Sautbine and Peterson named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Sautbine and Peterson named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University’s Taylor Sautbine (Fr., Tamarack, Minn.) and Doug Peterson (Jr., RHP/OF, Bemidji, Minn.) have been selected as Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week after posting outstanding athletic accomplishments between April 26-May 2.

Sautbine, a newcomer to the BSU women’s track and field program, continued to excel in the hurdle events this outdoor season.  She finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles at the Ron Masanz Open in Moorhead, Minn.  Her time of 15.73 in the Mayt 1 event, not only stands as her personal-best, its also the fastest 100-meter hurdles time posted at BSU this season and ranks 13th on the 2010 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) outdoor performance list.

This marks the first time Beavers Pride has recognized Sautbine as one of its athletes of the week, while it stands as the 12th time a member of the BSU track and field programs have been honored.

Peterson, a right-handed pitcher/outfielder for the Beaver baseball team, was productive on the mound, at the plate and in the field last week. He threw his first and the team’s fourth complete game of the season in a 4-3 victory at Concordia University, St. Paul April 26. He allowed the three runs, all earned, on seven hits, while walking just one batter in 84 pitches. It marked also marked his first victory at BSU. At the plate Peterson batted .500, going 5-for-10. He totaled eight bases, adding four RBI, three runs scored and a homerun. He posted an .800 slugging percentage with two walks. In the field he had seven putouts and one error for a .875 fielding percentage.

In his last nine games played, Peterson recorded a hit in seven, including three multi-hit games, raising his batting average from .254 to .312. His average placed him third on the squad for the 2010 season. During that same span he also had 12 RBI and three homeruns, including a seven-RBI doubleheader against University of Mary where he hit a grand slam and a two-run bomb.  

Peterson becomes the fifth BSU baseball player to garner Beaver Pride’s weekly honor this season.  The award is the first for Peterson.

The Beavers closed the season with a 16-37 overall record and a 7-25 mark in NSIC, finishing 11th in the final league standings.

The Bemidji State men’s and women’s track and field teams travel to Moorhead, Minn. this weekend to participate in the 2010 NSIC Outdoor Championships.  The conference event is slated for Friday and Saturday.