ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- No. 10 Missouri Western State pounded out nine hits and got another solid pitching performance from Jackie Bishop earning a 9-0 five inning victory against rival Northwest Missouri State. Western used a four run second inning and a five run fourth inning getting its season best eighth consecutive victory.

In the second inning Missouri Western State scored four runs on two hits while capitalizing on two Bearcat errors. Keri Lorbert opened the inning with a single to left field and then pinch runner Erin Widrig scored on a fielders choice bunt by Leah Steele. Taylor Anding and Steele scored on a Kat Steponovich single and Steponovich scored on a Sarah Elliot fielder choice putting Western up 4-0 after two.

In the fourth Missouri Western State scored five more runs on five hits. Kendall Sorenson, Meagan Roemmich, Taylor Anding, Leah Steele and Steponovich all had hits in the inning. Bishop struckout the side in the Bearcat fifth finishing with nine K's on the win. She improves to 12-1 with the victory.

Roemmich went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored while Steponovich went 3-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored.

The Bearcats had just one hit which was by Josie Van Houten while Jenna Creger falls to 4-4 on the season going 3.2 innings givin gup eight hits and six earned runs.