TOPEKA, Kan. – The Bemidji State University baseball team started its 2015 spring trip Thursday afternoon at No. 9 Washburn University where it fell by a final score of 22-3.
Bemidji State, now 0-4 overall, will be back in action Friday, March 6 against Rockhurst University from Bettis Family Sports Complex in Topeka, Kan. The Ichabods improve their record to 10-0 on the season.
Bemidji State Highlights
- The Beavers were unable to get a hit in the game until the top of the sixth inning as the Ichabods high power defense was flawless.
- Tyler Nelson posted the first hit for BSU with a single through the right side. Nelson finished the game going 2-for-4 from the plate and posted one run and one RBI.
- BSU scored its first run off a wild pitch on bases loaded and then gained its second run off a fly out to center field.
- The Beavers only charted three strikeouts.
- Mason Bellew led the team’s fielding efforts, recording nine putouts and two assists from first base.
- Earning the start and pitcher of record for the Beavers is Terry Hadden as he now holds a 0-2 record on the season after four innings of work.
- Also seeing action on the mound was Derek Masberg for 0.1 innings, Luke Benge for 0.2 innings and Evan Rowe closing the game with one inning.
- Washburn is ranked No. 9 in the country for Division II.
- The Ichabods jumped out to an early 3-0 start in the bottom of the first inning and continued their lead in the second with three runs and two runs in the fourth.
- It was in the fifth inning that Cole Gardner hit a grand slam over the left field fence to take a 12-0 lead over the Beavers.
- Leading the Ichabod offense was Alex Head as he went 2-for-2, including one run and three RBI.
- Starting on the mound and earning the win for Washburn was Dan Gabler in four innings of work. Gabler is now 2-0 on the season. He allowed no hits and struck out two batters.
- Recording some time on the mound as well was Spencer Schwandt, Brad Honeycutt and Reed Morton, all pitching one inning.
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).