|April 22, 2014||1||2||3||4||5||R||H||E|
|University of Mary||2||1||9||0||5||17||18||1|
|Win: Trujillo (13-8)||5.0||7||1||1||0||5|
|Loss: Roberts (3-7)||4.2||14||12||12||3||1|
|April 22, 2014||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|University of Mary||3||0||0||0||0||2||0||5||10||1|
|Win: Keen (13-7)||7.0||4||0||0||5||11|
|Loss: Jecmen (5-13)||7.0||10||5||5||4||5|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Softball Field) – The Bemidji State University softball had its first home games in 735 days, but the University of Mary spoiled the homecoming as it swept the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader by scores of 17-1 in five innings and 5-0. Bemidji State drops to 11-27 and 0-22 in NSIC play following the losses.
The Marauders used a nine-run third inning to separate themselves from the Beavers in game one. All of U-Mary’s starters notched as least one hit. Amber Gamboa swung the hottest bat for U-Mary as she went 4-for-4 with three doubles and four RBI.
BSU would get its lone run in the bottom of the fourth when Lyndsey Peterson (OF, So., Cottonwood, Minn.) connected for her fifth home run of the season. Peterson’s five round trippers tie her for the second-most home runs in a season in BSU history. This would be a good play to say who she tied and who holds the record and how many to put it in perspective.
Allison Roberts (P, Jr., Crystal, Minn.) took the loss after throwing 4.2 innings. She falls to 3-7 on the season.
U-Mary continued to apply pressure on the Beavers in game two, as the leadoff hitter Allison Brown hit a home run to spark a three-run opening frame. The three runs turned out to be all that the Marauders needed as starting pitcher Erin Keen allowed just four BSU hits, all of which were singles, in seven innings of work and struck out 11 hitters.
Peterson collected two of Bemidji State’s four hits and senior Nicole Dupay (OF, Woodbury, Minn.) went 1-for-2 with a walk.
In the circle, Danielle Jecmen (P, Fr., Bloomingdale, Ill.) settled down nicely after giving up a three-spot in the first to surrendering just two runs the rest of the way, but was dealt the loss. Jecmen’s record dips to 5-13.
Next up for the Beavers is a 2 p.m. twin bill at the BSU Softball Field Thursday against Highway 2 rival University of Minnesota Crookston.
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).