|March 13, 2015||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|St. Cloud State||2||0||0||2||4||0||0||0||X||8||12||2|
|Win: Ramage (1-0)||2.2||3||0||0||0||1|
|Loss: Masberg (0-1)||4.1||9||7||7||0||1|
TUCSON, Ariz. – Bemidji State University baseball went head-to-head against St. Cloud State University Friday afternoon to round outs its time in Arizona. The Beavers battled hard and outhit the Huskies 14-12 in the game but fell short with a final score of 8-4.
The Beavers got out to a 2-0 lead on the Huskies right away in the top of the first inning as Tyler Nelson doubled to lead off and then on one out Joey Hanowski singled to center field. Nelson scored on the throw as Hanowski stole second base for the first run, while Scott Litchy brought in the second run with a double down the left field line.
SCSU tied it up 2-2 though in the bottom half of the inning off a double by Michael Jurgella and a fielder’s choice by Reese Gregory.
A tie game stuck till the fourth inning when the Huskies put up two runs with a single and a double. St. Cloud State added to its lead in the fifth, scoring four runs. A pair of doubles and a single topped the inning for an 8-2 lead over BSU.
Bemidji State’s Bo Schmitz made it an 8-3 game as he doubled to center field in the top of the sixth on two outs and a 1-1 count. The Beavers were only able to bring in one more run to trail 8-4 in the eighth inning. Hanowski got a hold of a ball to triple to left field scoring Nelson who had singled previously in the inning.
Pacing the offense at the plate for the Beavers was Nelson and Hanowski as they each went 3-for-4 in the game. Nelson posted three runs, while Hanowski tallied one and one RBI. Jack Hegarty also had three hits against the Huskies.
Bemidji State, now 3-11 overall, will be back in action Saturday, March 14 for its final game in Tucson, Ariz. against conference foe Southwest Minnesota State University. First pitch is set to start at 11 a.m. CT from the Kino Sports Complex. The Huskies improve to a perfect 13-0 on the season.
Live stats for the Beavers final game in Tucson against Southwest Minnesota State can be found at www.smsumustangs.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).