April 8, 2011
Brengle's gem leads to split on day one
MARYVILLE, Mo.-The Northwest Missouri State baseball team had an up-and-down day on Friday in its doubleheader with Southwest Baptist. The Bearcats got a masterful pitching performance in game one from Kenny Brengle on the way to a 7-1 victory. In the second game of the day, Northwest fell 6-2.
In the first game, Brengle improved his record to 3-2 on the season, pitching a complete game two-hitter against Baptist off 111 pitches. Brengle struck out five batters in the victory, and the one run he allowed was unearned.
After getting off to a slow start offensively in game one, Northwest (8-20, 7-15) exploded in the fourth inning with six runs on five hits to bust out to a big lead. Eric McGlauflin, Ladinn Eckhardt, Evan Cannell, Alec Rosales and Charlie Krueger all had an RBI in the six-run fifth.
McGlauflin and Andrew Ramage each picked up multi-hit games in the win, both went 2-for-2. Geno DeAngelis and Cameron Bedard also picked up a hit while Cannell scored two runs in the game.
Phillip Davolt pitched a complete game in the second game for Southwest Baptist (6-20, 5-19 MIAA). Davolt allowed two runs on seven hits while registering 103 pitches.
After Northwest gained an early 1-0 lead in the second inning, Baptist responded with two runs of its own in the top of the third. Northwest would tie the game in the bottom half of the inning thanks to a Jake Kretzer RBI single, but Baptist responded again with a run in the fourth to take a 3-2 lead.
The big inning for Baptist came in the seventh as the "Purple" Bearcats scored three runs in the inning to cushion their lead. Taylor Trotter and Tyler Cristophel each had 2 RBI in the game for Southwest Baptist. Nathanial Horton went 2-for-4 in the game for Northwest, while Jeff Hastert added an RBI in the loss. Brett Paterson also had a two-hit game. Paterson along with Bedard had a number of dazzling plays in the field for the Bearcats.
Chase Anderson got the start in game two for Northwest. Anderson pitched three and one-third of an inning, and allowed three runs on four hits.
Northwest and Baptist will finish its four-game series on Saturday afternoon with another doubleheader from Bearcat Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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