BEMIDJI, MN – Due to the predicted forecast in Minnesota this week, the Wayne State College baseball team took part in a road doubleheader one day prior than they were scheduled.
From the BSU Baseball Field in Bemidji, Minnesota, WSC visited Bemidji State University Tuesday late afternoon into the evening.
Following an opening game victory of 1-0 for WSC, the host Beavers won the nine-inning game, 11-9. With the split, Wayne State College improved to 6-10 (5-7 NSIC) while BSU is now 3-17 (2-13 NSIC)
During the opening game, WSC scored the lone run of the game in the first inning before neither team brought a run across the plate for a final of 1-0 in favor of the ‘Cats.
Brenden Madsen singled twice and scored while Bryce Bisenius and Kaleb Holm both singled twice for WSC. CJ Neumann singled and drove in a run as Andrew Hanson singled.
Brody Sintek (1-1) secured the complete game road victory in seven innings allowing five hits while striking out four batters and walking two.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 – WSC
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 – BSU
From the nightcap, WSC scored early with a run in the first and two more in the second to lead 3-0. Bemidji State then posted a four-run third and outscored Wayne State 5-2 in the fourth to lead 9-5. BSU added two more runs in the sixth while the ‘Cats tallied three runs in the seventh and one in the ninth for a final of 11-9 favoring the host Beavers.
Eric Standish finished with a four-hit performance to go along with two RBI as Madsen singled, doubled, drove in two runs and scored for WSC.
Peyton Barnes singled, doubled and scored; Chris Cornish singled twice and scored twice; Conner Fiene singled and scored three times; Holm singled, drove in two runs and scored twice as Hanson accounted for a RBI.
Josh Renken (0-1) suffered the loss in a third of an inning allowing five earned runs off four hits while walking two batters and hitting one. Trenton Frerichs started the opening three innings allowing four runs off two hits while striking out four batters and walking two.
Grant Carl worked two and a third innings allowing two earned runs off one hit while striking out one batter and walking three as Lawson Zenner pitched two and a third allowing two hits while striking out three batters.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
1 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 9 12 5 – WSC
0 0 4 5 0 2 0 0 X 11 9 2 – BSU
The Wayne State College baseball team will next visit Minnesota Duluth on Saturday, April 10 at 2/4 p.m. before closing out the three-game series in Duluth, Minnesota on Sunday, April 11 at noon.