BSU falls in close games at Maryville Saturday

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BSU falls in close games at Maryville Saturday
Saturday, March 10, 2018
BSU falls in close games at Maryville Saturday

ST. LOUIS (Weber Field) -- The Bemidji State University baseball program put up late runs Saturday afternoon in a doubleheader at Maryville University, but could not make comebacks during 7-5 and 3-2 losses. Senior Scott Litchy finished the day 5-for-6 from the plate for the Beavers (1-5), including the team’s only two hits in game two with a solo home run.

Game One – L, 7-5
The Saints put up all six of its seven runs in the first inning before the Beavers got on the board in the third. A single by freshman Bryce Norby pushed freshman Caleb Carlson over to scoring position, who was then brought home by Litchy on a single through the right side.

BSU came within one run of Maryville after the eighth inning, when the Beavers put runners on second and third with no outs. Sophomore Drake Wawro hit into a fielder’s choice to begin scoring, followed by an RBI triple by Litchy down the right field line. Litchy was able to score on a wild pitch followed by a sacrifice fly by junior Koty Kissack to cut the Saints’ lead to 6-5. BSU was retired before scoring another run while MU added an insurance run in the bottom half of the eighth.

Litchy went 3-for-3 in game one with two RBIs and one run scored. Norby also recorded a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a walk. Freshman Jackson Back (0-1) took the loss after allowing two earned runs in 3.0 innings pitched. Freshman Ethan Webb pitched 5.0 innings in relief with just two hits allowed and six strikeouts.

Game Two – L, 3-2
Bemidji State took the first lead of game two off a sacrifice fly by freshman Parker Borg to score Wawro from third. Litchy doubled after Wawro first reached base on a walk to set up Borg’s go-ahead RBI. Maryville was able to take advantage of two walks in the bottom of the first with a two-out single to tie the game. Two Maryville singles and a bunt set up a sacrifice fly to give the Saints a 2-1 lead heading into the third inning.

Sophomore pitcher Alec Meyer went three innings without giving up another run, until the bottom of the sixth when two walks and a single set up another sacrifice fly to give the Saints a 3-1 advantage. Litchy knocked out his first home run of the season to lead off the seventh inning, but the next three BSU batters were sent down.

Litchy went 2-for-3 for BSU’s only hits of the game, both coming as extra-base knocks. Meyer threw a complete game with three earned runs and six hits allowed, while striking out two.

Bemidji State and Maryville close out the four-game series Sunday at 12 p.m. from Weber Field.

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).