Beavers Continue Conference Skid With Two Losses on Final Day of NSIC Crossover
Sunday, April 24, 2005
MOORHEAD, Minn. - Bemidji State University ran into to hot offenses Sunday in Moorhead, Minn. on the second and final day of the NSIC Northern Crossover as they dropped games 17-2 and 8-0 against Wayne State College and Winona State University.

Despite being down just 6-2 after the first four innings of game one, the Beavers gave up an 11-run fifth inning before going scoreless in the home half of the inning to drop a 17-2 contest to Wayne State college in their first game of the day.

BSU gave up three runs in each of the first two innings to the Wildcats to find themselves down 6-0 before getting themselves on the board. The Beavers plated a run in each of the next two innings on RBI hits from freshman second baseman Michelle Taylor (St. Michael, Minn.) and freshman catcher Missy Schleicher (Waupun, Wis.). Taylor’s single scored Brenda Fritz (Jr.; McIntosh, Minn.) and Schleicher’s double brought Mandy Bambrough (Jr.; Toronto, Ont.) in to score.

After the Beaver defense held the Wildcat offense down for the third and fourth innings, WSU came alive in the fifth inning putting the game away by scoring 11 runs in the inning.

Andrea Schue (Roosevelt, Minn.) took the loss for the Beavers pitching the first 2.2 innings giving up six runs on 11 hits. Alaina Ryberg pitched the other 2.1 innings giving up 11 runs on six hits while walking eight.

The Beaver offensive attack collected seven hits, including a 2-for-2 performance from Schleicher.
In the afternoon game for the Beavers, Winona State’s pitchers Elissa Wisniewski and Kristen Fossell held the BSU offense to just one hit in the game, coming off the bat of senior centerfielder MerriAnne Werder (Browerville, Minn.).

Winona State collected three runs in the first, two in the second and one in the third before adding two more in the fourth to salt the game away.

The Bemidji State defense struggled in game two making five errors which resulted in six unearned runs for the Warriors. Andrea Schue pitched all five innings for the Beavers giving up nine hits and two earned runs while walking none.

The losses dropped the Beavers record to 4-26 on the season and 2-10 in NSIC play. BSU will be back in action on Tuesday, April 26 when they travel to play the North Dakota Fighting Sioux in a doubleheader in Grand Forks, N.D. with the first game slated for 4:00 p.m. The Beavers next home game will be the following day, Wednesday, April 27 when they host a twin bill against Minnesota Crookston. -bsu-