Baseball heads back to US Bank Stadium and to Winona State

Baseball heads back to US Bank Stadium and to Winona State
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Baseball heads back to US Bank Stadium and to Winona State

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The season-opening road trip for Bemidji State University baseball concludes as the program faces University of Minnesota Duluth March 23 and Winona State University March 25-26. The Beavers will make their second appearance at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis against the Bulldogs before heading to Winona, Minn., to face the Warriors in a four-game conference series.

  • Who: Bemidji State (4-10) vs. Minn. Duluth (6-8)
  • When: Thursday, March 23 (12:30/2:30 p.m.)
  • Where: Minneapolis, Minn. (US Bank Stadium)
  • Audio:

Series History

  • Overall Record: UMD leads, 101-39
  • Neutral Record vs. UMD: Tied, 3-3


  • Who: Bemidji State (4-10) vs. Winona State (3-11)
  • When: Saturday, March 25 (12/2 p.m.) Sunday, March 26 (12/2 p.m.)
  • Where: Winona, Minn. (Loughrey Field)
  • Live Stats:
  • Live Video:

Series History

  • Overall Record: WSU leads, 156-39-1
  • Record at WSU: WSU leads, 112-24-1

Bemidji State Overview

  • Bemidji State finished its spring trip 2-4, including a 1-3 series against Augustana University to begin Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play.
  • BSU opened the week with an 18-0 loss March 14 at Rogers State University followed by a 6-3 win March 15 at Pittsburg State University.
  • BSU took a 7-2 win in the third game of the series against Augie, led by junior pitcher Connor McNallan who threw a complete game in the win.
  • BSU hit .183 from the plate with a .270 on-base percentage and totaled an 8.08 ERA and fielded .955 during the spring trip.

About Minnesota Duluth

  • The Bulldogs are led by 12th-year head coach Bob Rients.
  • Minnesota Duluth opened its conference slate 3-1 in a four-game series against Upper Iowa University March 19-20 in Fayette, Iowa.
  • The Bulldogs swept the first day with 15-7 and 9-2 wins before the Peacocks took a 2-0 win in game three. UMD closed the series out with a 10-4 win in game four.
  • UMD is hitting .309 from the plate and have an 8.23 ERA with a .931 fielding percentage.

About Winona State

  • The Warriors are led by 15th-year head coach Kyle Poock.
  • WSU went 3-1 for its first wins of the season in the NSIC opening series against University of Minnesota Crookston March 19-20.
  • Winona State won the first three games of the series: 3-0, 3-2 and 5-0. Minnesota Crookston took the final game of the series, 11-6, in Winona, Minn.
  • The Warriors are hitting .248 from the plate and have a 6.22 ERA with a .956 fielding percentage.

All in the Family

  • Brothers Ben and Noah Boser led the Beavers in hitting during the team’s spring trip. Noah hit .435 from the plate followed by Ben at .344.
  • Ben totaled 11 hits compared to 10 for Noah, while Noah led the team with five doubles.
  • Ben finished the trip with a .941 fielding percentage, including 12 putouts, four assists and one error, while Noah made three putouts and no errors in the outfield.

Starting on the Mound

  • Senior pitcher Terry Hadden made two appearances since March 8 with a 1.69 ERA, which topped all BSU starters.
  • Hadden threw a complete game March 11 against Arlington Baptist College and allowed just two hits in a 2-1 loss that was called early due to rain in the seventh inning.
  • Junior pitcher Connor McNallan threw a complete game in BSU’s 7-2 win at Augustana, finishing with two strikeouts and two earned runs allowed in 7.0 innings.
  • Seniors Ryan Fransen and Jack Stigman led the starting staff with 10 strikeouts each since March 8, including a career-high nine by Stigman March 18 against Augie.

Driving in the Runs

  • Senior outfielder/pitcher Logan Riedel led BSU with nine RBIs over the spring trip, including a grand slam March 10 against Arlington Baptist.
  • Senior infielder Ryan Rumpca followed Riedel with seven RBIs, four coming in the series-opening win against Arlington Baptist.

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).