|February 14, 2020||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: McClafferty (1-0)||7.0||8||4||2||0||4|
|Loss: Isom (1-1)||0.1||2||1||1||0||0|
|February 14, 2020||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||R||H||E|
|Win: McClafferty (1-0)||2.0||0||0||0||2||3|
|Loss: Frisk (1-0)||4.0||7||4||2||1||3|
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Bemidji State University softball team improved to 3-2 on the season after defeating Northwestern College and University of Minnesota Crookston Friday on the first day of the Husky Invite in St. Cloud, Minn.
The Beavers (3-2, 0-0- NSIC) defeated the Red Raiders (2-2) 9-4 in game one of the day after sophomore Elaina Christiansen blasted a career-high three home runs and drove in five runs. Bemidji State then used a RBI single from junior Sami Dullum in the eighth inning to earn a walk-off victory over the Golden Eagles (2-2) in game two.
Christiansen once again led the Beavers at the plate by hitting three doubles and driving in one run to finish the day 6-for-7 at the plate with three home runs, three doubles, six RBI and five runs scored. In the circle, sophomore Kaidron McClafferty earned both wins for the Beavers a pitching a complete game in game one and two innings in game two. She earned seven strikeouts in the circle and held teams to just two earned runs.
Bemidji State wraps-up play at the Husky Invite tomorrow night when it plays William Jewell College and Viterbo University at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
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).