May 6, 2011
Bearcats can't hang on against No. 6 Emporia State
MARYVILLE, Mo.-A six-run top of the ninth inning for sixth-ranked Emporia State proved costly for Northwest Missouri State as the Bearcats lost game one of their crucial four-game series to the Hornets 10-6 at Bearcat Field.
Trailing 6-4 to begin the ninth, the Hornets collected five hits in the inning and had two men reach on errors. With two outs left, Emporia State had six consecutive men reach base safely and added two more runs of insurance with two outs in the inning. Northwest had two errors in the ninth and three for the game in the loss.
Northwest had a six-run inning of its own in the bottom half of the third inning after Emporia took an early 2-0 lead. Six of the Bearcats' nine hits came in the inning. An Alec Rosales two RBI single got the scoring going for Northwest in the inning. Nathanial Horton (double), Eric McGlauflin (single), Geno DeAngelis (single) and Landinn Eckhardt (sacrifice fly) all collected RBI's in the third for the Bearcats, who looked to take a commanding lead in the game.
Emporia State would shrink the Bearcat lead down by scoring a run in both the fourth and fifth innings to cut the lead to 6-4. Jayson Huett picked up the loss for Northwest in a very long outing. Huett pitched three and 1/3 innings and allowed five runs (three earned) on eight hits while striking out four batters. Josh Parrish got the start on the hill for Northwest, Parrish gave the Bearcats five solid innings as he allowed two earned runs off of 10 hits.
Northwest (20-27, 19-22 MIAA) will continue its final series of the season on Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Both games will be seven innings.
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