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Beavers earn split in final day of competition in Tucson
Friday, March 13, 2015
Beavers earn split in final day of competition in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Bemidji State University softball team split a pair of games in its final day of competition at the Tucson Invitational Friday. The Beavers dropped game one to University of British Columbia, 8-0, before rebounding to win game two against Dickinson State University, 6-0. With the split, the Beavers posted a 7-5 mark in Tucson and have an overall record of 9-7 in 2015.

Game 1 Recap: The contest between Bemidji State and British Columbia was scoreless after two innings. The Thunderbirds got the scoring started with two in third, three in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth to open an 8-0 lead on the Beavers. The eight-run deficit proved to be too large for the Beavers to overcome as they fell by the same score.  

Bemidji State’s offense was subdued by UBC’s starter Zoe Gills who allowed four hits and struck out six BSU hitters to preserve the 8-0 win for the Thunderbirds.

Junior Lyndsey Peterson accounted for two of the four hits with a pair of doubles in the game for Bemidji State. Courtney O’Connor and Erin Deters also tallied hits for the Beavers.

Game 2 Recap: Bemidji State struck in the opening inning of game two with a pair of hits and a walk to plate a pair runs. BSU tacked on four more runs in third inning with the help of three Dickinson State errors in the frame to extend its lead to 6-0.

The six runs were more than enough run support for BSU starter Jessica Yost. Yost earned her second career shutout as she threw seven innings, allowing four hits and striking out two. With the win, Yost improves to 6-2 this season.

Despite scoring six runs, BSU was held to six hits against Dickinson State. Peterson led BSU with a three-for-four day at the plate with a double and two runs scored.

Notes on Bemidji State

  • Peterson was BSU’s top offensive player Friday going a combined five-for-seven in the two games with three doubles and two runs scored. Peterson, who is hitting .420 so far this season, ranks second behind teammate Angie Roberts (.424) for the highest batting average on the team.
  • Yost earned her sixth win of the season in the game two win over Dickinson State. Yost’s six wins are the most wins for a BSU pitcher since 2012 when Courtney Anderson had seven wins.
  • The shutout win in game two was the second shutout of the season for the Beavers with the first coming March 10 versus Cedar Crest College, 8-0. BSU had four shutout wins last season.

Next up: The Beavers will be idle next week as they prepare to open conference play the following week. BSU will get Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) started with a doubleheader at University of Minnesota Crookston March 25. Following the matchups with the Golden Eagles, Bemidji State is scheduled to open its home schedule March 28-29 against Upper Iowa University and Winona State University.   

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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).