|April 27, 2019||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Nelson (1-1)||5.2||5||1||1||1||7|
|Loss: Geisenhof (1-2)||1.0||3||4||4||1||0|
|April 27, 2019||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Pesch (2-1)||7.0||2||0||0||0||1|
|Loss: Webb (0-2)||4.0||5||3||2||2||1|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Baseball Field) -- During the final game day at BSU Baseball Field in 2019, the Bemidji State University baseball team celebrated the careers of six seniors. The final home series of the season was spoiled Saturday as BSU fell twice to University of Minnesota Crookston, 7-6 and 5-0.
Game Three – L, 7-6
Senior pitcher Alec Meyer opened the game retiring the minimum batters faced thanks to a double play ball to end the top of the first inning. The Beavers followed to hit through the batting order in the bottom half, scoring four runs on four hits including RBI knocks by sophomores Matt Kummet and Caleb Carlson to take a 4-0 lead. UMC nearly tied the game in the next half inning with three runs on three hits but junior Kade Nelson made a throw from left field to home plate to preserve BSU’s lead, 4-3.
Senior Drake Wawro opened the bottom of the third inning with a lead-off double that set up an RBI single on a push bunt by fellow senior Koty Kissack to extend the BSU lead, 5-3. Kummet added his second RBI of the game with his second home run of the season to lead-off the bottom of the fourth inning to push the lead to three, 6-3.
The BSU relief pitchers threw effectively until the top of the ninth inning when UMC crossed four runs on five hits to gain its first lead of the game. Three Golden Eagle singles drove in RBI to go ahead, 7-6, while the Beavers were able to put the tying run in scoring position with one out after a lead-off single in the bottom half of the ninth. Freshman Jacob Carlson nearly put a shot in the right center field gap to drive in the run from second but the fly ball was caught to end the game.
Meyer finished the game throwing 5.0 innings with two strikeouts and four hits allowed while freshman pitcher Zack Henderson went 2.1 innings with one strikeout and one hit allowed. Sophomore Blake Huntley went 3-for-5 from the plate with one run scored while four other Beavers totaled at least two hits.
Game Two – L, 5-0
Minnesota Crookston was able to strike first in game two with three hits in the second inning that led to scores on a wild pitch, an RBI ground out, and an error to go ahead, 3-0. Bemidji State wasn’t able to answer UMC’s runs, recording only two hits through the game.
Kummet and Nelson recorded each of BSU’s two hits, both for singles. Freshman pitcher Ethan Webb threw the first 4.0 innings with one strikeout and two earned runs allowed on five hits. Junior pitcher Xavier Carrasco threw 1.0 innings in relief with two hits allowed against five batters faced.
Bemidji State finishes the 2019 season on the road beginning Wednesday, May 1 with a doubleheader at Minot State University.
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).