|February 16, 2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Coleman (1-0)||7.0||6||1||1||1||12|
|Loss: Marks (0-1)||6.1||5||2||2||1||8|
|February 16, 2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Campbell (1-0)||5.0||2||0||0||1||3|
|Loss: Ojeda (0-1)||5.1||10||6||6||2||2|
MINNEAPOLIS (H.H.H. Metrodome) – The Bemidji State University baseball team scored more runs and matched its hitting totals from the three previous contests in an 8-1 game two victory against University of Sioux Falls Saturday. BSU fell in game one 2-1 to split the doubleheader at the H.H.H. Metrodome and conclude the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Metrodome Classic 1-3.
The Cougars (1-1; 0-0 NSIC) got on the board first in game one when they picked up a run on BSU starter Jaryd Marks (Sr., RHP/1B, Cottage Grove, Minn.) in the bottom of the first. USF’s first batter tripled to center field, then the second batter singled to left to plate the first run of the morning.
The Beavers got the run back in the top of the third, as junior outfielder Chad Hanson (St. Paul, Minn.) started the frame with a double down the left field line. He crossed the plate on a junior Zach Braun (C, Lakeville, Minn.) one out single to right.
After allowing two hits in the first inning, Marks settled in and allowed just one hit until the bottom of the seventh. After allowing a lead-off double, Marks struck out the next batter, but single to left plated the winning run and moved BSU to 0-3 on the season.
Marks went 6.1 innings and allowed two earned runs on five hits with a career-high eight strikeouts. Braun totaled two of the Beavers’ six hits and had the lone RBI. Hanson also produced two hits and scored the only BSU run. The Beavers struck out 12 times.
Game two was all Bemidji State, as the bats finally came alive. BSU had only mustered five runs off 13 hits in the first three games, but in game two, totaled eight runs on 13 hits. Three players posted three-hit performances and junior righty Miles Campbell (Eden Prairie, Minn.) pitched a gem for the Beavers.
A senior Logan Kalis (1B/RHP/OF, Little Falls, Minn.) two out single scored Braun in the bottom of the first inning to get the Beavers on the board 1-0. The score went to 3-0 in the second when Hanson plated freshman Cody Jenkins (2B, Bemidji, Minn.), who started the inning with a single through the left side. Senior Lewis Baumann (SS, Colorado Springs, Colo.) later crossed the plate on a freshman Joey Hanowski (INF/OF, Little Falls, Minn.) double to right field.
Campbell didn’t allow a hit in the first three innings, before giving up a single in the fourth. BSU posted three hits in the bottom half of the fourth and scored two more runs to earn a 5-0 advantage. Jenkins started the inning with a ground rule double and Baumann moved him to third on a one out single up the middle. Jenkins would score on a Hanson ground out to the pitcher, then Baumann was driven in by a Hanowski single up the gut.
USF scored its only run of the game in the top of the sixth, but the Beavers stretched the lead to 8-1 in the bottom half of the inning to provide extra insurance heading into the seventh. With one out, Baumann singled, Hanson doubled, then Hanowski singled down the right field line to score both runners. Kalis eventually plated Hanowski on a single to left.
The Cougars posted two hits and left two on base in the seventh, but didn’t threat the Beaver lead, as BSU picked up its first win of the season.
Hanowski, batting in the second spot, went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a run scored. He also recorded four putouts in left field. Kalis went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and pitched the sixth inning, giving up the one run on one hit. Baumann played the second lead-off man spot perfectly and went 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Jenkins posted his first-collegiate multi-hit game with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate and added two runs scored.
Campbell threw five innings of scoreless baseball and allowed two hits with three K’s. Senior reliever Ryan Brezinski (RHP, Regina, Saskatchewan) pitched the seventh and allowed two hits, but got all the outs himself with three strikeouts.
The Beavers are back at the Metrodome Feb. 21 for a nonconference doubleheader against Wayne State College beginning at 9:15 p.m.
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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).