MARYVILLE, Mo. –Western captured a 7-4 lead late but were unable to hold off rivals Northwest in a 8-7 defeat, Wednesday.
Western exploded to score five in the fourth inning to gain the 7-4 lead. Northwest scored two runs in the sixth and added two more in the seventh to win and sweep the season series.
Casey Danley led off the ninth with a double and reached third thanks to a Brooks Day sacrifice bunt. Dusty Stroup and Levi Schreiner both struck out to end the game.
Western finishes up an eight-game road trip at Fort Hays State. The series begins Friday with first pitch of game one at 7 p.m. in Hays, Kansas.