March 27, 2011
Northwest held scoreless against Truman
MARYVILLE, Mo.-Truman pitchers Ryan Trimble and Jarrett Eiskina combined to throw 16 scoreless innings to lead the Bulldogs to a doubleheader sweep of Northwest Missouri State Sunday at Bearcat Field. Scores were 3-0 and 1-0.
Trimble allowed three hits and had 11 strikeouts in seven innings of game one. Eiskina allowed five hits and had 11 strikeouts in nine innings of game two. Both starters earned their second wins of the season.
Truman (6-12, 5-9 MIAA) and Northwest (5-15, 4-10) combined for 18 hits Sunday, 16 of which were singles. No player had more than two hits during the twin bill.
The Bulldogs had seven, two-out hits against Northwest ace Chris Green (1-2) in the opener. Devon Myers doubled and scored on a Dan Plecki single in the first. Jordan Howe singled, stole second and scored on a base hit by Kody Stricklin in the second. Myers singled and scored on a Plecki double in the third.
Trimble (2-3) loaded the bases in the first but struck out Brett Paterson to end the inning. He then retired 15 of the next 16 batters he faced with the lone exception coming in the fifth inning when Northwest reached on an error. The Bearcats had runners on first and second in the sixth, but Trimble got Nathanial Horton to ground out to end the threat.
Truman didn't need a hit to score the only run of game two. Drew Garwood drew a leadoff walk. He was bunted to second by Kenny Swanson and with two outs, scored on a ground ball hit by Steven Rose that went between the legs of Bearcat shortstop Cameron Bedard.
Chase Anderson was the hard-luck loser of game two. He faced the minimum through the final four innings following the error. Anderson (1-2) allowed three singles, struck out five and walked three. His season ERA fell four runs to 6.45.
Eiskina (2-1) faced four more than the minimum and got plenty of help from his defense. The Bulldogs turned a double play to end the third, picked off a Northwest runner in the fourth and threw out a would-be base stealer in both the seventh and ninth innings. No Bearcat reached third base in the night cap.
The final two games of the four-game series will be played tomorrow starting at noon.
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