Beavers extend winning streak to four games with sweep Thursday

March 16, 20171234567RHE
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Bemidji State102001X4102
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: McAllister (1-2) 7.063214
Loss: Leighann Pettis (0-3) 6.0104212
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Victoria Stock (SHU-S) 401000
Abbey Suhoski (SHU-S) 411000
Allie Harvey (SHU-S) 301100
Abbie Thrower (SHU-S) 301000
Saige Minear (SHU-S) 111000
Brooke Bower (SHU-S) 211000
Burlingame (BSU) 402100
McAllister (BSU) 402000
Yost (BSU) 312100
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Bemidji State0032141092
Slippery Rock001001254
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Yost (5-1) 6.0521015
Loss: Carly DeRose (2-3) 3.155333
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Ripka (BSU) 423400
Megan Brown (ROCK) 311000
Emily Nagle (ROCK) 301000
H. Nestor (ROCK) 301100
Guglielmino (ROCK) 211000
Amanda Brush (ROCK) 101100
Beavers extend winning streak to four games with sweep Thursday
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Beavers extend winning streak to four games with sweep Thursday

CLERMONT, Fla. – The Bemidji State University softball team extended its win streak to four games Thursday after sweeping Seton Hill University and Slippery Rock University at the Spring Break Tournament in Clermont, Fla.

Seton Hill 3, Bemidji State 4

The Beavers got on the scoreboard first in the game when Jessica Yost doubled to left field and scored Alexandra Ripka from first in the first inning. After a scoreless second inning, Bemidji State added two more runs in the third after an RBI single by Alayna Krejci and an error by the Griffins that scored Yost.

Seton Hill broke the Beavers’ shutout in the top of the sixth inning by and RBI double but BSU responded in the bottom half of the inning when Jessica Burlingame tripled to center field that scored Angie Roberts for the 4-1 lead.

The Griffins would claw back in the seventh inning by scoring two runs to pull within one of the Beavers, but Kelsey McAllister was able to get the final out for the 4-3 victory.

McAllister went all seven innings for the Beavers in the circle to pick up her first win on the season. She allowed just two earned runs on six hits while striking out four and only walking one.

The Beavers totaled 10 hits in the game including two from Burlingame, McAllister and Yost. Burlingame, Yost and Krejci each led the Beavers with one RBI while Ripka came in to score two runs.

Bemidji State 10, Slippery Rock 2

Bemidji State started its scoring in the third inning with RBI hits by Ripka, McAllister and Yost for the early 3-0 lead. Slipper Rock responded with a run of its on in the bottom half of the inning off of a sacrifice bunt.

Ripka picked up her second and third RBI’s of the game in the fourth inning to extend the Beavers’ lead to 5-1 after four. BSU capitalized off of a Slippery Rock error in the fifth to make it 6-1 and then RBI’s from Yost and Ripka in the sixth extended the Beavers lead to 8-1. Makayla Pagel and Lexi Derrick each drew walks with the bases loaded later on in the inning to increase the Beavers’ lead to 10-1.

Slippery Rock would add a run in the bottom of the sixth but Yost was able to earn three strikeouts in the inning to seal the 10-2 victory for the Beavers.

Yost pitched all six innings in the game allowing just five hits and one earned run. She struck out 15 batters and didn’t allow a walk.

Ripka finished the game by going 3-for-4 at the plate with four RBI, one double and two runs scored to lead the Beavers while Yost went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored.

Bemidji State will look to continue its winning streak by facing Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Hillsdale College at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., 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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