May 1, 2011
Bearcats pounce on Lincoln early in win
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State scored four runs in the top of the first inning and shutdown the Lincoln offense the rest of the way on Sunday as the Bearcats won 5-1 to win the final three games of the series with the Blue Tigers.
Nathanial Horton's two-run single got Northwest (20-26, 19-21) going in the inning, Horton went 2-for-5 with a run in the victory. Cameron Bedard's double down the right field line later scored Horton and Geno DeAngelis brought home Bedard in the next at-bat.
Northwest added one more run in the second on an Alex Singleton groundout that brought home Bret Paterson. Lincoln got that run back in the bottom of the inning but that was all they could muster the rest of the way.
Jayson Huett made just his third start of the season and pitched a complete game. Huett, who is normally the Bearcats' closer, allowed seven hits and struck out three batters in picking up his eighth win of the season. For the series Huett won two games and pitched 14 and 1/3 innings and allowed four runs (2.55 ERA) while striking out eight.
Lincoln committed three errors in the game and committed 10 for the series. Up next, Northwest will close out the regular season as fourth-ranked Emporia State comes to town next weekend. The four-game series begins on Friday at 2 p.m.
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