Massingill records career-high 16 strikeouts in one-hitter against Bentley

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Win: Massingill (3-2) 7.0100016
Loss: Kelly Ferris (1-4) 7.0127533
Burlingame (BSU) 423000
Roberts (BSU) 403100
Chelsea Vena (BEN) 201000
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Win: Yost (10-0) 6.0511312
Loss: Amanda Adee (0-3) 5.2129752
Erin Wood (FPUS) 302100
Peterson (BSU) 322200
McAllister (BSU) 422100
Roberts (BSU) 212210
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Massingill records career-high 16 strikeouts in one-hitter against Bentley
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Massingill records career-high 16 strikeouts in one-hitter against Bentley

CLERMONT, Fla. – The Bemidji State University softball pitching staff dominated play on Wednesday, March 16 as the Beavers (14-5) defeated Bentley University 7-0 and Franklin Pierce University 9-1 in six innings. Senior Jenna Massingill threw her first career one-hit, shutout and recorded a career-high 16 strikeouts to help the Beavers defeat Bentley, 7-0.

Junior Jessica Yost then took the circle for game two against Franklin Pierce and limited the Ravens to just one run on five hits while striking out 12.

Bemidji State 7, Bentley 0

It wasn’t until the fifth inning the Beavers were able to put runs on the scoreboard but managed to score four in the fifth. Lyndsey Peterson started the scoring with a bases loaded triple for three RBI followed by an RBI single by Angie Roberts that scored Peterson to put BSU up 4-0 at the end of the fifth.

The Beavers then responded by scoring three more runs in the sixth inning when Yost hit an RBI single and Brooke Phillips drove in two runs off of a single to centerfield.

That is all the run support Massingill would need as the senior retired 13 straight batters to start the game. She would carry a perfect game into the fifth inning but surrendered a hit to end the perfect game bid. However, she responded by retiring the remaining eight batters in the game to complete the first one-hitter of her career. Massingill struck out a career-high 16 batters and improves to 3-2 on the season with the win.

Peterson led the Beavers by going 1-for-3 with a triple and three RBI while Phillips had one at bat with two RBI. Roberts went 3-for-4 in the game with an RBI and Jessica Burlingame also had three hits after going 3-for-4 and scored two runs.

Franklin Pierce 1, Bemidji State 9 (F/6)

The Beavers got off to a quick start in the second game of the day by scoring three runs in the first inning against Franklin Pierce. Brooke Phillips began the scoring with an RBI double. Jessica Yost then followed with a triple that score Phillips, followed by sacrifice fly by Peterson to score Yost at third.

The Ravens scored their lone run in the third inning, but the Beavers responded in the fifth with another three run inning. Angie Roberts doubled to left field that scored two and then Alayna Krejci drove in Roberts in the next at bat. The Beavers would earn the run rule in the next inning by scoring three more to push the score to 9-1. Peterson hit her second triple of the day that scored Yost followed by RBI doubles by Kesley McAllister and Alayna Krejci for the walk-off hit to end the game.

As a team, Bemidji State totaled eight extra base hits in the game as the Beavers improved to 14-5 on the season.

Jessica Yost was once again stellar in the circle and earned her 10th win of the season for an unblemished 10-0 record. Yost allowed just one run off of five hits and earned 12 strikeouts. Peterson, Roberts, and Krejci each had two RBI to lead the Beavers.

Bemidji State continues play in Clermont, Fla., and faces Southern Connecticut State University and Merrimack University tomorrow at noon and 2 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).