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Win: Jecmen (1-0) 7.000019
Loss: Jessica Snow (0-1) 6.041123
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Win: Yost (1-0) 7.081027
Loss: Ashley Metcalf (0-1) 7.054326
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Katie Cameron (VCSU) 402000
Olivia Damge (VCSU) 302000
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Win: Roberts (1-0) 7.062213
Loss: Nicolle Gross (0-1) 6.2155435
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Dupay (BSU) 423010
Kristen Haider (UWS) 302000
Katie Wilke (UWS) 302000
Beavers sweep the day and start the season 3-0
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Beavers sweep the day and start the season 3-0

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University softball team opened the 2014 season today wining games against Jamestown College, Valley City State University and University of Wisconsin-Superior to open the season with a 3-0 record for the first time since 2006.

In the first game of the day, BSU and the Jimmies were locked in a pitchers’ duel. Neither team was able to cross the plate in the first four and a half innings. Bemidji State scored the first, and what proved to be the only, run in the bottom of the fifth starting with a lead off ground rule double from Brittany Lenander (OF, Sr., Lino Lakes, Minn.). After a groundout by Danielle Jecmen (P, Fr., Bloomingdale, Ill.), which advanced Lenander to third, Megan Bergeson (IF, Sr., New London, Minn.) beat out an infield hit to plate Lenander giving BSU a 1-0 lead.

Jecmen pitched fantastic in her collegiate debut as she did not allow a hit in seven innings of work and posted nine strikeouts.

Game two would be another tight affair. BSU jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the top of the second thanks to a pair of doubles by Courtney O’Connor (C, Fr., Shakopee, Minn.) and Angie Roberts (OF, Fr., Andover, Minn.). The Beavers did not have many base runners but the ones they did have crossed home plate as BSU was 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position. BSU tacked on another run in the seventh to preserve a 4-1 win.

Jessica Yost (P, Fr., Bemidji, Minn.) scattered eight hits and posted seven strikeouts to get her first collegiate victory in the game.

Bemidji State broke out the bats in big way in the third game of the day as it totaled 15 hits against UW-Superior. It was 2-1 until the top of the seventh when the Beavers broke open the game with three runs. The big hit in the inning was double by Megan Boser (IF, Fr., Pierz, Minn.) to plate Libby Bingham (IF, Fr., Prior Lake, Minn.) and Alayna Krejci (IF, Fr., Wausau, Wis.). In the circle, Allison Roberts (P, Jr., Crystal, Minn.) allowed just two runs and both of those were via the home run. Other than the two big flies, Roberts scattered three Yellow Jacket hits to help lift BSU to the 5-2 win.

BSU will try to remain unbeaten tomorrow as it continues with nonconference action in St. Paul as it takes on Valley City State (9 a.m.), Carleton College (11 a.m.) and Wisconsin Superior (1 p.m.).  

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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).