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Loss: Daly (0-1) 4.2108211
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Beavers pound out 24 hits to earn a split in Tucson Tuesday
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Beavers pound out 24 hits to earn a split in Tucson Tuesday

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Bemidji State University softball team pounded out 24 hits in two games to earn a split on day four of competition at the Tucson Invitational. The Beavers shutout Cedar Crest College 8-0 in the first game, but fell to Missouri Valley College in game two, 6-4. With the results Tuesday, the Beavers improve to 7-5 this season.  

Game 1 Recap: BSU jumped on the Falcons early in game one with five runs in the second inning to stake starting pitcher Allison Roberts to an early lead. The Beavers tacked on two more in the third with back-to-back solo home runs from Lyndsey Peterson and Jaclyn Braiedy to extend the lead to 7-0 and freshman Monica Wittner drove in the final run with a double in the fifth.

The eight runs were more than enough for Roberts as she turned in her best outing of the season throwing four scoreless innings allowing just one hit and one walk to earn her second victory of the season. Roberts also posted a career-high eight strikeouts in the victory.

Game 2 Recap: In game two, Missouri Valley College scored four runs to jump in front of the Beavers 4-1 through three innings. Bemidji State did not go away, however, as it tied the score at four with a pair of run-producing doubles from Cassie MacArthur and Lexi Ripka in the top of the fourth.

The teams remained tied at four until the Vikings’ Sabrina George hit a walk-off two-run home run to win the game for her team in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Notes on the Beavers:

  • The loss against Missouri Valley College snapped a four-game winning streak for the Beavers. It was the longest winning streak for BSU since March 10-12, 2014 when it won six straight games.
  • Sophomore Angie Roberts has been the spark plug at the top of the order for BSU. Roberts, who had five more hits today, has hit safely in 11 consecutive games and leads the team with a .489 batting average this season.
  • Jessica Yost was saddled with the loss in game two moving her record to 4-2 in 2015. In the loss, Yost struck out 11 Viking hitters to notch her third double-digit strikeout game this season. The Bemidji, Minn. native already has 49 strikeouts in 28.2 innings this season, which is just 11 shy of tying her strikeout total from all of last season in 79.1 innings.

Next up: Bemidji State will return to the field Thursday with two more non-conference tilts. The Beavers will face Viterbo University at 2:30 p.m. and will close out their day with a game against Doane College around 7 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).