Cardinals bats come alive to take Game Two of series versus Beavers, 13-3

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Win: Hutcherson (2-0) 6.010029
Loss: McNallan (0-1) 4.063303
Litchy (BSU) 302000
Standifer (WJC) 533101
Jelinek (WJC) 413200
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Cardinals bats come alive to take Game Two of series versus Beavers, 13-3
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Cardinals bats come alive to take Game Two of series versus Beavers, 13-3

LIBERTY, Mo. (Talley Baseball Stadium) -- Senior third baseman Duane Miller found pay dirt with his second home run in as many games for Bemidji State University baseball, but William Jewell College took the second game of the series, 13-3, Saturday afternoon at Talley Baseball Stadium. Miller’s only hit of the day came in the eighth inning after the Cardinals (4-4) held a 13-0 lead over the Beavers (1-1).

William Jewell crossed home for its first runs of the day in the third inning, as a balk and RBI double by Brad Jelinek gave WJC a 2-0 lead. The Cardinals then added one run in each of the fourth and fifth innings before exploding for nine in the seventh. William Jewell totaled eight singles and a triple in the nine-run inning to take a 13-0 lead into the eighth. During the top half of the eighth, Miller took a swing with a 2-1 count and two outs as the wind carried the ball past the left field fence. His only hit of the game was his second home run of the season and of his career.

The Cardinals starting pitcher Zazh Hutcherson (2-0) kept the Beavers at bay throughout the day while allowing one hit and striking out nine batters. BSU starter Connor McNallan (0-1) took the loss after throwing 4.0 innings with six hits allowed, three earned runs and three strikeouts.

Bemidji State and William Jewell close the three-game series Sunday at 12 p.m. from Talley Baseball Stadium in Liberty, Mo.

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).