Beavers sweep third-consecutive series at Spring Break Tournament

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Win: Koshalek (2-0) 7.030002
Loss: Lauren Zola (0-0) 6.295206
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Alaina Laverick (IUP-S) 101000
Kassie Kesneck (IUP-S) 101000
Mackenna Miller (IUP-S) 301000
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Win: Yost (6-1) 5.031107
Loss: Gordon (4-3) 2.197500
Kish (HCS) 211000
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Ripka (BSU) 312200
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Beavers sweep third-consecutive series at Spring Break Tournament
Friday, March 17, 2017
Beavers sweep third-consecutive series at Spring Break Tournament

CLERMONT, Fla. – The Bemidji State University softball team continued its winning streak in Clermont, Fla., by defeating University of Indiana (Pa.) and Hillsdale College Friday afternoon at the Spring Break Tournament. The Beavers (9-3, 0-0 NSIC) sweep the third consecutive day at the tournament and now boast a six-game winning streak.

Bemidji State 5, Indiana (Pa) 0

Game one of the day would be dominated by Rochelle Koshalek and the Beavers’ defense. Koshalek only surrendered three hits to the Crimson Hawks and didn’t allow a run to pitch the first shutout of her collegiate career.

The Beavers would tally five runs in the game with Jessica Yost starting the scoring in the second inning with a solo home run. Bemidji State added two more runs in the third from RBI’s by Brooke Phillips and Kelsey McAllister.

BSU added insurance runs in the seventh inning when Alayna Krejci singled with the bases loaded that scored Jessica Burlingame and Alexandra Ripka for the 5-0 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh.

A pair of singles and an BSU error for the Crimson Hawks loaded the bases with two outs but Koshalek was calm in the circle and was able to get a groundout for the game’s final out and earn the Beavers’ fifth-straight win.

The sophomore earned her second win of the season and improves to 2-0 on the season. She only had two strikeouts but walked none to keep the bases empty for most of the game.

The Beavers totaled 10 hits in the game including two from Ripka, Krejci and Makayla Pagel. Krejci led the Beavers with two RBI while Ripka came in to score two runs.

Hillsdale 1, Bemidji State 12

The Chargers scored the first run of the game in the first inning but the Beavers’ bats exploded for an eight-run third inning to take the lead. Ripka started the scoring in the inning with a two-run double followed by a double by Yost that scored one. Krejci followed with a sacrifice fly and Pagel hit an RBI single that drove in Yost before the Chargers made a pitching change. Rachel Burkland reached on an error that scored two more runs while Burlingame had a sacrifice hit to tally the eighth run of the inning.

The Beavers would string together four more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to extend their lead to 12-1. McAllister and Yost each took advantage of a pair of Charger errors and came in to score followed by a sac hit by Olivia Tucker for her lone RBI of the game. Burlkand doubled to right center that scored Angie Roberts for the Beavers’ last run of the game.

Yost would go 1-2-3 in the top of the fifth to secure the 12-1 victory and her sixth win of the season. She gave up just three hits and one earned run in the game and struck out seven batters with no walks.

Eight different Beavers tallied an RBI in the game including two from Ripka and Burkland. Four Beavers hit a double with Burkland leading the Beavers with two doubles in three at bats.

The Beavers earn their third consecutive sweep in Clermont, Fla., and extended their winning streak to six games.

BSU will look to continue the streak tomorrow when they face Nova Southeastern University and Merrimack College tomorrow at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.

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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).