April 13, 2010
Bearcats Sweep Truman
MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State finished off its season sweep over Truman Tuesday afternoon at Bearcat Field as the Bearcats won game one 4-2 and came back in thrilling fashion in the second game to win 3-2.
Northwest would score in three-straight innings and would hold a lead of 4-0 heading into the seventh inning in game one today. Truman would add two runs in the top of the seventh, before Jayson Huett shut the door on them and secured the Bearcat victory.
Matt Stice, Trevor Conner and Luke Lavicky would each drive in one run for Northwest in the victory. As Joe Kankovsky went 1-for-1 with two walks and two runs scored. Jayson Huett got the start and pitched the full seven innings for the Bearcats. Huett allowed two runs, one earned, on seven hits and struck-out seven Truman batters in picking up his second win of the year.
In game two, Kreed Kurtz got the offense going with a solo home run in the third inning. It was his third long ball of the season. Truman would tack on a run in the fourth and sixth innings to take a 2-1 lead, and maintained it until the bottom of the ninth. In the ninth inning, Kreed Kurtz would single to left field to drive in Conner and tie the game at 2-2. After the bases were filled up with Bearcats and with two outs, Nick Pfeiffer drew a four-pitch, game-winning walk to take the victory for Northwest.
Kurtz was 3-for-3 in the game with a run scored and two RBIs. Kurtz was also just a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. Pfeiffer, Conner, Stice and Jon Henne Jr. all went 1-for-4 in the second game. Northwest has currently won seven of its last eight games.
Chase Anderson drew his second start of the season (both against Truman) and pitched five and one-thirds of an inning, allowing two runs on nine hits. Jeremy Tate and Chris Green came on and pitched three and two-thirds of an inning of scoreless baseball in relief, allowing no hits and Green picked up his sixth win of the year.
Northwest (13-26, 11-15 MIAA) will next travel to Pittsburg State this weekend to play a four-game series beginning on Saturday afternoon.
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