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Golden Eagle Baseball Team to Play Bemidji State University in NSIC/LJK Metrodome Classic
March 18, 2008

Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sports Information Director - (218)281-8445

(Crookston, Minn.) – The University of Minnesota, Crookston Baseball team travels to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn. of Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21 to take on Bemidji State University in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC)/LJK Metrodome Classic. It will be the NSIC opener for both squads with the first pitch scheduled for 7:00 pm on Thursday and 10:00 pm on Friday.


The Golden Eagles have not played since a doubleheader sweep (7-3/13-5) by the University of Wisconsin-Stout back on March 6. U of M, Crookston has an overall record of 2-2. They are led by Paul Krebs (Jr, RHP/C, Little Falls, Minn.), Alex Gregor (Fr, 1B/RHP, Shakopee, Minn.) and Nate Stark (Jr, OF, McIntosh, Minn.). They each are batting .500. Gregor and Stark each have two runs batted in (RBI) and Krebs has one RBI. Shawn Motl (So, 3B/RHP, Staples, Minn.) is hitting .417 with two doubles and two RBI while Jordan Triestram (So, IF/RHP, Shakopee, Minn.) is hitting .400 with four RBI. Nick Wright (So, RHP, Grand Forks, N.D.) is 1-0 on the hill with a 1.69 earned run average (ERA). Krebs is 1-1 with a 3.55 ERA and 15 strikeouts.


The Beavers hold an overall record of 2-8. They are led by Paul Newman who is hitting .400 (8 for 20) and J.J. Swalbowski who is hitting .357 (5 for 14). Josh Juntunen is 1-2 on the mound with a 3.79 earned run average (ERA). He also has 21 strikeouts.


Both doubleheaders will be available via audio broadcast at There is a $5.00 fee.


For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at


The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).