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Beavers get back-to-back home runs in split at Winona State
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Beavers get back-to-back home runs in split at Winona State

WINONA, Minn. – Bemidji State University baseball and Winona State University ended its first weekend of conference action Saturday afternoon in Winona as the Beavers split with a 5-1 win and a 14-8 loss.

A scoreless game in game one stood until the fourth inning when the Warriors’ Jesus Cazares hit a solo home run to right field for a 1-0 lead over. The Beavers tied the game up in the fifth as Tyler Nelson doubled down the left field line for a 1-1 game.

Bemidji State would extend its lead in the sixth with four runs on three hits and one WSU error. BSU’s hits included a two RBI double by Mason Bellew and a double to lead off the inning by Bo Schmitz.

The Beavers held onto a 5-1 edge with Jack Hegarty on the mound earning the win. Hegarty pitched all seven innings allowing only five hits and struck out eight batters to improve his record to 2-0 on the season.

Game two was a battle until the sixth inning when the Warriors gained control of the game scoring five runs in the inning. BSU held a 6-2 lead going into the bottom of the fifth inning and an 8-5 edge entering the bottom of the sixth but was unable to hang on.

In the sixth inning Collin Eckman and Tyler Nelson hit back-to-back home runs and paced the team in the game at the plate as they went 3-for-5 and 2-for-3, respectively. Eckman added one RBI and two runs, while Nelson had two RBI, one double and three runs.

Michael Herd was the pitcher of record for BSU in game two after one inning of work on the mound to now hold a 1-1 record on the season.

Bemidji State, now 5-14 overall, will be back in action March 28-29 as it hits the road again to take on University of Sioux Falls. The doubleheaders are scheduled to start at 12 p.m. (noon) both days. The Warriors are now 4-12 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).