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Concordia-St. Paul01100406120
Bemidji State2000010361
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Kappes (5-12) 7.063318
Loss: Yost (3-3) 7.0126624
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
McKenzie (CU) 313100
Peterson (BSU) 312101
Osterman (BSU) 302100
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Bemidji State000000X024
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Heim (4-5) 6.020017
Loss: Jecmen (5-4) 5.21514455
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Roth (CU) 534200
Peterson (BSU) 201000
Varner (BSU) 101000
Golden Bears sweep Bemidji State in doubleheader
Monday, March 31, 2014
Golden Bears sweep Bemidji State in doubleheader

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Bemidji State University softball team dropped a pair of games to Concordia University, St. Paul, 6-3, 14-0, Monday at the West St. Paul Regional Athletic Center in West St. Paul, Minn. The games were moved to West St. Paul, Minn. due to unplayable field conditions in Bemidji.

The Beavers drop to 11-9 (0-4 NSIC) with the losses. CU improves to 9-17 (4-2 NSIC) following the sweep.

In game one, BSU scored two quick runs in its half of the first inning. Angie Roberts (CF, Fr., Andover, Minn.) got things started with a solo home run. Mikayla Osterman (C, So., Sierra Vista, Ariz.) plated the other BSU run with a ground rule double to notch the second BSU run.

The Golden Bears would not go away though, as they scored a run in the second and another in the third to tie the game, 2-2.

The contest remained tied until the top half of the sixth inning when CU used five hits, three of which were for extra bases, to score four times and grab a 6-2 advantage.

BSU scored in the following half inning as Lyndsey Peterson (OF, So., Cottonwood, Minn.) smacked her second home run of the season to cut the deficit to three. Unfortunately, the Beavers could not complete the comeback as they fell by a score of 6-3.

Jessica Yost (P/1B, Fr., Bemidji, Minn.) was tagged for the loss. The freshman pitched all seven innings giving up 12 hits and six runs, while striking out four CU batters. On the other side, Stephanie Kappes earned her fifth victory of the season for the Golden Bears. Kappes threw all seven innings and allowed three runs on six hits, while striking out eight.

Danielle Jecmen (P, Fr., Bloomingdale, Ill.) took the circle for the Beavers in game two and allowed 14 runs, just four of them earned, on 15 hits in six-and-two-thirds innings of work. Jecmen’s record falls to 5-4.

Bemidji State’s defense had four costly errors behind Jecmen that contributed to 10 unearned runs. BSU committed four errors and each one of those runs would lead to at least one CU run. The big blow was a seven run effort put forth by the Golden Bears in the top of the sixth to down BSU in six innings, 14-0.

CU’s starter, Linzy Heim, allowed just three Bemidji State batters to reach base and struck out seven to earn her fourth win of the season.

The Beavers will look to earn their first conference victory of 2014 next week, as they will play doubleheaders against Minot State University (April 3), Augustana College (April 5) and Wayne State College (April 6).

For more information on the Bemidji State University softball program, follow the Beavers on Twitter (@Beaver_Softball or @BSUBeavers), like them on Facebook (facebook.com/BSUBeavers.

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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