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|Win: Kalis (2-1)||3.2||3||1||1||1||2|
|Loss: Stocke (0-1)||1.0||0||1||0||0||0|
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|Win: Hegarty (1-0)||2.2||3||2||0||1||4|
|Loss: Mattiacci (0-1)||0.1||3||4||4||1||0|
MINNEAPOLIS (H.H.H. Metrodome) – The Bemidji State University baseball team earned its first doubleheader sweep of the season Monday with a pair of nonconference victories against University of Minnesota Duluth at H.H.H. Metrodome. BSU won game one 2-1 in nine innings and game two 13-6 on 16 hits.
The Beavers got on the board first with a run in the bottom of the third inning of game one. Back-to-back lead-off hits from senior shortstop Lewis Baumann (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and junior Chad Hanson (OF, St. Paul, Minn.) got things started, then senior outfielder Trevor Purvis (Rio Rancho, N.M.) executed a perfect sacrifice bunt to move up both runners. Junior catcher Zach Braun (Lakeville, Minn.) plated Baumann with a single through the left side for his third RBI of the season.
Bemidji State starter Phil Bray (Sr., LHP, Chatfield, Minn.) exited the game after 5.1 innings pitched. He allowed zero runs on three hits with five strikeouts. Senior righty Logan Kalis (Little Falls, Minn.) replaced him and finished the sixth, but allowed two hits in the seventh that turned into a two-out Bulldog run to tie the game 1-1.
BSU was unable to end the game in the bottom half of the inning and it entered extra innings for the third time this season. In the ninth, senior third baseman Matt Ellinghuysen (St. Charles, Minn.) reached first with one out after being hit by a pitch. He would end up being the winning run, as he scored from first on an error by the UMD shortstop on a double play ball that sailed into right field.
Kalis picked up the win and improved to 2-1 on the season. He threw 3.2 innings and allowed the one earned run on three hits with two strikeouts. Hanson posted two of BSU’s six hits in the game.
In the first inning of game two, BSU exploded for four runs on four hits to open a 4-0 lead through the first. BSU batted one through nine in the inning to produce nearly as many runs as its last three games combined (5). Hanson drew a lead-off walk and then the hit parade started, as Purvis, Kalis, Marks and freshman Joey Hanowski (Little Falls, Minn.) posted singles that would score three run of the four runs.
BSU added another run in the fourth to make it 5-0, but UMD got two back in the bottom half to cut the deficit to 5-2. A Beaver error in the fifth helped guide a four-run inning for the Bulldogs to take a 6-5 lead, but BSU responded with a four-spot of its own in the top of the sixth and regained the lead at 9-6.
BSU added four insurance runs in the top of the seventh, en route to its first sweep of the season.
Purvis, Hanowski and Ellinghuysen each recorded a three-hit game. Purvis went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Hanowski posted a 3-for-4 game with three RBIs and a double.
The Beavers now turn their attention to a spring trip in Arizona March 13-17.
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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).