BASEBALL: Lumberjacks walked off, then storm back in Game 2 for dominant win
Facing Moorhead on the road, the Lumberjacks built a four-run lead in the first game of a doubleheader, then lost that advantage. But after that stunning defeat, BHS flipped the script in game two.
MOORHEAD – It was a tale of two innings for the Bemidji High School baseball team on Tuesday.
Facing Moorhead on the road, the Lumberjacks built a four-run lead in the first game of a doubleheader, then lost that advantage in the bottom of the seventh on a dramatic walk-off.
But after that stunning 5-4 defeat, BHS flipped the script in game two. Leading 5-4 after six innings, the Jacks piled up eight runs in the seventh, leaving no doubt in a dominant 13-4 bounce-back win.
In game one, Bemidji (1-1) built its 4-0 edge on an error, a passed ball and a two-RBI single by Will Zellmann. But in the bottom of the seventh, the Spuds struck back in similar fashion. They got two runs back on a Lumberjacks error, then added a third with an RBI groundout.
With one out in the inning and the bases loaded, Carter Heinsch struck the decisive blow with his game-winning two-run single to center field.
Ty Lundeen took the loss for Bemidji, allowing three runs – two earned – on one hit in 1/3 of an inning in the seventh. Lincoln Marquardt picked up the win for Moorhead, conceding two runs in 1 2/3 innings of work.
In the second game, BHS built a 5-4 advantage after six, but that was just a prelude for the big finish. The Jacks plated eight runs in the seventh thanks to back-to-back two-run doubles by Hunter Brodina and Cam Justice, plus sacrifice flies from Dan Clusiau and Ethan Biehn. Zellmann and Gunner Ganske also drove in runs with a hit by pitch and a walk, respectively.
Brodina earned the victory on the mound, tossing 2.2 innings with one run allowed on two hits. Brady Saari took the defeat for Moorhead with four runs allowed in 1 1/3 innings of work.
Bemidji returns to the diamond against Totino-Grace at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 28, in Fridley.
Moorhead 5, Bemidji 4
BHS 000 011 2 – 4-3-4
MHD 000 000 5 – 5-4-1
WP: Marquardt (1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K)
LP: Lundeen (0.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K)
Bemidji 13, Moorhead 4
BHS 000 140 8 – 13-12-4
MHD 002 110 0 – 4-6-1
WP: Brodina (2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K)
LP: Saari (1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K)