BASEBALL: Bemidji, Moorhead split 5-3 decisions in doubleheader

The Jacks will next host Pequot Lakes at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at Des Sagedahl Field.

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MOORHEAD -- One game after a 5-3 defeat at the hands of Moorhead, the Bemidji High School baseball team returned the favor with an identical win to split Tuesday’s doubleheader showdown in Moorhead.

Both winning teams scored all five of their runs in a single inning, and the high-scoring frame was enough to come away victorious.

In game one, the Spuds (4-7) had their outburst in the fifth inning. Although the Lumberjacks (10-6) scored first on Ben Corradi’s third-inning RBI single, Moorhead jumped in front 5-1 by the end of the fifth.

None of the five runs were earned, as BHS committed back-to-back errors and opened the door to an extended one-out rally.

Dan Clusiau doubled in two runs for Bemidji in the seventh -- cutting the deficit to 5-3 -- but the potential tying run struck out to end the game.


In game two, however, the Lumberjack offense came out firing.

BHS started the game with four straight hits and sent 11 batters to the plate in the first inning. Will Zellmann and Corradi knocked in the first two runs with hits, and Peyton Neadeau plated another on a fielder’s choice. Parker Mistic and Hunter Brodina later walked with the bases loaded for the 5-0 head start.

Ethan Biehn took over from there, going 4 2/3 innings and limiting the Spuds to three runs in the fifth inning. Moorhead eventually brought the winning run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning, but then Ty Lundeen entered and recorded back-to-back strikeouts for a clean, two-out save.

Corradi finished his day 4-for-5 at the plate between the two games, standing as the only Bemidji batter with multi-hit efforts on both sides of the twinbill.

The Jacks will next host Pequot Lakes at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at Des Sagedahl Field.

Moorhead 5, Bemidji 3

BHS 001 000 2 -- 3-8-3

MHD 000 050 X -- 5-6-3

WP: Quade (7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K)

LP: Clusiau (4.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K)


Bemidji 5, Moorhead 3

BHS 500 000 0 -- 5-8-2

MHD 000 030 0 -- 3-9-0

WP: Biehn (4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K)

LP: Delgado (5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K)

S: Lundeen

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