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BSU baseball team drops four at Mankato

MANKATO - Minnesota State Mankato completed a four-game sweep over Bemidji State with a pair of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference baseball victories Monday.

The No. 8-ranked Mavericks won 8-0 and 6-5. The Beavers fell to 17-21 overall and 10-14 in NSIC play.

Bemidji could only muster five hits in the first game. Jaryd Marks and Mauricio Gomez each had two hits for BSU.

Left-hander Phil Bray allowed four runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and fell to 7-3 on the season.

Minnesota State opened a 4-0 lead through two innings in the nightcap, but this time the Beavers answered with a run in the third, two in the sixth and two in the seventh to take a 5-4 advantage.

Mankato ended it with a two-run walkoff home run in the ninth.

Kean Paxton went 3 for 4 to lead the Beavers. Logan Kalis, Zach Braun and Lewis Bauman each added two hits.

The Beavers complete an eight-game road streak Wednesday with an NSIC doubleheader at the University of Mary starting at 12:30 p.m.

Bemidji State's Ryan Anderson pitched well in the opener and allowed the four runs on seven hits. Marks went 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI. Braun also had two hits.

Riley Hirsch doubled and scored in the top of the first inning of Sunday's second game, but Minnesota State answered with six in its half of the stanza and added four in the second inning.

Hirsch had two hits to pace BSU's offense.

The Beavers, 17-19 overall and 10-12 in Northern Sun play, faced Minnesota State Monday in another doubleheader.

FAYETTE, Iowa - The Bemidji State University softball team was swept at Upper Iowa Sunday, losing 1-0 and 5-1.

Courtney Anderson pitched a seven-hitter in game one and Kayla Babinski hit a home run in the second game. The Beavers ended the NSIC season 3-23 and will take a 10-35 record into Wednesday's season-ending doubleheader at Valley City.

MORTON, Minn. - The Bemidji State University women's golf team wrapped up play at the 2012 NSIC championships Sunday, carding a team score of 343 at the par-71, 5,906-yard Dacotah Ridge Golf Course to finish in 10th place with a three-round total of 1,109.

The unique conference championship was originally slated to be played as two 36-hole events separated by six months but was trimmed to 54 holes after severe weather passed through the Morton area Saturday preventing play.

The front half of the event took place at the par 72, 5,903-yard Jewel Golf Course in Lake City, Minn. Oct. 8-9.

Augustana College cruised to a 54-stroke victory in the team standings.

BSU was led by Rachel Kristofferson who shot a 267 over the 54 holes and tied for 31st place.

The Beavers complete their season with an 18-hole triangular Friday in Fargo hosted by MSU Moorhead. Crookston will complete the field.