Sports Briefs

Beavers sweep doubleheader in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Minot State University baseball team posted 6-4 and 3-1 victories over Southwest Minnesota State University on Sunday in the Tucson Invitational.

The Beavers (5-2) took advantage of four Mustangs errors, breaking a 4-4 tie in the top of the sixth inning. Senior Brian Vine doubled to right field, knocking in junior third A.J. Begay to give MSU a one-run lead. Vine scored on a single by senior Jordan Gilmour for an insurance run.

“Hitting wise, we were a little complacent yesterday and we wanted to change that,” MSU coach Brock Weppler said in a press release. “Our goal is to come out and win every single inning and we played that way today. The guys grinded it out on both sides today and that’s what we like to think our team is all about. That was the big difference from yesterday to today.”

MSU scored three unearned runs and on a wild pitch.

Runs were at a premium in the latter game. Sophomore Andrew Roach platted senior Mike Turcotte with a single to center field in the bottom of the first inning.

The Beavers scored a run in the fifth and sixth to provide breathing room for starting pitcher Jesse Goertzen. The freshman went all seven innings, striking out three.

MSU continues play in Tucson today with games against Southwest Minnesota State University and Lubbock Christian University (Texas) starting at 10 a.m.

-Daily News Staff

Ladyjacks season ends with District F loss

NORTH PLATTE – The Dakota College at Bottineau women’s basketball team dropped a 64-40 decision to North Platte Community College in the Division II District F playoff game on Sunday.

The Ladyjacks (12-20) fell behind early and trailed the Region IX champions 30-16 at halftime. The Lady Knights attempted 23 more shots than DCB and held a 39-30 advantage on the glass.

The victory sends NPCC (15-14) to the national tournament in East Peoria, Ill., at Illinois Central College starting March 19.

Jackie Miller led the Ladyjacks with 15 points and was the only DCB player in double figures. Miller also grabbed six rebounds.

NPCC’s DaVontaye Merritt netted a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds and Paige Hasty led the Lady Knights with 20 points.

-Daily News Staff