|April 06, 2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Famias (1-1)||1.1||2||0||0||0||1|
|Loss: Bray (1-3)||5.1||10||10||8||4||7|
|April 06, 2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Skadeland (4-1)||8.0||10||4||4||1||5|
|Loss: Anderson (1-3)||3.1||11||8||8||2||1|
BISMARCK, N.D. (U-Mary Baseball Field) – The Bemidji State University baseball fell to University of Mary 10-7 and 9-4 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader Saturday. The games were originally scheduled to be played in Bemidji, Minn., but were moved to Bismarck, N.D. due to weather conditions in Bemidji. The losses drop BSU to 2-6 in its last eight games, 11-13 overall and 2-6 in league play.
The Beavers took an early 1-0 lead in game one when a junior Zach Braun (C/1B, Lakeville, Minn.) single plated junior Chad Hanson (OF, St. Paul, Minn.). The advantage went to 2-0 when senior Jaryd Marks (RHP/1B, Cottage Grove Minn.) crossed the plate on a wild pitch in the third, but a four-run fourth by the Marauders gave it a 4-2 lead.
BSU got both runs back in the bottom half of the inning when senior shortstop Lewis Baumann (Colorado Springs, Colo.) scored on a U-Mary error and Hanson scored an unearned run on a senior Logan Kalis (RHP/OF, Little Falls, Minn.) single to right.
The Beavers kept the offense rolling in the fifth and posted three runs on five hits to open a 7-4 lead. Sophomore Jack Hegarty (INF/P, Brainerd, Minn.) recorded a one out double to center and was later brought home on a senior Matt Ellinghuysen (3B, St. Charles, Minn.) single up the middle. He then scored when Baumann doubled to center. Baumann was the final run of the inning after Hanson recorded BSU’s fourth double of the frame.
Through five, BSU starter Phil Bray (Sr., LHP, Chatfield, Minn.) allowed just two hits outside of the five-hit, four-run fourth, but two lead-off walks to start the sixth jumpstarted the Marauder bats. U-Mary went on to knock Bray out of the game and post six runs to turn a three-run deficit into a three-run advantage by the end of the inning with the scoreboard reading 10-7.
BSU went on to leave three runners on base between the sixth and seventh, but couldn’t post another run. In the game, the Beavers stranded 10 runners, while U-Mary was efficient with runners on base and left just one. BSU entered the game 9-3 when scoring first and 5-2 when posting a run in the first.
Bray pitched 5.1 innings and was credited with all 10 runs (eight earned) on 10 hits. He recorded seven strikeouts, issued four walks (three in the sixth) and fell to 1-3 on the season. The Beavers pounded out 16 hits, but couldn’t find the big hits at the right times. Hanson pounded out BSU’s first four-hit game of the season, as he went 4-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Braun was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Baumann finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored, an RBI and a walk.
Game two started the way game one ended, with U-Mary hitting the ball. A three-run home run in the first handed the Marauders the 3-0 lead, then single runs in the second and third innings moved the score to 5-0 before U-Mary poured salt in the wound and recorded a four-run fourth to open a 9-0 advantage. Senior right-hander Ryan Anderson (Milaca, Minn.) suffered the loss (1-3 in 2013) after pitching 3.1 innings and giving up eight earned runs on 11 hits.
BSU scored single runs in the fifth through eighth innings, as Marks hit his first two home runs of the season in the sixth and eighth frame. Ellinghuysen went 3-for-4 with a run and RBI.
The teams are scheduled to play a doubleheader at noon Sunday to complete the four-game league series.
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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).