Kalberer extends reached base streak to 17 in losses at St. Cloud State

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Win: Larson (1-2) 7.051100
Loss: Lavin (0-6) 5.252236
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Kalberer extends reached base streak to 17 in losses at St. Cloud State
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Kalberer extends reached base streak to 17 in losses at St. Cloud State

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (Faber Field) -- Junior Sam Kalberer extended his reached base streak to 17 games as the Bemidji State University baseball team took two losses to St. Cloud State University on Wednesday in St. Cloud, Minn. Grancorvitz joined the action from the plate with three doubles between the 9-4 and 8-1 losses as the Beavers fall to 4-23 overall and 3-19 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Game One – L, 9-4
Grancorvitz recorded his first of two doubles in the top of the second inning, driving in senior Noah Boser from first base. The run cut into SCSU’s lead, 2-1, after they scored on a two-RBI single down the left field line in the first inning. The Huskies continued to put up runs in each of the first four frames and three in the sixth, finishing with 14 hits on the day.

Grancorvitz was one of four Beavers to reach base through the first five innings while his second-inning double was the team’s only hit up to that point. Kalberer, who extended his reached-base streak to 16 games with a walk in the top of the sixth, was advanced to second base on a single by Boser and brought home, along with Boser, on Gracorvitz’s second double of the game. The double brought in Grancorvitz’s second and third RBI of the game to bring BSU with three, 6-3, of SCSU. The Huskies, though, came back with a three-run, four-hit bottom of the sixth to extend its lead, 9-3. Freshman Carter Simon added BSU’s final run in the top of the seventh inning with a triple to right center field.

The Beavers left five runners on base compared to nine for the Huskies, while BSU went 1-6 with runners in scoring position. Grancorvitz was the only Beavers with multiple hits while Simon and Boser accounted for the team’s other two hits. Junior Logan Barrick (0-3) took the loss after throwing 5.0 innings with five earned runs on 10 hits and two walks with one strikeout.

Game One – L, 8-1
Kalberer recorded a two-out double to start the first inning of game two, extending his reached base streak to 17 games. He was one of just three Beavers to reach base until the sixth inning. Sophomore John Perkins led off the bottom of the sixth with a single followed by a two-out single from junior Parker Borg. The two baserunners were left stranded to keep BSU down by two, 2-0.

The Huskies struck early in game two with back-to-back two-out hits to take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. SCSU put on more two-out baserunners in the bottom of the third, which resulted in just one run and a 2-0 lead. Beavers starting pitcher Will Lavin (0-6) threw 5.2 innings with six strikeouts and two earned runs allowed before freshman Hunter Haggenmiller entered to pitch in relief. Haggenmiller drew a ground out to end the sixth inning and keep the Beaver bats within two runs.

Grancorvitz hit another double down the left field line to lead off the seventh inning. After advancing to third on a ground out, he was brought home on a sacrifice fly by Tom Keohen to cut the Beavers’ deficit to one, 2-1. The Huskies negated the Beavers’ seventh inning run with one of their own in the bottom half. Two errors were responsible for the run to extend its lead back to two and eventually six runs following a grand slam for a 7-1 advantage. SCSU added another run on two hits in the bottom of the eighth inning and secured the win after BSU could only garner one single in the top of nine.

Borg and Perkins each recorded two hits to lead BSU while Grancorvitz scored the team’s only run of the day. Lavin took the loss after throwing 5.2 innings with two earned runs allowed on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Haggenmiller ended his day on the mound with no earned runs allowed but four total runs during his 1.0 inning between the sixth and seventh innings.

Bemidji State returns to BSU Baseball Field April 24-25 for a three-game series against Northern State University. The Beavers and Wolves will play a doubleheader starting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday before closing out the series at 12 p.m. Sunday.

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).