March 17, 2009
Bohle, Krueger Aid Split With #17 Wayne State
WAYNE, Neb.-Northwest Missouri State freshman shortstop Jennifer Bohle drove in the winning run in a 3-2 upset of 17th-ranked Wayne State Tuesday at Pete Chapman Complex. The Wildcats salvaged a split by taking the nightcap 1-0.
Despite allowing two hits through five innings, Northwest pitcher Cola Krueger found herself in a 2-0 hole against Wayne State in the opener. A two-run double by Tiffany Carter tied things in the top of the sixth and a 1-2-3 inning from Krueger set the stage for the seventh.
Megan Simpson roped a one-out single off Wildcat starter Katie Goetzinger to start the rally. Amber Corkins kept the inning alive with a two-out single to left field and Bohle plated Simpson from second with a single to right.
Krueger put runners on first and third with one out in the bottom of the seventh, but struck out Elizabeth Hullinger for the second out and got Gabby Ayala to pop up to second base to end the game.
Krueger (4-7) struck out three Tuesday to up her career total to 317. She's three behind Kelly Morris, who holds the program record for career punchouts.
Goetzinger struck out eight of the first nine hitters and didn't allow a hit until Erin Leslie led off the top of the fourth with a single. Goetzinger (8-5) allowed seven hits and finished with 13 strikeouts.
Amber Baird went 3-for-3 at the plate, scored the only run of game two and pitched a three-hit shutout in the circle. Baird outdueled Nicole Ackelson, who scattered nine hits and struck out three in her complete-game effort.
Casey Carper had two of the Bearcats' three hits in the nightcap. Carter had Northwest's third hit to extend her hitting streak to seven games.
Up Next: Northwest will take on rival-Missouri Western in a non-conference doubleheader Thursday in St. Joseph, Mo.
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