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Win: McKelvogue (11-4) 5.000009
Loss: Roberts (1-2) 4.012151550
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Win: Lauterbach (12-4) 5.010017
Loss: Duellman (2-6) 5.0128303
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Pitching guides Minnesota State to sweep of BSU
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Pitching guides Minnesota State to sweep of BSU

SAVAGE, Minn. (Savage Community Dome) – In its final day of play on the first weekend of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) action, the Bemidji State University softball team was swept by Minnesota State University, Mankato in a doubleheader by scores of 15-0 and 8-0 at the Savage Community Dome in Savage, Minn. The first game went just five innings, while the second game only reached inning No. 6.

With the two losses, BSU now stands at 7-16 overall on the season with a 1-5 mark in conference play. 

Using a monster second inning and flawless pitching from Courtney McKelvogue, the Mavericks cruised to a 15-0 victory in the first game of the day. McKelvogue tossed a perfect, five-inning came in which she piled up nine strikeouts, including strikeouts of the first five Bemidji State hitters of the game.

Allison Roberts (So., P, Crystal, Minn.) fell to 1-2 on the season thanks in large part to an 11-run second inning by MSU.

In Game 2, the Mavericks scattered eight runs over four different innings en route to an 8-0 win. Junior Allie Duellman (P, Maplewood, Minn.) gave up eight runs (only three earned) over five innings as the BSU defense committed five errors in the loss. Duellman dropped to 2-6 on the year.

Offensively, Bemidji State was only able to get on base four times in the game. Molly Arola (Sr., IF, Walker, Minn.) went 1-for-2 and drew a walk while Cassie MacArthur (So., IF, Cottage Grove, Minn.) doubled and reached on an error.

The Beavers next play when they journey to Minot State University Wednesday afternoon. BSU then opens its home schedule against Wayne State College and Augustana College on the weekend.

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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).