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Beavers fall in NSIC doubleheader at Wayne State
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Beavers fall in NSIC doubleheader at Wayne State

WAYNE, Neb. (Pete Chapman Complex) – The Bemidji State University baseball team fell 5-0 and 8-4 at Wayne State College Wednesday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader in Wayne, Neb. The losses move BSU to 11-11 overall and 2-4 in league play.

The Beavers could only muster three hits in the opener. Sophomore right-hander Ross Stein (Big Lake, Minn.) kept BSU in the game through five, as he had allowed just two runs – single runs in the second and third innings – on three hits. Unfortunately the Wildcat bats came alive in the sixth to score three runs on four hits, which included a two-run home run, to hand the home team the 5-0 lead heading to the decisive bottom of the seventh. BSU went down in order in the frame to suffer its second shutout of the season.

Stein fell to 0-2 on the season, as he allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits in six complete innings. He posted three strikeouts with zero walks. Two of BSU’s hits went for doubles and came off the bat of senior shortstop Lewis Baumann (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and junior Zach Braun (C/1B, Lakeville, Minn.).

A three-run first inning by the Wildcats put the Beavers behind right from the beginning of game two. A single run in the second gave WSC a 4-0 lead before BSU got it back in the top of the third. A senior Logan Kalis (RHP/OF, Little Falls, Minn.) double pushed junior Chad Hanson (OF, St. Paul, Minn.) across the plate for the first run of the day for the Beavers.

Wayne State posted another three-run inning in the seventh and tacked on one more in the eighth to own an 8-1 lead heading to the ninth. The Beavers got the bats going in the ninth and produced three runs, but it was too little too late, as BSU fell 8-4.

In the end, BSU left 12 runners on base in game two. The Beavers had 10 hits with three coming from Kalis, as he posted a 3-for-4 game with an RBI. Senior Jaryd Marks (RHP/1B, Cottage Grove, Minn.) recorded two hits and two RBIs, while senior Matt Ellinghuysen (3B, St. Charles, Minn.) went 2-for-4.

Senior righty Ryan Van Someren (Milaca, Minn.) got the start for BSU and went six innings. He allowed four earned runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and fell to 1-1 on the season.

Bemidji State had its home opener moved to Bismarck, N.D. April 6-7, as a snow-covered BSU Baseball Field forced a location change to the home of its opponent, University of Mary. The teams will play a doubleheader each day beginning at noon.

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).