Feb. 16, 2013
Creger's gem keeps 'Cats perfect
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Jenna Creger pitched her second shutout in two days as the Northwest Missouri State offense erupted to roll past Southern Arkansas 8-0 in the 7-State Softball Classic Saturday.
Creger only allowed two hits and struck out 10 batters to help keep the Lady Muleriders’ bats at bay. With the win she also moves her record to 3-0 on the young season and helps keep the Bearcats a perfect 5-0.
Northwest got on the board in the top of the second inning when Kristine Labertew belted a one out double to right field. Labertew would score just one batter later when Madison Jones singled to left and an error by the SAU left fielder allowed Labertew to cross home standing up.
Although the one run was all the Bearcats would need behind Creger, Northwest exploded in the final inning for seven more runs. Back-to-back singles to lead off the seventh would bring Anastaszia Roseberry off the bench as she belted a three-run homer to right.
The Bearcats were not done as Kristen Uthe went deep for a three-run home run over the left field fence scoring Candace Miller and Jordan Ereth. Northwest continued to bat around in the inning when Jones double to left giving the Bearcats an 8-0 lead.
Creger would sit the Lady Muleriders down in order to earn the win as the senior only walked two.
The Bearcats first game of the day was cancelled as the field was deemed unplayable. Northwest puts its perfect record on the line as they close out the 7-State Classic Sunday at 9 a.m. against Henderson State and Oklahoma Panhandle State in the finale.
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