Beavers fall to Wonder Boys 8-1
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Beavers fall to Wonder Boys 8-1
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- The Bemidji State University baseball team fell to Arkansas Tech University 8-1 Thursday in a nine inning nonconference game at Tech Field in Russelville, Ark. The game marked the first of a spring break trip that had been delayed two days due to rain.

The Beavers (9-8) dug a hole in the first inning, falling 3-0. After goose eggs from both squads in the second and third innings, BSU got on the board in the fourth with a run to make the score 3-1. With two outs, third baseman Colton Smith (Waddel, Ari.) reached on a error, setting up junior outfielder Nick Jelacie (Brainerd, Minn.), who doubled through the left side to score Smith. The hit by Jelacie was the first for BSU in the game, as the squad could only muster two in the contest. A five-run fifth inning by the Wonder Boys gave the home team a 8-1 lead that they would hold through the ninth inning. Junior Doug Peterson (RHP, Bemidji, Minn.) got the other Beaver hit in the top of the eighth inning, starting the frame for BSU.

Freshman right-hander Logan Kalis (Little Falls, Minn.) started the game for the Beavers, throwing 4.2 innings, allowing all eight ATU runs, five of which were earned, on seven hits. Junior Ryan Guy (OF, Fountain Hills, Ari.) threw the rest of the game for BSU, going 3.1 innings and scattering three hits.

The Beavers now travel to Kansas City, Mo. to battle Rockhurst University Friday in a nine inning game at noon. BSU and RU competed in a doubleheader at the H.H.H. Metrodome Feb. 6, with the Hawks taking both games by the scores of 6-2 and 5-4.

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