BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University baseball team will battle St. Cloud State University May 8 in the first round of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament at 11 a.m. at Faber Field in St. Cloud, Minn. The Beavers earned the No. 8 seed in the NSIC Tournament after finishing with a 13-13 league record and will be facing the No. 1 seed Huskies, who won the NSIC Regular Season Championship with a 19-3 conference mark.
Fans planning to attend the tournament can purchase a ticket in advance from St. Cloud State’s online ticket office HERE, or buy tickets at the gate of The Municipal Athletic Complex (MAC). Day passes will be available for $10 for an adult and $5 for children and seniors. For directions to the MAC, click HERE.
St. Cloud State has set up an NSIC Baseball Tournament website with more information HERE.
The double elimination tournament will be held on both Dick Putz Field and Faber Field in St. Cloud and runs May 8-11. All tournament games are scheduled to be nine innings. SCSU was the predetermined host of the tournament. The winner of the NSIC Tournament earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Central Region Tournament.
If Bemidji State wins game one, it will play the winner of the Winona State University/Concordia University, St. Paul game Thursday at 2 p.m. The losers of those games do battle at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Win or lose, the next game will be played on Faber Field.
BSU finished 22-20 overall to become the seventh team to reach 20 wins in the 62-year history of the program. The Beavers finished the regular season above .500 for the first time since 2002 and for just the 11th time in program lore.
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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).