Bemidji softball swept a home doubleheader against Duluth East at the BHS Softball Field on Tuesday, edging the Greyhounds 5-4 in game one before cruising to a 15-3 victory in the nightcap.
Sophomore Isabelle Neadeau’s impact was felt in both games of the doubleheader for Bemidji. Her hit eventually led to an error at second and a run to cross at home to open up a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second.
Later in the inning, Peyton Oelrich forced a play at the plate with her grounder to third, but the throw home was not held and allowed Bemidji to pick up another run.
Two more runs came across in the bottom of the third when Elizabeth Oster and Neadeau were each able to knock in a run and build a 4-0 advantage.
The Greyhounds leveled up the score on a pair of two-run hits, starting with a home run in the fourth inning and followed by a single in the fifth.
Yet again, it was Neadeau who had a decisive hit in the outcome of the game. Her third hit of the first game brought home the eventual winning run in the bottom of the sixth to lift Bemidji ahead by a 5-4 score.
Senior Taylor Waukazo took the win in the circle with a complete-game, seven-inning effort.
In the second game, Bemidji put the game out of reach by scoring 11 runs in the first three innings. Jody Pemberton picked up four hits–two for doubles–with three runs scored, while Neadeau went 2-for-3 with two more RBIs.
The wins bolster Bemidji’s record to 3-10 going into a trip to Willmar tomorrow.