Beavers set program record with sweep over Mustangs

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Win: Yost (15-6) 7.0621010
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Beavers set program record with sweep over Mustangs
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Beavers set program record with sweep over Mustangs

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University softball team set a program record with their 26th and 27th wins of the season Sunday after sweeping Southwest Minnesota State University. The Beavers (27-15, 10-9 NSIC) shutout the Mustangs (14-25, 10-12 NSIC) in game one, 2-0 and then used a walk-off double by freshman Makayla Pagel to take game two, 3-2.

Senior Lyndsey Peterson set a career record after earning her 156th hit of her career to stand alone at the top of the all-time list at BSU. Peterson is now the career hits leader as well as the doubles, RBI and home runs leader.

Junior Jessica Yost also earned her 15th win of the season in game two, the most ever in one season at BSU.

SMSU 0, Bemidji State 2

The Beavers used another dominating pitching performance by Jenna Massingill as BSU blanked the Mustangs 2-0 in game one to earn their record setting victory.

Bemidji State scored both runs in the first inning after a two RBI double by freshman Brooke Phillips. The Beavers wouldn’t look back from then on and Massingill earned her fifth shutout of the season. She allowed just five hits in the game and struck out 10 batters to improve her record to 10-6 this season.

Angie Roberts was the only Beaver to record two hits in the game by going 2-for-3 while Phillips went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI.

Peterson broke the career hits record in her first at-bat with a single in the first inning and finished the day 1-for-3 with a run scored.

SMSU 2, Bemidji State 3

Bemidji State would have to take game two in more dramatic fashion and thanks to a walk-off double by Makayla Pagel that bounced off the top of the outfield fence, the Beavers completed the sweep with a 3-2 victory.

The Beavers held a 1-0 lead after Kelsey McAllister drove in a run after being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the third inning. However, three innings later the Mustangs would score their first runs of the day and take a 2-1 lead. Each team was unable to score in the following innings and BSU came up to bat in the bottom half of the seventh inning looking to tie the game.

Jessica Burlingame started the inning off with a single followed by another single by Jessica Yost put the tying run on second for BSU. However, back-to-back strikeouts would derail the Beavers’ momentum and faced with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Pagel stepped to the plate. The freshman wouldn’t be fazed by the pressure and drove a long-fly ball to right center that hopped off the top of the fence for a two RBI, game-winning double.

Yost earns her 15th win of the season, the most ever in one season for the BSU softball program, and now owns a 15-6 record. She went all seven innings 18th time this season and allowed just one earned run and also made 10 strikeouts.

The Beaver look to continue their hot play after winning their sixth straight game and will host the University of Sioux Falls tomorrow at noon.

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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).