Yost throws one-hitter as Beavers go 1-1 on final day of St. Cloud Dome Games

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Win: Heim (4-2) 7.0128546
Loss: Massingill (1-1) 3.075504
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Win: Yost (4-0) 7.0100011
Loss: Cornejo (3-1) 3.052210
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Yost throws one-hitter as Beavers go 1-1 on final day of St. Cloud Dome Games
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Yost throws one-hitter as Beavers go 1-1 on final day of St. Cloud Dome Games

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (Husky Dome)Junior Jessica Yost pitched a one-hit shutout to guide the Beavers to a 5-0 victory over Minot State University in part of a 1-1 finish on the last day of the St. Cloud Dome Games. The Beavers (5-2) began the day by falling to Concordia-St. Paul, 11-8 and then shutting out Minot State, 5-0.

Concordia-St. Paul 11, Bemidji State 8

Bemidji State and Concordia-St. Paul began the day with a game that featured several momentum swings and lead changes. The Golden Bears scored a run in the first inning but the Beavers were able to add a run of their own to even the score again. CSP went on to score five runs over the next four innings to take an extended lead at 5-1 in the fifth. However, the Beavers responded with five runs in the bottom half of the inning to even the score once again.

After neither team could score in the sixth inning, it would come to the game’s final inning to declare a winner. The Golden Bears got a quick start to the inning and scored five runs on six hits. Down 11-6 and quickly earning two outs in the seventh, the Beavers would attempt to stage a comeback. Alayna Krejci and Makayla Pagel each scored runs for BSU after drawing walks on loaded bases. However, the Beaves could only muster two runs as the Golden Bears secured the final out of the inning and took the game 11-8.

Kelsey McAllister started her first game in the circle for BSU and pitched two innings before being replaced by Rochelle Koshalek. Koshalek was then replaced by Jenna Massingill after two innings and Massingill was credited with the loss after going three innings and allowing five earned runs.

Jessica Yost and Makayla Pagel both led the Beavers at the plate and each tallied three RBI and a homerun in the game and Alexandra Ripka scored two runs for BSU and went 3-for-4 at the plate.

Bemidji State 5, Minot State 0

The Beavers then followed by blanking the Beavers of Minot State, 5-0 in the final game of the day. Junior Jessica Yost threw her second one-hitter of the season and moved to 4-0 on the season. She struck out 11 in the game, and leads the Beavers with 46 strikeouts in the first seven games for BSU.

She also helped her cause at the plate by going 2-for-4 with a homerun. Courtney O’Connor and Angie Roberts each tallied three hits in the game while O’Connor hit her first homerun of the season.

Bemidji State will be back in action next weekend and will take part in the Dragon-Beaver Battle II at the West St. Paul Dome, March 3-4.

For more information on the Bemidji State University softball program, follow the Beavers on Twitter (@Beaver_Softball or @BSUBeavers) or like them on Facebook (facebook.com/BSUBeavers).

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).