Jimmies drop trip finaleBemidji State jumped on the Jimmies early as the spring trip came to a bumpy end for Jamestown College Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.
By: Dave Selvig, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
Bemidji State jumped on the Jimmies early as the spring trip came to a bumpy end for Jamestown College Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.
The Beavers scored four runs in the top of the first inning en route to an 11-4 win.
The loss dropped the Jimmies to 4-7 on the 11-game trip and 8-8 overall.
“It’s been a long time since we had a road trip like this in our program, but I will say that we’re going to take it as a learning experience, get down to work this week and see if we can get things fixed ASAP,” JC coach Tom Hager said. “The coaching staff and myself still feel like we have the potential to be a good team, we just didn’t play good baseball this week.”
After falling down early 4-0, Nico Moreno cut the deficit in half with one swing with a 2-run home run in the bottom of the first inning, but that was as close as they got.
Bemidji State scored two more in the third and later led 7-2.
The Beavers (8-7) pounded out 18 hits off three JC pitchers. Blake Stewart lasted just two outs into the second inning. Paul Roers went the next 5 1/3 and Chris Combo worked the last two. Each was charged with at least two runs.
“We felt like we had it set up pretty good with Blake and Paul, but it didn’t work out that way,” Hager said.
Nolan Skowronek had another big game out of the leadoff hole for the Jimmies, going 3-for-5 with a run scored. Moreno, Dylan Lafrentz and Jakob Ohmann also had two hits each.
The Jimmies head to Nebraska this weekend, playing doubleheaders Friday and Saturday against Midland Lutheran before playing one game at Morningside of Iowa Sunday.
“There’s still a long way to go, we’re not where we need to be so we need to get after it this week and be ready to go to Nebraska next weekend,” Hager said.
At Tucson, Ariz.
Bemidji State 11, Jamestown College 4
BSU 402 001 202 — 11 18 0
JC 200 001 100 — 4 12 0
Phil Bray, Jack Hegarty (8) and Riley Hirsch. Blake Stewart, Paul Roers (3), Chris Combo (8) and Nathan Christiuk. W—Bray. L—Stewart (1-1). 2B—BSU, Trevor Purvis, Jaryd Marks, Joey Hanowski, Lewis Baumann. JC, Dylan Lafrentz. HR—BSU, Baumann. JC, Nico Moreno (1).
Sun sports editor Dave Selvig can be reached at (701) 952-8460 or by e-mail at email@example.com