Feb. 26, 2012
Bearcats finish Quad-State Classic 4-1
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – The Northwest Missouri State softball team closed out the UAM Quad-State Classic Sunday with a pair of wins. The Bearcats earned an 8-5 victory over UMSL and an 11-3 win in five innings from host Arkansas-Monticello to finish a successful weekend.
The Bearcats got back to the .500 mark on the season after going 4-1 on the weekend. Northwest continues tournament action next weekend as they head to Joplin for the Teri Mathis-Zenner Memorial Tournament hosted by Missouri Southern.
In Sunday’s early game, Northwest scored eight runs on 10 hits and held off a rally from UMSL to cap the 8-5 win.
In their final game of the tournament the Bearcats stopped a red-hot Arkansas-Monticello team. Northwest halted UAM, who had won six straight, taking a five inning 11-3 win from the host school.
The Bearcats only loss of the tournament came Saturday morning to the University of Illinois-Springfield. After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead the Prairie Stars rallied scoring six unanswered runs for an 11-3 win ending the game in the sixth inning.
In the nightcap on Saturday the Bearcats downed Rockhurst 6-4.
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