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Loss: Stober (1-3) 6.064445
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Loss: Sawyer (0-2) 3.0128812
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Long ball lifts BSU to doubleheader and series sweep of Minot State
Monday, April 29, 2013
Long ball lifts BSU to doubleheader and series sweep of Minot State

WILLISTON, N.D. – Senior Jaryd Marks (1B/RHP, Cottage Grove, Minn.) hit a three-run home run in game one, while senior Logan Kalis (1B/RHP/OF, Little Falls, Minn.) posted two bombs – one of which included a grand slam - in game two, as the Bemidji State University baseball team won 4-3 and 21-1 (10-run rule in the seventh) versus Minot State University Monday.

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victories improved the Beavers record to 20-16 overall and 11-9 in league play, while also moving the team's winning streak to eight. The 20 wins marks the seventh time a Beaver team has reached the victory plateau and the second time in program history teams produced back-to-back 20-win seasons. BSU went 21-25 overall in 2012 to rank fifth in all-time wins. The school record for wins in a season is 27, by the 1993 (27-19-1) team.

For the third straight game versus Minot State, MISU scored first, as it tallied a two-run third to open a 2-0 lead. Just like the doubleheaders a day before, Bemidji State responded, plus some. A four-run, fourth doubled-up the fellow Beavers, thanks to a Marks three-run bomb. After a freshman Joey Hanowski (INF/OF, Little Falls, Minn.) one-out single, senior catcher Riley Hirsch (Little Falls, Minn.) posted a two-out base knock that plated Hanowski for an important fourth run.

Minot State tallied a run in the sixth to get within one at 4-3, but couldn’t get a tying run across. Kalis was the hero on the mound in game one, as he went six strong innings. He allowed the three runs on six hits with seven strikeouts to improve to 4-1. Junior righty Miles Campbell (Eden Prairie, Minn.) recorded his first save of the season when he allowed one hit in the seventh with one K.

Bemidji State totaled six hits, with two coming off the bat of senior outfielder Trevor Purvis (Rio Rancho, N.M.). He went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Game two was a hit-fest for BSU, as it recorded a season-high 26 hits in the victory. The large amount of hits surpassed the previous season-best of 22 against Minot State during the Arizona spring trip.

Bemidji State jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first when Kalis hit is third bomb of the season to left field. After another run scored in the first, the BSU lead was 4-0. Minot State tallied a single run in the second, but a junior Zach Braun (C, Lakeville, Minn.) double in the third plated two and the score moved to 6-1.

The game went to 11-1 in the fourth when BSU scored five runs, which included a three-RBI senior third baseman Matt Ellinghuysen (St. Charles, Minn.) double to right center. The game really got out of hand in the fifth, as Bemidji State posted an eight-run inning that was highlighted by Kalis’ grand slam over the center field fence. The frame improved the score to 19-1, then a two-run seventh capped the 20-run victory.

With 26 hits, a lot of players posted big games. Four Beavers tallied a four-hit game, as eight-hole hitter, Ellinghuysen, went 4-for-4 with five RBIs and two runs scored. Nine-hole hitter, freshman Cody Jenkins (2B, Bemidji, Minn.) went 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs. Kalis was the big winner, as he totaled seven RBIs on a 4-for-5 performance with three runs scored. Marks recorded a 4-for-4 game with three runs scored and an RBI.

Purvis went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI, as sophomore Jack Hegarty (INF/RHP, Brainerd, Minn.) went 3-for-5 with three runs.

BSU hopes to get home games in for the first time this season Wednesday, as the Beavers are set to host Southwest Minnesota State University in a league doubleheader at BSU Baseball Field 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).