Beavers split doubleheader with NSIC foe MSU-Moorhead
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Behind timely hitting from Jessica Pullar (Elk River, Minn.) the Beavers managed a twinbill split to end a five-game losing streak and put up their first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory of the season. Bemidji State downed the Minnesota State-Moorhead 2-1 in game one, but dropped a 4-2 decision in the night cap.

In a pitching dominated first game, Amy Potter (Bovey, Minn.) outdueled the MSU-Moorhead Dragons surrendering just one hit, while striking out three in complete game victory. Potter added a hit in that game and improved her pitching record on the season to 3-5.

The Beavers come-from-behind victory came with one swing of the bat by Jessica Pullar. Pullar plated Jamie Docken (Owatonna, Minn.) and Bridget Smith (Burnsville, Minn.) to vault the Beavers to a 2-1 conference victory. Pullar was 2-for-3 at the plate in the game.

Also collecting hits for the Beavers was Smith and Docken, who each were 1-for-3.

The nightcap of the double header was low scoring as well. BSU’s fortunes, however, were not the same. The Dragons took a 4-2 victory on the strength of their pitching, which only allowed four hits.

Docken, Potter, Kasey Callison (Eagle River, Alaska) and Katie Prettyman (International Falls, Minn.) each collected one hit for Bemidji State.

Alison Willard (Hutchinson, Minn.) took the loss for Bemidji State dropping her season record to 3-3.

The Beavers record now sits at 10-10 after the doubleheader, and 1-5 in the NSIC.

BSU travels to Duluth, Minn. tomorrow to take on the UMD Bulldogs. The game with be the first between the teams since UMD took a doublehead on April 20, 2004. The Bulldogs beat the Beavbers 11-2 and 9-4.