April 6, 2012
‘Cats take two from Southwest BaptistBox 1 l Box 2
MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State softball team got back to their winnings ways Friday afternoon as they swept a double header against the Southwest Baptist Bearcats winning 5-1 and 1-0.
With the wins, Northwest improved to 14-22 overall and 4-8 in conference play.
Game one saw Northwest jumping out to an early 2-0 lead in the home half of the second thanks to doubles from Kayli Schurman and Anastaszia Roseberry. Kristine Labertew would also single in the inning.
The Bearcats would up their lead in the third with the help of singles from Hailee Hendricks, Jordan Ereth and Molly Baker. Schurman would also record her second hit on the game pushing the Northwest advantage to 3-0.
The Northwest bats stayed hot in their half of the fourth as the Bearcats would plate two more runs. Kirsten Uthe would double in the inning while two Southwest Baptist errors would help extend the Northwest lead.
Southwest Baptist would get on the board in the sixth plating one run on two hits to cut the Northwest advantage to 5-1 but that would be as close as Southwest Baptist would get.
Jenna Creger looked solid in her return to the mound for the Bearcats after missing two weeks due to an abdominal injury. Creger would pitch a complete game, scattering six hits while striking out seven.
Ereth and Schrman would lead the Bearcats offensively recording two hits each.
Game two would take extra innings but Kristine Labertew would belt a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth to give Northwest the 1-0 win.
On the mound for Northwest, Abbie Vitosh would record the win pitching the entire game allowing just three hits while striking out eight.
Southwest Baptist’s Alexa Harvey recorded the loss scattering five hits while striking out two.
Anastaszia Roseberry would record two hits for Northwest in the win.
Up Next: The Bearcats continue MIAA play tomorrow as they host the Central Missouri Jennies in a double header as part of the Bearcat Spring Showcase. First pitch from Bearcat Field is set for 1 p.m.
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