Beavers tie program record with sweep of Golden Eagles

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Win: Massingill (8-6) 7.0100015
Loss: Jones (2-8) 3.286634
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Khoshaba (UMCSB(~1) 201000
Burlingame (BSU) 412000
Yost (BSU) 232221
Koshalek (BSU) 302300
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Minnesota Crookston1000100271
Bemidji State000203X570
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Massingill (9-6) 2.000001
Loss: Braatz (2-17) 5.275351
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Bayliss (UMCSB(~1) 312000
Antolak (UMCSB(~1) 302200
Burlingame (BSU) 412200
Roberts (BSU) 212010
Beavers tie program record with sweep of Golden Eagles
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Beavers tie program record with sweep of Golden Eagles

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University softball team tied a program record with their 24th and 25th wins this season after sweeping the University of Minnesota, Crookston, Thursday. The Beavers now own a 25-15 (8-9 NSIC) record, the most wins since the Beavers had 25 during the 1998 season.

Minnesota Crookston 0, Bemidji State 7

The Beavers used a dominating performance by senior Jenna Massingill in the circle to take game one against the Golden Eagles, 7-0. Massingill pitched all seven innings and held UMC to just 1 hit while also striking out 15.

BSU jumped to an early lead when freshman Rochelle Koshalek doubled in the first inning that scored two. The Beavers then added two more in the third from RBI singles by Makayla Pagel and Koshalek. A solo home run by Jessica Yost in the fourth and a wild pitch that scored Jessica Burlingame in the sixth extended the Beavers’ lead to 7-0.

The one-hitter is the third for Massingill this season and falls short for a career high in strikeouts having previously struck out 16 against Bentley University, March 16.

Koshalek led the Beavers at the plate by going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI while Yost went 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored.

Minnesota Crookston 2, Bemidji State 5

The Beavers earned the sweep over the Golden Eagles by using a sixth inning rally and scored three-unanswered for the 5-2 victory in game two.

Minnesota Crookston scored early in the first inning and led 1-0 for most of the game. The Beavers took the lead in the fourth inning Jessica Burlingame hit a single that scored two for the 2-1 lead. However, the Golden Eagles rallied back in the fifth inning to tie the game at two.

The Beavers were able to load the bases in the sixth inning and Rochelle Koshalek singled to score the go-ahead run. Lyndsey Peterson then followed with another RBI single and the Beavers scored their final run in the inning off of a wild pitch.

Jenna Massingill came in relief to pitch two shutout innings and earned her ninth win of the season to move to 9-6. She didn’t allow a hit, run and had one strikeout for BSU. Jessica Yost started the game and pitched five innings allowing two runs on seven hits before being relieved.

The Beavers now match a season wins record of 25 set in 1998 and will look to break the record on Saturday when they host Southwest Minnesota State University for senior day.

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).

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