|March 30, 2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Rengel (1-2)||6.0||3||1||1||1||9|
|Loss: Campbell (1-1)||5.0||8||6||5||0||5|
|March 30, 2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Marks (2-2)||7.0||6||5||5||5||10|
|Loss: Hayes (1-1)||3.0||7||6||6||0||3|
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Ronken Field) – The Bemidji State University baseball team defeated Concordia University, St. Paul 7-6 in game two of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D. to split the double dip and the series. BSU lost game one 6-1 and now sits 11-9 overall with a 2-2 league mark.
Concordia-St. Paul scored three runs in the third inning of game one, which turned out to be enough as BSU could only muster a single run in the fourth inning on a junior Chad Hanson (OF, St. Paul, Minn.) home run to right. CU scored three more in the fifth to seal the win 6-1.
BSU scattered three hits in the game. Junior right-hander Miles Campbell (Eden Prairie, Minn.) suffered his first loss of the season after allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits with five strikeouts.
Senior Logan Kalis (RHP/OF, Little Falls, Minn.) and junior Zach Braun (C/1B, Lakeville, Minn.) hit back-to-back homers in the second inning of game two and handed the Beavers a 2-0 lead. Hanson’s second bomb of the day, this time down the left field line, gave BSU a 3-0 lead in the top of the third inning, but a three spot by CU in the bottom half knotted the contest at 3-3.
The Beavers responded in the top of the fourth with a four-run inning on four hits. A freshman Joey Hanowski (INF/OF, Little Falls, Minn.) single up the middle plated Braun and sophomore Jack Hegarty (INF/P, Brainerd, Minn.) to give BSU the 5-3 advantage. Senior Matt Ellinghuysen (3B, St. Charles, Minn.) gained first by being hit by a pitch, then a balk moved Hanowski to third and Ellinghuysen to second. A senior catcher Riley Hirsch (Little Falls, Minn.) groundout to short scored Hanowski, then senior shortstop Lewis Baumann (Colorado Springs, Colo.) poked a single to left to move Ellinghuysen across the plate and give BSU the 7-3 lead.
The Baumann hit proved to be the game-winner, as CU posted two runs in the seventh and a solo shot in the ninth.
Senior Jaryd Marks (RHP/1B, Cottage Grove, Minn.) improved to 2-2 on the bump after allowing five earned runs on six hits and fanning 10 batters. Hegarty earned his first save of the season after hurling two innings and allowing one run on two hits with three strikeouts.
The Beavers totaled 11 hits and had four players record two hits. Baumann moved to the top of the lineup after hitting in the nine-hole all season and went 2-for-5 with an RBI. Braun went 2-for-4 with two runs and one RBI, Hanson was 2-for-5 with one run and one RBI, while Hanowski was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run.
Bemidji State has its first mid-week conference test of the season with a contest at Wayne State College April 3 with a 1:30 p.m. doubleheader in Wayne, Neb.
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.
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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).