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Western Falls To Northwest In Baseball Rivalry Game

The Missouri Western Griffons fall to the Northwest Missouri Bearcats, in a mid-week rivalry game, 8-4.

Posted: Mar 28, 2018 9:08 PM

A tight game comes undone as Northwest (16-12, 12-5) scores three in the eighth to defeat Western (14-13, 7-7) 8-4, Wednesday.

The Griffons jumped out to an early lead with a Nolan Meyer home run in the second at-bat of the game. Will Jibas homered to left field in the top of the second to tie the game at 2-2.


Fahd Shakeel was walked with the bases loaded, allowing Casey Danley to tie the game at 3-3.

Northwest answered with two runs in the fifth inning to make it 5-3. Nick Schrank doubled to cut the lead to 5-4.

Northwest added three more runs in the eighth to pull away with the 8-4 victory.

The Griffons are back at it tomorrow, starting a three-game series with Missouri Southern at Spring Sports Complex. First pitch tomorrow is 5:00 p.m.

The Bearcats start a three-game series Friday with a double-header against Northern State. First pitch for game one is 1:00 p.m.

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A strong cold front has pushed through northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. For tonight, we'll see clear skies as overnight lows drop down to the middle 50s. We could wake up to some foggy conditions on Monday morning, but it will be a sunny & nice day for the first day of fall.
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