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|Win: Dullum (7-6)||5.0||7||0||0||0||9|
|Loss: Berth (6-6)||2.1||9||6||4||0||1|
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|Win: White (2-4)||7.0||9||3||3||2||5|
|Loss: Tucker (1-4)||1.1||4||1||1||0||1|
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Bemidji State University softball defeated Minnesota State University, Moorhead 12-0 in game one of their series but were held to just three runs in game two to split its doubleheader with the Dragons. The Beavers (13-13, 2-2 NSIC) end the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opening weekend by going 2-2.
Bemidji State 12, MSU-Moorhead 0 (F/5)
The Beavers’ bats came alive against the Dragons in the first game of Saturday totaling 15 hits in five innings and accounting for 12 runs to earn the 12-0 victory. Nine Beavers totaled a hit in the game including three from juniors Jessica Burlingame and Makayla Pagel.
Pagel led the Beavers by batting in four runs and continues to lead the team with 21 RBI on the season. She finished 3-for-4 at the plate with a homerun and double. Burlingame also went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and came in to score two runs while also driving in one. Sophomore Olivia Tucker and senior Alexandra Ripka each tallied two RBI while Ripka and junior Shania Kinghorn each blasted homeruns in the game.
Freshman Stephi Dullum pitched five innings of shutout softball and allowed just seven hits and struck out nine to earn her seventh win of the season.
Bemidji State 3, MSU-Moorhead 4
The Beavers would hold a 2-1 lead over the Dragons after Pagel and Olivia Tucker drove in a run each but MSU-Moorhead would score runs in the second, third and fifth to earn a 4-3 victory in game two. Junior Kelsey McAllister drove in a run in the third to make it 3-3 but an RBI double by the Dragons in the fifth gave then the go ahead run.
Sophomore Megan Pehrson made her fifth start of the season pitched 4.0 innings allowing just four hits and two earned runs while Olivia Tucker was credited with the loss after pitching 1.1 innings and allowed just the game-winning run.
BSU totaled nine hits in the game and out hit the Dragons, 9-8, but could muster just the three runs. Junior Brooke Phillips led the Beavers with three hits in the game and scored two runs while McAllister went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
The Beavers will attempt to host their first doubleheader of the season Tuesday, April 3 against University of Mary, depending on the weather.
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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).