March 31, 2012
Bulldogs take two from Northwest
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats fell in a MIAA double-header Saturday afternoon losing 4-3 and 3-2 to the Truman State Bulldogs at Bulldog Park.
With the losses, Northwest falls to 7-20 overall and 6-12 in MIAA play while the Bulldogs improved to 6-18 overall and 5-15 in conference play.
Game one saw Truman State jumping out to an early 2-0 lead when they plated two runs off of two hits in the bottom of the second.
Northwest would get their bats going in to top of the third when Ryan Abernathy doubled to right center. Cameron Bedard followed with a double of his own, this one down the right-field line, scoring Abernathy. Bedard would cross the plate to even the score at 2-2.
The Bulldogs would add two runs in the fourth to take the 4-2 advantage.
Game two would see the Bearcats strike first as Bedard’s bat would stay hot with a single up the middle. A Tyler Durant sacrifice fly would give the Bearcats the early 1-0 lead.
Northwest would up their lead to 2-0 in the fourth thanks to a Cole Mapes bunt and another single from Bedard. With the hit, Bedard recorded his ninth hit in nine consecutive at-bats.
Truman would cut the lead in half in the bottom of the fourth and then even the score at 2-2 in the fifth.
A Bearcat error in the bottom of the eighth would prove costly as the Bulldogs would take the 3-2 lead.
Junior Chase Anderson suffered the tough-luck loss. Anderson tossed his second consecutive complete game, scattering eight hits, walking none and picking up a career high seven strikeouts.
Up Next: The Bearcats and Bulldogs conclude their four-game series Sunday afternoon with first pitch of the double-header from Bulldog Field slated for noon.
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