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Northwest Scores 44 Runs Saturday at SBU

Northwest set multiple offensive records in Saturday's doubleheader.
(BOLIVAR, Mo.) The Northwest Missouri State bats woke up in a big way Saturday splitting a doubleheader with Southwest Baptist by losing game one 14-13 and winning game two 31-7.

In the two games combine, Northwest (12-23, 10-20 MIAA) scored 44 runs and belted 41 hits.

Bearcat leadoff hitter Ryan Abernathy did the most damage going 7-9 with a home run, a triple, three doubles, seven RBIs and eight runs scored on Saturday.

Northwest broke three different offensive records in the doubleheader including runs scored in a single game, which was previously set at 28. The Bearcats hit nine doubles, two more than the old record of seven. They also hit seven home runs as a team, another new mark.

Including Friday's game in Bolivar, Northwest scored 60 runs during the three-game series against Southwest Baptist.

The Bearcats held a 12-11 lead entering the top of the seventh in game one against SBU. Brandon Huske drove in Abernathy on a single to give the Bearcats some cushion heading to the bottom half of the inning.

Southwest Baptist responded with a three run frame capped off by Ross Wolfe's walk-off sacrifice fly to centerfield scoring Bo Helsel.

Tyler Barth was the pitcher of record for Northwest blowing a save, then taking the loss. Barth gave up five earned runs in an 1 1/3 innings.

Northwest didn't even give Southwest Baptist a chance in game two.

The Bearcats scored 24 runs before SBU got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth.

In the contest, Charlie Krueger was 4-6 with two home runs and six RBIs.

Cam Bedard joined Krueger by also hitting a pair of homers.

Tyler Durant and Eric McGlauflin, along with Abernathy, all hit long balls in the contest.

Northwest has won three of its last four games, and will be back at home against William Jewell Wednesday.
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