ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- The No. 18 St. Cloud State University baseball team downed the visiting Bemidji State University Beavers 9-4 and 9-2 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader Tuesday.
The Beavers owned a 4-1 lead after two and a half in game one of the twinbill, thanks to two solo homeruns from senior outfielder Nick Jelacie (Brainerd, Minn.). With the long balls, Jelacie made it three games straight with a homerun, owning four in that span. The lead didn’t last long as SCSU posted two runs in the bottom half of the inning to make the score 4-3.
A scoreless fourth and fifth from BSU led to a four-run bottom of the fifth, handing the Huskies a 7-4 lead it wouldn’t relinquish. The Huskies added two more runs in the sixth, leading to the 9-4 victory. The Beavers left eight runners on, to SCSU’s six.
Sophomore Logan Kalis (1B/RHP, Little Falls, Minn.) made his second start of the season, taking the loss and moving to 1-1. He allowed six runs (four earned) on six hits with three strikeouts and one walk. Jelacie went 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBI. Senior Ryan Sander (1B/RHP, St. James, Minn.) went 2-for-4 with one RBI.
The Huskies scored three runs in the second, four in the fourth and two in the seventh to own a 9-0 lead in game two. BSU tallied two runs in the top of the ninth, scoring two unearned runs to post a final score of 9-2. The Beavers had two hits and left the bases loaded in the first inning, but failed the score. After the opportunity, BSU could only to muster one hit until the ninth.
Senior right-hander Ryan Gebur (New Prague, Minn.) took the loss for the Beavers, moving to 0-4. He allowed seven earned runs on four hits, pitching 3.1 innings. Jelacie had a run scored and a double. Senior Colton Smith (OF, Waddel, Ari.) had one hit and a run scored.
BSU travels to University of Minnesota Duluth April 16-17 for a four-game NSIC series.
Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).