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Bemidji State drops a pair at Sioux Falls, 3-2 and 8-7
Friday, April 17, 2015
Bemidji State drops a pair at Sioux Falls, 3-2 and 8-7

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Sherman Park) – The Bemidji State University softball team dropped a pair of one-run decisions Friday afternoon in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Beavers dropped game one by a score of 3-2 and fell in extra innings in game two, 8-7. With the pair of losses, Bemidji State is 16-22 overall and 7-15 in conference play.

Game 1 Recap: Alyson Netty’s three-run home run in the third inning proved to be all the offense Sioux Falls needed as it took game one, 3-2. Bemidji State got both of its runs in the seventh when Erin Robson hit her fourth home run of the season to cut the deficit to one, but that is where BSU’s comeback stalled.

Jessica Yost took the loss in the circle for the Beavers, which drops her record to 11-9. Yost struck out seven hitters in six innings, while allowing three runs on five hits.

Angie Roberts paced BSU’s offense in game one going two-for-four. Lyndsey Peterson, Alayna Krejci, Lexi Ripka and Erin Deters also collected hits for the Beavers.

Game 2 Recap: The second game of the day got off to a rough start for BSU as the Cougars hit two home runs in the opening inning to put the Beavers in an early 3-0 hole. The Beavers pecked away at USF’s lead with two in the third, one in the fourth and tied the score with a four-run seventh inning. Despite the comeback attempt by Bemidji State, Sioux Falls came up with the game-winning hit in the bottom of the eighth to complete the sweep, 8-7.

Jaclyn Braiedy led BSU with three hits in game two and Peterson plated four of the BSU’s seven runs with a home run and a single. Yost also hit a home run for the Beavers in the fourth inning.

Allison Roberts was tagged with the loss for Bemidji State despite allowing just one run on three hits with four strikeouts in three innings of relief. Roberts’ record now sits at 3-3 this season.

Notes on the Beavers

  • With three hits Friday, Angie Roberts needs just three more base knocks to break the single-season record for hits in a season (51). Lyndsey Peterson is not far behind Roberts, as she has 45 hits, which is seven away from breaking the same record.
  • Lyndsey Peterson and Jessica Yost each launched a home run in game two to give both of them seven home runs this season. The seven home runs by Peterson and Yost tie the program record for home runs in a single season with former Beavers Kelly Price (1999) and Mara Johnson (2009). In addition, Peterson needs one more long ball to tie BSU’s career record for home runs (15).
  • Jessica Yost struck out nine batters in 10.1 innings pitched Friday to give her 149 strikeouts this season. Yost needs seven more strikeouts to break BSU’s single-season record for strikeouts (155).

Next up: The Beavers, now 16-22 this season, will return to action Saturday with a doubleheader against Southwest Minnesota State University. First pitch is scheduled for noon.

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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).