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SOFTBALL: Bemidji state swept at Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sioux Falls used a pair of home runs from Kellen Dewey to ignite a doubleheader sweep against the BSU softball team Saturday afternoon. The Cougars picked up an 8-0 win in game one and an 11-0, five-inning victory in game two.

The Beavers fell to 11-19 overall and 0-14 in NSIC play while the Cougars improve to 26-8 and 14-4.

In game one, USF’s Amanda Walters pitched a one-hitter. Senior Brittany Lenander notched BSU’s lone hit and was the Beavers’ only base-runner in the game. Walters posted 11 strikeouts.

BSU starter Allison Roberts surrendered eight earned runs on 14 hits in six innings of work. Roberts held the Cougars off the scoreboard for three innings, but USF scored two in the fourth, five in the fifth and one in the sixth to saddle Roberts with the loss. Roberts’ record moves to 3-5.

In game two, USF scored four in the top of the first, six in the third and one more in the fifth to gain the sweep over the Beavers by a score of 11-0.

BSU posted six hits in game two, all of which were singles.

Danielle Jecmen took the loss in the circle for the Beavers. Jecmen lasted just 2.1 innings and allowed 10 runs (eight earned) on 11 hits. Jecmen’s record sits at 5-9 following the loss.

Bemidji State will return to action Tuesday at St. Cloud State.