Beavers split series opener at Patriots

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Loss: Vaughan (0-1) 1.000000
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Munoz (ABC) 322201
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Win: Land (1-0) 4.023131
Loss: McNallan (0-2) 2.264415
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Beavers split series opener at Patriots
Friday, March 10, 2017
Beavers split series opener at Patriots

GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS (AirHog Stadium) -- The Bemidji State University baseball split its series-opening doubleheader at Arlington Baptist College following a 20-7 win and 5-3 loss at AirHog Stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas. Freshman starting pitcher Jake Olson earned the first win of his career in game one while BSU (2-6) opened up the game with a 10-run sixth inning.

Arlington Baptist struck first in game one with two runs in the first inning while Bemidji State took its first lead in the top of the third. Seniors Ben Boser and Logan Riedel got on base with singles to set up a two-RBI triple by senior Ryan Rumpca. Rumpca was brought home on a sacrifice fly to give BSU a 3-2 lead. After ABC answered with five runs in the bottom of the third, BSU began to get hot from the plate with three runs in the fifth and 10 in the sixth. Senior Mason Bellew hit a bases loaded triple to spark the sixth inning scoring spurt. Riedel finished scoring for BSU in the seventh with his first home run of the season, a grand slam past right field.

Olson (1-0) was credited with his first career win after throwing 2.0 innings with one hit allowed and one strikeout. Senior Jack Stigman was given a no decision after starting the game and finishing with 3.0 innings pitched and four earned runs allowed. Patriots pitcher Noah Vaughan took the loss after throwing 1.0 inning and allowing three earned runs.

The Patriots scored first again in game two with one run in the second inning and three in the third. The Beavers tallied their only runs of the game in the top of the fourth in part to three wild pitches from the Patriots. A wild pitch allowed senior Duane Miller to cross for BSU's first run and senior Collin Eckman forced an error to score the final two.

Junior pitcher Connor McNallan (0-2) recorded a loss in game two after throwing 2.2 innings with five strikeouts and three earned runs allowed. Arlington Baptist pitcher Dalton Land earned a win after throwing 4.0 innings with one strikeout and three earned runs allowed.

Bemidji State and Arlington Baptist close out the three-game series Saturday with a nine-inning game. The Beavers and Patriots are scheduled to throw the first pitch at 12 p.m. from AirHog Stadium.

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).