Nebraska Omaha sneaks past Bemidji State, 3-2
Sunday, March 4, 2007

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (Crane Stadium)- Nebraska Omaha jumped out to a 3-0 lead and was able to hold off a Bemidji State comeback to earn a 3-2 win over the Beavers in Bemidji State’s third and final game of the Holiday Inn Express Tournament in Warrensburg, Mo. Bemidji State lost all three games that they played in Missouri, seeing their record fall to 0-7 on the season.

The Mavericks scored the games first run in the second inning. Chris Weimer led the inning off with a bunt single and then moved to third on Matt Boro’s double to left center field. Brian Goliber then walked to load the bases with one out in the inning. Alex Kotera pushed the Mavericks first run across when he hit a sacrifice fly to center field which allowed Weimer to tag up and score from third to give the Mavericks a 1-0 lead. The Mavericks pushed its lead to 2-0 on a throwing error by BSU second baseman Mike Wagner (Plymouth, N.H.), the error by Wagner allowed Boro to score from third with two outs.

The Mavericks increased its lead to 3-0 in the fourth inning when Brian Goliber homered to left field.

Bemidji State finally got on the board in the sixth inning when the Maverick pitcher Josh Lundin struggled to find the plate and walked three Bemidji State batters in the inning. Anthony Stoloski (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) reached on a fielding error by the Maverick third baseman to start the inning for the Beavers.
Brian Simon (Owatonna, Minn.) and Mike Wagner (Plymouth, N.H.) would each draw walks to load the bases for the Beavers with two outs. Gary Molck (East Grand Forks, Minn.) picked up an RBI the easy way when he drew a walk to score Stoloski from third to bring the Beavers to a two run deficit.

Bemidji State made it a one run game in the eight inning. Ryan Bohannan (Goodyear, Ariz.) singled to right field and advanced to third on P.J. McIntee’s (Randolph, Minn.) single to right field. Gary Molck (East Grand Forks, Minn.) pushed Bohannan across when he reached on a fielder’s choice to bring the Beavers to a 3-2 deficit.

The Beavers final at bats saw Tony Samuelson (Pine City, Minn.) lead the inning off with a walk. Samuelson’s walk was eliminated when Anthony Stoloski (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) hit into a double play. Eric Pilgrim (Park Rapids, Minn.) struck out to end the game for the Beavers and extend the Beavers losing streak to seven games.

Josh Silvernagel (Bismarck, N.D.) was the lone BSU hitter to notch multiple hits; he went 2-for-3 in the contest.

Josh Juntunen (Elk River, Minn.) took the loss for the Beavers on the mound, allowing two earned runs on nine hits and two walks in six innings of work. BSU used just one man out of the bullpen in the contest, Tony Meech (Menahga, Minn.) pitched two innings with out giving up a run and allowing just one hit.

Josh Lundin allowed one of BSU’s runs on four hits in five and two-thirds innings of work, picking up his first win of the season. Three Mavericks made an appearance out of the bullpen.

Bemidji State (0-7) returns to action on March 8, 2007 as the Beavers will travel to Hays, Kan. to take on the Fort Hays State Tigers in a nine inning contest at 6:00 p.m.