Bemidji State softball’s record season comes to an end

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Win: Golling (7-9) 3.131114
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Bemidji State softball’s record season comes to an end
Friday, April 29, 2016
Bemidji State softball’s record season comes to an end

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Sherman Park) – The Bemidji State University softball team’s record season came to an end Friday afternoon after the Beavers fell to Upper Iowa University and Southwest Minnesota State University in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Softball Tournament.

The Beavers (33-19) set a program record with 33 wins during the season and earned their first birth in the NSIC Softball Tournament since 2008. Bemidji State finishes the tournament 2-2, marking the first time since 2001 that the Beavers earned two wins in the postseason tournament.

(8) Bemidji State 2, (3) Upper Iowa 4

The first half of the game between the Beavers and Peacocks was dominated by pitcher’s as each team was held scoreless through the first three innings. Upper Iowa finally broke through in the fourth after back-to-back home runs put the Peacocks ahead 3-0. Upper Iowa added another run in the fifth to make it 4-0.

The Beavers responded however, in the top of the sixth when Jessica Yost homered to right field scoring two to cut the Peacock’s lead in half. Pitching in relief of Jenna Massingill, Yost then struck out the first three batters in the bottom half of the inning to give the Beavers a shot at a come back in the seventh.

However, Jacqueline Flood and the Peacock’s defense was too strong as Flood retired the Beavers’ first three batters to end the game.

Jenna Massingill pitched four innings and gave up three earned runs off of five hits, earning the loss while Yost came into pitch two innings and struck out all six batters she faced.

Freshman Jessica Burlingame totaled two hits and went 2-for-3 while Yost went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI.

(10) SMSU 4, (8) Bemidji State 2

The Mustangs opened the scoring in the third inning off of a pair of solo home runs in the inning. SMSU took a 4-0 lead in the fourth after a pair of runs and the Beavers found themselves down quick.

The Beavers responded with a run in the bottom of the fourth after freshman Kelsey McAllister doubled to make it 4-1. Bemidji State added another run the next inning when Alexandra doubled to score Jessica Burlingame. However, the Mustangs would cut BSU’s comeback short and ended the game’s final two innings without allowing a run for the 4-2 victory.

Jessica Burlingame and Kelsey McAllister each totaled two hits in the game while McAllister went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI. Jessica Yost earned the loss in the circle after allowing four runs in three innings. Jenna Massingill came in to pitch four innings in relief of Yost and allowed just two hits and no runs.

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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).