BSU tallies 27 runs in two-game sweep over Eagles
Saturday, March 7, 2009

FT. PIERCE, Fla. – Not only is the Bemidji State University softball team on a three-game win streak, but the Beavers have won those games in impressive fashion.

After putting up a 15-2 victory in Game 2 of Friday’s doubleheader against Marywood (Pa.) University, BSU blew out Northwestern (MN) College to the tune of 14-6 and 13-5 Saturday afternoon. BSU blasted six homers in the two-game sweep over the Eagles.

In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, NWC jumped out to a quick 5-1 lead after the first inning. The two teams exchanged second-inning runs before Bemidji State exploded for six runs in the third and four in the fourth to take a 12-6 lead. The Beavers would tack on two more in the seventh and Northwestern would not be able to respond.

Jamie Lund (So., P, Grantsburn, Wisc.) took the mound for BSU and lasted just 2.0 innings. She allowed six runs on six hits before making way for Alison Willard (Sr., P, Hutchinson, Minn.). Willard shut the door on the Eagles, pitching the final 5.0 innings and not allowing a run. She never walked a batter and struck out five.

Kasey Callison (Sr., 1B, Eagle River, Alaska) went 4-for-5 at the dish to lead the Beavers, scoring three times. Brittany Bolstad (Jr., OF, International Falls, Minn.) and Jamie Ford (Jr., OF, Edina, Minn.) each homered and collected two runs batted in apiece for the green and white. The duo combined for five runs scored.

Northwestern again jumped out to a quick lead with three runs in the first in Game 2, but BSU responded with five in the second. The Eagles tied the game with two in the third, but the Beavers plated eight times in the fourth and run-ruled NWC in five innings.

Courtney Anderson (Fr., P, Virginia, Minn.) threw another complete game, earning the win in 5.0 innings. She allowed five runs (four earned), struck out nine batters and walked two.

Mara Johnson (Sr., 2B, Bemidji, Minn.) did some damage at the plate, going 3-for-3 and homering twice. She drove in four runs and scored three of her own. Her two homers give her 10 for her career, tying the school record with Kelly Price (1999-00).

Amy Klaers (Sr., 3B/C, Elk River, Minn.) was 3-for-4 with one homer, one RBI and one run. Bolstad and Ford each went 2-for-3, scoring three runs and collecting two RBI. Ford homered in this game as well. Lund went 1-for-4, scoring once and driving home two.

Bemidji State will get right back into action Sunday evening (6 p.m. CST) with a doubleheader against Penn State Beaver.