Feb. 25, 2012
Northwest loses two in Oklahoma
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Northwest Missouri State baseball team dropped a pair of games Saturday on the road in non-conference action falling to Arkansas Tech 8-5 and to Northeastern State 13-9.
Game One - Arkansas Tech 8, Northwest 5
In the first game of the double-header, Arkansas Tech pushed three runs across the plate in the second inning off of three hits and a Northwest error to give the Wonder Boys an early 3-0 lead.
After trailing 5-0 going into the fifth inning, the Bearcats got on the board thanks to an Eric Swain ground ball.
The Bearcats would cut the lead to 5-2 in the sixth inning on singles from Eric McGlauflin, Cameron Bedard and Jon Pomatto.
Trailing 7-2 entering the seventh, the Bearcats would fight to within 7-5 entering the bottom of the eighth but the Wonder Boys answered with a run in the home half giving them the 8-5 advantage and the win.
The Bearcats pounded out 14 hits in the game with Ryan Abernathy, Luke Lawyer, Eric McGlauflin, Bedard and Swain all recording multiple-hit games.
Jace Anderson took the loss for Northwest, striking out five in six innings of work.
Game Two - Northeastern State 13, Northwest 9
In second game of Saturday’s double-header, the Bearcats came out swinging pushing four runs across in the first inning.
After walks from both Ryan Abernathy and Cameron Bedard to start the game, Eric Swain doubled to left-center to push Bedard and Abernathy across the plate. Eric McGlauflin kept the scoring going by belting a two-run home run to right-center to give the Bearcats the early 4-0 lead.
Northeastern State followed suit pushing two runs across the plate in the first followed by six runs in the second to give the Riverhawks an 8-4 advantage.
A Landinn Eckhardt two-run double in the sixth would pull the Bearcats within two; however, that would be as close as the Bearcats would get as the Riverhawks would push three runs across in the seventh and two more in the eighth.
Jake Kretzer hit a two-run home run in the ninth but the rally would fall short as the Riverhawks secured the 13-9 win.
Swain, McGlauflin and Kretzer all had two hits for Northwest.
Following his rocky start, Marcus Garrett settled in to retire 11-of-12 batters from the second through fifth innings in his first start of the season for the Bearcats.
Up Next: The Bearcats 1-6, 0-0 MIAA) will conclude their weekend road-trip Sunday with a rematch against Arkansas Tech (6-6, 0-0 GAC). First-pitch from Rousey Field is slated for 11 a.m.
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