SOFTBALL: Bemidji State drops a pair of doubleheaders and ends 2022 season – Bemidji Pioneer

The Bemidji State softball team wrapped up its 2022 season on Sunday and Monday, losing all four doubles games at Sioux Falls and Southwest Minnesota State.

The Beavers finish the season with an 11-39 record. Their 8-22 record in NSIC play puts them 12th in the league, missing the conference tournament by two spots.

BSU lost both legs of a twinbill in Sioux Falls, SD on Sunday Despite a three-run rally in the seventh – featuring Emmarie Yeager’s two-run home run, USF came back with a sacrifice walk the bottom of the seventh for a 6-5 victory.

In Game 2 against the Cougars (21-23, 9-14 NSIC), Bemidji State had just four hits in an 8-0 loss.

Facing SMSU at Marshall on Monday, the Beavers lost 4-1 and 1-0 decisions.

In Game 1, BSU entered the draw in the first inning when Yeager picked Elaina Christenson for the first inning of the day. But the Mustangs (X) scored twice in the bottom half of the frame and protected their lead through the final six innings.

In Game 2, Southwest Minnesota State broke a scoreless sixth-inning tie with an RBI groundout. That proved enough, as Bemidji State was shut out and only had two hits on the day.

The Beavers graduated three seniors from the program in Kora Martin, Kaidron McClafferty and Christiansen.

Sioux Falls 6, Bemidji State 5

WP: Lampman (0.2 IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 0K)

LP: Dolan (6.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K)

Sioux Falls 8, Bemidji State 0

WP: Van Der Zwaag (CG, 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K)

PL: McClafferty (5.1 IP, 12 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 0 K)

Southwest MN State 4, Bemidji State 1

WP: Bloemendaal (CG, 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K)

LP: Dolan (CG, 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K)

Southwest MN State 1, Bemidji State 0

WP: Miller (CG, 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K)

LP: McClafferty (CG, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K)