Bemidji State Loses Two Conference Games at NSIC Southern Crossover
Sunday, April 10, 2005
WINONA, Minn. - The Bemidji State University softball team took two tough losses away from the NSIC Southern Crossover on Sunday against Concordia-St. Paul and host Winona State. The Golden Bears shut out the Beavers with a score of 7-0, while the Warriors offense handled most of the work in a 23-1 rout.

The Beaver offense struggled in their first game of the day, collecting just one hit. A scoreless game into the bottom of the third, Concordia-St. Paul lit the scoreboard when they pulled a double steal with runners on second and third. CSP put up one more run in the inning on an RBI-single to take a 2-0 lead.

Adding another in the fifth and four more runs in the sixth, Concordia-St. Paul cruised easily to a 7-0 victory. Combined efforts from pitchers Mandy Turba and Kristen Schmidt shut down the Beaver offense.

MerriAnne Werder (Sr.; Browerville, Minn.) picked up the lone hit for the Beavers, a single to start the top of the fourth. Andrea Schue entered the game in the bottom of the second with the bases loaded and pitched her way out of the jam. Schue, however, picked up the loss as she pitched the final five innings giving up seven runs on six hits. Five of the seven Golden Bear runs were unearned behind three Beaver errors.

In the last game of the Southern Crossover, the Beavers took on host Winona State. Bemidji State got on the board first, picking up a run from Katie Gardas (Sr.; Arden Hills, Minn.) on a error by the Warrior third baseman after Mandy Bambrough (Jr.; Toronto, Ont.) had singled.

The BSU lead was quickly erased as the Warriors scored early and often to put the game out of reach. WSU scored five runs in the first inning and 11 in the second inning before tacking on four and three runs in the next two innings.

Lindsay Rosicky led the offensive onslaught for Winona State going 4-for-5, scoring five runs, and picking up an RBI.

The Beaver offense picked up just two hits. Bambrough and Jamie Docken (Fr.; Owatonna, Minn.) each slapped a single off of Warrior pitcher Jenny Stannis. Stannis struck out two batters while pitching all five innings of a run-rule shortened game.

Schue took the loss on the mound for BSU.

The Beavers will be in action at home on Tuesday, April 12 when they play a doubleheader against Rainy River Community College. The games are slated to start at 2:00 p.m.