WAYNE, Neb. – The Bemidji State University baseball team was swept by Wayne State College Saturday in a nonconference doubleheader by the scores of 6-0 and 11-3 in Wayne, Neb. The Beavers were only able to muster 10 hits in the games, while allowing 22.
BSU failed to get on the scoreboard with only two hits in game one. The Wildcats put a five-spot on the board in the second and never looked back, en route to a 6-0 victory. Junior lefty Phil Bray (Chatfield, Minn.) suffered his first loss of the season, falling to 3-1 after allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits in four and two thirds innings pitched.
The Beavers scored two runs in the top of the first in game two for their first runs of the day, but allowed two runs in the bottom half of the frame to be tied 2-2 after one. BSU had four hits in the first - half of its hits in the game - to get the two runs. Junior Trevor Purvis (OF/P, Rio Rancho, N.M.) and junior Riley Hirsch (C, Little Falls, Minn.) started off the game with back-to-back singles. With one out, junior Jaryd Marks (RHP/1B, Cottage Grove, Minn.) singled up the middle to plate Purvis before senior outfielder Juan Molero (Maracaibo, Venezuela) doubled to left to score Hirsch.
The Wildcats opened an 8-2 lead with six runs in the third and added one in the fourth and two in the fifth, while BSU scored a single run in the sixth in the 11-3 loss. Sophomore right-hander Miles Campbell (Eden Prairie, Minn.) was credited with the loss after allowing eight earned runs on seven hits.
With the losses the Beavers fall to 7-5 this season. BSU and WSC meet again March 18 for a nonconference doubleheader in Wayne, starting at 12 p.m.
Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).