Bemidji's Northern Heat continued to dominate its opponents Saturday, reaching the winner's bracket final at the state Cal Ripken 12-year-old tournament. The Heat won its third straight 8-0 over defending state champion Baxter It will take on the East Twins of St. Paul at 11 a.m. today with that winner advancing to the title game Monday at 1. Should a second game be needed it would follow immediately. The St.
The Bemidji Blue Ox faces back to back twin bills today and tomorrow as its regular season nears an end. The Ox heads to Ada today for two games at 2 and 4 and returns home tomorrow for a key Northwest Border League pair with Warroad at the same times. The regular season ends Tuesday with a 6 p.m.
The Bemidji Mudcats took batting practice Wednesday night, rolling past outmatched Nashwauk 17-1 at the BSU diamond. It completed a four-game sweep over the Colts and upped the Cats record to 7-2 in the Arrowhead. Only Duluth lies ahead and the Cats must still face the Xpress in a double header along with others at Grand Rapids and Hibbing. They host Grand Rapids Tuesday in the final home league game. Nashwauk arrived with only nine players and paid the price. Tyler Norland was slow to warm up, allowing three hits and a walk for the lone Colts run in the first. After that, he allowed onl
The Bemidji Mudcats took charge in the first inning Tuesday night and went on to spill the Blackduck Decoys 7-2 at the BSU diamond. It was a happy ending to an on-again, off-again game. It was first postponed when Grand Rapids moved up its Arrowhead League contest with the Mudcats from Wednesday to Tuesday for lack of a field Wednesday. With league play taking precedence, the Cats called off the game with the Decoys. But when Grand Rapids was again unable to field a team, that game was cancelled and the Blackduck game restored. The Rapids was also unable to play the game last night, both
The Bemidji Blue Ox turned it its finest game of the season Tuesday night, blanking Ada's A's 6-0 in a non-league game at the BSU diamond. It lifted the Blue Ox to 5-6 on the year. Its next listed games are at Roseau July 11 though Manager Chris Conway would like to add a game or two before that time. With the city series already decided, the two teams agreed to call off Friday's listed third game to preserve pitching. Matt Fossen and Ryan Sullivan combined on a five-hitter with Sullivan coming on in the fourth inning to get the win. The winners had nine off lefty David Spies and relieve
The Bemidji Blue Ox moved out of the Northwest Border League cellar Sunday, sweeping a double header from Roseau 7-6 and 8-7 at the BSU diamond. It lifted the Blue Ox to 2-2, trailing Warroad at 2 -0.
The Duluth Xpress handed the Bemidji Mudcats a double jolt in their hopes of an Arrowhead League championship, sweeping a double header 4-1 and 8-3 Saturday at the BSU diamond. It lifted Duluth to 4-0 in league play and dropped Bemidji to 5-2. The Cats are back in action Monday at Nashwauk, with lefty Keenan Humphrey set for his first start. With neither Paul Fenner nor Tyler Norland available for mound duty, Bemidji expected to have problems with Duluth. But in the long run it was their lack of offense that did them in. Jake Nystrom set down the Cats on four hits in the opener. Jake Sny
The Bemidji Mudcats wrapped up another city title Friday night, beating the Blue Ox 15-5 before a good turnout at the BSU diamond. It was the second win in as many starts for the Cats in their best-of-three series. The third game is set for July 2. Friday's win came far easier than the 3-2 decision in the opening game. The Cats staged two five-run innings in the third and fifth to put the game out of reach building a 12-0 lead at that point. The Blue Ox prevented an early end to the contest by scoring twice in the fifth and sixth with the winners going into the ninth before re-establishin
The Bemidji Mudcats took an early 3-0 lead and held off the Blue Ox 3-2 Saturday morning in the opening game of the delayed Rosco Invitational. They then scored six times in the last of the seventh to shade the Bay City Vipers of Superior 10-9 in their second game. The Cats and Ada will start today's twin bill at 11 with the Blue Ox and Bay City following at 1:30. Mound duel The Cats scored single runs in the first, third and fourth, then held off the young Blue Ox the rest of the way. The Class C team got back into contention with two runs in the fifth, driving out starter A. J.
Five new members will be honored May 17 by induction into the Bemidji High School's Athletic Hall of Fame. It will highlight the 10th annual Hall of Fame banquet which will take place at the Commons starting at 6 p.m.