(PITTSBURG, Kan.) Bearcat Baseball entered Sunday already out of contention for the MIAA Tournament, but finished with one last stout offensive effort.
Northwest split their season-ending doubleheader with Pittsburg State, falling 5-3 before winning 17-6. It marks the seventh time this year the Bearcats (22-27, 19-24) hit double-digit runs.
Ryan Abernathy capped off a memorable campaign with an 8-for-13 effort in the series, knocking seven RBI and three home runs.
He picked up a pair of those runs in game one, but Northwest didn't score until the final two innings. By that point, the Gorillas (26-21, 22-19) had amassed a three-run cushion and tacked on a pair in the sixth to stay ahead.
Marcus Garrett (3-5) took the loss, surrendering three earned runs on just two hits.
Northwest scored in seven out of nine innings in game two, beginning with RBI shots by Abernathy and Cameron Bedard in the second inning. Eight Bearcats were responsible for plating runners in the contest.
They also sent five pitchers to the hill, with Blane Reutter (3-3) notching the victory after working just two innings.
This completes the 14th year for Northwest under head coach Darin Loe.