‘Cats Blank Catamounts to Commence Carolina Weekend

SPARTANBURG, SCNorthwestern kicked off their weekend in South Carolina with a 4- earn about Western Carolina University on Friday afternoon at Cleveland S. Harley Baseball Park.  

Sophomore Mike Doherty turned in a dominant outing, pitching 6 shutout innings and letting only 5 baserunners. For the season, Doherty has a .86 Period with twenty strikeouts.

Senior Sam Lawrence arrived on in relief and picked up four strikeouts in his two shutout innings. Lawrence has now pitched ten.two scoreless innings to get started the season. Senior Josh Levy concluded the recreation with a scoreless inning, improving upon his Period to 1.ninety three.

Offensively, the Wildcats were being led by Minarvoic, who arrived at foundation 3 occasions with two hits as well as a walk, and Dunn, who recorded two hits and bumped up his season batting ordinary to .275. The ‘Cats now have 5 hitters batting over .250 on the campaign

Northwestern opened the scoring in the sixth inning on a grounder from Michael Trautwein, scoring Kyle Burnett, Jr., who had singled to direct off the inning.

The ‘Cats blew the recreation open up with a 3-run seventh inning. Minarovic led off the inning with a one, followed by a one to right area from Casey O’Laughlin. Right after a Shawn Goosenberg pinch-hit one loaded the bases, Charlie Maxwell singled down the right area line, driving in two runners for his team main seventh and eighth RBI of the season. The one raised Goosenberg’s season batting ordinary to a team main .462.

The ‘Cats acquired a little aid from the Catamounts’ defense, platting their upcoming run on an error off redshirt sophomore David Dunn’s bunt one, letting pinch runner Nick Cauley to rating from 2nd foundation.

Chicago’s Large Ten Crew will be back again on the area tomorrow afternoon to face USC Upstate at 1 p.m. CT.

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