April 23, 2011
Krueger's blast leads to day two split
TOPEKA, Kan.-Charlie Krueger hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning and collected all three of Northwest Missouri State's RBIs in the Bearcats 3-2 victory in game two against Washburn Saturday afternoon. Northwest salvaged a split on the day after dropping game one 2-1.
In the first game Northwest (17-25, 16-20 MIAA) got on the board first thanks to a Landinn Eckhardt sacrifice fly in the second inning that scored Geno DeAngelis. However, the Ichabods responded in the fourth with a Dane Simoneau RBI triple and a sac fly that gave Washburn a 2-1 advantage later in the inning.
Those two runs were all that were needed for Washburn starter Alex Coons as became the third Ichabod starter in the series to go the distance. Coons out-dueled Northwest's Josh Parrish who allowed two runs in five innings of work and allowed four hits.
DeAngelis was responsible for two of Northwest's four hits in the loss.
Things looked grim in game two for the Bearcats as Washburn carried a 2-0 lead all the way to the seventh inning before Krueger scored Cameron Bedard with a double.
Then, in the ninth inning and with one out, Krueger provided the heroics for Northwest with his game-winning blast to left center. Jayson Huett was masterful in relief for starter Jeremy Tate. Huett allowed just one hit in four and 1/3 innings of work and picked up his sixth win of the season.
Bedard, Krueger and Alex Singleton all had multi-hit games for Northwest with Bedard scoring twice.
Northwest will play its final road series of the year when they return to action next Friday as they begin a four-game set with Lincoln in a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.
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