|April 04, 2016||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Heim (8-10)||7.0||12||3||2||4||9|
|Loss: Yost (13-4)||7.0||5||4||4||3||12|
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|Win: Massingill (6-4)||6.0||7||2||2||1||4|
|Loss: Schanks (3-11)||5.2||14||10||8||2||3|
BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University softball earned a split against Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opponent Concordia University-St. Paul, Monday. The Beavers (21-11, 4-5 NSIC) fell in game one 4-3 but rallied back with a 10-2 victory in six innings in game two.
Concordia-St. Paul 4, Bemidji State 3
Despite out-hitting the Golden Bears 12-5 in game one, Bemidji State fell to Concordia-St. Paul after a seventh inning rally. CSP began the game with a two-run home run in the first inning but the Beavers responded well and score two runs on RBI’s from Kelsey McAllister and Erin Robson to tie the game early. The Golden Bears regained the lead in the third inning but the Beavers were able to tie the game again in the fifth after an error with the bases loaded by Concordia allowed Megan Castor to score.
Concordia-St. Paul took a one-run lead in the seventh off of an RBI single and the Beavers came up to bat in the bottom half of the inning. After two singles and a walk, BSU had the bases loaded with only one out. However, the Golden Bears defense was able to keep the Beavers from scoring and closed game one with the 4-3 victory.
Three Beavers had three hits in the game when Jessica Yost, McAllister, and Robson each went 3-for-4 in the game. Yost earns her second straight loss after going all seven innings and allowed four earned but struck out 12 in the loss.
Concordia-St. Paul 2, Bemidji State 10 (F/6)
Bemidji State got a quick start to the second game and after a lead-of home run for the Golden Bears, the Beavers responded with three runs in the bottom of the first off of a three-run home run by Lyndsey Peterson. The Beavers added two more runs in the second off of RBI’s from Yost and Makayla Pagel to lead 5-1.
The Golden Bears added another run in the fourth but Pagel answered back with a solo home run and her second RBI in the bottom half of the inning to make the score 6-2. Angie Roberts extended the Beavers lead to 7-2 with an RBI single in the fifth.
The Beavers would then come up to bat in the sixth and piled more runs onto the scoreboard with three solo home runs including back-to-back home runs by McAllister and Brooke Phillips. The Beavers totaled five home runs in the game, the most since 2005.
Peterson, Pagel, Robson, McAllister and Phillips all hit home runs for the Beavers while Peterson lead BSU with three RBI. Pagel finished by going 2-for-4 with two RBI while Angie Roberts went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Jenna Massingill earned her sixth win of the season after going all seven innings, allowed just two earned runs and had four strikeouts.
The Beavers return home on Wednesday, April 6 and hosts the University of Minnesota Duluth for an NSIC doubleheader.
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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).