BHS softball: Bemidji beats Grand Rapids in final game of regular season
The Bemidji High softball team rang down the curtain on its regular season Thursday, beating Grand Rapids 11-1 at the high school field.
It completed a home and home sweep over the Thunderhawks who lost on their diamond 13-2.
Chelsea Yost breezed through the five inning game, allowing four hits while fanning one and walking none.
It lifted her mark to 9-2.Her mates backed her with a 10 hit attack off Allie Carlisle with five errors kicking in eight unearned runs.
Bemidji wrapped up the game in its first at bat, running home eight runs.
Summer Monsrud beat out an infield single and took third on Meg Claypool's double. Both scored on wild pitches.
Kaia Sele walked and took third on Paige Jensen's single. Both scored as Brittany Thompson reached on an error.
She reached second on the miscue and scored as Yost reached on another misplay.
Meg Gullickson's double sent Yost to third and she scored as Amber Teal fanned but had to be thrown out at first.
Monsrud, up for the second time, singled, stole second and continued to third when the throw went into center field. Claypool cashed her with a single.
The Hawks scored their only run in the second when Hannah Benzie doubled and scored on two ground outs.
Yost worked out of problems in the fourth and fifth aided by double plays, the second started herself when she snared a line drive to pick a runner off first.
Bemidji went down quietly in the second and third but added three in the fourth.
Sele opened with a triple into the right field corner and held as Jensen reached on another error. Emily Larson cashed Sele with a sacrifice fly. Yost beat out an infield hit and Gullickson plated the final two runs with a single.
Monsrud, Claypool and Gullickson all had two hits. Three of the 10 safeties went for extra bases with Gullickson narrowly missing a home run on a long fly to the center field fence in the third.
Bemidji closed at 16-2 and will await the pairings for Tuesday's sub-section meet. The four-team affair will be played off Tuesday and Thursday with Bemidji expected to be the top seed and host the meet.
Alexandria, Brainerd and Moorhead complete the field.
The B Team also ended 16-2 with a three-inning 18-1 triumph.
Bemidji scored eight times in both the second and third to end the game early.
Jess Yost allowed one hit for her seventh win.
Bemidji had 12 with Yost getting three and Mikayla Dahlin, Casey Miller and Laura Clark two.
Dahlin and Miller tripled and Yost doubled.
Yost raised her record to 7-1.
Grand Rapids 010-00--- 1-- 4--5
Carlisle and Holmbrecht
C. Yost (8-2) and Gullickson
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Grand Rapids B 001--- 1--- 1--4
Bemidji B 288---18--12--2
Grand Rapids battery unavailable
J. Yost (7-1) and Clark