Sports briefs

Beavers split in softball

FAYETTE, Iowa – The Minot State University softball team split a pair of conference games with Upper Iowa on Saturday.

The Beavers (26-3 overall, 8-2 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) cruised to an 8-0 win in the first game. Senior pitcher Mandy Greenberg improved to 14-1 and senior Tiffany Friesen and junior Katie Backes hit solo home runs.

“Mandy was very good for us again and we did a good job of getting her a lead,” MSU coach Bill Triplett said in a press release.

The Peacocks (15-11, 2-4) evened the series, which concludes with a doubleheader starting at noon today, with an 8-4 win in the second game.

Friesen (10-2) struggled on the mound and UIU scored five runs in the first two innings.

“Tiff didn’t have her best stuff of the season,” Triplett said. “She has pitched at such a high level this season that we almost expect her to go out and give us 6-7 great innings, but (Upper Iowa) was able to get some things going.”

MSU sophomore Melissa Bell hit two home runs in the loss and finished with three of the Beavers’ six hits in the game.

– Daily News Staff

Tetons sweep NDSCS in softball

WILLISTON – Williston State College freshmen pitchers Meggie Reitz and Courtney Okrainec picked wins in a doubleheader against North Dakota State College of Science on Saturday.

Reitz threw 10 strikeouts in an 11-0 win in five innings. Freshman Molly Li led the Tetons (7-9) with three hits. Classmate and Bishop Ryan graduate Hannah Kramer added two hits.

Okrainec also got a shutout with an 8-0 win in six innings in game two. Li led the way again with three hits and three RBIs. NDSCS dropped to 0-11.

– Daily News Staff

Capdeville, Vanterpool lead Beavers

BOZEMAN – Minot State University sophomore Kirk Capdeville and junior Kamilah Vanterpool placed third at Saturday’s Montana State Bobcat Open.

The six-team meet, which featured NCAA Division I University of Montana and Montana State, saw Capdeville clear 14-feet, 11 inches in the men’s pole vault and Vanterpool record a heave of 144-6 throw in the women’s hammer.

“For just our second time outside this year, we did pretty well in some tough weather conditions outcast, cloudy day with 10-20-plus miles per hour winds,” MSU coach Stu Melby said in a press release. “We had 10 personal bests half were wind aided nine season bests and six athletes were competing for the first time.”

The meet, which also included NCAA II Montana State-Billings and NAIA Carroll and Rocky Mountain, also saw MSU sophomore Tyler Flatland (400 hurdles), sophomore Sienna Daily (200-meter), junior Allie Helterbran (long jump) and junior Abbey Aide (paul vault) place fourth.

– Daily News Staff