Home runs power Beavers to sweep of Huskies

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Home runs power Beavers to sweep of Huskies
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Home runs power Beavers to sweep of Huskies

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - The Bemidji State University softball team earned a sweep against St. Cloud State University Wednesday, to end its four-game losing skid in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play. The Beavers (23-15, 6-9 NSIC) used two runs in the seventh inning in game one to overcome the Huskies 3-2 and then survived a late rally from SCSU in game two and won 4-3.

The Beavers scored all seven runs on the day on home run blasts. Junior Jessica Yost recorded her 200th strikeout of the season in game two and becomes the first person in BSU softball history to reach the 200 K mark.

Senior Lyndsey Peterson also set a program record during the day by hitting her 10th home run of the season break the old record of nine she set in 2015.

Bemidji State 3, St. Cloud State 2

After being held scoreless for the game’s first five innings, the Beavers scored three runs in the sixth and seventh innings to rally and beat the Huskies 3-2 in game one.

St. Cloud State got on the scoreboard first after a solo home run in the third inning. The Beavers then used a solo home run by freshman Kelsey McAllister in the sixth to tie the game. After a scoreless sixth inning for the Huskies, freshman Jessica Burlingame drove in the go-ahead runs when she hit her first career home run in the top of the seventh. The blast also scored Megan Castor and put the Beavers ahead 3-1.

The Huskies pulled within one after another solo home run in the bottom of the inning but Jenna Massingill recovered well by sitting down the next three batters to end the game.

Massingill pitched all seven innings for the Beavers and improved here record to 7-6 this season. She allowed just four hits in the game and had nine strikeouts for BSU.

Bemidji State 4, St. Cloud State 3

The Huskies scored early in the first inning off of a sacrifice fly but couldn’t overcome a four-run fifth inning by the Beavers as Bemidji State won 4-3.

Yost helped her cause at the plate with a three run home run to start the fifth inning scoring and Peterson followed as the next batter with her record setting blast to make it 4-1 BSU. St. Cloud closed the gap in the sixth inning with two runs but Yost was able to get out of the jam without surrendering the lead.

She would then go on to sit down the first three batters of the seventh inning and improved her record to 14-6 this season. Yost tallied eight strikeouts in the game and allowed just two earned runs off of five hits.

The Beavers now improve to 23-15 this season and are two wins shy of tying a program record of wins in a season at 25 set in 1998. The Beavers return home for the first time since March 29 and host the University of Minnesota, Crookston for a doubleheader, Thursday.

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).