March 23, 2013
Bearcats finish sweep of Bulldogs
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State baseball team got an outstanding pitching performance in a 8-0 win, while the offense exploded for a 15-8 victory to finish a sweep of Truman State on Saturday.
Northwest improved to 9-16 on the season and 7-13 in the MIAA as the Bulldogs fell to6-18 overall and 6-17 in league play.
Game one saw Ryker Fox go the distance for a complete game five-hit shutout. Fox struck out three Bulldogs and only walked one on 88 pitches for his second win of the season in the seven inning affair.
The Bearcat offense took an early 1-0 lead when Brandon Huske belted a solo homerun over the fight field wall in the top of the first inning.
Although the one-run lead would be all Fox needed on the mound, the Bearcats got another solo homer from Eric McGlauflin in the top of the fifth inning to take a 2-0 lead.
The Bearcat bats then exploded for six runs in the top of the sixth inning.
Northwest would bat around in the inning as JJ Baccari led off and reached on an error. Baccari capped the scoring with a two-RBI single up the middle as the Bearcats six runs came on four hits and two Truman errors.
McGlauflin, Charlie Krueger and Ryan Abernathy finished with two hits apiece, as Abernathy added a pair of RBIs.
Northwest scored in every inning but the first and seventh and blasted 17 hits en route to a 15-8 win in game two.
Cam Bedard, Eric Swain and Eric McGlauflin all hit home runs for the Bearcats.
After scoring two runs in the second inning, Bedard led off the third with a double in the gap to right. Just three pitches later, Bedard would steal third and a throwing error on the catcher saw the senior cross the plate starting the inning.
Swain would follow with a single to score Baccari as he reached on a double after Bedard scored. One batter later, McGlauflin blasted his fourth home run of the season giving Northwest a 7-0 lead. McGlauflin finished 2-for-6 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Chase Anderson picked up his third win of the season to move to 3-3 on the year in 6.1 innings of work. The Bearcat bullpen saw Rob Henrichs, Tyler Barth and Nathanial Horton pitch the final 2.2 innings allowing only three hits and two runs.
Northwest continues MIAA action on Tuesday as they travel to Missouri Western for a double-header in St. Joseph. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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