Feb. 9, 2013
Bearcats drop double-header in Arkansas
MONTICELLO, Ark. – The Northwest Missouri State baseball team dropped the final two games of its season opening series Saturday against Arkansas-Monticello, falling 8-7 in game one and 11-1 in the finale.
The Bearcats stand at 0-3 on the young season, as the Boll Weevils improve to 4-3 overall. Northwest continues its season opening road swing as they open MIAA play next weekend at Northeastern State.
In game one the Bearcats again fell behind early when UAM pushed one run across in the first inning. However unlike Friday, Northwest rallied limiting the damage to just one run before tying the game in the top half of the second.
The Boll Weevils would hold a 6-1 until the fifth when Northwest would battle back. Scratching away at the UAM lead, Northwest took the lead in the top of the seventh when Luke Lawyer doubled to left giving the Bearcats a 7-6 lead.
A solid pitching effort from Marcus Garrett and Chase Anderson helped Northwest hold the lead as the pair scattered nine hits over 7.2 innings and combined for six strikeouts.
In the bottom of the eighth UAM would tie the game, before a walk-off double ended the game giving the Boll Weevils the 8-7 comeback win.
Four different Bearcats recorded multiple hits while Eric McGlauflin led Northwest going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.
Game two belonged to the Boll Weevils as they scored 11 runs on 12 hits ending the game via run rule in the eighth inning.
Ryker Fox picked up the loss going four innings and scattering four hits while allowing just four runs. All four runs came in the first inning however before the junior settled in to pitch three scoreless innings.
Although a strong outing on the mound for the Bearcat hurlers in the finale, the UAM pitching staff was even better allowing just two hits over eight innings and striking out six.
Charlie Krueger and Ryan Abernathy recorded the only two hits for Northwest in the loss.
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