Beavers fall in first game of four-game set at UMD 6-3
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Beavers fall in first game of four-game set at UMD 6-3
DULUTH, Minn. --  The Bemidji State University baseball team fell 6-3 in the first game of a four-game Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference set at University of Minnesota Duluth Sunday, handing the Beavers their 10th consecutive loss. After pushing the games back a day, then moving the scheduled doubleheader later in the day and only getting one contest in, the teams will try and get three games completed tomorrow, April 18, beginning at 11:30 p.m.

After allowing a run in the bottom of the first, the Beavers responded with a two-spot in the top of second inning on a sophomore Lewis Baumann (MIF, Colorado Springs, Colo.) two out double to right center that scored senior Joe Chism (Great Bend, Kan.) and freshman Cole Bergquist (INF, Chisago Lakes, Minn.).

The Bulldogs knotted the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the third, then took a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning off a three-run homerun with two outs. Sophomore Logan Kalis (1B/RHP, Little Falls, Minn.) scored in the top of the sixth after a lead-off double, advancing to third on a wild pitch, then scoring on an error by the Bulldog third baseman. Chism reached on the error then moved to third on the senior Ryan Sander (1B/RHP, St. James, Minn.) double that set-up a second and third situation with zero outs. Unfortunately for BSU, the road team wasn’t able to capitalize and it remained a two-run deficit.

UMD added a run in the bottom half of the inning to retain the three-run lead and would go on to win by that margin at 6-3.

Sophomore Ryan Brezinski (RHP, Regina, Saskatchewan) started for the Beavers, falling to 2-2 on the season. He threw 4.1 innings, allowing the five runs (all earned) on five hits with three strikeouts and six walks. The Beavers had six hits, all by a different batter. Chism walked once, scored one run and had one RBI.

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