Feb. 26, 2011
Northwest drops two on day two in Texas
CANYON, Texas-The Northwest Missouri State baseball team dropped a pair of non-conference tilts Saturday afternoon in Texas as the Bearcats fell to West Texas A&M 14-9 and 22-8. Freshman Eric McGlaufflin collected four hits, scored two runs and drove in three in the doubleheader for Northwest.
West Texas (13-2) collected 41 hits in the two games, while the Bearcats (0-3) had 11 in each game. In game one the Buffaloes scored nine runs in the first three innings and held a 9-2 advantage until the Northwest bats came alive in the sixth with a four-hit, five-run inning to cut the deficit to two. West Texas would answer however with a five-run sixth of its own. Northwest added two more runs in the seventh with McGlaufflin's two-run home run.
Chase Anderson started game one for the Bearcats, pitching two innings and allowing nine runs. Nick Caldrone pitched three innings of shutout relief, allowing just two hits and striking out two batters for the Bearcats. Jayson Huett allowed five runs in an inning of work in his season debut.
In game two Michael Dudley, Jess Cooper and Brad Elders each collected four RBIs as West Texas jumped on Northwest early, scoring 10 runs in the first three innings. Cameron Bedard had two hits and an RBI in the loss, while Brett Paterson and Jeff Hastert each drove in two and combined to score three runs. Andrew Ramage and Alec Rosales each had an RBI for the Bearcats as well.
Charlie Krueger was saddled with the loss in his first career start. Krueger allowed eight runs on five hits in two innings of work. Kenny Brengle, Sean Brady, Christian Dekker and Josh Parrish each made relief appearances in the game.
Northwest will finish its four-game series with the Buffaloes on Monday with a nine-inning game beginning at noon. The game was originally scheduled for Sunday but has been moved back due to high winds in Canyon.
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