BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University baseball team was victorious 4-3 in game one of a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader against University of Mary Tuesday at the BSU Baseball Field, but fell 6-0 in game two of the twinbill split. BSU has been shut-out in a game twice this season.
The Beavers (16-21, 10-13 NSIC) tallied two runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the fifth to own a 4-0 lead after four innings in game one. Early walks from U-Mary (9-23, 5-17 NSIC) starter Matt Medeiros handed BSU the runs in the first, while a couple of base hits and an error helped guide the Beavers around the bases in the fifth.
Sophomore right-hander Logan Kalis (Little Falls, Minn.) started the game on the bump for the Beavers, but after allowing two lead-off walks in the sixth and then a throwing error by the catcher resulted in two runs scoring, he was pulled from the game. He fanned eight batters and allowed just four hits before exiting.
Senior Bryan Jamieson (RHP, Maplewood, Minn.) relieved Kalis and got the three outs needed to head the bottom half of the frame. The scored remained 4-3 heading into the top of the seventh and the ball was handed to Jamieson. He didn’t mess around in the inning, as the Marauders went 1-2-3 and the he earned his second save of the season, picking-up three Ks in two innings pitched.
Senior Nick Jelacie (OF, Brainerd, Minn.) was the only Beaver with two hits, going 2-for-3 and two runs scored. Freshman Eric Kallevig (OF, Lino Lakes, Minn.) went 1-for-3 with two RBI, his first multi-RBI game in the green and white.
BSU could only muster four hits in game two, two of them coming off the bat of senior Colton Smith (OF, Waddell, Ariz.). Senior Ryan Gebur (RHP, New Prague, Minn.) suffered his fifth loss of the season, falling to 1-5. He went 4.2 innings, allowing four runs on six hits.
The Beavers now travel to No. 19 Winona State University April 30-May 1 for a four-game NSIC series. The April 30 doubleheader is slated for a 12 p.m. start.