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BASEBALL: Bemidji State inks six recruits in 2022 class

The Bemidji State baseball team signed six new players on Thursday, adding three infielders, two catchers and a pitcher who will join the Beavers in time for the 2023 season.

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Bemidji State freshman Carter Simon (18) celebrates with teammates after hitting a three-run home run in the fourth inning of a game against Minnesota Duluth on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at the BSU baseball field. (Micah Friez / Bemidji Pioneer)

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State baseball team signed six new players on Thursday, adding three infielders, two catchers and a pitcher who will join the Beavers in time for the 2023 season.

The signees include five Minnesotans -- catcher Nick Ekstrum (Chaska), catcher Luke Johnson (Mankato), infielder Tate Renning (Hutchinson), middle infielder Jackson Schaffer (Hastings) and infielder Jacob Smith (Walker).

Left-handed pitcher Lucas Pierce (West Branch, Iowa) is the lone out-of-state player, but has the most direct connection to BSU: His cousin Drake Wawro played baseball for the Beavers from 2016-19.

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