March 29, 20151234567RHE
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Sioux Falls120002X560
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Anderson (1-0) 5.252243
Loss: Hegarty (2-1) 6.065516
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Nelson (BSU) 413000
Minnick (SF) 302100
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Bemidji State13120007102
Sioux Falls050625X18114
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Brothers (1-5) 4.232012
Loss: Masberg (0-2) 3.06101063
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Nelson (BSU) 322000
Riedel (BSU) 312210
Litchy (BSU) 412000
Webb (BSU) 312000
Minnick (SF) 534600
Cougars take doubleheader over Beavers, 5-3 and 18-7
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Cougars take doubleheader over Beavers, 5-3 and 18-7

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Bemidji State University baseball and University of Sioux Falls ended its weekend action Sunday afternoon with a doubleheader from Harmodon Field. The Cougars took both games over BSU by scores of 5-3 and 18-7. 

Sioux Falls jumped out to a 3-0 lead on the Beavers in game one Sunday before BSU was able to get on the board in the fourth, scoring one run off a sacrifice fly by Mason Bellew.

The Beavers were able to bring the game within one as the bases were loaded and Collin Eckman was hit by a pitch to score a run. With USF up 5-2 going into the seventh after freshman Connor Merriam hit a two run home run, Bemidji State was only able to get one in the seventh as Bo Schmitz singled to center field for a 5-3 game.

Jack Hegarty was the pitcher of record with six innings of work and striking out six. Hegarty is now 2-1 on the season for the Beavers.

In game two, Bemidji State got out early to a 4-0 edge after one and a half innings as it scored one run in the first and put up three in the second. Sioux Falls came back in the bottom of the second inning to take a 5-4 lead but the Beavers would get their lead back with one run in the third and two in the fourth for a 7-5 lead.

That ended BSU’s run as the Cougars gained momentum with six runs in the fourth that was highlighted off a three-run home run by sophomore Austin Richey. USF continued moving its advantage with two runs in the fifth and five in the sixth for an 18-7 victory, which gave it the doubleheader sweep. 

On the mound for Bemidji State was Derek Masberg as he pitched three innings allowing 10 runs. Masberg moves his record to 0-2 with the loss. Also seeing action in game two was Cody Benson, Evan Rowe and Parker Havel

Leading BSU at the plate Sunday was Tyler Nelson as he was 5-for-7, including three doubles and tabbed three runs in the doubleheader. 

Bemidji State, now 7-16, 4-4 NSIC, will be back in action Tuesday, March 31 for its 2015 home opener against Northern State University. The doubleheader is set to get underway at 1 p.m. from BSU Baseball Field. The Cougars are now 7-17 overall and 4-4 in the NSIC.

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).

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