Beavers close nonconference slate at Wayne State
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Beavers close nonconference slate at Wayne State
This Week: The Bemidji State University baseball team closes the 2012 nonconference season with a four-game series against Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference-foe Wayne State College March 17-18. Both dates are scheduled for 12 p.m. doubleheaders with two, seven inning contests.

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About Bemidji State:
The Beavers are off to a 7-3 start to rank fifth in the latest NCBWA Central Region poll (March 14). BSU has won three straight and are 5-1 in its last six games. The Beavers posted that 5-1 mark in their spring trip to Arizona at the RussMatt Greater Phoenix Invitational March 3-9. BSU recorded 9.8 runs and allowed 6.3 runs per game during the Invite.
Last Time Out: BSU opened its spring break trip with Benedictine University at Springfield March 3 and won 14-11 after taking a 10-0 lead into the sixth inning. The Beavers followed with an extra-innings victory against Simpson College March 4, as they posted a 7-4 win in nine frames before losing the back-end of a doubleheader 5-2. BSU closed the trip by rattling off three straight wins. The first two came versus Malone University 15-14 March 6 and 16-2 March 8 in a pair of nine-inning contests. The trip closed with a 5-2 victory March 9 against Rockford College.        

About Wayne State: After starting the season 4-0, the Wildcats are 1-5 since to open the 2012 campaign with a 5-5 record. WSC swept Augustana 7-3 and 9-1 in a doubleheader played in Emporia, Kan. before traveling to Savannah, Ga. for the Savannah Invitational Baseball Tournament March 3-10. The Wildcats won 7-1 and 14-4 before struggling to find their bats. WSC averaged 9.3 runs per game in its first four games, but since are averaging 3.8 runs per contest. Travis Parsons guides the team at the plate with a .486 batting average, 18 hits and nine RBI with two homeruns. The first baseman has 81 putouts, one assist and zero errors.

Last Action vs WSC: Last season the Beavers traveled to Wayne, Neb. for a similar nonconference four-game tune-up before starting the NSIC season. The Beavers split the first day, falling 9-5 and winning 11-10, but fell 6-1 and 7-3 on the back end of the trip. BSU scored four runs on five hits in the top of the seventh to earn the one victory on the weekend. Head coach Tim Bellew is 3-21 all-time against the Wildcats as the BSU skipper, with a 2-10 road mark.