Beavers sweep Mineral Area Community College
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Beavers sweep Mineral Area Community College
FARMIGNTON, Mo. — The second day of the 2011 season for Bemidji State University softball team saw the Beavers pick up two wins over Mineral Area Community College by scores of 7-2 and 6-0 on Sunday morning.

In the first game of the doubleheader, the Beavers scored seven runs off eight hits to defeat Mineral Area 7-2. The Beavers jumped on the score board first in the top of the third putting up two runs. However, Mineral Area would rally in the bottom of the third to tie the game up at 2-2. BSU clamped down defensively for the rest of the game, not allowing Mineral Area to score again. In the fifth inning, Bemidji State scored the go-ahead run and then tallied four more runs in the sixth inning to put the game out of reach.

Courtney Anderson (Jr., RHP, Virginia, Minn.) pitched all seven innings of the first game and conceding only four hits, while striking out seven batters. Megan Bergeson (Fr., UT, New London-Spicer, Minn.) went 2-4 (.500) in the game and scored two runs for the Beavers. Nicole Dupay (Fr., OF, Woodbury, Minn.) and Kayla Babinski (So., IF, Devils Lake, Minn.) both recorded two RBI in the game, while Babinski also hit her first homer of the season.

The second half of the doubleheader was played in five innings and saw the Beavers get six runs on six hits to shutout Mineral Area 6-0. The game was scoreless until the third inning when Bemidji State put up five runs. BSU would add the final run in the fourth. Kayla Minarich (So., OF, Crosby, Minn.) went 1-2 (.500) and batted in two runs. Dupay also went 1-2 (.500) while scoring two runs for the Beavers. Kelsey Saralampi (So., LHP, Esko, Minn.) pitched all five innings recording five strikeouts and only giving up two hits and one walk.

Bemidji State will continue on its spring break trip with a stop in Lebanon, Ill. to take on McKendree University in a doubleheader tomorrow afternoon. The first game is scheduled to begin at noon.

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