BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Bemidji State University softball junior, Jessica Yost has been named to the All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Second Team, Wednesday. Yost led the Beavers this season by setting a program record in wins (17), strikeouts (249) and runs scored at the plate (36).
This is the first time the Bemidji, Minn. native has earned a NSIC postseason award and first in the program since Lyndsey Peterson was named to the second team in 2015.
Yost boasts a 17-6 record for the 2016 season and the fourth best winning percentage (.708) in the NSIC. She ranks fifth in the conference with a 1.82 earned run average and fourth in opposing batters average (.208). Earlier this season, Yost became the only pitcher ever at Bemidji State to record 200 strikeouts in one season and is second in the NSIC with 249.
Nominated as a Pitcher/Utility player, Yost has also been dominant at the plate for the Beavers. She hit a career best .351 at the plate to rank third on the team and is tied with Kelsey McAllister and Peterson for a school record, 10 home runs. Yost has driven in 33 runs this season, second most on the team, and scored a program record 36 runs.
Yost helped the Beavers set a program record with 31 wins this season and their first birth in the NSIC Softball Tournament since 2008. Bemidji State opens the tournament tomorrow by facing Northern State University at 10 a.m. in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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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).