Beavers begin 2013 season Friday
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Beavers begin 2013 season Friday

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The wait is over. After a grueling fall season and the claustrophobic feeling of playing baseball indoors for the past six weeks, the Bemidji State University baseball team opens the 2013 season Friday at the H.H.H. Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn. The Beavers will take their first swings at the new season at 10:45 a.m. in a nonconference doubleheader with Northern State University.

BSU then battles University of Sioux Falls Saturday in a doubleheader at the Dome starting at 6 a.m. [2013 Schedule]

The Beavers posted a 23-27 overall record last spring [2012 Statistics] to tie for the third most wins in program history. Coupled with recent success, BSU is returning 10 key position players and the majority of its pitching staff [2013 Roster] to earn 112 points and the seventh spot in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll – its highest since 2008.

Among those returners are senior Logan Kalis (RHP/1B/OF, Little Falls, Minn.), who was named an all-region designated hitter in 2012 and junior catcher Zach Braun (Lakeville, Minn.), a 2012 All-America selection. Both student-athletes were 2012 All-NSIC First Team picks (two of just 11 returning first team members) and were named Bemidji State Players to Watch this season.

Tim Bellew talks about the 2013 season [video]

Around the Horn
Starting Pitchers
RHP
#9 Ryan Anderson [bio]
#30 Jaryd Marks [bio]
#27 Miles Campbell [bio]
LHP
#19 Phil Bray [bio]
Potential Starters/Top Relievers
RHP
#22 Logan Kalis [bio]
#7 Ryan Van Someren [bio]
Bullpen
RHP
#28 Jack Hegarty
#51 Ryan Brezinski [bio]
#40 Jesse Katz [bio]
#16 Ross Stein [bio]
#39 Mike Hanson [bio]
#11 Tyler Trosen [bio]
Closers
RHP
#22 Logan Kalis
#51 Ryan Brezinski

Catchers
#36 Zach Braun [bio]
#20 Riley Hirsch [bio]
#5 Joey Hanowski [bio]

First Bases
#30 Jaryd Marks
#22 Logan Kalis

Second Bases
#28 Jack Hegarty
#13 Cody Jenkins
#5 Joey Hanowski 

Third Bases
#26 Matt Ellinghuysen [bio]
#17 Steven Prichard [bio]

Shortstops
#15 Lewis Baumann [bio]
#28 Jack Hegarty

Left Fielders
#22 Logan Kalis
#2 Cole Bjorge [bio]

Center Fielders
#10 Chad Hanson [bio]
#1 Tyler Nelson [bio]

Right Fielders
#24 Trevor Purvis [bio]
#5 Joey Hanowski

Designated Hitters
#36 Zach Braun
#30 Jaryd Marks
#22 Logan Kalis

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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).

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