DULUTH, Minn. - Strong pitching from the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs was the foundation for a doubleheader sweep over the Bemidji State University softball team on Sunday. The Beavers were held to three hits on the day and lostthe first game 14-0 in five innings before dropping the second game 2-0.
The first game saw the Beavers concede the most runs in a single game this season losing 14-0. UMD’s Megan Mullen pitched a two-hitter and recording ten strikeouts to lead the way for the Bulldogs. Courtney Loegering (Jr., OF, Blaine, Minn.) and Nicole Dupay (Fr., OF, Woodbury, Minn.) recorded the two hits for the Beavers. Both were big hits as Loegering hit a double in the fifth inning and Dupay hit a triple in the fourth.
Courtney Anderson (Jr., RHP, Virginia, Minn.) helped put together a stronger performance in the second game of the doubleheader for Bemidji state. However, once again, strong pitching by the Bulldogs would limit the offensive output of the Beavers as BSU would fall 2-0. UMD’s Heather Stemper threw a one-hitter while walking four to complete the doubleheader sweep. Anderson only conceded four hits in the game and struck-out five Bulldogs. Loegering again would get a hit in the game, this time hitting a single towards third base in the fifth inning.
Bemidji State (2-18, 1-11 NSIC) will play another doubleheader against Minnesota Duluth (21-13, 10-4 NSIC) tomorrow afternoon. The first game is slated to begin at 1 p.m.
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