BSU swept at Upper Iowa
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
FAYETTE, Iowa (Robertson Woods Field) - The Upper Iowa University Peacocks used late inning rallies in both games of a doubleheader to down Bemidji State 2-1 in Game 1 and 16-3 in Game 2 from Robertson Woods Field in Fayette, Iowa.

The Bohannan brother’s, Rich and Ryan (Goodyear, Ariz.) each collected a pair of singles to pace the Beavers at the plate while Casey Allar (Sartell, Minn.) pitched six innings allowing three runs (three earned) on four hits, while striking out three batters and walking just one in the 4-3, game one loss.

The game remained scoreless until the top of the third inning when the Beavers platted all three of their runs. Tony Samuelson (Pine City, Minn.) started the inning with a walk and advanced to second on Ryan Bohannan’s single up the middle. P.J. McIntee (Randolph, Minn.) laid down a sacrifice bunt moving the runners up a base. Josh Silvernagel (Bismarck, N.D.) hit his first triple of the year, plating the runners on second and third to give the Beavers a 2-0 lead. Rich Bohannan picked up the third RBI of the inning when he laid down a bunt single scoring Silvernagel from third.

The Peacocks knotted the game at three apiece in the bottom of the sixth inning. Jamie Terres doubled to left field plating runners from second and third to bring the Peacocks within a one run deficit. Mitch Walser followed up with a double of his own scoring Terres from second and tying the game up at 3-3.

The Beavers went down with out scoring in the top of the seventh giving the Peacocks a chance to win the game in their last at bats. T.J. Johnson led the inning off with a single up the middle and then stole second and advanced to third on an error by Bemidji State catcher Anthony Stoloski (Half Moon Bay, Calif.). Lucas Wilsing then singled up the middle to plate the winning run and give the Peacocks a 4-3 come from behind win.

Karl Willers (Slayton, Minn.) picked up the loss dropping to 1-2 on the season.

Ronnie Sweeney picked up the win for the Peacocks improving his record to 3-1. Sweeney pitched 3 2/3 innings allowing one run on three hits with two strikeouts. Starter Kevin Epperheimer pitched 3 1/3 innings allowing three runs on four hits while striking out four BSU batters.

In Game 2 the Beavers jumped out to an early lead. Anthony Stoloski (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) scored when Eric Pilgrim (Park Rapids, Minn.) reached on an error. The Peacocks regained the lead in the bottom of the first when they scored three runs. The Peacocks scored three unearned runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 3-1 lead.

The Beavers tied the contest up in the third inning. Pilgrim struck again when he hit a two out single to right field plating two BSU runners to tie the game at 3-3. From the bottom of the third inning on it was all Peacocks. The Peacocks scored thirteen unanswered runs, highlighted by a eight run sixth inning to take a 16-3 win to complete the sweep over the Beavers.

Mitch Walser led the Peacocks going 4-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI. Pilgrim paced the Beavers going 1-for-2 with all three RBI for the Beavers.

Andy Seabrooke to the hill for four innings striking out four batters allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits. Seabrooke improved to 3-2 with the win. Brandon Schenk and Chris Wlezien came in for relief. Schenk pitched two innings allowing no runs on two hits and one strikeout while Wlezien pitched one inning allowing no runs on just one hit while striking out one Beaver batter.

Josh Juntunen (Elk River, Minn.) took the loss for the Beavers falling to 0-6 on the season. Juntunen pitched 4 2/3 innings allowing eight runs (five earned) on eight hits with six strikeouts and three walks. Tony Meech (Menahga, Minn.) and Bryan Buhr (Frazee, Minn.) came in for relief; Meech pitched 2/3 of an inning allowing six runs (three earned) on four hits with two walks and Buhr pitched 2/3 of an inning allowing three two runs on three hits with one strike out.

Bemidji State (3-24; 1-8 NSIC) will be in action on Monday, April 9, 2007, when the Beavers will take on the Jamestown Jimmies in its second home series of the season. Game 1 is slated for a 1:00 p.m. start with Game 2 to immediately follow.