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BSU track and field

ABERDEEN, S.D. - The Bemidji State University baseball team lost 9-8 before winning 5-4 in a pair of one-run Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games at Northern State University Sunday to close the 2012 season.

The Beavers finished 23-27 to tie for the third most wins in program history. BSU went 16-20 in conference play to finish eighth and miss the playoffs by two spots.

The Beavers trailed 8-3 after two innings of play in the opener following a seven-run second inning for the Wolves. BSU scored late and eventually tied the game 8-8 heading into the bottom half of the seventh.

In the sixth, the Beavers scored three runs on doubles by Juan Molero, Lewis Baumann and Zach Braun.

Molero added a two out, two-run home run to left field in the top of the seventh to tie the game. Northern State, however, scored the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh.

The Beavers scored all their runs in the rematch in the first two innings and BSU was able to hang on for the victory.

The NSIC playoffs begin Wednesday in Mankato and Minnesota State is the top seed.

The opening round sees the Mavericks facing No. 6 UMD, second ranked St. Cloud battling No. 5 Augustana and third-seeded Wayne State tangling with No. 4 Winona.

MOORHEAD - The Bemidji State University track and field team, led by season-best performances from Taylor Sautbine, Kirsten Maras and Kasey Lasch, finished the regular season Saturday at the Ron Masanz meet.

The event served as the team's final tune up for the 2012 NSIC outdoor meet Friday and Saturday in Bismarck, N.D.

Sautbine, Maras and Lasch finished among the top five in their events and each posted her best time of the season.

Sautbine was third in the 100 in 12.50. The time was only .16 seconds behind the school record.

Tia Lindberg was fourth in the 200 (26.41) as were Maras in the 800 (2:17) and Chelsey Borwege in the pole vault (9-0.25).

The 4x400 relay team also was fourth (4:08.17).

Lasch was fifth in the 1,500 (4:54.92).