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Loss: Yost (11-8) 7.074225
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Beavers earn a split against St. Cloud State
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Beavers earn a split against St. Cloud State

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Softball Field) – The Bemidji State University softball team earned a split against St. Cloud State University Tuesday afternoon at the BSU Softball Field. St. Cloud State took game one by the score of 4-0 before the Beavers rallied to take game two, 3-2. With the split, the Beavers move to 16-20 overall and 7-13 in conference play.

Game 1 Recap: Despite allowing 13 BSU base runners during the game, St. Cloud State’s starting pitcher Kelly Franks was able to keep the Beavers off the scoreboard to secure a 4-0 win in game one. The Beavers totaled six hits and seven walks in the game one loss.

Jessica Yost took the loss despite allowing two earned runs in seven innings of work with five strikeouts. Yost’s record dips to 11-8 with the defeat. Franks struck out nine in seven innings to move her record to 10-4.

Angie Roberts was the only BSU player to have multiple hits in game one going two-for-four. Lyndsey Peterson reached base three times via walks and Courtney O’Connor also gained first base twice on a pair of base on balls.

Game 2 Recap: Bemidji State looked like it would fall victim to the Huskies again in game two as it trailed 2-0 going to the bottom of the sixth, but the Beavers rallied to take home the 3-2 win. Peterson tied the game in the sixth with a two-run single up the middle scoring Laurel Deney and Danielle Jecmen. Erin Deters came up with the game-winning hit in the seventh with a single up the middle to plate Mikayla Osterman to give BSU the victory.

Like game one, Roberts led BSU at the plate going three-for-four. Jecmen went two-for-four with a run scored and a stolen base and Deters went two-for-four in addition to notching the game-winning hit.

Jenna Massingill, who started the game for BSU, did not receive a decision despite working six innings allowing two runs (one earned) and eight hits. Allison Roberts took the win after throwing a scoreless seventh inning moving her record to 3-2.

Notes on the Beavers

  • Angie Roberts was BSU’s top offensive player against the Huskies going a combined five-for-eight. With the five hits today, Roberts has 46 hits this season, which is five shy of tying the single season record for the most hits in a season.
  • Erin Deters not only notched the game-winning hit in game two but she also notched her first career multi-hit game. Deters is batting .500 (three-for-six) in her last three games.
  • Tuesday’s win over St. Cloud State was the first for the Beavers since April 1, 2010, which snapped a nine-game losing skid.
  • After sustaining a nine-game losing streak in conference action earlier this season, BSU has earned at least a split in three of the last four NSIC doubleheaders.

Next up: Bemidji State will hit the road for the first time since April 4 this weekend as it travels south to face University of Sioux Falls Saturday and Southwest Minnesota State University Sunday. The first pitch for the doubleheaders are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 12 p.m., respectively.

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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).