Beavers duo multi-hit day comes up short in loss to No. 11 Huskies

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Win: Walz (1-0) 2.020001
Loss: Carrasco (0-1) 3.186620
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Wawro (BSU) 202000
Mallek (SCSU) 534200
Beavers duo multi-hit day comes up short in loss to No. 11 Huskies
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Beavers duo multi-hit day comes up short in loss to No. 11 Huskies

TUCSON, Ariz. (Kino Baseball Complex) -- In a preview of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference schedule, the Bemidji State University baseball program took a 17-3 loss to St. Cloud State University during the second day of the Tucson Baseball Invitational at the Kino Sports Complex Stadium. The Beavers fall to 1-6 overall after finding early success on the base paths against the Huskies.

Back-to-back singles by sophomore Parker Borg and junior Kade Nelson helped set up a 2-0 lead for Bemidji State in the second inning as sophomores Owen Anderson and Blake Huntley drove in an RBI each. The Huskies cut the lead in half with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second inning before adding two runs in the third and five in the fourth, including a grand slam, to go ahead, 8-2. SCSU again extended the lead, 11-2, with three runs in the fifth inning via an RBI single and a two-RBI double.

BSU opened each of the second, third, fourth, and sixth innings with lead-off singles while scoring just three runs. Although the Beavers totaled nine hits through innings two through six, five BSU baserunners were stranded in scoring position.

Junior pitcher Xavier Carrasco (0-1) was credited with the loss after throwing 3.1 innings with eight hits and six earned runs allowed. Nelson finished 2-for-3 from the plate with two runs scored while junior Drake Wawro went 2-for-2. Sophomore Caleb Carlson recorded BSU’s only extra-base hit of the day, a double to the right field corner.

Bemidji State continues the Tucson Baseball Invitational Friday with a 12:30 p.m. first pitch against Carthage College.

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).