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Beavers split a pair of games against the Bulldogs
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Beavers split a pair of games against the Bulldogs

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) – The Bemidji State University softball team hit five home runs in two games to gain a split in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) doubleheader against University of Minnesota Duluth. The Beavers defeated UMD 8-0 in game one, but dropped game two by a score of 2-1. With the results Wednesday, BSU moves to 13-17 overall and 4-10 in conference action.

Game 1 Recap: Home runs were the story of the first game of the day between the Beavers and Bulldogs. Junior Lyndsey Peterson hit a pair of long balls, including a grand slam, while Jessica Yost and Erin Robson also rounded the bases in one trip to give BSU an 8-0 win in game one. Seven of BSU’s eight runs were generated by home runs and four of its seven hits went over the fence.

The eight-run cushion was more than enough for Yost, who got the start for BSU. Yost did not allow a hit in five innings of work to earn her second five-inning no-hitter of the season. The Bemidji, Minn. native also struck out seven batters and walked two to earn her tenth victory of the season.

Game 2 Recap: The second game of the day was a pitcher’s duel as Yost and UMD’s Cayli Sadler were both on top of their game. Yost and Sadler combined to strike out 16 batters and allowed just nine hits and three runs. Despite both pitchers being sharp, Sadler and UMD earned the close 2-1 victory over the Beavers to earn a split.

Alayna Krejci accounted for the only run for the Beavers with a solo home run in the second inning. Peterson continued her hot hitting going two-for-three with a double and Angie Roberts posted the fourth hit for BSU with a single.

Notes on the Beavers

  • The 8-0 win in game one was the first victory for BSU over UMD since April 7, 2012. The loss also snapped a nine-game losing streak for the Beavers.
  • Peterson continues to be not only the hottest hitter for Bemidji State this season but also is moving up the ranks in the record books at BSU. Peterson ranks second all-time in doubles (29) and home runs (13) and is tied for eighth on the all-time RBI list (51) with former Beaver Amy Klears.
  • Yost is also making her way up in the pitching record books at BSU as the sophomore hurler already ranks tenth in wins (13) and fifth in strikeouts (183). The Bemidji, Minn. native is also no slouch with the bat, as she is tied for sixth place on the all-time home run list (6) and her 22 RBI this season are the tenth-most by a player in program history.

Next up: The Beavers will be back in action Saturday and Sunday as they host Wayne State College and Augustana College in a pair of NSIC doubleheaders. First pitch is scheduled for noon both days.   

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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).