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SOFTBALL: Yost throws no-hitter as Bemidji wins two more games

Bemidji senior pitcher Jess Yost tags a Thief River Falls pitch, but was caught by the right fielder Saturday at the Detroit Lakes’ triangular, which was played at Snappy Park. Yost pitched a no-hitter for Bemidji against the Prowlers. Brian Wierima | Forum News Service1 / 2
Bemidji junior shortstop Hanna Olson tags out Thief River Falls’ Sabrina Okeson, who was trying to steal second base Saturday in Detroit Lakes. Brian Wierima | Forum News Service2 / 2

DETROIT LAKES — Behind a vintage Jess Yost pitching performance and a strong afternoon at the plate, the Bemidji High School softball team won two games Saturday afternoon.

Yost threw a no-hitter in game one as the Lumberjacks shut out Thief River Falls 6-0, and the Jacks continued their winning ways in the second game, beating Detroit Lakes 12-2.

The Lumberjacks improved their overall record to 10-3 with the win and have now won six straight games.

In the first game, Yost struck out eight and walked just one as she held the Prowlers to no hits.

Yost also tripled, doubled and singled in the game to help her own cause in the game.

The Lumberjacks scored a run in the third inning, three in the fifth and two in the sixth to win 6-0.

Bemidji had 12 total hits. Sylvia Grimm also had three hits in the game for BHS.

In the second game, the Lumberjacks once again brought their bats, plating 12 runs in 15 hits to rout Detroit Lakes.

The Lumberjacks scored one run in the first inning and two in the third. The Lakers answered with two runs in the bottom of the fourth and the score remained 3-2 until the top of the seventh.

That’s when the Jacks scored nine runs to win 12-2.

Brianna Neumann pitched and got the win for Bemidji, striking out four and walking six.

Offensively for the Jacks, Courtney Black had four hits and Grimm had three hits.

Hanna Olson also helped BHS with a two-run home run in the third inning.

The Lumberjacks return to the field Tuesday for a home doubleheader against Moorhead. They will also host Grand Rapids in a doubleheader Thursday.

Bemidji 6, Thief River Falls 0

Bemidji 001 032 0 – 6 12 3

Thief River Falls 000 000 0 – 0 0 3

Yost (W) and Black. K-8, BB-1.

Amundson (L) and Jones.

Bemidji 12, Detroit Lakes 2

Bemidji 102 000 9 – 12 15 2

Detroit Lakes 000 200 0 – 2 4 6

Neumann (W) and Black. K-4, BB-6.

Butz (L) and Burnside. K-3, BB-2.

Jack Hittinger

Jack Hittinger is the sports editor of the Bemidji Pioneer. He is also the Bemidji State beat writer. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.

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