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Beavers battle for NSIC doubleheader sweep of Peacocks
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Beavers battle for NSIC doubleheader sweep of Peacocks

FAYETTE, Iowa (Robertson Woods Field) – The Bemidji State University baseball team trailed in both games Sunday against Upper Iowa University in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader, but found a way to battle for two important victories. The Beavers erased a 3-0 first inning deficit in game one to win 14-3, then got a 10th inning walk-off home run from senior Logan Kalis (OF/1B/RHP, Little Falls, Minn.) in game two to lift BSU to the 11-9 dramatic victory.

In game two, the Beavers (14-16, 5-9 NSIC) trailed all the way to the bottom of the ninth when it scored twice to tie the game 9-9 and send the game into extras for the second time in the series with Upper Iowa (12-15, 4-6 NSIC). Kalis came through in the 10th to improve BSU’s record in extra innings to 5-2 in 2013. BSU totaled 17 hits in each contest.

The bottom of the order was the spark for the Beavers in both games. Seven-hole hitter Joey Hanowski (Fr., INF/OF, Little Falls, Minn.) went 6-for-8 with seven runs scored, batting eighth was senior Matt Ellinghuysen (3B, St. Charles, Minn.), who posted a 5-for-9 day with four RBIs and three runs scored. Nine-hole hitter senior Lewis Baumann (SS, Colorado Springs, Colo.), who started the weekend third in the league in batting average, went 5-for-8 in the double dip with five RBIs and two runs scored.

After allowing three runs on four hits and walking one in the first inning, senior righty Jaryd Marks (Cottage Grove, Minn.) settled in on the bump and allowed just four hits and issued two walks in the next five innings. He earned the victory to improve to 3-3 on the season after going six innings and fanning four batters.

Marks was pitching with a lead after the third, as BSU posted two runs in the second and three runs in the third to open a 5-3 lead. Ellinghuysen posted a RBI in the second inning to plate sophomore Jack Hegarty (INF/RHP, Brainerd, Minn.), then junior Chad Hanson (OF, St. Paul, Minn.) brought in Hanowski for the second run of the second. A two-run single up the middle in the third by Hanowski, followed by a miscue by the UIU center fielder allowed Hegarty and Kalis to score. Hanowski later scored off the bat of Ellinghuysen.

The Beaver offense exploded in the fifth for nine runs that gave BSU the 14-3 advantage that would stick as the final score. The fifth saw 15 BSU batters, three UIU pitchers, nine runs on eight hits and three Peacock errors. Hanowski and Hanson each recorded two hits in the inning. Hanson added three RBIs and Baumann posted two RBIs in the frame. 

Hanson went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and a run scored. Senior outfielder Trevor Purvis (Rio Rancho, N.M.) posted two hits, two RBIs and a run scored.

In game two, the Beavers faced a 5-0 deficit through four and a half, but a three-run fifth by BSU moved the score to 5-3. Hanowski singled to short with one out and would score off the bat of Ellinghuysen, as he doubled to left center. Junior Zach Braun (C, Lakeville, Minn.) came through with a two-out double to score Ellinghuysen and Baumann.

BSU starter, junior righty Miles Campbell (Eden Prairie, Minn.), exited the game in the fifth after allowing five earned runs on 12 hits with five strikeouts.

The Peacocks got all three runs back in the top of the sixth off three BSU errors. Senior right-hander Ryan Van Someren (Milaca, Minn.) replaced Campbell in the fifth and pitched 1.2 innings. He allowed three unearned runs on three hits with three strikeouts.

BSU responded with another three-spot in the sixth and the scoreboard read 8-6 through six. The bottom of the line-up came through again, as Ellinghuysen singled to score a run, then Baumann doubled to left with two outs to plate Ellinghuysen and Hanowski.

Baumann produced his third RBI of the game in the eighth when he singled through the right side to allow Hanowski to come across the dish and get the Beavers within one at 8-7. UIU posted an insurance run in the ninth to open the 9-7 lead heading to the decisive bottom of the ninth.

The Beavers loaded the bases in the ninth before allowing the Peacocks to record an out. Senior catcher Riley Hirsch (Little Falls, Minn.) earned an RBI when he drew a one out walk and Braun scored. The game-tying run came on an error by the UIU second baseman, as Purvis scored to push the game to extras knotted up 9-9.

Braun reached first in the 10th with a one out single up the middle, but was caught stealing second for the second out of the frame. Purvis followed with a single to right to set-up Kalis’ heroic bomb to left center.

Hegarty picked up a well-deserved victory on the mound after pitching four complete innings and allowing just one run on six hits with four strikeouts and zero walks. He improved to 2-0 in 2013.

Braun posted a 5-for-6 performance and added two RBIs and one run scored.

In addition to Braun, four other players produced multi-hit games in the nightcap. Baumann went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored, Ellinghuysen posted a 3-for-5 performance at the dish with two RBIs and two runs scored. Purvis and Hanowski each posted two hits, with two and three runs scored, respectively. BSU overcame a 21-hit performance by the Peacocks.

The Beavers are scheduled to continue NSIC play on the road April 24 with a doubleheader at University of Minnesota Crookston beginning at 4 p.m. The time and location are subject to change depending on field conditions, check BSUBeavers.com for the updated schedule.

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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).