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Minnesota Crookston3010149102
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Schaust (1-4) 6.071120
Loss: Saralampi (4-6) 0.123111
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Dupay (BSU) 312000
Manusos (UMC) 403300
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Bemidji State202024010112
Minnesota Crookston3000001474
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Duellman (2-3) 7.074125
Loss: Marcum (1-4) 4.054325
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Dupay (BSU) 423300
Hollinger (UMC) 312000
Beavers rebound for split against UMC in NSIC opener
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Beavers rebound for split against UMC in NSIC opener

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (Irish Sports Dome) – The Bemidji State University softball team opened its 2013 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) slate with a 9-1 six-inning loss and a 10-4 win against in-state foe University of Minnesota Crookston at the Irish Sports Dome in Roseville, Minn.

Heading into a doubleheader against Concordia University, St. Paul at the Savage Community Dome in Savage, Minn. Friday, BSU stands at 7-12 overall on the season with a 1-1 mark in conference action.

In the first game of the evening, Kelsey Saralampi (Sr., P, Esko, Minn.) suffered her sixth loss of the season by allowing three runs in the first inning.

Crystal Bowen (Sr., IF, Duluth, Minn.) drove in Nicole Dupay (Jr., OF, Woodbury, Minn.) with a double in the top of the third to get one of those runs back, but the Golden Eagles got the run back in the bottom of the inning and added five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to cut the game short with a 9-1 win.

The Beavers got off to an auspicious start in the nightcap, plating two runs in the top of the first inning when Dupay came through with a two-RBI single that scored Summer Monsrud (So., OF, Bemidji, Minn.) and Molly Arola (Sr., IF, Walker, Minn.).

UMC answered in the bottom of the inning with three runs to take the lead, but BSU went ahead for good in the third when Arola and Monsrud each scored again after being driven in by Bowen and freshman Lyndsey Peterson (Fr., IF, Cottonwood, Minn.), respectively.

Before allowing one more run in the seventh inning, BSU added six more as Cassie MacArthur (So., IF, Cottage Grove, Minn.) had a single and a double that each drove in two runs and Dupay polished off an impressive day with an RBI single.

Junior hurler Allie Duellman (Maplewood, Minn.) cruised to a complete­ game win to improve to 2-3 on the year. In seven innings, Duellman allowed just one earned run while racking up five strikeouts.

Dupay finished the day 5-for-7 with three RBI and three runs scored and now leads the team with a .492 average and 19 runs. Monsrud also scored three runs, while MacArthur had four RBI.

After its pair of games against the Golden Bears Friday, the Beavers will remain in Savage for a doubleheader against Minnesota State University, Mankato Saturday. Next week, BSU travels to Minot State University Tuesday before opening its home schedule against Wayne State College and Augustana College on the weekend.

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

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). 

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