Bemidji State resumes spring trip versus St. Cloud State, Minnesota Crookston

Bemidji State resumes spring trip versus St. Cloud State, Minnesota Crookston
Monday, March 8, 2021
Bemidji State resumes spring trip versus St. Cloud State, Minnesota Crookston

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University baseball team resumes its 2021 spring trip with single nine-inning games March 9 and 11 versus St. Cloud State University and March 10 versus the University of Minnesota Crookston at the LaRoche Baseball Complex in Fort Scott, Kan.

  • Who: Bemidji State (0-0, 0-0 NSIC) vs. St. Cloud State (0-2, 0-0 NSIC)
  • When: Tuesday, March 9 (11:30 a.m.)/Thursday, March 11 (11 a.m.)
  • Where: Fort Scott, Kansas (LaRoche Baseball Complex)

Series History Under Bellew

  • Overall Record: SCSU leads, 33-11-1
  • Neutral Record: SCSU leads, 12-2-1

 

  • Who: Bemidji State (0-0, 0-0 NSIC) vs. Minnesota Crookston (2-0, 0-0 NSIC)
  • When: Wednesday, March 10 (11:30 a.m.)
  • Where: Fort Scott, Kansas (LaRoche Baseball Complex)

Series History Under Bellew

  • Overall Record: BSU leads, 21-13
  • Neutral Record: BSU leads, 7-2

Bemidji State Overview

  • Bemidji State opened the 2021 season Saturday. March 6 with a split, taking a 23-6 loss to Minnesota Crookston before an 11th-inning, 9-7 win over William Jewell College.
  • The Beavers got the early lead against the Golden Eagles as senior outfielder Noah Boser recorded his first hit of the season in the first inning and was later brought home after a wild pitch and passed ball. UMC crossed five runs in the bottom of the first but BSU answered back with a bases loaded walk and an RBI fielder’s choice in the second to bring the game within two runs. The Golden Eagles proceeded to score in every inning except the fourth as the Beavers added two runs in the seventh, off a two-RBI triple by junior designated hitter Logan Barrick, and one in the eighth.
  • Bemidji State’s relief pitching guided the team to its extra-inning win in game two of the day as junior pitchers Kenny Morris and Travis Carruth went 6.1 innings combined with no hits allowed and two strikeouts each. Carruth earned the pitching staff’s first win after throwing 3.0 innings and allowed just three base runners. Boser drove in BSU’s first run of the game on an RBI single before taking a 6-1 lead after a five-run fifth inning. Sophomore third baseman Tom Keohen drove in two of his four RBI in the game in the fifth inning on a two-RBI single. After allowing six WJC runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, BSU tied the game at 7-7 on a run-scoring error. In the 11th inning, Keohen drove in his final two RBI on a game-winning home run before Carruth closed the game out facing four batters in the bottom half of the inning.
  • Barrick led BSU on the day with a .600 batting average, including three hits of a single, double and triple against UMC, with two RBI and six total bases. He added one run in five at-bats in game one before making the start on the mound against WJC.
  • Senior outfielder Owen Anderson went 2-of-4 on the day with two runs scored, one RBI and his first career home run during the first game.
  • Boser and junior infielder Sam Kalberer each recorded two hits with two runs scored, while Boser added two RBI and a stolen base, as each started both games of the day.
  • After its first two games, Bemidji State ranks sixth in the NSIC with a fielding percentage of .959, eighth with a .340 on-base percentage and 10th with a .195 batting average. On the mound, BSU ranks seventh in the conference with 28 hits allowed, eighth with 18 strikeouts and a .326 opponent batting average, and ninth with an 11.84 ERA,

About St. Cloud State

  • The Huskies are led by head coach Pat Dolan in his 14th season with the program. He enters the week with a career record of 487-177-1 with St. Cloud State.
  • SCSU was voted to finish third in the 2021 NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll with 160 total points.
  • Junior first baseman Jake Schusterich was named the team’s Player to Watch while pitcher Matt Osterberg was selected as the team’s Pitcher to Watch.
  • Through two games, SCSU ranks fourth in the NSIC with a .506 slugging percentage and a .420 on-base percentage, fifth with 19 RBI and six stolen bases, sixth with a .286 batting average, eighth with 22 hits and 10th with a .917 fielding percentage.
  • On the mound, the Huskies rank fourth in the conference with 24 hits allowed, sixth with an opponent batting average of .293 and eighth with a 10.53 ERA and 18 strikeouts.

About Minnesota Crookston

  • UMC enters Monday 2-0 overall after taking a win over BSU and a 10-9 victory over St. Cloud State. It will face SCSU again Monday before closing its spring trip Wednesday against Bemidji State.
  • The Golden Eagles are led by seventh-year head coach Steve Gust. He has led UMC to three NSIC Tournament appearances and holds a record of 125-138 with the Golden Eagles.
  • Minnesota Crookston enters the week leading the NSIC with a .711 slugging percentage, second with a .349 batting average and a .491 on-base percentage, third with 26 RBI, seventh with five stolen bases and ninth with a .950 fielding percentage.
  • On the mound, UMC ranks second in the conference with 18 hits allowed and 15 runs allowed, third with a 6.30 ERA, fourth with an opponent batting average of .240 and seventh with 22 strikeouts.

Fans will be allowed to attend games hosted at the LaRoche Baseball Complex in Fort Scott.

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).

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