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Win: Ries (12-11) 7.0111215
Loss: Yost (9-5) 6.0105523
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Win: Bemis (12-2) 7.062213
Loss: Massingill (0-5) 6.095402
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Beavers swept in doubleheader at Minnesota State
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Beavers swept in doubleheader at Minnesota State

MANKATO, Minn.  – The Bemidji State University softball team was swept in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) doubleheader versus Minnesota State University, Mankato Saturday afternoon. BSU dropped game one by a score of 5-1 and dropped a one-run decision in game two, 5-4. The Beavers move to 12-16 overall and 3-9 in league paly with the results Saturday.

Game 1 Recap: The Beavers got the scoring started with a solo home run by Jaclyn Braiedy in the top of the first. The Mavericks tied the game in the bottom of the frame with a RBI double from Jess Meidl.

The score remained 1-1 until the bottom of the sixth when Minnesota State scored four runs on four hits to take a 5-1 lead, which turned out to be the final score. Emily Bransky plated a pair with a double. Tatum Klein and Meidl also had run-producing hits in the sixth inning. 

Sophomore Jessica Yost took the loss in the circle for BSU after working six innings, allowing 10 hits and five earned runs. Coley Ries earned the victory for MSU allowing one run on one hit with 15 strikeouts.

Game 2 Recap: Minnesota State scored three runs in the first two innings off of starter Jenna Massingill to earn an early 3-0 lead on the Beavers. The two teams traded runs in the fourth and fifth innings and BSU scored a pair in the top of the sixth to close the gap to 5-4, but that is where the comeback stalled as the Mavericks completed the sweep.

Lexi Ripka and Lyndsey Peterson led BSU at the plate in game two going two-for-four and two-for-three, respectively. Peterson also hit the only home run in the game in the fourth. It was Peterson’s fourth home run of the season.

Massingill was saddled with the loss after throwing six innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on nine hits. Massingill’s record drops to 0-5 with the loss. 

Notes on the Beavers

  • Braiedy continues to be BSU’s hottest hitter in conference play with a pair of hits today, including a home run. Braiedy, who is currently riding an 11-game hitting streak, is hitting .333 with two home runs and nine RBI during conference play.
  • Peterson hit her fourth home run of the season and 11th of her BSU career in game two. With the 11 home runs, Peterson is second all-time in home runs in program history. The only player with more long balls than Peterson is Mara Johnson with 15.
  • BSU allowed five runs in each of the games against Minnesota State. Prior to Saturday, the Beavers were 10-2 this season when holding their opponents to five runs or less.

Next up: The Beavers will return to the field Tuesday in a doubleheader at University of Minnesota Duluth. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. against the Bulldogs.  

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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).