April 12, 2011
Northwest bats come alive in sweep over Mavs
MARYVILLE, Mo.-The Northwest Missouri State offense came through in a big way on Tuesday afternoon as the Bearcats collected 15 runs on 20 hits in a doubleheader sweep over Nebraska Omaha. Northwest took game one 6-3 and pounded-out a 9-1 win in the second game.
Second baseman Alec Rosales went 4-for-8 with four RBIs and three runs scored in the doubleheader. He blasted a solo home run in the third inning of game one to start the fireworks for the Bearcats (12-20, 11-15 MIAA).
In the first game Northwest jumped out to a 3-0 lead after a three-run third inning, but the Mavericks (20-11, 16-10 MIAA) tied the score after a three-run inning of their own in the fifth. Northwest responded in the bottom half of the sixth, thanks to a Rosales two-run single with two outs as the Bearcats scored all three runs in the inning with one out remaining.
Jayson Huett picked up the win in game one as he came on in relief for Kenny Brengle. Huett pitched two and one-third of an inning and allowed no runs on two hits while striking out two batters. Brengle allowed three runs off four hits in four and one-third of an inning pitched.
In game number two, Northwest batted around in a seven-run fourth inning that put the Bearcats up 8-0 after a Landinn Eckhardt RBI double got Northwest going in the first inning. Eckhardt went 3-for-4 with two RBI in game two. Geno DeAngelis and Alex Singleton also had multi-hit games for the Bearcats, who collected 14 hits overall in the second game.
Chase Anderson got the win for Northwest in the game. Anderson pitched seven and one-thirds of shutout baseball and allowed five hits. Josh Parrish came on in relief for Anderson.
DeAngelis along with Jake Kretzer had three hits in the double-dip, and Eckhardt joined Rosales with four hits on the day. In all, nine Bearcats hit safely in the sweep. Northwest has currently won six of its last seven.
The Bearcats will look to continue their hot play this weekend as Northwest hosts Pittsburg State in a four-game series beginning on Saturday. The doubleheader on Saturday will begin at 2 p.m. from Bearcat Field with the Sunday games beginning at noon.
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