BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Baseball Field) -- The Bemidji State University baseball team played its final home game of the 2009 season falling to the University of Mary Marauders 15-0. Game 2 was cancelled due to heavy rain in the Bemidji area and will not be rescheduled.
The University of Mary pounded out 14 hits with two doubles, a triple and one home run in the game, while holding Bemidji State to four hits. The Marauders scored eight runs through the first two innings and never looked back. UM scored in five of the seven innings plating one run in the first, seven in the second, two in the third, one in the fifth and four in the seventh.
BSU managed just four hits, two singles by Justin Huether (Sr., OF/RHP, Brainerd, Minn.) and a single by Ryan Sander (So., INF/RHP, St. James, Minn.) and Paul Newman (Sr., 1B, Durhamville, N.Y.).
Kevin Morel (Sr., RHP, Shoreview, Minn.) started and picked up the loss for BSU. He allowed eight runs (five earned) on five hits with two walks and one strikeout in one inning of work. Ethan Branum (Fr., LHP, Brainerd, Minn.) made a relief appearance in the second; he allowed three runs (three earned) on five hits with three strikeouts and a pair of walks in five innings. Bryan Buhr (Sr., RHP, Frazee, Minn.) pitched the seventh allowing four runs (four earned) off four hits with three walks.
Blaze Culliton improved his record to 2-5 on the season with a complete game four hit shutout. He struck out and walked four BSU batters.
BSU falls to 4-5 in the all-time series with the Marauders and are 0-3 when hosting U-Mary at the BSU Baseball Field.
The eleven BSU seniors who played its final home game today are Anthony Turk (Sr., OF, Little Falls, Minn.), P.J. McIntee (Sr., 2B, Randolph, Minn.), Ryan Bohannan (Sr., OF/RHP, Goodyear, Ariz.), Justin Huether (Sr., OF/RHP, Brainerd, Minn.), Bryan Buhr (Sr., RHP, Frazee, Minn.), Casey Allar (Sr., RHP, Sartell, Minn.), Josh Juntunen (Sr., 1B/LHP, Elk River, Minn.), Brent Vollbrecht (Sr., RHP, Morristown, Minn.), Kevin Morel (Sr., RHP, Shoreview, Minn.), Paul Newman (Sr., 1B, Durhamville, N.Y.) and Randy Amos (Sr., RHP, Wilmington, N.C.).
Bemidji State falls 15-34 overall and finishes NSIC play 8-22 while the University of Mary improves to 9-29 overall and 6-12 in the conference. The Beavers will wrap up its 2009 season with a four game series in Billings, Mont. where they will face Montana State University-Billings on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3. First pitch of Saturday’s double-header is slated for 1 p.m. with Sunday’s double-dip beginning at noon.
Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).