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Concordia-St. Paul320026X13182
Win: Kappes (6-13) 5.0104411
Loss: Massingill (0-3) 1.033310
Roberts (BSU) 534100
Zepeda (CU) 524100
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Concordia-St. Paul024213X12131
Win: Heim (2-4) 5.096632
Loss: Massingill (0-4) 3.1108841
Roberts (BSU) 312010
Shea (BSU) 402000
Schanks (CU) 424310
Bemidji State drops a pair to Concordia-St. Paul, 13-12, 12-6
Friday, April 3, 2015
Bemidji State drops a pair to Concordia-St. Paul, 13-12, 12-6

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Carlander Field) – The Bemidji State University softball team dropped a pair of high-scoring Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) games Friday afternoon against Concordia University, St. Paul, 13-12 and 12-6. The Beavers move to 12-14 overall and 3-7 in conference action with the losses.

Game 1 Recap: The first game of the day was a back-and-forth affair as the two teams combined for 25 runs on 36 hits. The Beavers held an 11-5 lead after three innings, but the Golden Bears battled back to win game one, 13-12.

Every starter in BSU’s lineup posted at least one hit and six had multiple hits. Angie Roberts led the way going four-for-five with three runs scored. Jaclyn Braiedy, Erin Robson and Mikayla Osterman all hit home runs in the loss. Braiedy drove in three of BSU’s runs, while Robson and Osterman knocked in a pair.

Sophomore Jessica Yost started the game for the Beavers and allowed 10 runs on 15 hits in the first five innings. Jenna Massingill took the loss after working one inning, allowing three runs on three hits. Massingill’s record moves to 0-3 with the loss.

Game 2 Recap: Bemidji State got out to an early 6-2 lead in game two, but Concordia-St. Paul rallied to score seven runs over the final five innings to complete the sweep, 12-6.

BSU scored all six of its runs in the top of the third inning. Yost launched a three-run home run to account for half of BSU’s runs. Lexi Ripka plated a pair with a double and Lyndsey Peterson produced another run with a single to complete the scoring for the Beavers.

Roberts and fellow outfielder Kaitlyn Shea led the Beavers at the plate with a pair of two-hit performances. Eight of the nine members of the starting lineup for BSU posted at least one hit.

Notes on the Beavers

  • The 12 runs that the Beavers scored in the first game was a season high. It was just the second time this season that BSU has reached double digits in the run column with the first coming against University of Minnesota Crookston Feb. 25.
  • Angie Roberts was BSU’s top hitter against CU going six-for-eight with four runs scored and a RBI. Roberts, who leads the team with 35 hits this season, needs just five more hits to move into tenth place on BSU’s all-time single season hit list.
  • Jessica Yost hit her fourth home run of the season in game two, which is the third-most by a player in a single season in program history.
  • Bemidji State hit four home runs in the two games. Four current players (Lyndsey Peterson, Cassie MacArthur, Mikayla Osterman and Jessica Yost) rank in top 10 on BSU’s all-time home run list. 

Next up: BSU will be back in action tomorrow with a doubleheader against Minnesota State University, Mankato. First pitch is scheduled for noon from Mankato, Minn.

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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).