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BSU baseball team closes home campaign today

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The Bemidji State University baseball team scored two runs in the top of the seventh and posted a 4-3 victory over Concordia-St. Paul in the second game of Monday's doubleheader in St. Paul.

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The home team took the opener 12-9.

Sunday Concordia swept BSU, winning 20-8 and 4-3.

Bemidji State, 16-31 and 7-23 in NSIC play, scored in the second inning of Monday's nightcap as Ryan Sander doubled and Matt Ellinhuysen singled him home.

In the third inning the Beavers combined a single, sacrifice, bunt single and error to take a 2-0 lead.

Concordia tied the game with a pair in its half of the third and the deadlock continued until BSU tallied twice in the seventh when Colton Smith plated two teammates with a 2-out single.

Doug Peterson went the distance on the BSU mound and improved his record to 1-2. Chad Hanson had three hits and scored twice. Smith also collected three hits.

In Monday's opener the Beavers took a 4-0 lead in the first inning, a stanza which included Dan Bauer's 2-run round-tripper.

The home team answered with a 9-run second inning and BSU never drew closer than 9-6 the rest of the way.

In Sunday's opener Dan Bennett delivered a 2-run single to give BSU an early 2-0 lead and, after the Golden Bears answered with four runs, BSU scored three more in the second on four hits and an error.

Concordia settled the issue with seven runs in the third.

In Sunday's rematch the home team led 3-1 before Bemidji State scored a pair in the fourth. Concordia eventually scored the winning run in the eighth on a double, single and error.

The Beavers will close their home season noon today when they host Jamestown in a doubleheader.

BSU will be heading to Palm Desert, Calif. May 3-5 for the NCAA II championship tournament after playing well enough to qualify for the event.

Sunday the Beavers played 36 holes at the Monticello Country Club to finish the 54-hole St. John's Invitational in ninth place at 912.

St. John's won the meet with a score of 854. Leading the Beavers was Jim Foss who shot 75-77-74-226.

The BSU women's team placed eighth in the NSIC tournament in Brandon S.D. Sunday with a 54-hole total of 1,063. Augustana won the crown by shooting 950.

Individually the Beavers were led by Marissa Mackedanz who shot 261. Gretchen Trosen finished at 262 and Kathryn Stoffels at 263.

Bemidji State saw its doubleheader at Wayne State become a weather victim and the teams will try to play the games today.

Sunday at Augustana Bemidji State struggled, falling 14-0 and 8-0. The Beavers managed only three hits in the twinbill, singles by Jamie Ford, Kayla Babinski and Courtney Moriarty.

Zac Preble held the lead midway through the NSIC decathlon competition hosted by Northern State in Aberdeen, S.D. following Sunday's events.

The decathlon was scheduled to be continued on Monday but officials were forced to delay the competition because of inclement weather.

Preble, who has won the decathlon for three straight years, tallied 3,585 points after Sunday's five events.

Preble finished seventh in the 100 (11.32), sixth in the long jump (20-1), won the shot (46-9.5) and claimed second in the high jump (6-3.25) and 400 (52.0).

Teammate Tandy Juell had 3,170 points heading into the second day of competition and was in sixth place.

In the women's heptathlon, BSU's Pearl Walker was 13th after the opening-day events with 2,049 points. Heather Miller of St. Cloud led with 3,079.

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