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BASEBALL: Beavers bring in infielder Jonathan Gates

The Beavers announced on Wednesday the signing of infielder Jonathan Gates, who becomes BSU’s eighth commitment for the 2023 season.

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Bemidji State Beavers

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State baseball team has added one more player to the dugout.

The Beavers announced on Wednesday the signing of infielder Jonathan Gates, who becomes BSU’s eighth commitment for the 2023 season.

The 5-foot-9 infielder from Springboro, Ohio, is a letter winner at Springboro High School. In 10 games during his junior season, Gates totaled five runs on two hits in four at-bats.

He joins seven others in Bemidji State’s signing class, which now features four infielders, two catchers and two pitchers. The other members are Nick Ekstrum (Chaska), Luke Johnson (Mankato), Ethan Lung (Peoria, Ariz.), Lucas Pierce (West Branch, Iowa), Tate Renning (Hutchinson), Jackson Schaffer (Hastings) and Jacob Smith (Walker).

As for this spring, the Beavers kick off the season on Feb. 19 with a doubleheader against Rockhurst in Kansas City, Mo.

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