HIBBING - The Bemidji Blue Ox placed third in last weekend's Hibbing Invitational and will return home Friday when it hosts Cass Lake at 7 p.m.
In its Hibbing opener the Blue Ox battered Warroad 11-0 behind Matt Schneider's four-hitter.
Ryan Sander and Nolan Coyle each had two hits. Duane Biehn scored three runs while Coyle, Matt Baier and Sander each scored twice.
In its second game Bemidji fell 3-0 to Duluth Express. Coyle had two of Bemidji's four hits.
Blue Ox pitcher Bryan Jamieson allowed only five hits.
In the third-place game Bemidji belted Spooner, Wis. 7-5. Landon Harris had three hits and also was the winning pitcher, limiting Spooner to eight hits.
Baier and Behn each had two hits.
Bemidji took control with five runs in the third, an inning that featured five hits and a sacrifice fly.
Harris capped Bemidji's scoring with a home run in the fifth.
In recent league action the Blue Ox stopped Midway 8-1. Baier had four hits and Sander added three.
Blue Ox 000 403 001 - 8 11 1
Midway 000 010 000 - 1 4 1
Sander (W) and C.Conway, K-5, BB-2
Lund (L), Lusti (6) and Marjalia. K-11, BB-4
Blue Ox 010 400 6 - 11 8 0
Warroad 000 000 0 - 0 4 6
Schneider (W) and C.Conway. K-4, BB-4
Storry (L), Cole (5) and Brent. K-4, BB-5
Duluth Express 000 102 0 - 3 5 1
Blue Ox 000 000 0 - 0 4 1
Jamieson (L) and Baier. K-4, BB-4
Spooner 100 031 0 - 4 8 0
Blue Ox 105 010 x - 7 10 3
Harris (W) and Conway K-4, BB-2