BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University baseball team, now 10-31, 7-19 NSIC, finishes its road stand at Southwest Minnesota State University, Wednesday, April 29, before ending the regular season at home playing host to University of Mary, May 1-2. BSU’s doubleheader Wednesday is set for 1:30 p.m. from Alumni Field in Marshall, Minn. Friday’s first pitch will be at 2 p.m. with Saturday’s final doubleheader set for 12 p.m. at BSU Baseball Field.
About Bemidji State:
- The Beavers (10-31, 7-19 NSIC) played a midweek doubleheader last Wednesday at then-No. 2 St. Cloud State University before taking the weekend off. BSU dropped both games to the Huskies by scores of 15-3 and 17-1.
- In the series, Joey Hanowski led the Beavers playing in both games as he batted.500 going 3-for-6 from the plate and added one RBI. Hanowski was the only Beaver to have three hits in the doubleheader.
- Jake Braun and Logan Riedel each appeared in one game, as they were 1-for-1 and 1-for-2, respectively.
- Jack Hegarty, Mason Bellew, and Collin Eckman posted doubles in game one of the duo, while Tyler Nelson put up his in the second.
- Terry Hadden was the pitcher of record in game one after four innings, while Riedel earned the loss in game two in 1.2 innings of work. Hadden allowed 11 hits and eight runs to now sit 3-6 on the year. Riedel let up nine hits and allowed 10 earned runs, which puts him 1-1 on the mound this season.
- Ben Boser saw three innings of action in game two pitching effectively to only give up one hit and struck out three batters.
- The Beavers say farewell to five seniors this weekend during their last series at home against U-Mary. Drake Huggans, Jesse Katz, Tyler Saeugling, Jake Tuholsky and Dylan Webb are all finishing out their college careers.
About Southwest Minnesota State:
- The Mustangs come into this week’s two-game series with an overall record of 19-25 and a 12-16 record in the NSIC.
- SMSU was swept last weekend in a four-game series against Augustana College by scores of 5-1, 12-4, 14-10 and 7-2.
- Junior outfielder Brian Redemske leads the Mustangs’ offense with a batting average of .367 in 44 games. Redemske has recorded 11 doubles along with seven home runs and 32 RBIs. He has also posted a slugging percentage of .582 and an on-base percentage of .442. Redemske also leads the team with 11 steals on 12 attempts.
- Senior first baseman Austin Stubbs is tied for second in the NSIC with 12 home runs while senior third basemen Jarred Carlson leads the team with 46 RBI and has hit nine home runs and posted a batting average of .342.
- Brandan Alfson who has started six games and has a record of 3-3, spearheads the Mustangs’ pitching rotation. He has posted a 2.79 ERA in nine appearances and opponents are only batting .248 against him.
- Mitch Wurm leads the team with five wins and 51 strikeouts.
- The Marauders come into this weekend’s series after winning one game in a four-game series versus the University of Minnesota Duluth.
- U-Mary has an overall record of 8-36 and a 6-24 record in the NSIC, which puts them right underneath the Beavers in the conference standings.
- The Marauders’ offense is led by sophomore outfielder Drew Feuerbach who is hitting a team-high .347. Feuerbach is slugging .471 along with posting an on-base percentage of .392 in 40 games.
- Sean Hennen leads the team with 24 RBIs and has a batting average of .304. Hennen has also been walked 16 times during the season.
- Andrew Beyer is tied for fourth in the conference with 27 walks and leads the team with an on-base percentage of .465.
- Freshman Will Pettner leads the team on the mound with a 4.38 ERA, while Jake Johnson leads the team with 48 strikeouts.
- U-Mary has three pitchers who are tied with two wins, which is the team-best.
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).