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Bemidji State splits first NSIC doubleheader at Winona State
Friday, March 20, 2015
Bemidji State splits first NSIC doubleheader at Winona State

WINONA, Minn. – Bemidji State University baseball opened its 2015 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) action on the road Friday against Winona State University. In the first conference doubleheader of the season, the Beavers and Warriors split with BSU winning 3-1 in game one and WSU for game two 12-2. 

In game one, the Beavers took an early 1-0 lead over the Warriors as Jack Hegarty singled to center field for Ben Boser to score after reaching on an error. BSU extended its lead in the top of the fourth inning as Scott Litchy hit his second home run of the season for a 3-0 edge.

Winona State’s Jesus Cazares doubled down the right field line to make it a 3-1 game in the bottom of the fourth. The score would stand as the Beavers took game one of the doubleheader.

Terry Hadden pitched a complete seven innings for BSU on the mound to earn the win. Hadden struck out three batters and allowed only six hits to move his record to 1-4 on the season. 

The Warriors came out in game two with some resolve as they jumped out to an 8-0 run in the first four innings. WSU posted two runs in the second and third innings and then posted three in the fourth before the Beavers could get on the board. 

Bemidji State was able to put two runs one in the fifth off a double by Tyler Nelson and one in the sixth as Litchy grounded out to second. WSU would come back though to add four runs between the seventh and eighth innings to seal a 12-2 victory. 

Jesse Katz was the pitcher of record for the Beavers as he pitched three innings of work and is now 1-3 on the season.

Bemidji State, now 4-13 overall, and Winona State will be back in action again Saturday for their final doubleheader of the weekend. The first pitch Saturday is set for 12 p.m. (noon). The Warriors are now 3-11 on the season.

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).