The Bemidji State University baseball team heads to the H.H.H. Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn. for the final time in 2013 to battle Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference-foe University of Minnesota Duluth March 4 in a nonconference doubleheader beginning at 9:15 p.m.
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About Bemidji State
Five out of the last six contests the Bemidji State baseball team has been involved in have been decided by one run. Tuesday, the Beavers split a nonconference doubleheader with No. 18 Minnesota State University, Mankato at the Metrodome, as BSU won game one 2-1 in 11 innings and lost game two 1-0. MSU (4-2) produced one run in the fourth to take a 1-0 lead in game one, but the Beavers (2-6) scored in the top of the sixth and the top of the 11th off two mistakes by the MSU pitching staff. The win against the nationally ranked Mavericks marked the first win for BSU since defeating then-No. 8 St. Cloud State University 5-4 in a mid-week home game last season. In game two, senior right-hander Jaryd Marks went the distance and gave up just one hit to MSU, but lost after giving up one earned run in the fourth after issuing walks to the first two batters of the frame. He fanned five batters in the loss. BSU scattered four hits in the game.
About Minnesota Duluth
The Bulldogs are 0-4 to start 2013 in four games against NSIC opponents in nonconference doubleheaders at the Metrodome. UMD lost 8-6 and 2-0 to Minot State University Feb. 14 and to nationally-ranked St. Cloud State University 5-0 and 3-1 Feb. 17. The Bulldogs have scored their seven runs on 28 hits to strand 28 runners on base. As a team, UMD owns a 6.58 ERA and has allowed a .250 batting average.
Last Action vs UMD
Last season the Bulldogs visited Bemidji State for BSU’s home opener March 31-April 1. The Beavers won the opening doubleheader 3-1 and 7-6, but UMD got the best of them on day two with 3-0 and 8-2 victories. Head coach Tim Bellew is 7-18 all-time against the Bulldogs - 0-2 in neutral games.
• The Beavers are getting outscored 9-5 in the first two innings of play this season, but BSU has produced eight runs after the sixth inning and given up just four.
• BSU is 1-1 when scoring first.
• The Beavers have gone into extra innings twice this season (1-1) after only going past the scheduled number of innings once in 2012.
• Junior Zach Braun recorded a hit in the first five games of the season.
• Senior Logan Kalis owns a five-game hitting streak.
• Junior Miles Campbell has pitched 11.0 innings and has recorded a 0.82 ERA on one earned run off seven hits with five strikeouts.
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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).