BSU Softball falls to Wildcats to end road trip

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Win: Moser (5-9) 7.052273
Loss: Dullum (7-10) 6.0104415
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Win: Vanderveen (7-11) 7.063014
Loss: Pehrson (3-4) 1.185401
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BSU Softball falls to Wildcats to end road trip
Monday, April 23, 2018
BSU Softball falls to Wildcats to end road trip

WAYNE, Neb. – The Bemidji State University softball team fell in both games of its doubleheader at Wayne State College (Neb.) Monday afternoon. The Beavers (15-23, 4-12 NSIC) lost to the Wildcats (15-24, 9-11 NSIC) by scores of 4-2 and 8-3 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play.

Bemidji State 2, Wayne State 4
The Wildcats jumped early on the Beavers by scoring twice in the first inning but Bemidji State was able to pull within one in the third after junior Brooke Phillips hit a solo home run to centerfield, one of her four hits in the game. However, WSC retook the two-run lead with an RBI single in the bottom half of the inning.

After the Wildcats tallied another run in the bottom of the fifth to take a 4-1 lead, Phillips singled to right field and drove in her second run of the day to pull back within two. Freshman Stephi Dullum held the Wildcats scoreless in the sixth but a 1-2-3 inning for BSU in the seventh ended the game, 4-2.

Phillips totaled four of the Beavers’ five hits in the game by going 4-for-4 at the plate and drove in both runs for BSU while freshman Sami Dullum tallied the other hit and went 1-for-3.

Dullum pitched all six innings in the circle and allowed four runs off of 10 hits. She struck out five batters while only walking one but falls to 7-10 on the season.

Bemidji State 3, Wayne State 8
The Beavers jumped out to an early lead by scoring three runs in the opening frame to lead 3-0. Freshman Sami Dullum drove in all three runs in the inning after a bases-loaded double scored all three runs. The Wildcats would answer in their first trip to the plate and scored three runs to tie the game.

WSC’s Riley Vanderveen would be dominate throughout the remainder of the game and held the Beavers off the scoreboard to earn her seventh win. The Wildcats broke the tie in the second inning with two runs and added to their lead in the third and sixth innings to pull away with the 8-3 victory.

The Beavers were out-hit in the game 13-6 and were led at the plate by junior Makayla Pagel who was the lone Beaver to record multiple hits in the game by going 2-for-3. For Dullum, the three RBI game would be her first career contest with two or more RBI.

Sophomore Megan Pehrson started the game and pitched 1.1 innings before being relieved by Stephi Dullum in the second. Pehrson earned the loss in the circle and falls to 3-4 on the season after allowing four earned runs off of eight hits. Dullum allowed just five hits and two earned runs while picking up one strikeout in 4.2 innings of work.

The Beaver return home for their final homestand of the season and host University of Minnesota Duluth Wednesday, April 25 before the weekend’s home softball action.

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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).