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Bemidji State earns split Thursday in Tucson
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Bemidji State earns split Thursday in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Bemidji State University softball team earned a split Thursday in Tucson, Ariz. The Beavers dropped the opening game to Viterbo University, 9-0, but rebounded to defeat Doane College in the night cap, 8-4. BSU’s record sits at 8-6 in 2015 with the results Thursday.

Game 1 Recap: The Hawks scored three runs in the bottom half of the first inning, which proved to be all the offense they needed as they defeated Bemidji State, 9-0. Viterbo followed up the three-run first inning with one run in the fourth and five in the sixth to conclude the scoring.

Kristen Tomlinson, who started in the circle for Viterbo, kept the Beavers off the scoreboard for the first time this season as she allowed three hits and one walk in the victory. Tomlinson also proved lethal with the bat going two-for-three with two runs scored for the Hawks.

Junior Jenna Massingill was tagged with the loss for the Beavers after allowing nine runs (all earned) in five-and-two-thirds innings of work. Massingill, who moves to 0-1 this season with the loss, struck out three batters and allowed one walk in the start.

Game 2 Recap: After being shutout in game one Thursday, the Beavers’ bats rebounded to plate three runs in the opening inning against Doane College. Alayna Krejci plated a pair of runs with a single, while Erin Robson and Kaitlyn Shea also had run-producing hits in the frame.

Bemidji State was not done though as it plated another run in the third and four more in the sixth to lead the Tigers, 8-0 going into the bottom of the sixth.

The Tigers cut the Beavers’ eight-run lead in half in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run double from Ashley Scherer and a passed ball and wild pitch by BSU reliever Allison Roberts. Jessica Yost, who started the game for BSU, came back in to strike out back-to-back batters to get her team out of the jam. Yost then pitched a scoreless seventh to preserve the 8-4 win for the Beavers.

Notes on Bemidji State

  • The shutout loss in game one against Viterbo was the first time BSU has been shutout this season. The last time BSU was held off the scoreboard was April 26, 2014 versus Upper Iowa University.
  • Danielle Jecmen hit her first career home run in game two versus Doane College. Jecmen is hitting .300 so far in 10 at bats.
  • Jessica Yost continues to be BSU’s top pitcher this season as she improved to 5-2 this season in the night cap. Yost, who had 14 strikeouts today, has 63 strikeouts in 35.1 innings this season. The 63 strikeouts are seven strikeouts shy of the tenth-most by a BSU pitcher in a single season in program history.
  • The Beavers scored first in the contest against Doane College, and ended up winning the matchup versus the Tigers. BSU is 7-1 this season when scoring first.
  • BSU improves to 8-6 this season and 3-4 against teams from the NAIA this season.

Next up: The Beavers will close out the Tucson Invitational tomorrow afternoon with a pair of games against University of British Columbia at noon and Dickinson State University at 4:30 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).