Marks earns NSIC Player of the Week
Monday, March 26, 2012
Marks earns NSIC Player of the Week

BURNSVILLE, Minn. ­— Bemidji State University junior Jaryd Marks (RHP/1B, Cottage Grove, Minn.) has been named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week by the league office, after a strong performance at the plate and in the field March 24-25. The weekly conference honor is the first for Marks and first for BSU since the 2010 season.  

Marks batted .438 and posted a .938 slugging percentage to guide the Bemidji State baseball team to a 3-1 road weekend at Concordia University, St. Paul to open NSIC play March 24-25. In 16 at bats he recorded 15 bases on seven hits, two of which went for home runs and two more were doubles. He totaled six RBIs with four runs scored. Marks struck out twice and drew one walk. In the field he posted 34 putouts and two assists with zero errors playing first base.

In his first season at BSU, Marks is leading the team in batting average with a .377 mark at the dish. He has played in 17 of 18 games this season, starting all of them. Marks also guides the team in total bases (37), hits (23), RBI (18), home runs (2) and slugging percentage (.607). He has also made six appearances on the mound and owns a 1-1 record with two saves. His 2.57 ERA leads the team, as he has allowed nine runs (four earned) on 16 hits in 14.0 innings pitched.

The last NSIC award for Bemidji State came April 27, 2010 when Dan Bauer was named NSIC Pitcher of the Week. He earned NSIC Player of the Week earlier that season and in total BSU had three weekly awards in 2010. Under head coach Tim Bellew the Beavers have had six NSIC player or pitchers of the week.

BSU (10-8, 3-1 NSIC) now turns its attention to home games, opening a 14-game homestand March 31 when University of Minnesota Duluth visits Bemidji, Minn. and BSU Baseball Field for an NSIC doubleheader. The doubleheader is slated for a 1:30 p.m. start, while the four-game series will conclude April 1 with a twin bill scheduled for a 12 p.m. first pitch.
 
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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