BSU SPORTS ROUNDUP: Offensive outburst leads baseball team to three wins
BEMIDJI — After getting shut out in a 2-0 loss, BSU’s offense exploded for 30 runs in the next three games to earn three consecutive close victories over University of Mary.
The Beavers followed up the 2-0 loss Sunday with an 8-7 win to salvage a split on the day’s double dip.
BSU used big innings in both games Monday to pick up 10-9 and 12-10 wins over the Marauders.
After being held without a run in the first game Sunday, the offense pounded out 16 hits, including a go-ahead three-run home run from Dylan Webb in the 8-7 win.
Webb played a key role in the Beavers offensive efforts Monday as he picked up a pair of hits and drove in four runs in the first game.
BSU only scored in two innings in the first contest, but it tallied six runs in the third inning before adding four more in the fourth inning.
In the second game, the Beavers used a pair of three-run innings late in the game to overcome a 10-6 deficit.
The offense was led by sophomore Tyler Nelson’s four hits and three runs scored.
BSU trailed by five runs early in the game, but Ryan Rumpca allowed just one hit in 5.2 shutout innings of relief work. He struck out eight to earn his first win of the season.
BSU (11-10, 5-3 NSIC) will play at 2 p.m. today at North Dakota State.
Softball’s losing continues
Wayne State swept BSU Sunday with a 6-0 win followed by a 13-5 five-inning victory.
With the losses, the Beavers have now lost their last 11 games after beginning the season with a record of 11-4.
Kelcie Bormann, of the Wildcats, struck out 16 batters and surrendered just two walks to no-hit the Beavers.
Allison Roberts took the loss (3-3) for BSU, she allowed six runs on seven hits in five innings of work.
Bormann continued her dominance by tossing 3.1 innings without an earned run in the second game to improve to 14-2 on the season.
BSU’s offense woke up in the fourth and fifth innings of the second game as Lyndsey Peterson and Nicole Dupay each blasted a home run, but it put just a small dent in the 12-1 deficit.
Danielle Jecmen took the loss (5-7.) She allowed nine 11 runs, nine earned, on 13 hits in 2.1 innings.
BSU (11-15, 0-10 NSIC) was scheduled to host Minnesota Crookston today, but the doubleheader has been postponed due to field conditions.
Tennis falls to MSU
The BSU tennis team lost 8-1 to Minnesota State Sunday in Sartell.
Abby Vohaska and Justine Scheller delivered the only victory for the Beavers as the duo earned a 9-7 win in their doubles event.
In the singles events, Scheller was the only BSU player to even force three sets.
BSU (6-7, 3-6 NSIC) will wrap up its regular season next weekend in Grand Forks, N.D., with contests against Minnesota Crookston, Sioux Falls, and MSU Moorhead.
Golf places eighth
The men’s golf team was led by a 151 score from freshman Aaron Leintz as they placed eighth, of nine, at the Upper Iowa University Invitational at Quail Run in Columbus, Neb. last weekend.
Leintz shot a 78 in the first day of the invitational, but followed with a 73 (+1) to finish in a tie for tenth individually.
As a team, the Beavers shot 32 over par in the first day, before improving to just 15 over par in the second day to finish 47 over par for the 36-hole event.
St. Cloud State won the team title by shooting 20 over par.
The BSU golfers will turn their attention to the NSIC Spring Championship this weekend in Omaha, Neb.