The Golden Eagles fall to 0-33 (0-15 NSIC) while the Beavers improve to 16-16 (7-9 NSIC).
The Bemidji State Beavers brought out the bats for a 18-0 win over Minnesota Crookston in the first game of a doubleheader. In game two, the Golden Eagles road the arm of Richie Navratil (So., P, Blansko, Czech Republic), who put together one of the best outings by a UMC pitcher this season in his seven innings. However, BSU would use a late comeback to come away with a 6-1 win in game two to earn the sweep. The Golden Eagles fall to 0-33 (0-15 NSIC) while the Beavers improve to 16-16 (7-9 NSIC).
The doubleheader served as UMC’s first home games of the season on April 25, 18 days after the Golden Eagles were scheduled to have their season opener April 7 versus Northern State University. The Golden Eagles played their previous 31 games on the road or at neutral sites but were finally able to play at home due to improved field conditions.
Ryan Haggstrom (Fr., P/UT, Apple Valley, Minn.) got the ball in game one of the doubleheader but struggled to squash the Bemidji State bats as he would go four innings and give up eight runs, five of them earned, on nine hits. Haggstrom would get hit with the loss on the game.
The Golden Eagles would also struggle in the field in game one with five errors in the game.
Logas Kalis got the win for the Beavers in game one after pitching a seven-inning shutout for the Beavers allowing just two hits.
UMC’s two hits would come from Matt Korte (Jr., IF/OF/P, St. Cloud, Minn.) and Haight.
Navratil would get the ball in game two and would keep the Golden Eagles in the game with his stellar pitching. Navratil would go seven innings, giving up two runs on nine hits with four strikeouts.
Navratil and Ryan Van Someren would dominate the game early on as the game would be scoreless going into the bottom of the fifth inning.
Van Someren would get the game two win for Bemidji State, going five innings and allowing one run on four hits.
UMC was led in game two by Brehmer, who was 2-for-4 and Haggstrom, who was 2-for-3.