April 22, 201412345RHE
University of Mary2190517181
Bemidji State00010171
Win: Trujillo (13-8) 5.071105
Loss: Roberts (3-7) 4.214121231
Gamboa (MARY) 434400
Lenander (BSU) 302000
Krejci (BSU) 302000
April 22, 20141234567RHE
University of Mary30000205101
Bemidji State0000000040
Win: Keen (13-7) 7.0400511
Loss: Jecmen (5-13) 7.0105545
Gamboa (MARY) 312110
Keen (MARY) 202110
Peterson (BSU) 402000
Marauders' bats spoil Bemidji State's home opener
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Marauders' bats spoil Bemidji State's home opener

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.

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.

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).