Hanowski reaches hit No. 200 in doubleheader versus St. Cloud State

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Loss: Heisick (4-6) 5.084421
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Hanowski reaches hit No. 200 in doubleheader versus St. Cloud State
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Hanowski reaches hit No. 200 in doubleheader versus St. Cloud State

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Baseball Field) -- Senior Joey Hanowski reached a milestone untouched in Bemidji State University baseball program history Wednesday in a doubleheader versus No. 2 St. Cloud State University with his 200th career hit. The third baseman’s reliable hitting was a bright spot in the Beavers’ (11-33, 8-20 NSIC) losses, 4-2 and 11-2, to the Huskies (32-4, 17-4 NSIC).

Hanowski reached the career hit number in his first at bat against the Huskies. While his hit streak ended at 14 games, Hanowski extended his on base streak to 19 games. Left fielder Scott Litchy tops that number, though, as he has reached base safely in 24 consecutive games.

Game One: SCSU 4, BSU 2

Bemidji State allowed two singles in the first three batters that allowed St. Cloud State to take a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first. The Huskies added two runs in the top of the third before scoring their final run in the fifth on a sacrifice fly.

The Beavers cut the lead in half in the following inning as first baseman Mason Bellew and shortstop Collin Eckman began the sixth with back-to-back singles. Following a fielder’s choice and a foul out, outfielders Tyler Nelson and Litchy hit back-to-back singles to record one RBI each. BSU saw a spark in the top of the final frame as second baseman Duane Miller hit a leadoff single to second base but a double play and strikeout ended the game.

Starting pitcher Nate Heisick (4-6) recorded the loss after 5.0 innings pitched, four earned runs and one strikeout. Huskies starter Sheldon Miks (7-1) took the win with 5.2 innings pitched, five hits allowed and two earned runs.

Game Two: SCSU 11, BSU 2

The Beavers fell into a hole early in game two, as the Huskies took a 7-0 advantage after the top of the first inning. The No. 2 team in the country added three runs in the third and fourth innings before Bemidji State put itself on the board. Designated hitter Logan Riedel doubled to lead off the fifth and set up the Beavers with a runner in scoring position. Eckman put a ball in play to draw an error, which scored Riedel from third, to bring the BSU deficit to 10-1.

Pinch hitter Ryan Rumpca led off the bottom of the ninth with a single to right field to give Bemidji State an opportunity to cut the lead. Second baseman Ben Boser also singled to right field to record a two-out RBI but the next batter hit into a fielder’s choice to end the game.

Starting pitcher Zack Petray (1-2) took the loss after 1.0 inning pitched. Huskies relief pitcher Cal Giese (5-1) was recorded with the win, after starting pitcher Kevin Bolder (5-1) left the game with 3.0 innings pitched.

Bemidji State travels for its final road trip of 2016 with a four-game series at University of Mary April 30-May 1. The Beavers and Marauders begin the first doubleheader at 1:30 p.m. Saturday before the series finale at 12 p.m. Sunday.

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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).