April 17, 2011
Winning streak snapped in day two split
MARYVILLE, Mo.-The Northwest Missouri State baseball team split its second doubleheader with Pittsburg State on Sunday afternoon as the Bearcats won game one 3-1 to clinch the series victory, but lost game two 5-1. The loss in game two snapped a seven-game winning streak.
In game one Northwest (15-21, 14-16) jumped out to an early lead with two runs in the first inning. Alec Rosales scored on a wild pitch and later in the inning, Landinn Eckhardt doubled down the right field line to bring home Geno DeAngelis. Eckhardt was 2-for-2 in the game while DeAngelis was 2-of-3.
The Bearcats tacked on an insurance run in the fourth with a Nathanial Horton RBI single. Pitt State (14-22, 10-22) got on the board in the top of the seventh, but could only muster the lone run as Jayson Huett shut the door to pick up his sixth save of the season.
Huett pitched one and 1/3 innings of relief for Kenny Brengle who improved to 4-2 with the win. Brengle allowed eight hits in five and 2/3 innings of shutout baseball.
Game two didn't go as planned as the Bearcats committed four errors in the loss, the most by Northwest since April 1. Pittsburg State scored three unearned runs in the game. The Gorillas scored the game's first four runs and added one more in the seventh after Northwest had closed the gap to 4-1 after a Rosales RBI.
Jeremy Tate got the start on the hill for the Bearcats. Tate had three and 1/3 innings of work and allowed four runs (one earned) off of four hits. Aaron Amaral and Nick Caldrone came on to pitch six and 2/3 innings of relief as they combined to allow just one run off of eight hits while striking out three Gorilla batters.
Northwest returns to action on Tuesday as the Bearcats travel to Nebraska Omaha to finish their four-game series with the Mavericks. The doubleheader will start at 1 p.m.
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