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Loss: Roberts (1-5) 4.013121232
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Loss: Saralampi (4-19) 7.0128724
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Bowen, Saralampi close out careers in season finale
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Bowen, Saralampi close out careers in season finale

WINONA, Minn. – The Bemidji State University softball team saw its season come to an end Sunday with a pair of losses to Winona State University. The Warriors, first place in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) picked up a 16-2 victory in five innings before going on to win the second game 8-0. BSU finished the season 8-38 with a 2-28 conference mark.

The games, which were originally scheduled to be played at BSU, were a part of Senior Day for fourth-year players Kelsey Saralampi (P, Esko, Minn.) and Crystal Bowen (Duluth, Minn.). Fellow senior and 2013 softball team newcomer Molly Arola (IF, Walker, Minn.) did not make the trip.

As was the case in the team’s two losses to Upper Iowa University, it was the Beavers who would strike first in the first game of the day as freshman Jineane Williams (OF, Bemidji, Minn.) roped a first-inning single to center field, driving home Bowen and fellow first-year player Lyndsey Peterson (P/IF, Cottonwood, Minn.).

Down 2-0, WSU cut its deficit in half in the second inning with one run before piling up seven runs in the third to attain an 8-2 advantage. After a scoreless fourth inning, Winona State ended the game in the fifth with eight runs.

Bowen notched her 98th and 99th career hits, tying her for ninth in program history, in the loss. Chelsey Watson (Fr., IF, Clearwater, Minn.) also picked up a hit.

The Beavers kept the second game close until the seventh inning. Winona State plated one run in the third and one more in the sixth before pulling away with six more in the final frame for an 8-0 win. Peterson and Nicole Dupay (Jr., OF, Woodbury, Minn.) were the only Beavers with hits in the game.

In addition to tying for ninth at Bemidji State in hits, Bowen finished her career second all-time in career walks taken with 41 and her five career home runs tied her for fifth. She played 163 games. Saralampi’s 398.2 innings pitched are third all-time at BSU. In 69 starts, Saralampi registered 232 strikeouts, the fourth-most in BSU history.

Dupay’s five home runs on the season tie her for third-most in a season. Megan Bergeson (Jr., IF, Spicer, Minn.) was hit by 10 pitches at the plate in 2013 and is BSU’s all-time leader in that category with 34 in her career. No other player has more than 11.

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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).