Beaver Baseball opens spring trip with losses to Jimmies and Mustangs

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Beaver Baseball opens spring trip with losses to Jimmies and Mustangs
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Beaver Baseball opens spring trip with losses to Jimmies and Mustangs

TUCSON, Ariz. (Kino Sports Complex) -- Bemidji State University baseball’s spring trip was opened with losses to the University of Jamestown, 13-7, and Morningside College, 15-5, Saturday night at the Tucson Invitational Games in Tucson, Ariz.

Game One – L, 13-7

After trailing by two runs after the first inning, Bemidji State came up with two RBI hits in the second to tie the game, 2-2. Junior Wyatt White scored BSU’s first run on an RBI double to left center field before freshman Carter Simon singled up the middle to drive in White for the game-tying score.

The Jimmies regained the lead in the bottom of the second as a baserunner was walked in. The Beavers then allowed six runs in the third and fourth innings to face a 9-2 deficit heading into the fifth. Junior Sam Kalberer drove in a run on a sacrifice fly before Weisz drove in an RBI on a single through the right side in the fifth inning. Jamestown again answered with four runs in the sixth and seventh innings to extend its lead, 13-4.

Weisz added his second RBI of the game with a two-out double to left center field while two runs scored two batters later on an error. A ground out ended the game as BSU finished with two runners stranded on base.

Weisz and senior Noah Boser each recorded two hits while Weisz led the team with two RBI. The Beavers finished the game with four stolen bases but left 11 runners on base and totaled four errors in the field.

Junior Jackson Back (1-2) took the loss after throwing 3.0 innings with eight earned runs allowed on 10 hits and three walks. Junior Kenny Morris pitched 2.0 innings in relief with two strikeouts and one hit allowed by junior Parker Borg threw 3.0 innings with four strikeouts and two hits allowed.

Game Two – L/8, 15-5
Senior pitcher Jake Olson (1-2) did not allow a hit through the first two innings to keep the game scoreless early. Morningside took the first lead of game two before Bemidji State was able to grab a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the third inning behind back-to-back two-out RBI singles by senior Isaiah Grancorvitz and Kalberer.

The Mustangs took control of the game in the top of the fifth inning as they scored 13 runs between the fifth and seventh frames. The Beavers added two of their final three runs of the night on a double steal that brought in Simon and a wild pitch to bring in sophomore Jake Carlson in the sixth inning. Weisz drove in the final run of the game for BSU in the seventh inning with an RBI double to left center field.

Seven different Beavers accounted for BSU’s seven hits through the game while Boser, Carlson, Grancorvitz, Kalberer and Simon each recorded runs. BSU again recorded four stolen bases and left nine runners stranded on base.

Bemidji State continues with spring action Sunday at 5 p.m. (Central Daylight Time) with a non-conference game against Concordia University-St. Paul in Tucson, Ariz.

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).