April 6, 2013
Record setting day for Bearcat baseball
BOLIVAR, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State baseball team scored a combine 44 runs in two games but ended up splitting the double-header with Southwest Baptist losing game one 14-13 and winning game two 31-7.
Northwest scored first putting up two runs in the third inning. SBU took the lead with a three run fourth inning going up 3-2.
The Bearcats added six runs in the top of the fifth inning while SBU answered with four runs of their own in the bottom half.
Both team’s put up four runs in the sixth inning leaving Northwest up 12-11 heading to the final inning of game one.
Brandon Huske plated Ryan Abernathy to give the Bearcats an insurance run and putting them up 13-11. SBU was able to battle back and score three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to take game one 14-13.
Marcus Garrett got the start for Northwest but got the no decision after pitching 4.2 innings. Tyler Barth was tagged with the loss.
Game two saw the Bearcat offense do things it had never done before in the history of the program.
Northwest scored in every inning except the seventh putting up five runs in the first, nine runs in the second, eight runs in the third and nine total runs in the fourth through the sixth innings.
Southwest Baptist put up seven runs of their own but could not keep up with the Bearcat offense.
Abernathy went 4 for 5 in the game with a double, a home run and five runs scored. Cam Bedard and Charlie Krueger combined to go 9 for 12 while hitting four home runs and bringing in nine RBIs.
Northwest broke the previous record of 28 runs scored in a game by plating 31 over seven innings. The offense hit nine doubles breaking the old record of seven set 24 years ago in 1989. The team also set a new mark in home runs hit in a game hitting seven long balls in the contest.The Bearcats improve their record to 12-23, 10-20 on the season. Northwest will host William Jewell in a nine inning affair Wednesday with first pitch scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
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