Beavers Fall in Doubleheader at Minot State
The Bemidji State University softball team was held to just seven hits over two games at Minot State University Wednesday afternoon to have its win streak snapped at four games. The Beavers were swept by Minot State by scores of 8-0 in six innings and 5-1 in their games played at Air-Supported Dome in Minot, N.D.
With the losses, the Beavers fall to 7-19 on the season and are now 4-2 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play.
The Beavers were held to just three hits in game one against Minot State after Trinity Valentine pitched a complete game shutout with four strikeouts.
Sophomore Stella Dolan earned the loss in the circle for the Beavers after starting the game and pitching three innings allowing seven hits, five runs (four earned) and struck out two. She falls to 3-10 on the season. She was replaced by redshirt sophomore Kyla Damerow who pitched 2.2 innings and allowed three runs (two earned) off of six hits and had one strikeout.
Mariah Stevenson (1-3), Elaina Christiansen (1-2) and Kora Martin (1-1) were the only Beavers to record a hit in the game.
In game two, the Beavers were held to four hits by MiSU’s Jasmine Blizzard who also pitched the complete game and allowed just one run while earning seven strikeouts.
Senior Kaidron McClafferty started game two for the Beavers and pitched three innings and allowed five runs off nine hits to fall to 3-6 this season. She was replaced by Dolan who pitched three innings and didn’t allow a run off three hits and picked up one strikeout.
Christiansen (1-3), Emmarie Yeager (1-2), Adelyn Wilson (1-1) and Kora Martin (1-3) were the lone Beavers to record a hit while Wilson drove in the Beavers’ lone run in the sixth inning after coming in to pinch hit.
Bemidji State will attempt to get back to its winning ways this weekend when it hosts Upper Iowa University and Winona State University Saturday, April 9 and Sunday.