Bauer honored with NSIC Pitcher of the Week award
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Bauer honored with NSIC Pitcher of the Week award
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Junior right-hander Dan Bauer (Bemidji, Minn.) has been named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Pitcher of the Week by the league office, after posting a strong effort on the bump for Bemidji State in a 7-3 victory against University of Mary April 21. It is the second conference award of the season and of his career, as Bauer earned NSIC Player of the Week laurels Feb. 24.

It marks the third league honor of the season for the Beavers, as junior Ryan Sander (1B/RHP, St. James, Minn.) was named NSIC Pitcher of the Week, Feb. 9. The last time BSU had three student-athletes earn weekly honors from the league was in 2003. The last time the squad earned two pitching honors in the same season was also in 2003, but Bauer’s accolades mark the first time BSU has had a student-athlete earn two awards in a season, let alone, one of each.
Bauer had a career-high 15 strikeouts in a 7-3 victory against U-Mary Wednesday at the BSU Baseball Field, helping the Beavers complete the sweep of the Marauders. The three runs allowed by Bauer all came from solo homeruns, as he relinquished just four hits in the game. He went the distance for BSU, pitching all seven innings, improving to 3-3. Bauer threw 113 pitches, 71 for strikes, while facing 28 batters. His 15 K’s is the most by a BSU pitcher this season, surpassing his previous team-high of 12, set April 17 at University of Minnesota Duluth. Bauer has 34 strikeouts in conference play this season, ranking him eighth in the league.  

The Beavers (16-33, 7-23 NSIC) close its 32-game conference season Wednesday at U-Mary in Bismark, N.D. at 2 p.m.