Veenker announces second softball signee of ‘07
Thursday, April 12, 2007

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State softball head coach Shane Veenker announced today the signing of Jamie Lund, a native of Grantsburg, Wis., to a National Letter of Intent. Lund is the second player to sign a National Letter of Intent to play softball at BSU next season.

Lund helped lead Grantsburg (Wis.) High School to the 2006 Division 3 State Championship title last season playing both second base and pitching in relief. She earned saves in the conference championship, the sectional semifinal and the state championship on the way to the trophy.

The right-hander was 5-0 on the season with 59 strikeouts in just 37 innings pitched and accumulated a mere 0.58 earned run average. She was also a force at the plate. During the high school season, Lund hit for a .338 average with 16 RBI and struck out just one time in 65 at-bats.

Lund also played summer league softball for the Forest Lake U-16s in the Metro Milwaukee Fastpitch League. Forest Lake finished in seventh in the Class A division, and Lund was 16-6 on the mound with a 1.72 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 138 innings. She also hit .432 with 15 RBI and struck out only three times in 85 at-bats.

Lund who also competed in gymnastics in high school, will be asked to fill many different roles for the Beavers as a utility player and pitchers.

Lund is BSU head coach Shane Veenker’s second NLI signee of the spring, with Big Lake, Minn., native Karissa Hendrickson inking her name to the Beavers yesterday.

BSU has a 1-11 overall record and a 1-4 record in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference this season.