|March 09, 2021||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|St. Cloud State||0||0||5||7||9||0||0||21||16||1|
|Win: Tupy (1-0)||5.0||2||1||1||5||6|
|Loss: Borg (0-1)||3.0||7||5||5||5||5|
FORT SCOTT, KANSAS (LaRoche Baseball Complex) -- The Bemidji State University baseball team faced tough opposition in a Tuesday mid-day game against St. Cloud State University while taking a 21-3 loss. The Beavers completed their third game of the 2021 spring trip with a 1-2 record overall.
Bemidji State found trouble in moving runners on base early against St. Cloud State, leaving at least one runner stranded in each of the first three innings. By the third inning, St. Cloud State crossed runs to take the final lead of the game. The Huskies jumped ahead 5-0 after the top of the third inning, followed by seven runs in the fourth and nine in the fifth to take a 21-0 lead.
The Beavers scored their first run following the Huskies’ nine-run fifth inning as senior outfielder Noah Boser brought home junior infielder Brendan Paul on a sacrifice fly. A lead-off single by Matthew Rhodes and a base by error set up a two-run seventh inning for BSU, as senior catcher Isaiah Grancorvitz drove in Rhodes on a sacrifice fly and junior infielder Sam Kalberer recorded an RBI double for the game’s final run.
Bemidji State left eight runners on base throughout the game compared to 11 for St. Cloud State and recorded five hits with six drawn walks. Junior pitcher Parker Borg started the game and took the loss after throwing 3.0 innings with five earned runs and seven hits allowed. Borg recorded a career-high five strikeouts while freshman pitcher Will Lavin threw the final 2.0 innings with no hits and just one walk allowed with three strikeouts.
Bemidji State continues its spring trip in Fort Scott, Kan., March 10 versus the University of Minnesota Crookston and March 11 versus St. Cloud State.
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).