The 6-foot 200-pound sophomore got the nod to start the game on the bump for Northwest. Spitzmiller gave up five hits and struck out four Tigers.
The Bearcats have now won a season-best four in a row while junior infielder Calvin Rudolph extended his hitting streak to 10 games. Rudolph also extend his on-base streak to 11 and junior first baseman Connor Quick extended his to 14.
Northwest advances to 15-15 on the season and 11-8 in the conference.
The ‘Cats will play two more to complete the series against the Tigers at Bearcat Baseball Field.