March 24, 2012
Lions take two from Northwest
MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats fell 4-2 and 7-2 to the Missouri Southern Lions Saturday afternoon at Bearcat Field.
With the losses, Northwest moves to 6-17 on the season and 5-10 in MIAA play while the Lions improve to 17-6 overall and 10-5 in conference play.
In game one, Missouri Southern came out swinging as they would jump out to the early 1-0 lead in the first.
The Bearcats would even the score in the fourth inning when Eric McGlauflin belted his second home run of the season over the right-field fence.
Northwest would take a 2-1 lead in the sixth thanks to a Tyler Durant double to center field that scored Cameron Bedard.
The final frame would see the Lions rally as they would plate three runs on three hits to take a 4-2 lead.
Tyler Durant and McGlauflin each recorded two hits for the Bearcats in the loss.
Jace Anderson recorded the loss on the mound for the Bearcats going 6.2 innings and allowing five hits while striking out one.
Game two saw the Lions picking up where they left off in game one as they would take a 1-0 lead in the second.
The Lions bats would stay hot as they plated two runs in the third and two more in the fourth to take the 5-0 advantage.
The Bearcats would get on the board in the fifth as a Tyler Durant single to left field scored Eric Swain.
Missouri Southern would add two runs in the top of the seventh to take the 7-2 lead.
Tyler Durant led the Bearcats offensively in the loss recording two hits.
Up Next: The Bearcats and Lions conclude their four-game series Sunday afternoon with first pitch from Bearcat Field set for noon.
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