Beavers close spring trip with 11-6 victory versus Valley City State
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Beavers close spring trip with 11-6 victory versus Valley City State

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The Bemidji State University baseball team closed the RussMatt Greater Phoenix Invitational and spring break trip with an 11-6 victory against Valley City State University, Sunday. The Beavers finished the eight-game trip with a 5-3 record.

The Beavers trailed 3-2 after four and a half innings, but put together a three-run fifth to take a 5-3 lead. Sophomore Logan Kalis (1B/RHP, Little Falls, Minn.) recorded a base knock with two out to plate two runners to give BSU the advantage. Valley City State got one back in the top of the sixth, but a four-run seventh inning for the Beavers handed them a comfortable 9-4 lead. The Vikings came back to a two-spot in the eighth, but BSU responded with a two-run inning of its own to make the scoreboard show 11-6 and that is where it would stay, handing the Beavers their third consecutive victory.

Kalis went 4-for-4 in the game, posing three RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base. Junior Mauricio Gomez (Caracas, Venezuela) went 3-for-6 with three RBI and a run scored. Senior Joe Chism (Great Bend, Kan.) was 2-for-4 with one RBI and a run. Freshman left-hander Aaron Young (Urbandale, Iowa) recorded the win for the Beavers, pitching one and two-thirds innings of relief and allowing one earned run on two hits with four strikeouts. Sophomore Ryan Van Someren (RHP, Milaca, Minn.) started for BSU and threw four and one-third innings, allowing three earned runs, walking one and fanning one batter.
 
Bemidji State now plays Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference-foe Wayne State College in a nonconference four-game set in Wayne, Neb. March 19-20. Both doubleheaders are slated for a 12 p.m. start.

Line Score (Valley City State vs Bemidji State)
  1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E
VCSU
2
0
0
1
0
1
0
2
0
6
10
3
BSU
0
1
1
0
3
0
4
2
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11
15
2

WP - Young, Aaron (1-0, 1.2 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 4 K, 1 BB)
LP - Maurer

2B - none
3B - Gomez
HR - Danielson (VCSU)

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

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