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Northern State1000030450
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Georgakas (3-0) 5.173335
Loss: Stigman (1-4) 2.043313
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Gripentrog (NSU) 412000
Litchy (BSU) 222010
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Northern State41020001210190
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Cervenka (1-0) 4.120016
Loss: Katz (1-4) 0.264400
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Lorenz (NSU) 634200
Shintaffer (NSU) 514400
Litchy (BSU) 413100
Northern State takes two in Beavers home opener
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Northern State takes two in Beavers home opener

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University baseball team opened its 2015 home season with a midweek doubleheader against Northern State University Tuesday. The Beavers dropped both games to the Wolves by scores of 4-3 and 10-2.

In game one, it was a battle till the end as the Beavers held a 3-1 lead for most of the game until the sixth inning. Northern State got on the board first scoring off a fielder’s choice in the first but the Beavers came back to steal home in the second to tie it up 1-1.

Tyler Nelson hit his second home run of the season in the third inning for a solo shot, taking the Beavers to a 2-1 lead. In the fourth it was Dylan Webb recording a double to score a run before he was taken out at third. 

The Wolves though came back fighting and took advantage in the sixth with three singles bringing in runs for a 4-3 lead. NSU held Bemidji State for the 4-3 victory in game one.

Pitcher of record for the Beavers in game one was Jack Stigman as he pitched two innings of work striking out three batters. Stigman is now 1-4 on the season. Also seeing action was Michael Herd with five innings and the start.

Game two was dominated by Northern State as they jumped out to a 7-0 edge before BSU was able to get on the board. The Beavers put up two runs in the game with their first coming off a groundout to second by Mason Bellew in the fourth and the second off a single by Scott Litchy in the fifth.

NSU sealed its sweep with one run in the eighth and two in the ninth for a 10-2 victory.

Jesse Katz is the pitcher of record in game two after 0.2 innings of work. Logan Riedel saw 6.1 innings, while Cody Benson and Tyler Nelson each put in one inning on the mound.

Pacing Bemidji State at the plate in both games was Litchy as he went 5-for-6, including a double and added one RBI, three runs and two stolen bases. Northern State’s Riley Shintaffer paced the Wolves going 4-for-6, including a double and added four RBI to his resume.

Bemidji State, now 7-18, 4-6 NSIC, will be back in action April 3-4 as it welcomes University of Concordia, St. Paul to the BSU Baseball Field for a four-game series. Friday and Saturday’s doubleheaders are set to get underway at 12 p.m. (noon) with the second games to follow each day. The Wolves are now 9-12 overall and 3-7 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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