SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — After a one week hiatus, the Bemidji State University baseball team is back in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Central Regional poll. The Beavers went 3-1 to open Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play March 24-25 and own a 10-8 overall record for the No. 9 spot in the poll.
The Beavers traveled to Concordia University, St. Paul to open league play and after sweeping the first day went on to split the finale. BSU had to come from behind in both its victories Saturday, winning 4-2 after trailing 2-0 after two innings in game one and finding a 12-11 victory in game two after trailing 8-3 through three frames. Junior right-hander Logan Kalis (Little Falls, Minn.) threw a four-hitter with six strikeouts in game one Sunday to guide BSU to a 7-3 win before it fell 10-4 in game four of the series. Junior Jaryd Marks (RHP/1B, Cottage Grove, Minn.) batted .438 and posted a .938 slugging percentage with two doubles and two home runs in the four games to lead the Beavers at the plate and earn NSIC Player of the Week honors.
|Central Region Top 10
||School (#1 Votes)
|1||St. Cloud State (7)||18-5||79||1|
|2||Minnesota State (1)||13-3||72||3|
|4||New Mexico Highlands||18-7||47||2|
|Wayne State (Neb.)||12-6||44||6|
|8||Southwest Minnesota State||10-5||22||8|
Dropped out: #5 Concordia-St. Paul.
Also receiving votes: Concordia-St. Paul (9-7) 6 points;
Nebraska Kearney (9-15) 3 points; Upper Iowa (7-10) 1 point.
Bemidji State in the NCBWA Central Region Poll in 2012
Feb. 28 - 10
March 6 -10
March 13 - 5
March 20 - RV
March 27 - 9
BSU 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).