-5 with 2 RBI in the game. McCrary was 1-for-3 with two runs. Trevor Conner would go 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Jeremy Tate got the start on the hill for the Bearcats. Tate pitched five and one-thirds of an inning and gave up four runs on four hits, while striking out four Hornet batters. Huett was great in relief of Tate, pitching three and two-thirds of scoreless baseball, gave up one hit and struck-out four for the win.
In game two the ESU bats came alive as Northwest gave up a four-run second inning and a ten-run third inning in the game two loss. The Bearcats were out-hit in the second game 13-5. Conner was 3-of-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Matt Stice had a sacrifice fly to bring in Northwest's other run.
In all Northwest used seven pitchers in the game. Eric Mitchell started for Northwest and went two innings, giving up five runs and five hits, while striking-out three.
Northwest (6-25, 4-14 MIAA) will play a doubleheader at Truman on Tuesday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m.
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