Rain doesn’t stop BSU
Saturday, March 28, 2009
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Ronken Field) - The Bemidji State University baseball team only got one game in Saturday night against Augustana College, but the Beavers made it count by winning their first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game of the season 3-2.

BSU (8-15, 1-4 NSIC) and Augie (11-7, 3-2 NSIC) didn’t get things going until after 5:00 p.m. due to poor field conditions, and were only able to get in the first game of today’s scheduled doubleheader. The two teams threw the first pitch for Game 2 before calling it off. The second game will be made up starting at 12:00 p.m. Sunday, directly followed by the second regularly scheduled doubleheader.

The victory for the Beavers didn’t really get going until the third inning, when the two teams exchanged runs. The road squad manufactured runs in both the fourth and sixth, and conceded just one in the bottom of the seventh to seal the win.

Brent Vollbrecht (Sr., 1B/P, Morristown, Minn.) went the distance on the mound for Bemidji State, allowing just two runs on four hits. He struck out five and conceded only one walk to improve to 2-2 on the season. Tyler Pierson took the hill for Augustana, and allowed all three BSU runs on six hits. He went 6.0 innings, walking three and striking out just one. Bret Severtson threw the final inning and tossed bagels.

Ryan Bohannan (Sr., OF/P, Goodyear, Ariz.) and Anthony Turk (Sr., OF, Little Falls, Minn.) combined to go 4-for-5 at the plate, with Turk driving home a run and both players scoring once. Ryan Sander (So., 1B/P, St. James, Minn.) and Alex Messick (So., C, Lakeville, Minn.) each collected a run batted in, and Josh Juntunen (Sr., 1B/P, Elk River, Minn.) scored the third run for the Beavers.

JaColby Anderson was the only Viking to pick up multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run.

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).