BSU announces schedule changes
Monday, April 29, 2002
UM-Duluth washout locks up No. 1 seed in NSIC Tournament for BSU
April 29, 2002

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Bemidji State head baseball coach Jim Grimm today announced the cancellation of BSU’s scheduled baseball series at Minnesota-Duluth and St. Cloud State.

The UM-Duluth series, originally scheduled for April 27-28, was backed up a day to April 28-29 due to heavy snowfall in Duluth late last week. The April 28 games were cancelled due to snow on the fields, and the games scheduled for today were cancelled this morning as snow remains on the field.

The cancellation of the UM-Duluth series locks down the No. 1 seed in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament for Bemidji State. BSU finishes the 2002 season at 13-3 in Conference play (.813), and based on winning percentage no NSIC team will have an opportunity to catch the Beavers. The four-team NSIC Tournament will begin May 9 at BSU Baseball Field.

BSU’s scheduled double-header at St. Cloud State today has also been cancelled by mutual agreement between the programs.

BSU’s remaining 2002 schedule includes a double-header against North Dakota at BSU Baseball Field on Wednesday, May 1, a home double-header with the University of Winnipeg on Thursday, May 2 and a return twinbill at Winnipeg on May 3.
BSU eighth in Central Regional Rankings

Bemidji State made its debut in eighth place in the NCAA Division II Central Regional baseball rankings last week. Regional rankings are used to determine participants in the NCAA Tournament; the top four teams from each of eight regions advance to regional playoffs, with the winners advancing to an eight-team national championship tournament.

NCAA Central Regional Rankings
1. Central Missouri State 38-4
2. Nebraska-Omaha 24-11
3. Pittsburg State 31-12
4. Rockhurst 26-16
4. Minnesota State-Mankato 20-12
6. Winona State 24-11
7. Missouri Southern State 23-18
8. Bemidji State 18-8
through games of April 22, 2002