Strong pitching leads MSU Moorhead to a sweep over the Beavers, 9-0, 1-0

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Win: Nybo (10-16) 5.030005
Loss: Roberts (4-5) 2.187720
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Annen (MSUM) 413100
York (MSUM) 313301
Roberts (BSU) 301000
Osterman (BSU) 201000
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Nybo (11-16) 6.050012
Loss: Yost (11-12) 7.021104
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Meeker (MSUM) 201000
Williamson (MSUM) 201100
Roberts (BSU) 401000
Braiedy (BSU) 301000
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Krejci (BSU) 301000
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Strong pitching leads MSU Moorhead to a sweep over the Beavers, 9-0, 1-0
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Strong pitching leads MSU Moorhead to a sweep over the Beavers, 9-0, 1-0

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Softball Field) – Minnesota State University Moorhead used strong pitching to sweep a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) doubleheader from the Bemidji State University softball team Saturday afternoon. The Dragons won game one 9-0 in five innings and completed the sweep with a 1-0 victory in game two.

Game 1 Recap: MSU Moorhead’s offense was the story of game one. The Dragons scored at least two runs in four of the five innings en route to a 9-0 victory. Brittany York went three-for-three with a home run and three RBI and Mollie Annen went three-for-four with a double to lead the Dragons’ offense.

The nine-run lead was more than enough for MSUM starter Morgan Nybo, as she scattered three BSU hits in five innings with no runs allowed.

Two of Bemdiji State’s three hits were doubles. Mikayla Osterman and Cassie MacArthur accounted for the two-baggers, and Angie Roberts accounted for BSU’s other base hit.

Allison Roberts took the loss after allowing seven earned runs in two-and-one-third innings, which moves her record to 4-5. Jenna Massingill, who relieved Roberts in the third, allowed two runs on five hits in two-and-two-thirds innings.

Game 2 Recap: After five perfect innings by BSU’s starting pitcher Jessica Yost, the Dragons received back-to-back hits from Lauren Meeker and Carly Williamson to score the game’s only run in the sixth inning to complete the sweep over the Beavers, 1-0.

Bemidji State looked like it would tie the game in the seventh, as it had runners on second and third with nobody out. The Dragons relieved Nybo after throwing 11 shutout innings for Williamson. The move to Williamson paid off, as she retired the next three hitters to earn the save and seal the win.

Yost earned the loss for Bemidji State despite tossing six perfect innings. Yost, who needed just 75 pitches in the seven innings of work, is now 11-12 with an even 3.00 ERA this season.

Notes on the Beavers

  • Angie Roberts tallied two hits today and in doing so became the all-time single-season hit leader in program history. Roberts has 52 hits this season, which breaks the old record of 51 set in 1998 by Misty Muter.
  • It is the first time this season that BSU has been shutout in a doubleheader this season. The last time BSU did not score a run in a double dip was April 25 against Winona State University.
  • The second game against MSUM was the 14th time in 44 games this season that BSU has been involved in a one-run game. The Beavers are 5-9 in those games.

Next up: The Beavers, now 17-27 overall and 8-20 NSIC, will close out their home schedule Sunday afternoon with a doubleheader against Northern State University. The home finale is scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m.

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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).

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