Golden Eagles take first day of non-conference games against Beavers

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Win: Yutrzenka (2-2) 7.020038
Loss: Webb (0-2) 1.066310
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Golden Eagles take first day of non-conference games against Beavers
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Golden Eagles take first day of non-conference games against Beavers

CROOKSTON, Minn. (UMC Baseball Field) -- University of Minnesota Crookston opened up the four-game series against Bemidji State University with two wins as BSU fell, 4-2 and 12-0, Saturday afternoon at UMC Baseball Field in Crookston, Minn. Freshman pitcher Trevyn Wells set a team-high eight strikeouts in game two against the Golden Eagles.

Game One – L, 4-2
The Golden Eagles built a 3-0 lead before the Beavers were able to get on the scoreboard, including an unearned run in the bottom of the first inning. Senior pitcher Connor McNallan who started his seventh game of the season, threw the first 2.0 innings of the game with no earned runs allowed and two strikeouts.

Senior Scott Litchy walked with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning to set up a comeback against UMC. He was moved over to third base following a ground-rule double by sophomore Drake Wawro. Sophomore Isaiah Grancorvitz came up with a sacrifice fly which was followed by an RBI single by freshman Caleb Carlson with two outs to cut the UMC lead, 3-2. Three of four batters BSU sent to the plate were retired to end the game.

McNallan (1-5) was credited with the loss while three Beavers each threw 2.0 innings throughout the game. Senior Jack Wittwer reached base three times, including two singles and a walk. Wawro, Carlson and freshman Wyatt White each recorded one hit for BSU.

Game Two – L, 12-0
Minnesota Crookston began its route early in the first inning while putting up six runs in the bottom of the first. Six hits and two BSU errors contributed to the early deficit for the Beavers, who could not find offensive power throughout the day.

Bemidji State ended the day with two hits and just six total baserunners as Minnesota Crookston added runs in the third and fifth innings to extend the lead. Freshman Ethan Webb (0-2) took the loss after throwing the first 1.0 innings of the game with six hits allowed. Freshman pitcher Trevyn Wells threw 4.0 innings of work with a BSU single-game-high eight strikeouts.

Bemidji State finishes its four-game, non-conference series at Minnesota Crookston at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

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).