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Loss: Katz (1-5) 6.065529
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Win: Vaske (3-1) 6.064331
Loss: Stigman (1-6) 2.057731
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Hegarty hits third home run in Beavers twin bill at Minnesota Duluth
Friday, April 17, 2015
Hegarty hits third home run in Beavers twin bill at Minnesota Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Bemidji State baseball team kick started an eight-game road stint as it traveled to University of Minnesota Duluth Friday afternoon. The Beavers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in game one as Jack Hegarty hit a solo home run but came up short in both games as they fell by scores of 5-1 and 15-4. 

Bemidji State, now 10-27, 7-15 NSIC, and Minnesota Duluth will be back for their final doubleheader of the series Saturday, with the first pitch scheduled for 12 p.m. (noon) from Bulldog Park. The Bulldogs improve to 21-11 overall and 15-7 in the NSIC with the dual sweep. 

Bemidji State Highlights

  • In game one, BSU had three players get one hit, including Tyler Nelson, Jack Hegarty and Collin Eckman to lead the squad.
  • Hegarty scored the sole run for the Beavers with a one-out solo home run in the top of the fourth inning to take a 1-0 lead over the Bulldogs.
  • Eckman posted a double and was 1-for-2.
  • Pitching dominated game one as both teams saw only one pitcher on the mound. Jesse Katz earned the start for BSU, pitching six innings allowing only six hits and five earned runs. He struck out nine batters and is now 1-5 on the year.
  • Pacing the Beavers in game two at the plate was Logan Riedel as he went 2-for-2, including a double.
  • BSU’s scoring did not come until the fourth off a ground out by Mason Bellew for one run and then another one in the fifth and two in the sixth.
  • Five Beavers tacked on one hit during the game as UMD’s pitching staff stifled BSU.
  • Jack Stigman was the pitcher of record with two innings of work as he allowed seven earned runs and struck out one. Also getting time on the mound was Derek Dorau, Luke Benge and Parker Havel.

Minnesota Duluth Highlights

  • Sophomore Grant Farley helped the Bulldogs to a win in game one as he hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth to take a 3-1 lead over BSU. Farley ended the game going 1-for-3.
  • Hitting a home run to seal a 5-1 victory was junior Kyle Comer, with a two-run shot down the right field line in the fifth. Comer finished 1-for-1 at the plate.
  • UMD tallied six players, each with one hit in the game one.
  • Bo Hellquist pitched all seven innings to improve to 2-1 on the year. Hellquist allowed three hits and one run, while striking out seven batters.
  • The Bulldogs jumped out to an 11-0 edge in game two before the Beavers were able to put up a run. UMD marked three home runs in game two with only one being a solo shot.
  • Juniors, Jimmy Heck and Spencer Diedrich paced UMD in game two, each batting 3-for-4. Heck earned one RBI and one run, while Diedrich posted three RBI and two runs scored.
  • Alex Wojciechowski led the team in RBI with four going 2-for-4 at the plate, including a two-RBI double and a two-run home run.
  • Pitcher of record with six innings of work was junior Austin Vaske. Vaske gave up three earned runs and allowed six hits and is now 3-1 on the year.

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).