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Signs of spring return: BHS softball to play Moorhead Tuesday

BEMIDJI - The Bemidji High softball team becomes the first spring sports team to resume action following back-to-back blizzards the past 10 days when it heads to Moorhead to battle the Spuds.

BEMIDJI - The Bemidji High softball team becomes the first spring sports team to resume action following back-to-back blizzards the past 10 days when it heads to Moorhead to battle the Spuds.

Three other varsity attractions and a JV meet today were wiped out b y the snow.

They include track, baseball and boys varsity and girls JV golf meets.

Brad Takkunen's softballers have not played since winning their opener 11-1 at West Fargo April 1 on Chelsea Yost's one hit, eight strikeout performance.

Yost will be back on the rubber today seeking her second win.

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Moorhead is believed to be playing its first game.

Bemidji swept the Spuds last year, winning 4-3 behind Ellisa Port and 7-0 with Justine Ossman doing the hurling.

Once a section power in the Karen Schumacher coaching regime, the Spuds have been more manageable in recent years, Bemidji is expecting to bring home a win today.

Amber Crunden will be behind the plate with Erika Bauer, Amber Teal, Meg Claypool and Brittany Thompson around the infield from first to third and Kaia Sele, Haley Johnson and Megan Gullickson in the outfield from left to right.

The JV takes an 0-1 mark to its opener. It blanked Moorhead 15-0 and 7-0 last year with Yost hurling both games.

Of the previous postponements, Bemidji will make up the Sartell game April 25, the Eveleth game April 21 and the Little Falls game April 18 with a new date with Fergus Falls yet to be named.

It will leave the team playing five games in nine days in late April.

Today's freshman double header at Blackduck will be replayed May 2.

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Track meet off

The Park Rapids Invitational track meet today was cancelled when the Friday snowfall left the Park Rapids track unusable.

It was the Jacks second try at opening their outdoor season following the cancellation of the Fergus Falls triangular last week.

Next up is the Moorhead Invitational Thursday. With temperatures in the 60's this week, that meet may still be a possibility.

That meet has been shifted from Moorhead High to the Concordia College track.

Bemidji has been idle since the end of the BSU indoor season April 1. However the college is considering holding a Beaver Relays indoor meet this Friday to accommodate all are schools who have been unable to get outdoors this spring.

Baseball reset

The baseball home opener with Moorhead today was snowed away Saturday with the BSU diamond still thawing out.

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It will be replayed May 22 at 4:30 with JV and freshman games at the Arena and Sagedahl Field diamonds.

Other previous postponements will find the Grand Rapids game replayed May 8 and the Sauk Rapids and Sartell games May 10.

Golf meets cut

Also gone today are the boys varsity golf opener at Wildflower in Detroit Lakes and the girls JV tournament at The Meadows in Moorhead.

Neither is expected to be made up.

Thursday will find the softball team at Grand Rapids, the tennis team hosting East Grand Forks and the girls golf team at The Preserve, the first of three tournaments in as many days.

BSU changes

After an 11-day hiatus the Bemidji State University baseball team is scheduled to be back in action this week as the Beavers will play eight games in six days.

BSU will start the week off in Bismarck, N.D. with a NSIC doubleheader against the University of Mary on Wednesday at 2 p.m. On Thursday, the Beavers will travel to Minnesota-Duluth for a non-conference game on Thursday at 1 p.m.

The Beavers wrap up their week in Aberdeen, S.D. with a four-game against Northern State on Friday and Saturday. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. on Sunday.

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