BSU Softball drops doubleheader at SMSU

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Bemidji State0030000371
Southwest Minn. St.242000X862
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Golling (5-3) 7.073005
Loss: Dullum (8-5) 2.046510
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
McAllister (BSU) 302100
Trana (BSU) 302000
Grote (SMSU) 421300
Johnson (SMSU) 311100
Tomlinson (SMSU) 301100
Reak (SMSU) 201000
Kebos (SMSU) 201010
Hentges (SMSU) 121221
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Bemidji State21012039142
Southwest Minn. St.004016X11113
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Cull (4-2) 5.096503
Loss: Pehrson (5-3) 1.022200
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Phillips (BSU) 434100
Grote (SMSU) 332010
Decker (SMSU) 322400
Johnson (SMSU) 412301
Schliinz (SMSU) 322200
BSU Softball drops doubleheader at SMSU
Sunday, March 31, 2019
BSU Softball drops doubleheader at SMSU

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Bemidji State University softball team dropped both games of its doubleheader at Southwest Minnesota State University Sunday afternoon in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play. The Beavers (20-10, 3-3 NSIC) fell by scores of 8-3 and 11-9 at Schwan Regional Event Center in Marshall, Minn.

Bemidji State 3, SMSU 8
Southwest Minnesota State jumped to an early lead over the Beavers by scoring two runs in the first inning and four more in the second for the early 6-0 lead. The Beavers responded in the third inning with three runs from Jessica Burlingame, Makayla Pagel and Kelsey McAllister to bring the score to 6-3. However, SMSU added to its lead in the bottom half of the inning with a two-run home run to bring the score to 8-3.

The Beavers would fail to bring another runner across home plate as SMSU’s Athena Golling shutout the Beavers in the final four innings to earn the win for the Mustangs.

Bemidji State out-hit SMSU 7-6 in the game and were led by McAllister and Sami Trana who each went 2-for-3 at the plate while McAllister had an RBI double and Trana hit a triple.

Sophomore Stephi Dullum pitched two innings and allowed six runs, five earned, off of four hits while junior Megan Pehrson came in relief to pitch four innings and allowed just two hits and two runs.

Bemidji State 9, SMSU 11
Bemidji State had a much better start to game two than game one and started the game with two runs in the first inning when Brooke Phillips hit a RBI triple and McAllister hit a RBI single. The Beavers extended their lead to 3-0 in the second inning when Burlingame hit an RBI single. However, SMSU would respond in the third inning by scoring four runs to take a 4-3 lead.

The Beavers came back to tie the game in the next inning however, when Burlingame drove in a run off of a Mustang error. BSU regained a lead in the fifth inning by scoring two runs when McAllister hit a RBI triple followed by a sacrifice fly by Olivia Tucker for the 6-4 advantage. The Mustangs responded with a run in the bottom half of the inning to bring the score to 6-5. The Mustangs then fired off for six runs in the sixth to take a commanding 11-6 lead over the Beavers. The Beavers answered back in the top of the seventh when Tucker hit a RBI double and Trana hit a two-RBI single to cut the deficit to two but couldn’t bring in the game-tying runs and fell to the Mustangs 11-9.

Phillips led the Beavers at the plate by going 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, a RBI and three runs scored while McAllister followed by going 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI.

Rochelle Koshalek started the game and pitched three innings allowing four runs off of five hits while Kaidron McClafferty came in relief to pitch two innings and allowed five runs of off four hits while Megan Pehrson came in to pitch the last inning and earned the loss to fall to 5-3 on the season.

The Beavers return home next week and host St. Cloud State University Tuesday, April 2 for a NSIC doubleheader slated for 1 and 3 p.m.

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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).

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