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Bemidji State baseball: Mankato takes two from Beavers at Dome

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Bemidji State baseball team lost both games of a non-conference doubleheader against Minnesota State University, Mankato at the Metrodome Tuesday.

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The Mavericks won by scores of 6-0 and 3-1.

The Mavericks (6-1) blanked the Beavers (7-7) in the first game by allowing just one BSU hit in the game.

The contest remained close through the first three innings as MSU owned a 2-0 lead after the third frame. Senior catcher Dan Bennett recorded the lone hit for BSU in the bottom of the third inning with a two-out double.

Beaver starter Doug Peterson, allowed the first two runs on five hits and struck out three. The Mavericks opened-up the game in the fifth with three runs to take a 5-0 lead. MSU added one in the sixth.

Bemidji State freshman left-hander Phil Bray made his collegiate debut on the mound in game two and held the high-powered Mavericks to three runs, one earned, on four singles in 4 2-3 innings of work.

The BSU bullpen then held MSU hitless for the last four outs.

The Mavericks took a 3-0 lead after three innings with a pair of unearned runs in the third.

BSU's lone run of the day came when Joe went to steal third base and the pickoff attempt was overthrown.

BSU threatened in the final at-bat when Dan Bauer and Ryan Sander reached base, but the Mavericks were able to get the final two outs of the game and strand the runners to close out the win.

Chism led the team at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored.

The Beavers conclude the four-game set with MSU Wednesday at 11 a.m.

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