May 5, 2012
Green leads 'Cats to split with Blue Tigers
MARYVILLE, Mo. – Chris Green recorded his 12th-career win on the mound Saturday afternoon ranking him tied for ninth all-time as he led the Northwest Missouri State University baseball team to a 4-2 win in game one of a doubleheader with the Lincoln University Blue Tigers. The Bearcats would fall 6-4 in game two.
With the split, Northwest now sits at 16-32 overall and 15-23 in the MIAA while the Tigers are now 8-38 overall and 8-29 in conference play.
In game one, Green pitched the entire seven inning contest as he allowed just two earned runs while scattering six hits and striking out a career-high eight batters.
The Blue Tigers scored their only runs of game one in the second inning off of three hits and a Bearcat error.
Northwest would take a 3-2 lead in the fourth as hits from Tyler Durant and Jake Kretzer set the table for Geno DeAngelis to deliver a two-out, two-run single.
The Bearcats added a run in the sixth on a successful squeeze bunt by Landinn Eckhardt.
Cameron Bedard led the Bearcats offensively in game one recording two hits.
Game two saw another stellar pitching performance but this time from Lincoln’s Taylor Klugman as he would record the complete game win.
The Bearcats would jump out to an early 1-0 lead in the first but Lincoln would answer in the second taking the 2-1 advantage.
Northwest tied the game at 2-2 in the sixth thanks to hits from Eric Swain and Steven Garber but the Blue Tiger’s bats would come alive in the eighth as they would plate four unearned runs off of four hits to take the 6-2 advantage.
The Bearcats answered with two runs in the bottom of the eighth but that would be as close as they would get.
Chase Anderson recorded the tough-luck loss on the mound for Northwest pitching 7.2 innings while allowing just one earned run, six hits and striking out six.
Cameron Bedard and Eric McGlauflin recorded two hits each for the Bearcats offensively.
Up Next: The Bearcats and Blue Tigers conclude their four-game series and the 2012 season tomorrow with a doubleheader from Bearcat Field. First pitch of game one has been moved to 10 a.m. due to impending weather in the Maryville area tomorrow afternoon.
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