PHOENIX, Ariz. – Bemidji State University baseball started its Arizona portion of its spring trip with a nonconference matchup against St. Cloud State University on the campus of Arizona Christian University Monday afternoon. The Beavers battled hard and had some great hits but were unable to stifle the high-power offense of the Huskies to fall 15-6.
Bemidji State, now 1-8 overall, will be back in action Tuesday, March 10 as they take on Arizona Christian University from Phoenix, Ariz. First pitch is set for a 4 p.m. CT start. The Huskies are now 8-0 on the season.
Live Stats and video will be provided for the Beavers matchup against Arizona Christian at http://www.acufirestorm.com.
The Huskies got out early on the Beavers posting one run in the first and then tallied three more in the second before BSU was able to get on the board.
Bemidji State was able to start its scoring in the third inning, scoring off a fielding error by SCSU with the bases loaded. The Beavers’ Dylan Webb started out the inning with a single, which was followed up by Jake Braun and Nick Hovila also charting singles to load the bases. BSU ended the inning trailing 4-2.
St. Cloud State extended its lead in the fourth scoring one run off a double by Kyle Lieser and two off a single by Sam Boisner to make it a 7-2 game.
In the fifth inning, the teams traded runs scoring two each with the BSU’s coming off a single by Bo Schmitz and a double down the left field line by Jack Hegarty. It was not until the seventh inning that the Beavers would mark its final run of the game as Steven Prichard hit a solo home run over the left center field fence to make it a 13-6 game.
SCSU sealed a 15-6 victory over BSU, scoring two runs in the top of the eighth inning.
Leading the way for the Beavers was Nick Hovila going 2-for-3 at the plate and Tyler Nelson as he was 2-for-4, including a double in the game. Nelson also charted one run and one RBI.
Earning the start on the mound for Bemidji State and pitcher of record was Terry Hadden, while Logan Spitzack earned the win for the Huskies to post a 1-0 record. Hadden pitched 3.1 innings of work, while Spitzack recorded six innings and struck out three batters.
Also seeing action on the mound for BSU was Cody Benson for 2.2, and Collin Rutledge, Jesse Katz and Parker Havel each for one inning of work.