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Beavers softball falls to SCSU

The BSU softball team ran out of innings Monday against St. Cloud, dropping a 7-3 home decision in the only game played. Rain washed away the nightcap. It left the Beavers at 4-13 overall. They host Moorhead tomorrow in an NSIC twin bill starting...

The BSU softball team ran out of innings Monday against St. Cloud, dropping a 7-3 home decision in the only game played.

Rain washed away the nightcap.

It left the Beavers at 4-13 overall. They host Moorhead tomorrow in an NSIC twin bill starting at 3.

The rain and wind swept in during the second inning of the opener as St. Cloud scored twice that frame and added five more in the third to take a 7-0 lead.

Bemidji got two back in the fifth on doubles by Jamie and Bridget Smith and Amy Klaers' single.

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Kristen Paine, who relieved Ali Willard to start the fourth, set down the Huskies without a run the rest of the game. giving up only one hit.

But her mates were unable to make up the difference. They scored their final run in the seventh.

A walk, pinch hitter Jessica Pullar's single and a sacrifice fly plated the run .

Willard (3-5) drew the loss giving up seven earned runs in four frames while walking five.

Extra bases: Klaers' hit extended her string to five straight games. Smith also reached five with her double. Docken's double was her team-leading fourth of the year.

St .Cloud 025-000-0---7--8--1

Bemidji 000-020-1---3--4--0

Schroeder and Thompson

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Willard (3-5), Paine (5) and McDonald

Beavers divide softball twin bill

Behind a solid start from Ali Willard and clutch sixth inning hits, the BSU softball team scratched out a split against Mary Sunday, winning the opener 4-3 before bowing 10-0 in the nightcap.

The games were a replay of last Wednesday's postponement at Mary, shifted to Bemidji for better playing conditions.

It left the Beavers at 4-12 overall and 2-5 in NSIC play.

They played their third twin bill in as many days yesterday hosting St. Cloud in a replay of the April 12 postponement. Moorhead plays a league twin bill tomorrow at 3.

Bemidji jumped to a 3-0 lead in Sunday's opener in the second inning when Bridget Smith doubled and scored on a single by Amy Klaers.

Klaers moved up when the ball was fumbled in left.

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After a walk, Katie Prettyman singled to score Klaers and a

botched rundown allowed Taylor to score the third run.

The Marauders came back with two in the third and one in the fourth to tie.

In the last of the sixth, Jamie Docken singled with two gone and singles by Smith and Klaers sent her home with the winning run.

Kristen Paine relieved in the seventh and worked out of a bases loaded jam to preserve the game.

Willard got the win, her third in seven decisions. She allowed nine hits, fanned one and walked three. Paine had a walk and strikeout. The save was the first of her career.

The nightcap ended quickly as Mary went 2-5-3 in the first three innings to roll away.

Sara Modern went the shortened route, allowing four hits while fanning nine.

Lindsey Imhof left in the third, allowing the first nine runs, to fall to 1-3. Paine finished.

Extra bases: Klaers went 3-6 on the day while catcher Megan McDonald threw out two of three would be base stealers. BSU turned three double plays on the day.

First Game

Mary 002-100-0---3--9--1

Bemidji 030-001-0---4--9--2

Rosson and Brunskill

Willard (3-4), Paine (7) and McDonald

Second Game

Mary 253-00---10--12--3

Bemidji 000-00--- 0-- 4--0

Moder and Brunskill

Imhoff (1-3), Paine (3) and Carlson

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