FORT SCOTT, KANSAS (LaRoche Baseball Complex) -- The Bemidji State University baseball team fell into a deficit early Wednesday before taking a 17-6 loss to the University of Minnesota Crookston in Fort Scott, Kan. The Beavers fall to 1-3 overall while the Golden Eagles improve to 4-0 on the season.
A pair of first-inning home runs vaulted UMC to a 4-0 lead after the first inning before adding three runs to its lead in the top of the second. Back-to-back singles by junior first baseman Parker Borg and senior outfielder Owen Anderson set up BSU’s first runs of the game in the bottom of the second inning as Borg scored on a wild pitch.
The Golden Eagles answered the Beavers’ run with four more in the top of the third and scored runs in every inning except the seventh. During the bottom of the fourth, junior third baseman Sam Kalberer led off with a single followed by Borg’s second single of the game. Both were brought home on a two-RBI double by Anderson to bring UMC’s lead to 12-3. The Golden Eagles added five runs before the bottom of the seventh inning when a fielder’s choice scored one BSU run and a two-run home run by junior designated hitter Logan Barrick set the final score at 17-6.
Borg finished with a team-high three hits in three at-bats on the day, including a double in the sixth inning, while Anderson went 2-of-3 with two RBI. As a team, Bemidji State left five runners on base compared to seven for Minnesota Crookston while BSU went 1-of-9 from the plate with runners in scoring position.
Bemidji State concludes its spring trip at 11 a.m. Thursday 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).