Feb. 23, 2013
Bearcats drop 2 out of 3 to end the weekend
ROCHESTER, Minn. – It was not the Sunday Coach Anderson had planned for his Northwest Missouri State women’s softball team as they took game one 1-0, but then lost the next two 5-1 and 4-2 to finish out the NSIC/MIAA Crossover Tournament.
Jenna Creger got the ball for the Bearcats in the first game and threw seven innings of lights out softball. Creger went the distance to collect her fourth win of the season posting eight strikeouts, four walks and giving up only two hits.
Rachael Schmitz knocked in Kristine Labertew with an RBI single to center field to score the lone run for the Bearcats. It would be the only run the team would need as they grabbed the 1-0 victory over Sioux Falls.
Northwest could not overcome the 13 players left on base in game two as they stranded bases loaded in the second and third innings. Upper Iowa scored one in the first inning and added three in the fifth and one more in the sixth.
The Bearcats added one run in the top of the sixth inning when Taszia Roseberry hit her second home run of the season. The team could not rally in the seventh falling to Upper Iowa 5-1 as Abbie Vitosh picked up her second loss of the season.
Candace Miller and Hailee Hendricks both collected two hits a piece against Concordia-St. Paul in the nightcap but it was not enough for the Bearcats. Schmitz and Kailee Sherer scored the teams two runs as the Bearcats fell 4-2.
Paige Blythe started for Northwest and went three innings giving up seven hits, three earned runs and one walk. Jenna Creger came back to pitch the final three innings while collecting four strikeouts and allowing one hit.
The Bearcats went 1-4 at the NSIC/MIAA Crossover tournament and move their season record to 8-4. Northwest will continue to be on the road as they will travel to Joplin, Mo., for the Teri Mathis-Zenner Memorial Tournament Saturday and Sunday. The Bearcats will take on Illinois-Springfield, Tarleton-State, Sioux Falls and Oklahoma Christian. First pitch will be 1 p.m. Saturday against Illinois-Springfield.
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