BSU ROUNDUP: Beavers softball splits, baseball swept
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The BSU softball team spent some extra time in Myrtle Beach.
BSU defeated McKendree 8-7 in eight innings before being handed a 2-1 eight-inning loss to Dakota State to finish the trip with a 7-3 mark and move to 11-5 on the 2014 season.
Lindsay Schmitz belted a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning in the first game, but the Beavers answered in their half of the extra frame with a two-run single Alayna Krejci. Krejci came in to score the game-winning run on a single from Kaitlyn Shea in the next at-bat.
Former Bemidji Lumberjack Jessica Yost started the game in the circle for the Beavers. She allowed one run on three hits in four innings.
Nicole Dupay provided all of the offense for BSU in game two with a solo home run in the top of the first.
Allison Roberts pitched the entire game for the Beavers, she allowed two runs, one earned on seven hits as she fell to 3-2 on the season.
After playing 10 games this week, BSU will now have off until conference play begins, when it is scheduled to host Minnesota Crookston for a pair of games on Tuesday, March 25.
Baseball drops a pair
For the third day in a row, the BSU baseball team was unable to pick up a win against a fellow NSIC team in Tucson, Ariz., as it dropped a pair of games to Northern State Friday.
BSU could not figure out Colton Boucher in the first game, as it managed just four hits in a 5-0 loss against the right-handed sophomore.
Danny Fischer provided a RBI in each of the run-scoring innings for the Wolves to lead the way.
Mark Kosmalski (0-1) pitched all six innings for BSU. He allowed five runs, four earned, on ten hits.
The Beavers struck first in the second game when Collin Eckman reached on a fielder’s choice to drive in Bo Schmitz and take a 1-0 lead.
The rest of the game belonged to Northern State.
The Wolves pounded in 12 runs, including six in the sixth inning, to complete the sweep over the Beavers.
Tyler Saeugling (1-1) started and took the loss for BSU. He allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings.
BSU (3-6) will try to snap its five-game losing streak as it wraps up its play in Tucson today against Concordia-St. Paul at 11 a.m.