Feb. 23, 2014
Bearcats win to split weekend series with UNKBox Score
COFFEYVILLE, Kan. - The Northwest Missouri State baseball team picked up an 8-3 victory over Nebraska-Kearney in the weekend finale for the Bearcats at Walter Johnson Field in Coffeyville, Kan. The win gave Northwest a series split at 2-2 after winning Friday but dropping two games yesterday. The Bearcats are now 5-5 overall and 2-2 in MIAA play. UNK drops to 8-3 overall and 2-2 in league action
Northwest scored the first six runs of the game before UNK got on the board in the bottom of the sixth. Hondo Pearcy came within an out of a complete game, pitching 8.2 innings allowing just two earned runs on nine hits with five strikeouts. Daulton Perry struck out the only batter he faced in the ninth to finish the game.
Brandon Huske got things rolling in the first, drawing a walk, and was followed by Paul Johnson getting hit by a pitch. Ryan Abernathy hit a double, scoring both runners but was picked off second after Johnson scored on a throwing error. In the fourth, Northwest picked up three runs as Jon Pomatto tripled in Austin Wulff and Steve Garber. Pomatto would score on a Zac Ferreira groundout. Johnson led off the fifth with a double and scored on an Eric McGlauflin single.
Northwest added runs in the seventh and eighth innings as well. Abernathy scored in the seventh on a McGlauflin single, his second RBI of the game. In the eighth, Zack Ferreira singled in Pomatto who started the inning with a walk and was advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Blake Hardegree.
Northwest will host its home opener on Friday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. against Missouri Western.
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