Softball ends spring break trip with two wins over Indiana Tech and Lourdes

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Loss: Kirsten Wolf (0-3) 1.064400
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Softball ends spring break trip with two wins over Indiana Tech and Lourdes
Friday, March 15, 2019
Softball ends spring break trip with two wins over Indiana Tech and Lourdes

CLERMONT, Fla. – The Bemidji State University softball team earned wins over Indiana Tech University and Lourdes University on the final day of the spring break trip to close out the week with a four-game winning streak. The Beavers (13-7) began the day by downing Indiana Tech 9-0 in five innings and followed with a 14-4 win over Lourdes, also in five innings.

Indiana Tech 0, Bemidji State 9 (F/5)
Bemidji State started the day by driving in nine runs off of 13 hits to defeat Indiana Tech 9-0 in five innings. The combination of junior Olivia Tucker and sophomore Stephi Dullum held the Warriors off the scoreboard for the shutout and combined to hold them to just five hits.

BSU started the scoring with a two-RBI single from senior Makayla Pagel followed by a three-run home run by senior Jessica Burlingame in the second for the early 5-0 lead. The Beavers then scored four runs in the third inning when junior Lexi Derrick, senior Rochelle Koshalek and Burlingame (2) each drove in runs to round our the Beavers’ scoring.

Burlingame totaled five RBI in the game to tie a career high and went 3-for-3 at the plate and was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. Sami Dullum and Derrick each went 2-for-2 with two runs scored while Dullum tripled in the third inning. Freshman Elaina Christiansen went 2-for-3 and scored two runs to round out the Beavers’ top hitting performances.

Junior Olivia Tucker earned her first win of the season after she pitched the first two innings and allowed just three hits and no runs while Stephi Dullum came in to pitch three innings in relief and allowed just two hits.

Bemidji State 14, Lourdes 4 (F/5)
The Beavers exploded for 14 runs on just nine hits to power past Lourdes in the final game of their spring break trip Friday afternoon. Burlingame led the Beavers by driving in four runs while also going 2-for-2 at the plate with a double and two walk. Burlingame also exceled on the base paths and stole two bases and came in to score three runs. After four innings, the Beavers just led 6-2 over the Gray Wolves but an eight-run, fifth inning sealed the victory for BSU.

Behind Burlingame, senior Makayla Pagel drove in three runs and went 2-for-4 at the plate while Elaina Christiansen followed by going 1-for-4 with two RBI and came in to score two runs. In total, seven different Beavers totaled an RBI in the game.

Freshman Kaidron McClafferty pitched all five innings in the circle and allowed just four runs off of eight hits to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Bemidji State will travel to play one more non-conference tournament at the West St. Paul Dome March 20-21 before beginning Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play March 26. BSU will face Finlandia College, Bethany Lutheran College and Concordia College-Moorhead at the WSP Dome.

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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).