Baseball to finish home stand versus Golden Eagles before trip to face Wildcats

Baseball to finish home stand versus Golden Eagles before trip to face Wildcats
Monday, April 10, 2017
Baseball to finish home stand versus Golden Eagles before trip to face Wildcats

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University baseball program closes out a 10-game home stand Tuesday against University of Minnesota Crookston before taking to the road Friday and Saturday to face Wayne State College. BSU begins the week with a 2 p.m. first pitch against UMC and finishes with two 12 p.m. first pitches against WSC.

Series History

  • Overall Record: BSU leads, 28-3
  • Record at BSU: BSU leads, 13-2


Series History

  • Overall Record: WSC leads, 48-11
  • Record at BSU: WSC leads, 26-4

Bemidji State Overview

  • Bemidji State split a midweek doubleheader at home April 5 against Northern State University.
  • The Beavers opened the day with a 7-5 win before the Wolves took the second game, 8-4.
  • BSU hit .264 from the plate with a .355 on-base percentage and totaled an 5.06 ERA and fielded .958 in both games combined.

About Minnesota Crookston

  • The Golden Eagles are led by third-year head coach Steve Gust.
  • Minnesota Crookston went 3-3 over its last week of games against University of Mary and Augustana University in Crookston, Minn.
  • The Golden Eagles opened with a sweep of the Marauders, 6-0 and 10-8, before going 1-3 against the Vikings with an 8-5 loss, 10-8 win and losses by 11-0 and 16-2.
  • UMC is hitting .245 from the plate and have a 4.97 ERA with a .961 fielding percentage.

About Wayne State

  • The Wildcats are led by third-year head coach Alex Koch.
  • Wayne State went 3-3 over its last six games against Winona State University and University of Minnesota Duluth.
  • WSC and WSU split a midweek doubleheader, the Wildcats taking game one 11-4 and the Warriors taking game two 5-0. WSC and UMD split its weekend series as the Bulldogs took games one and four, 4-3 in 10 innings Friday and 7-2 Saturday, while the Wildcats won games two and three, 5-1 and 3-2
  • WSC is hitting .297 from the plate and have a 4.64 ERA with a .957 fielding percentage.

Swinging for the Stars

  • Junior outfielder Scott Litchy continued his hot hitting streak while totaling three home runs over the last six games.
  • Litchy sent the walk-off two-run home run past right field in game one against University of Sioux Falls before following with another two-run dinger in game two. He finished with four RBI during the first win and added three RBI in BSU’s second victory against USF.
  • Litchy has hit .464 from the plate with 13 hits in 28 at-bats with a team-high 12 RBIs during the last eight games.
  • Litchy is currently on a 16-game on-base streak, the team’s longest of the season, and has three three-hit games to lead BSU.

Eckman On Deck

  • Collin Eckman saw a nine-game hitting streak come to an end after game two against Northern State.
  • Eckman entered the streak hitting .184 from the plate with nine total hits in 18 games.
  • Since the beginning of his streak, he has raised his batting average from .184 to .289 and has totaled 15 hits in the last eight games.
  • Noah Boser holds the team’s longest hitting streak of the season at 10 games.
  • Eckman also saw the team’s second-longest current reached base streak of 12 games end.

Six is the Magic Number

  • When BSU scores at least six runs in a game, its record is 8-2.
  • The Beavers have scored 31 runs in the sixth inning of games this season, nine more than any other inning.
  • BSU is 10-1 when leading after the sixth inning and 6-0 when leading after the seventh.

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).