Yost earns second consecutive NSIC Pitcher of the Week award

Yost earns second consecutive NSIC Pitcher of the Week award
Monday, March 7, 2016
Yost earns second consecutive NSIC Pitcher of the Week award

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University softball junior Jessica Yost has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive week, Monday. The Bemidji, Minn., native went 2-0 in three appearances with one save and only surrendered three hits in 15 innings in the circle.

Yost began the week by shutting out Dickinson State March 3, in a game where she only allowed two hits and struck out a career-high 17 batters. She then made her next appearance in relief against Viterbo University where she pitched three innings and didn’t allow a batter to reach base to earn her first save of the year. She closed out the week by pitching a complete game shutout of Minnesota State University, Moorhead by allowing only one hit and had eight strikeouts.

Yost went all 15 innings in the week without allowing a run and totaled 31 strikeouts as the Beavers went 3-1 in West St. Paul, Minn.

She moves to 6-0 on the season and is the only remaining pitcher in the NSIC with five or more wins on the season to have an unblemished record. So far this season the junior has posted four shutouts and is ninth in the nation with an 0.16 ERA. Yost currently leads the conference in ERA (0.16), strikeouts (77) and wins (6).

Bemidji State (8-3) will have the week off and won’t return to action until March 13-18 when they travel to Clermont, Fla., to take part in the Spring Games tournament.

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).