|March 29, 2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||R||H||E|
|Win: Brezinski (2-0)||2.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|Loss: Kilber (0-1)||3.0||2||2||2||3||1|
|March 29, 2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Fagely (3-0)||6.1||9||4||2||0||4|
|Loss: Anderson (1-2)||6.0||8||5||4||0||5|
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Ronken Field) – Senior lefty Phil Bray (Chatfield, Minn.) pitched a gem and senior shortstop Lewis Baumann (Colorado Springs, Colo.) continued to be a leader at the dish to guide Bemidji State University to a game one 2-0 victory in 10 innings in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opener versus Concordia University, St. Paul Friday in Sioux Falls, S.D. The win made six straight for BSU, but a 5-4 loss in game two split the doubleheader and snapped the streak.
In game one, senior Matt Ellinghuysen (3B, St. Charles, Minn.) drew a one out walk to set-up a Baumann bomb to left center in the top of the 10th inning that proved to be the only scoring of the game. BSU (10-8, 1-1 NSIC) had eight hits in the contest, as lead-off hitter junior Chad Hanson (OF, St. Paul, Minn.) had the only multi-hit contest, as he went 2-for-3 with two walks.
Bray hurled eight scoreless innings, allowed just three hits and fanned 13 batters to tie a career-high. Senior Ryan Brezinski (RHP, Regina, Saskatchewan) came in and eared his second win of the season (2-0) after pitching two innings and allowing zero hits with two strikeouts.
The game was the fourth time the Beavers went into extra innings this season. BSU is 3-1 in extras in 2013.
After nine scoreless innings and just two total runs in game one, four runs were put on the board in the first two innings of game two. BSU used the momentum of the game one victory to score twice in the first. A lead-off error, then a passed ball moved Hanson to second. Senior outfielder Trevor Purvis (Rio Rancho, N.M.) made CU pay with a single to center field and then stole second to create a no outs with runners on second and third situation. Two consecutive groundouts by senior Logan Kalis (RHP/OF, Little Falls, Minn.) and senior Jaryd Marks (RHP/1B, Cottage Grove, Minn.), respectfully, plated the two runs.
The Golden Bears came back and single runs in the first and second knotted the game 2-2. A third run was put on the board by CU in the third frame and Concordia-St. Paul took a 3-2 lead. BSU remained one run down until a CU home run to right scored two in the bottom of the sixth to set-up a 5-2 lead heading to the decisive top of the seventh.
Baumann wasn’t about to let the Golden Bears off easy, as he hit a one out solo homer to right for his second long ball of the day and fifth of the season. Hanson and Purvis then connected again, as Hanson singled to right and was plated by a Purvis double to center. The runs forced a pitching change by CU, but the first pitch pegged Kalis. The reliever settled in after the poor first throw and got the next two outs to secure a victory for Concordia-St. Paul.
Baumann had two of the nine Beaver hits, as he went 2-for-3. He entered the series leading the league in home runs with three and upped his total to five with two on the evening. Purvis also posted two hits and added a run and RBI.
Senior right-hander Ryan Anderson (Lino Lakes, Minn.) went the distance on the mound for BSU and allowed the five runs (four earned) on eight hits with five strikeouts and zero walks.
Bemidji State and Concordia-St. Paul battle again Saturday in a double dip slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.
NOTE: The four-game series was moved from the CU campus to Minnetonka High School to Augustana College’s Ronken Field in Sioux Falls, S.D. due to weather and field conditions. In NSIC games, game two is scheduled to be a nine-inning contest, unless the first game goes into extra innings, which at that point game two becomes a seven-inning game.
For more information on the Bemidji State baseball program, follow the Beavers on Twitter (@BSUBeavers), like them on Facebook (facebook.com/BSUBeavers) or sign up for the TXTUpdates from BSUBeavers.com text-messaging system through the "Mulitmedia" pull down menu on the main page of BSUBeavers.com.
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).