The Bemidji State University baseball team was picked ninth in the 2014 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Baseball Coaches’ Poll, with seniors Zach Braun (catcher, Lakeville, Minn.) and Miles Campbell (right handed pitcher, Eden Prairie, Minn.) named BSU’s Players to Watch. In total, this year’s squad features 40 members from six states and Canada.
In 2013, the Beavers finished 25-22 overall, recording the second most wins in program history, and were 13-13 in NSIC play to place eighth. BSU earned a spot in the conference tournament championship for the first time since 2008.
The Beavers will begin their season March 7-15 with a 10-game spring break trip to Tucson, Ariz. Their first NSIC game will take place at at Upper Iowa University March 29-30, and their first home contest is set for Apr. 9 versus Wayne State College.
Bemidji State University is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).
For more information, contact Bemidji State University’s Office of Athletic Media Relations at (218) 755-2763, or visit bsubeavers.com.
Baseball team members are listed below by hometown.
Bemidji|56601|Mason Bellew, sophomore, undecided; first baseman
Bemidji|56601|Nick Hovila, freshman, pre-occupational therapy; outfielder
Bemidji|56601|Cody Jenkins, sophomore, business administration; outfielder
Big Lake|55309|Jake Tuholsky, senior, exercise science; catcher
Blackduck|56630|Dylan Weisert, freshman, criminal justice; right-handed pitcher, outfielder
Cass Lake|56633|Mike Hanson, senior, exercise science, community health; right-handed pitcher
Clarissa|56440|Logan Riedel, freshman, environmental studies; right-handed pitcher, outfielder
Eden Prairie|55347|Miles Campbell, senior, biology, pre-medicine; right-handed pitcher
Elk River|55330|Terry Hadden, freshman, pre-physical therapy; right-handed pitcher, outfielder
Grand Rapids|55744|Parker Havel, sophomore, biology; right-handed pitcher
Hayfield|55940|Tyler Nelson, junior, exercise science; third baseman
Hibbing|55746|Steven Erickson, junior, business administration; right-handed pitcher
Kilkenny|56052|Derek Masberg, freshman, physical education, health education; right-handed pitcher
Lake Henry|56362|Weston Brinkman, sophomore, biology, pre-veterinary medicine; left-handed pitcher
Lakeville|55044|Luke Benge, freshman, wildlife management; right-handed pitcher
Lakeville|55044|Jake Braun, freshman, business administration; infielder
Lakeville|55044|Zach Braun, senior, sport management; catcher
Little Falls|56345|Collin Eckman, freshman, elementary education; shortstop
Little Falls|56345|Joey Hanowski, sophomore, business administration; infielder, outfielder
Mora|55051|Jake Oslin, senior, sport management; outfielder
Nowthen|55303|Evan Rowe, freshman, chemistry; right-handed pitcher
Oakdale|55128|Mark Kosmalski, sophomore, criminal justice; right-handed pitcher
Perham|56573|Jack Stigman, freshman, art and design; right-handed pitcher
Pierz|56364|Ben Boser, sophomore, sport management; infielder
Plymouth|55446|Nate Heisick, junior, accounting, business administration; left-handed pitcher
Prior Lake|55372|Cole Bjorge, senior, sport management; outfielder
Ramsey|55303|Ryan Rumpca, freshman, industrial technology; second baseman, right-handed pitcher
St. Cloud|56304|Bo Schmitz, freshman, business administration; catcher, outfielder
St. Paul|55106|Chad Hanson, senior, criminal justice; outfielder
St. Paul|55120|David Reyes, freshman, physical education; third baseman, outfielder
Fairbanks|99708|Matthew Wixon, junior, exercise science; catcher, right-handed pitcher
Ahwatukee|85048|Dylan Webb, junior, environmental studies; infielder
Mesa|85201|Steven Prichard, junior, technology management, applied engineering; third baseman
Greeley|80634|Drake Huggans, junior, sport management; right-handed pitcher, outfielder
Steamboat Springs|80487|Alan Capistron, junior, sport management; right-handed pitcher
Deerfield|60015|Jesse Katz, junior, sport management; right-handed pitcher
Dubuque|52003|Tyler Saeugling, senior, science; right-handed pitcher
Reedsburg|53959|Seth Douglas, freshman, criminal justice; right-handed pitcher, outfielder
Token Creek|53532|Alex Olson, freshman, sport management; left-handed pitcher
Mississauga|Matt Mastantuono, freshman, sport management; infielder