Bemidji State softball sweeps Minot State in walk-off fashion

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Bemidji State004000X471
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Massingill (11-6) 7.0322212
Loss: Spencer (6-12) 6.074429
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Grant (MINOT) 311000
Burdette (MINOT) 311101
Hill (MINOT) 301100
Burlingame (BSU) 312000
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Minot State0013000463
Bemidji State0020003582
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Yost (16-6) 7.064316
Loss: Cornejo (6-8) 0.010000
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Grant (MINOT) 301010
Hill (MINOT) 311000
Larson (MINOT) 311000
Cabral (MINOT) 311000
Cornejo (MINOT) 311101
Carbajal (MINOT) 201200
Burlingame (BSU) 412100
Yost (BSU) 422100
Bemidji State softball sweeps Minot State in walk-off fashion
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Bemidji State softball sweeps Minot State in walk-off fashion

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University softball team earned a sweep of Minot State University Wednesday to extend its winning streak to eight games. The Beavers (29-16, 12-9 NSIC) defeated the Beavers of Minot State (15-28, 4-21 NSIC) 4-2 in game one and rallied back with three runs including a walk-off two RBI double by senior Lyndsey Peterson to take game two, 5-4.

Minot State 2, Bemidji State 4

Bemidji State used a four-run third inning to down Minot State in the first game of the day, 4-2. Peterson drove in the first run with an RBI single and then a three-run home run by freshman Kelsey McAllister the very next batter put BSU ahead 4-0. McAllister’s home run is her 10th of the season tying Peterson for the team lead and the most ever in one season in BSU softball history.

Minot State responded the next inning with a solo home run and added another run in the sixth inning to make it 4-2 but senior Jenna Massingill was strong in the circle and closed out the final inning to earn her 11th win this season. Massingill went all seven innings for the 11th time this season while earning 12 strikeouts and only allowed two runs on three hits.

Freshman Jessica Burlingame was the only player from BSU to have two hits and went 2-for-3 at the plate while McAllister finished the game by going 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI.

Minot State 4, Bemidji State 5

BSU would have to rally in the seventh inning to earn the sweep and their eighth consecutive win and after some key errors by Minot State, Peterson drove a ball to right center to score the game-tying and game-winning runs.

Minot State opened the scoring in the game with one run in the third but BSU quickly took a lead from RBI’s by Jessica Yost and Kelsey McAllister to make it 2-1. However, BSU wouldn’t hold the lead long when MSU rallied to score three runs in the top of the fourth to regain the lead.

Each team failed to score in the fifth and sixth innings and Yost held Minot State scoreless in the top of the seventh to bring BSU up to bat down two.

Freshman Brooke Phillips began the seventh with a single and came around to score the first run of the inning after Burlingame doubled later on in the inning. Yost put runners on the corner’s with a single of her own and after a pitching change by Minot State, Peterson stepped up to the plate. After a passed ball advanced Yost to second, Peterson took advantage and on the next pitch drove in the game’s final runs.

Burlingame finished the game by going 2-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI. Yost led BSU by going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored while Peterson and McAllister each had doubles.

Yost earned the win in the circle, her 16th this season, and allowed three earned runs, six hits and struck out six.

Bemidji State closes out the regular season on the road when they travel to Northern State University and Minnesota State University, Moorhead Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

For more information on the Bemidji State University softball program, follow the Beavers on Twitter (@Beaver_Softball or @BSUBeavers) or 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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