Bemidji State’s Baseball Team Places 10th in Preseason Poll

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Feb. 15) — The Bemidji State University baseball team has placed 10th in the 2012 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The poll contains coaches’ predictions for the upcoming baseball season.

Bemidji State’s players to watch were senior outfielder Juan Molero (Maracaibo, Venezuela) and junior right-hander Logan Kalis (Little Falls, Minn.).

BSU opens the 2012 campaign with Minnesota State Feb. 22 at the H.H.H. Metrodome in Minneapolis. The doubleheader (two seven-inning games) is slated to begin at 2 p.m.

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

Baseball team members are listed below.


Bemidji|56601|Matthew Hietala, sophomore, elementary education, social studies; infielder

Big Lake|55309|Ross Stein, sophomore, sport management; right handed pitcher

Big Lake|55309|Jake Tuholsky, sophomore, physical education, health education; catcher

Brooklyn Park|55445|Kean Paxton, sophomore, exercise science; second baseman

Burnsville|55337|Luke Hellquist, senior, exercise science; outfielder

Cass Lake|56633|Mike Hanson, sophomore, exercise science; right handed pitcher

Cass Lake|56633|Tyler Trosen, sophomore, undecided; right handed pitcher

Chatfield|55923|Phil Bray, junior, criminal justice; left handed pitcher

Cottage Grove|55016|Jaryd Marks, junior, environmental studies; right handed pitcher, first baseman

Duluth|55807|Jordan Verry, freshman, criminal justice; right handed pitcher

Eden Prairie|55347|Miles Campbell, sophomore, biology, pre-medicine; right handed pitcher

Hayfield|55940|Tyler Nelson, freshman, exercise science; third baseman

Hewitt|56453|Dakota Aeling, sophomore, elementary education; catcher

Lakeville|55044|Zach Braun, sophomore, elementary education; catcher, first baseman

Lino Lakes|55014|Ryan Anderson, junior, business administration, construction site management; right handed pitcher

Little Falls|56345|Riley Hirsch, junior, sport management; catcher, right handed pitcher

Little Falls|56345|Logan Kalis, junior, accounting, business administration; first baseman, right handed pitcher, outfielder

Longville|56655|Kevin Murphy, freshman, social studies education; right handed pitcher

Milaca|56353|Ryan Van Someren, senior, social studies education; right handed pitcher, outfielder

Mora|55051|Jake Oslin, sophomore, sport management; outfielder

Plymouth|55446|Nate Heisick, freshman, business administration; left handed pitcher

Prior Lake|55372|Cole Bjorge, sophomore, undecided; outfielder

Rochester|55902|Charlie Hinsch, junior, sport management; outfielder

St. Charles|55972|Matt Ellinghuysen, junior, sport management; third baseman

St. Paul|55106|Chad Hanson, junior, criminal justice; centerfielder


Ahwatukee|85044|Dylan Webb, sophomore, environmental studies; infielder

Mesa|85201|Steven Prichard, freshman, applied engineering; outfielder


Colorado Springs|80831|Lewis Baumann, junior, exercise science; shortstop


Rio Rancho|87124|Trevor Purvis, freshman, business administration, sport management; outfielder, pitcher


Woodville|54028|Nick Scritchfield, sophomore, computer science, business administration; outfielder, right handed pitcher


Rawlins|82301|Kaleb Dingman, senior, biology; right handed pitcher


Winnipeg|Brett Muron, junior, business administration; right handed pitcher


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

Caracas|Mauricio Gomez, senior, business administration; infielder

Maracaibo|Juan Molero, senior, business administration; outfielder