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Bemidji St. sweeps Concordia

ST. PAUL -- The Bemidji State University baseball team used a three-run sixth inning in the first game to earn a 4-2 victory and a seven-run fourth in the rematch to gain a 12-11 win and complete a sweep at Concordia-St. Paul Saturday in its NSIC openers.

The Beavers (9-7, 2-0 NSIC) trailed 2-0 after two innings, but a single run in the fifth and three in the top of the sixth guided BSU to the game-one victory. The Beavers tallied all three runs in the sixth with two outs and two were recorded as unearned.

Jaryd Marks knotted the game 2-2 with a double down the right field line that scored Trevor Purvis. Then a miscue by CU's third baseman kept the inning alive and BSU tacked on what would be the winning runs.

Phil Bray went the distance on the BSU mound in the opener. After allowing two runs on five hits in the first two frames the lefty shut down the Golden Bears offense and gave-up just two more hits the rest of the way. The win was his fourth in five decisions.

BSU found itself in an 8-3 hole entering the fourth inning of the rematch but posted a seven spot in the frame to open a 10-8 lead.

Juan Molero started the Beavers off with a solo shot as the first batter of the inning and later in the frame Marks put the ball over the right center field fence for a three-run shot.

Ryan Anderson pitched the final 6.1 innings, including the ninth where he sat down the Golden Bears in order. He picked-up his first decision of the season, allowing three earned runs on six hits with three strikeouts.

Seven BSU batters posted a multi-hit game to contribute to the Beavers' 16 total hits. BSU continues its four-game series at Concordia-St. Paul with a doubleheader today.