BASEBALL: Bemidji State drops two more against William Jewell
The Bemidji State baseball team is still searching for its first win.
LIBERTY, Mo. – The Bemidji State baseball team is still searching for its first win. The Beavers were swept by William Jewell in a doubleheader on Sunday in Liberty, Mo., concluding the four-game series between the two teams.
BSU dropped the first game 7-6 and the second game 8-6.
In the first game, BSU (0-8) took an early lead on a Sam Kalberer solo home run, but it was short lived. The Cardinals (4-0) countered with two in the first, eventually going up 4-1. The Beavers responded with three in the sixth to tie it up, highlighted by another solo shot, this time by Parker Borg.
Each team added two runs in subsequent innings, setting up a 6-6 tie heading into the ninth. In the bottom of the final frame, it was Alex Epp’s turn, as the William Jewell shortstop hit a walk-off RBI double to score the winning run.
Drew Dant got the win for the Cardinals, tossing four innings and conceding two runs with no walks. Christian Turner got the loss for BSU, giving up one run in three innings.
In game two, William Jewell took control early. The Cards took a 4-0 lead after two, but Bemidji State roared back to take a 6-4 lead after the top of the fourth, powered in part by another Borg solo homer. But William Jewell answered with four in the bottom of the frame, and the 8-6 held up for the rest of the game.
Jake Sawyer got the win for the Cards, pitching four shutout innings. Jacob Marx got the loss for BSU with four runs allowed in just 2/3 of an inning.
The Beavers return to the diamond against Jamestown at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, in Tucson, Ariz.