March 12, 20131234567RHE
St Mary-of-the-Woods0000000020
Bemidji State100001X230
Win: Saralampi (3-3) 7.020022
Loss: Painter (0-0) 6.032263
Barnett (SMWC) 301000
Strattman (SMWC) 101010
Monsrud (BSU) 201010
Dupay (BSU) 211010
Arola (BSU) 101100
March 12, 20131234567RHE
Bemidji State0000010162
St Mary-of-the-Woods1020000351
Win: Owens (0-0) 7.061016
Loss: Duellman (0-1) 6.053022
Watson (BSU) 302000
Rosselli (SMWC) 323000
March 12, 201312345RHE
Bemidji State10407X21181
Win: Roberts (1-1) 3.000015
Loss: Vega (0-1) 4.018211373
Vega (FC) 301000
Monsrud (BSU) 433210
Arola (BSU) 423300
MacArthur (BSU) 413300
Beavers take two of three on first day of spring training
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Beavers take two of three on first day of spring training

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - In the midst of its first rainy day of the season, the Bemidji State University softball team won two of its first three spring training games in Titusville, Fla. Tuesday. The Beavers split two contests against St. Mary-of-the-Woods College of Indiana, winning 2-0 and falling 3-1, before routing Fisher College of Massachusetts 21-0.

BSU now stands at 4-7 in 2013.

After starting its 2013 campaign 2-6 with a 1-3 stretch at the NSIC Crossover at the St. Paul Dome and another 1-3 week in four games at the Kelly Laas Invite at the Husky Dome in St. Cloud, Minn., BSU got its first taste of outdoor softball in Florida.

In their spring training opener against St. Mary-of-the-Wood, the Beavers got a complete game in the circle from Kelsey Saralampi (Sr., P, Esko, Minn.), while team newcomer Molly Arola (Sr., IF, Walker, Minn.), who played in her first career game after joining the squad following hockey season, got her first career hit and RBI to help lift BSU to a 2-0 win.

Saralampi, who improved to 3-3, battled through two rain delays, but eventually added to her career-high in wins by making the two-run lead stick. 

After Arola shined in her softball debut, her hockey teammate, Allie Duellman (Jr., P, Maplewood, Minn.), stepped up in the team’s second game in her first appearance in a collegiate softball game. Duellman provided Bemidji State with stellar pitching, but the team’s bats couldn’t answer as BSU fell 3-1.

The Beavers’ bats woke up in the third game of the day against a reeling Fisher College squad out of Boston.

Arola, Nicole Dupay (Jr., OF, Woodbury, Minn.), and Cassie MacArthur (So., IF, Cottage Grove, Minn.) each racked up multiple hits, while freshman catcher Mikayla Osterman belted her third home run of the year to add to the team’s lead. Allison Roberts (So., P, Crystal, Minn.) excelled in her first pitching win of the season (third of her career), striking out six en route to a 21-0 victory.

Bemidji State will pick up play Wednesday as it takes on West Liberty University (W. Va.) and the University of Bridgeport (Conn.) before facing St. Joseph’s College (Ind.) and Bentley University (Mass.) Thursday. All four of those games will take place in Clermont, Fla.

After taking Friday off Bemidji State will sandwich a doubleheader against Gallaudet College out of Washington D.C. Sunday between a pair of exhibition contests against Heartland College (Ill.) and Gloucester College (N.J.) Saturday and two more exhibition games against College of DuPage (Ill.) and Tompkins Cortland (N.Y.) to finish the trip Monday.

For more information on the Bemidji State University softball program, follow the Beavers on Twitter (@Beaver_Softball or @BSUBeavers), like them on Facebook (, or sign up for the TXTUpdates from text-messaging system through the "Mulitmedia" pull down menu on the main page of

Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).