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36 student-athletes compete on BSU baseball squad

While weather conditions in the upper Midwest have wreaked havoc on Bemidji State University’s baseball season, the Beavers have a record of 12-14 through 26 games. BSU was picked to finish seventh in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference in a pre-season vote of the league’s coaches.

This year’s team, under the guidance of eighth-year head coach Tim Bellew, features 36 student-athletes from six states and one Canadian province.

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Members of Bemidji State University’s men’s baseball team are listed below, by hometown

Bemidji | Cody Jenkins, freshman, business management; second baseman
Bemidji | Matt Hietala, sophomore, sport management; infielder
Bemidji | Mason Bellew, freshman, undeclared; first baseman
Big Lake | Jake Tuholsky , sophomore, physical education; catcher
Big Lake | Ross Stein, sophomore, sports management; right handed pitcher
Blaine | Alex Minkel, freshman, criminal justice; catcher
Brainerd | Jack Hegarty, sophomore, education and mathematics; infielder, pitcher
Cass Lake | Tyler Trosen, sophomore, chemistry; right handed pitcher
Cass Lake | Mike Hanson, sophomore, exercise science; right handed pitcher
Chatfield | Phil Bray, senior, criminal justice; left handed pitcher
Cottage Grove | Jaryd Marks, senior, environmental studies; right handed pitcher, first baseman
Eden Prairie | Miles Campbell, junior, biology; right handed pitcher
Hayfield | Tyler Nelson, sophomore, exercise science; outfielder
Lake Henry | Weston Brinkman, freshman, wildlife management; left handed pitcher
Lakeville | Zach Braun, junior, sport management; catcher, first baseman
Lino Lakes | Ryan Anderson, senior, business management; right handed pitcher
Little Falls | Joey Hanowski, freshman, undecided; infielder/outfielder
Little Falls | Riley Hirsch, senior, sport management; catcher, pitcher
Little Falls | Logan Kalis, senior, accounting and business administration; first baseman, pitcher
Longville | Kevin Murphy, freshman, sports management; catcher, right handed pitcher
Long Prairie | Austin Kaiser, freshman, design technology; center fielder
Milaca | Ryan Van Someren, senior, secondary education; right handed pitcher, outfielder
Mora | Jake Oslin, sophomore, sport management; outfielder
Mountain Iron | Gavin Nichols, freshman, criminal justice; outfielder
Oakdale | Mark Kosmalski, freshman, criminal justice; right handed
Plymouth | Nate Heisick, freshman, business; left handed pitcher
Prior Lake | Cole Bjorge, sophomore, sport management; outfielder
St. Charles | Matt Ellinghuysen, senior, sport management; third baseman
St. Michael | Andrew McCarthy, freshman, mass communications; shortstop, third baseman
St. Paul | Chad Hanson, junior, criminal justice; outfielder

Mesa | Steven Prichard, sophomore, applied engineering; third baseman

Colorado Springs | Lewis Baumann, senior, exercise science; shortstop

Deerfield | Jesse Katz, freshman, sport management; right handed pitcher

Dubuque | Tyler Saeugling, sophomore, secondary education, chemistry; right handed pitcher

Rio Rancho | Trevor Purvis, senior, sport management; outfielder, left handed pitcher

Regina | Ryan Brezinski, senior, chemistry; right handed pitcher

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.