BEMIDJI, Minn. – Homecoming weekend in chock-full of events, but the excitement and celebration doesn’t end Saturday night at the Street Dance. The Bemidji State University baseball team is holding a Green/White scrimmage Sunday at 9:45 a.m., followed by an Alumni game at 12:30 p.m. and an Area High School All-Star Game at 3:30 p.m. All three games will take place at the BSU Baseball Field and are free and open to the public.
The fall roster will begin the day battling each other in a nine-inning Green/White scrimmage, followed by a nine-inning affair where current BSU student-athletes will come together to face the Beavers of the past in the annual Alumni Game. The day will wrap up with an exhibition of the area high school players in a seven-inning contest.
The Beavers finished the 2012 season 23-27 to tie for third most wins in a season in the 61-year program history. BSU posted a 16-20 mark in league play for eighth in the final NSIC standings. BSU graduated just four seniors and return 10 key position players and all but one pitcher from its staff in 2013. Included in the returners are junior All-American catcher Zach Braun (Lakeville, Minn.) and senior first-team all-region pick Logan Kalis (RHP/1B/OF, Little Falls, Minn.), coming off banner seasons for the Beavers with goals of improving a BSU team that has failed to make the NSIC postseason tournament since 2008.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).