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SOFTBALL: Bemidji State swept by U-Mary

ST. CLOUD – The Bemidji State softball team ended up on the wrong side of 7-0 and 2-1 decisions against Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference foe University of Mary at the Husky Dome Thursday in St. Cloud.

The games were originally supposed to be played as home games for the Marauders, but the schedule changed earlier in the week.

With the pair of losses, BSU fell to 8-35 on the season with a 2-24 mark in the NSIC. U-Mary, which entered the day in the 11th place in the league, surpassed Northern State for the 10th and final playoff spot with the wins. The Marauders are now 21-16 with a 10-10 conference ledger.

Power was the name of the game for U-Mary in the first game of the day.

After a scoreless first inning, the Marauders jumped on the board with a second-inning, two-run home run by Julissa Perales.

U-Mary pulled away in the third inning with two more runs and tacked on one more run in the fifth and two more in the sixth to finish with a 7-0 victory.

Cherlyn Trujillo baffled BSU by tossing a one-hitter with 15 strikeouts.

Allie Duellman was dealt the loss for the Beavers while fellow junior Nicole Dupay recorded the team’s only hit, breaking up Trujillo’s perfect game in the seventh inning.

The Beavers got on the board first in the second game of the day as red-hot Lyndsey Peterson put BSU up 1-0 in the second, scoring a Trujillo throwing error. Tujillo had moved to first base for the second game.

U-Mary pulled ahead with RBI singles by Perales and Kimberly McKnight in the fourth inning and never looked back for a 2-1 win.

Kelsey Saralampi took the loss, conceding two runs on five hits while striking out six. Peterson and Chelsey Watson each collected two hits.

Bemidji State’s final two home series were originally scheduled to be played at home, but instead the Beavers will go on the road to take on Upper Iowa Saturday in Fayette, Iowa, before traveling to Winona Sunday for a doubleheader against first-place Winona State.