BASEBALL: BSU's Kalis named All-American
Bemidji State senior Logan Kalis became the second BSU baseball player to be named All-American in two years Friday, as he was placed on the Daktronics NCAA Division II Baseball All-America Third Team.
Kalis earned All-American status at utility player and pitcher, a category added in 2013 for student-athletes who excel in the field and on the mound.
Last season, junior Zach Braun was named Daktronics All-America Second Team to become the first player to earn the award from Daktronics.
Kalis is the second player under eighth-year head coach Tim Bellew to be named to an All-America team.
Kalis was All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference First Team and Daktronics All-Central Region First Team for the second consecutive season after he went .364 at the plate to finish 16th in the NSIC during the regular season.
Kalis placed his name up and down league charts as he finished the regular season fourth in total bases (86), tied for fourth in hits (55), fifth in total plate appearances (178), tied for 10th in walks (18), tied for 11th in doubles (12) and home runs (5), 12th in slugging percentage (.570), 14th in on-base percentage (.446) and tied for 14th in RBIs (32).
After helping the Beavers to the NSIC Tournament Championship, Kalis concluded his senior season with a .333 batting average, .515 slugging percentage and .418 on-base percentage.
He totaled 57 hits, 34 RBIs and 28 runs scored.
In addition to hitting in the designated hitter position, Kalis played first base, left field and right field to record a .962 fielding percentage.
He totaled 65 putouts and 11 assists with three errors.
Kalis made 11 appearances on the mound and led the team with a 1.66 ERA. The right-hander posted a 4-3 record in four starts and in 43.1 innings pitched, he fanned 42 batters.
Kalis allowed eight earned runs (13 total), walked six and allowed a .220 opposing batting average.