Baseball schedule altered due to Metrodome roof collapse
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Baseball schedule altered due to Metrodome roof collapse
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Due to the H.H.H. Metrodome collapse in December, all levels of collegiate baseball in the region has been affected. The Bemidji State University baseball team is one of those programs that had to reschedule, cancel or move games caused by the damage to the roof. BSU had eight games scheduled for the Metrodome between Feb. 16 and March 22.

The Beavers were set to open the 2011 campaign with St. Cloud State University Feb. 16-17, but have canceled those games. The Feb. 27-28 four-game series with Wayne State College has been moved to Wayne, Neb. and will be played March 19-20. A doubleheader is slated for both dates, beginning at noon each day. BSU was planning on playing Minnesota State University, Mankato after its spring break trip on March 22 in the Metrodome, but now the teams will attempt to play its doubleheader in Minnetonka, Minn. at Minnetonka High School. The teams have kept the March 22 date and will begin the twin bill at 11 a.m.

Due to the adjustments, the Beavers will now open the season in Phoenix, Ariz. March 8-13 at the 2011 RussMatt Greater Phoenix Invitational. In addition to the original tournament schedule, BSU will play nine inning games with Southwestern College and Indiana Wesleyan on March 9 to make-up for the lost St. Cloud State contests.

BSU closed the 2010 season with a 16-37 overall record and a 7-25 mark in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play, finishing 11th in the final league standings. The Beavers open the invitational with Northwestern (Iowa) March 8.   

For all schedule updates and changes during the Bemidji State baseball season, visit www.bsubeavers.com.

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