Beaver Fever Friday – Isaiah Biehn – Baseball

Beavers drop series finale at Wayne State, 16-6

BSU Baseball swept on the road at Wildcats

The Bemidji State University Baseball team fell in its series finale at Wayne State College Saturday afternoon 16-6 in seven innings. The Beavers fall to 2-31 on the season and 1-17 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play.

Bemidji State totaled six hits in the game and scored six runs but the Wildcats bested the Beavers with 16 runs off 17 hits.

The Beavers scored first in the game with a two-run first inning after an RBI triple from junior Jack Munson followed by senior Derek Dolezal who brought him home with a base hit.

However, the Wildcats responded with five runs in the bottom of the first to take a 5-2 lead. The Beavers added another run in the third with an RBI double by Munson but two more runs by WSC in the bottom half of the inning expanded its lead to 7-3. The Wildcats then exploded for five runs in the fourth and four in the fifth to increase their lead to 16-3 and out of reach for the Beavers.

BSU added two runs in the sixth when Dolezal hit a two-run home run in the sixth for his first home run of the season and a career-high three RBI while freshman Jackson Schaffer drove in another run in the seventh to cap-off the scoring in the game and make it 16-6.

Dolezal, Munson and James Wirt had all six of the Beavers runs with all three totaling two hits led by Dolezal who went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI. Munson went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBI while Wirt went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Sophomore Derek Hoffman (0-4) earned the loss on the mound after pitching 2.2 innings and allowed seven runs off nine hits, walked one and struck out one. He was replaced by Konrad Kisch, Christian Turner and AJ Gengler who each pitched at least one inning with Gengler pitching one inning of scoreless baseball and struck out two.

Bemidji State’s next action is up in the air as the snow continues to melt in Bemidji.