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BSU SPORTS ROUNDUP: Tennis earns a pair of home wins

BEMIDJI — The BSU tennis team picked up a pair of home victories Saturday as it defeated University of Minnesota-Morris, 6-3, and Minnesota Crookston 7-2.

The Beavers swept the three doubles competitions against the Cougars, including an 8-0 win for Caley Westin and Anna Markgraf.

BSU dropped the first two singles contests before Justine Scheller, Mikela Kowatsch and Markgraf combined to win three of the last four singles contests to help earn the 6-3 win.

Minnesota-Crookston took the first doubles competition 8-6, but teams of Westin and Markgraf and Scheller and Nicci Hedtke each won 8-1.

Shaylin Prout, Westin, Scheller, and Hedtke each needed just two sets to win their singles contests, while Kowatsch was victorious in three sets to give BSU five of the six singles competitions.

The Beavers (6-5, 3-4 NSIC) are home Saturday at noon against University of Mary.

Baseball splits opener

The Beavers baseball team lost 5-2 to Upper Iowa in the first game of a doubleheader, but rebounded with a 4-3 victory to earn a split in their NSIC opening series Sunday.

Zach Braun drove in a pair of runs with a single up the middle in the first inning of the first game, but the Beavers were unable to add on to the 2-0 lead.

Tyler Saeugling (2-2) took the loss after going the distance and allowing four earned runs on ten hits with five strikeouts.

BSU broke a 2-2 tie with a pair of runs in the sixth inning of the second game and held on for the one-run win.

Nate Heisick (2-1) picked up the win with 2.1 innings of relief work without allowing a hit.

BSU (7-8, 1-1 NSIC) plays a doubleheader beginning at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Augustana.

Softball swept twice

The BSU softball team dropped a pair of games Sunday to Minnesota State, before losing twice to Concordia St. Paul Monday in St. Paul.

The Beavers offense struggled in the losses to the Mavericks, as they totalled just eight hits in the two games.

In the first game, an 11-3 loss, Jessica Yost did all of the damage for BSU’s offense, going 2-for-4 with three runs batted in, but she still took the loss as she allowed 11 runs on 16 hits in the circle.

The offensive woes continued in the second game, as MSU won 11-0 in five innings.

Angie Roberts blasted a home run to start the first game against Concordia and the Beavers led 2-0 early in the game, but a four-run sixth inning propelled the Golden Bears to a 6-3 win.

The second game was dominated by Concordia as it allowed just two hits and picked up a 14-0 win in six innings.

The Beavers (11-9, 0-4 NSIC) will look for their first conference win Thursday at Minot State.

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