Bemidji State adds two for 2009 softball season
Friday, May 23, 2008

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University head softball coach Ron Koski today announced the signing of two players to National Letters of Intent. Courtney Anderson (P, Virginia, Minn.) and Courtney Loegering (CF, Spring Lake Park, Minn.) will begin classes in the fall and will join the Beavers for the 2009 campaign.

The duo is a perfect fit for a BSU squad that lost the ace of its pitching staff, Kristin Payne, and Jamie Docken, its top outfielder, at the end of the year to graduation.

"Both Courneys will be nice additions to the program," commented first-year head coach Ron Koski. "They will each have a great chance to get in the game and contribute right away."

Anderson will vie for an immediate spot in the Beavers pitching rotation. As a senior at Virginia High School, she has led the 11-4 Blue Devils deep into the Section 7 AA tournament posting a 5-3 record with a stingy .089 Earned Run Average in 55 innings of work. She's recorded double-digit strikeout totals in nearly every start of the spring, totaling a career-high 94 en route to three shutouts.

During her three-year pitching career at VHS, she registered an overall record of 18-8 with a 0.87 ERA, while amassing 248 strike outs and walking just 38 in 177.1 innings of work.

Loegering may very well find herself anchoring the outfield defense behind Anderson in 2009. As a center fielder for Spring Lake Park High School, she posted a .413 batting average with six doubles, two triples and 11 RBI in 23 games. The Panther's leadoff hitter also managed eight walks to boost her on-base percentage to .479.

The three-year captain helped Spring Lake Park to an overall record of 17-6 and a third-place finish in the Northern Suburban Conference with a mark of 11-3 in league play. Her 2008 season came to an end last night after dropping back-to-back 1-0 contests to Centennial High School and Mounds View High School in the Section 5 AAA Tournament.

Bemidji State capped the 2008 campaign with a 6-23 overall record and a 4-14 mark in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play.

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., competes at the NCAA Division I and II levels and is a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and College Hockey America (CHA).