Offense was at a premium, but Southwest Baptist took away the fanfare with a 16-8 victory, snapping Northwest's seven-game win streak.
Senior Austin Warren (1-2) lasted three innings as the starter, giving up seven runs, four earned, while striking out one. SBU scored in four of the first five innings, highlighted by a two-run home run by Bo Helsel to give them a 7-2 lead in the third frame.
Northwest (11-6, 8-3) also struck in three of those innings, leading to a 10-7 deficit after five frames. Their only run after that came in the seventh when James Holler scored on an error.
Holding on to an 11-8 advantage, SBU (7-10, 6-7) put the game out of reach in the top of the ninth with five more runs, including a solo homer from Spencer Blacksher.
Northwest's Brandon Huske and Garrett Fort each drove in three runs.
SBU's Spencer Andrews (2-0) got the win despite allowing three runs through 1 1/3 innings.
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