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|Win: Ramer (2-2)||7.0||3||1||1||2||0|
|Loss: Lavin (0-3)||6.0||7||4||3||2||4|
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|Win: Parker (1-0)||7.0||4||6||0||1||5|
|Loss: Haggenmiller (0-1)||1.1||2||1||0||1||1|
FAYETTE, Iowa (Robertson Woods Field) -- The Bemidji State University baseball team fell in a Tuesday doubleheader against Upper Iowa University, 4-1 and 9-6, at Robertson Woods Field in Fayette, Iowa. Seniors Noah Boser and Isaiah Grancorvitz each recorded two RBI on the day as the Beavers fall to 2-13 overall and 1-9 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
Game One – L, 4-1
Upper Iowa jumped ahead in the bottom of the first as a one-out walk and double set up a two-RBI triple to go ahead, 2-0. The next batter grounded out to shortstop to drive in UIU’s final run of the inning for a 3-0 lead. The Peacocks tacked on another run in the bottom of the fourth inning on an RBI single up the middle and held the Beavers to just one hit through the first five innings.
Boser came up with BSU’s lone run of the game with a solo home run to left field with one out in the sixth. The Beavers added another baserunner after a single by junior Sam Kalberer with two outs in the inning, but were retired on the next batter and went down in order to finish the game in the seventh.
Boser, Kalberer and sophomore Tom Keohen accounted for all three of BSU’s hits on the day, while the team didn’t see any at-bats with runners in scoring position. Freshman pitcher Will Lavin (0-3) took the loss after throwing a complete game with 6.0 innings, four strikeouts, two walks and three earned runs allowed.
Game Two – L, 9-3
Upper Iowa opened scoring again with a three-run inning, as a lead-off triple set up a sacrifice fly followed by a single to bring home two more runs in the bottom of the second inning. Bemidji State came back in the third inning as its first seven batters of the top half reached base. Boser scored BSU’s first run on an RBI single while an error allowed one run to score, a bases loaded walk drove in one, Grancorvitz brought in two runs on a single and finally a sacrifice fly gave Bemidji State a 6-3 lead heading into the bottom of the third. The Peacocks tied the game in the bottom half with three hits and three runs, while BSU starting pitcher Alex Fietek stranded two runners on base.
BSU wasn’t able to reach a baserunner between the fourth and sixth innings, which allowed UIU to take advantage with a score on an error in the bottom of the fifth for a 7-6 lead. The Peacocks added two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to hold off the Beavers, who totaled just one hit for one base runner after the third inning.
Grancorvitz led the BSU batting order with two RBI on his single in the third inning while Boser and freshmen Jack Munson and Carter Simon accounted for the team’s other three hits. The Beavers three relief pitchers did not allow an earned run after the third inning, as junior Kenny Morris went 2.2 innings with three hits allowed, freshman Hunter Haggenmiller (0-1) went 1.1 innings with two hits allowed and one strikeout, and sophomore Christian Turner threw the final 1.0 inning with two strikeouts.
Bemidji State returns home for the start of a seven-game homestand April 2-3 against Augustana University. The Beavers and Vikings open a three-game series with a doubleheader at 1:30 p.m. Friday followed by the series finale at 12 p.m. Saturday at BSU Baseball Field.
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).