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Loss: Zorn (2-3) 4.21310900
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BSU puts together complete effort in sweep of Minot State
Sunday, April 28, 2013
BSU puts together complete effort in sweep of Minot State
Photo Courtesy of Mary Nelson

WILLISTON, N.D. – The Bemidji State University baseball team's offense, defense and pitching all came together Sunday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference sweep of Minot State University. BSU posted a 12-4 victory in game one before an 11-1 win (10-run rule in the seventh) in game two to make six straight victories for the Beavers.

Bemidji State totaled 38 hits and allowed 17, while not committing an error in both contests.

Minot State drew first blood in game one with a two-run first, but Bemidji State responded in the top of the second with eight runs to open an 8-2 lead. BSU scored the eight runs on eight hits. Senior third baseman Matt Ellinghuysen (St. Charles, Minn.) knocked in the first runs of the game for the road team with a single to left that plated two runs. Still with zero outs, junior outfielder Chad Hanson (St. Paul, Minn.) doubled to right with the bases loaded and cleared the bases with a three-RBI swing of the bat. With two outs, BSU tacked on three more runs after senior righty Logan Kalis (Little Falls, Minn.) doubled to plate Hanson, then senior Jaryd Marks (RHP/1B, Cottage Grove, Minn.) singled to center to allowed Kalis to cross the plate. After re-loading the bases, Marks scored on a wild pitch.

The big inning was plenty enough for senior starter Phil Bray (LHP, Chatfield, Minn.), who after allowing two runs on four hits in the first, settled in and gave-up two four more hits in a six inning outing. He allowed the two earned runs on six hits with nine strikeouts to improve to 2-3.

The Bemidji State Beavers scored three more runs in the third to take the 11-2 lead, then added one more in the fifth to open the 12-2 lead. MISU scored twice in the seventh to make the final tally 12-4.

Marks went 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs, two RBIs and a walk. Kalis also recorded three hits, as he went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Lead-off hitter in game one, Hanson, went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Five other players recorded at least two hits in the game.

MISU again struck first, as it went up 1-0 in the first frame of game two. Bemidji State again responded in the second inning, as it scored three runs to open the 3-1 lead. Sophomore Jack Hegarty (INF/RHP, Brainerd, Minn.) scored the first run for BSU on a wild pitch. An Ellinghuysen single to right then plated freshman Joey Hanowski (INF/OF, Little Falls, Minn.) before junior Zach Braun (C, Lakeville, Minn.) knocked home the senior third baseman with a single through the left side.

A Marks single down the right field line plated senior outfielder Trevor Purvis (Rio Rancho, N.M.) for a 4-1 lead in the third.

The lead proved to be enough for starter, Marks, but the Beavers decided to add six more in the fifth to open the 10-1 advantage. Another single run in the ninth completed the doubleheader sweep with the 11-1 win.

Mark hurled six innings and allowed the single run on eight hits with seven strikeouts and issued just two walks. He also had another big game at the plate, as he helped his own cause with a 3-for-5 performance, two RBIs and a run scored. Ellinghuysen continued to swing a hot bat and went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Hegarty went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and Purvis added three hits in four at-bats with two runs scored.

The Minot State home games were moved to Williston, N.D. due to field conditions. The two teams will complete the league series Monday with a doubleheader 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).