May 13, 2006
Bearcats End Season With 1-3 Loss Against No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha
EMPORIA, Kan. - Unable to capitalize on loaded bases with no outs in the sixth and seventh innings, Northwest Missouri State fell 1-3 to No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha in the NCAA North Central Region Championships today at Turnbull Field.
The Bearcats end the season with a 40-15 record, tallying the most wins in school history and earning their first NCAA regional tournament appearance since 1984.
The Mavericks loaded the bases in the second inning, with leadoff Shilo Joregensen recording a base hit to center field. Two errors from senior Ashley Pride allowed Brianna Cautadella and Brooke Wagner to reach base, when Kellyn Kramolisch hit a single, batting in two runners and advancing to second on the throw.
Nebraska-Omaha would score again in the fifth inning on a Kramolisch single to center field to score Cautadella.
Junior Linellis Santiago-Bernier hit Northwest's only double to leadoff the sixth inning. Two singles from senior Katy John and junior Lindsay Stephenson loaded the bases with no outs for Northwest. Santiago-Bernier was taken out at home with a fielder's choice that allowed Pride to safely reach first. A double play by Omaha's Leslie Svoboda at third ended the inning for Northwest.
The Bearcats filled the bases again in the seventh, scoring sophomore Megan Stalder off of a wild pitch from Taren Tuley. A pair of strikeouts and a ground out to third ended the Northwest season with two runners left in scoring position.
During the 2006 season, fourth-year head coach Susan Anderson moved up to third in win percentage among Northwest coaches with .564 (124-96) in four years. The Bearcats smashed the school single-season home run record, hitting 62 in 55 games, easily surpassing the 2002 record of 29 in 44 games. John set the school career stolen base mark at 67 and stole four against Minnesota-Duluth on March 22, 2005 to set the single-game record.
NOTES: Northwest moves to 2-3 this year against Nebraska-Omaha and 6-6 against nationally ranked teams… John ended the season tying the school career record with 115 runs scored.
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