Sports briefs

Minot State swept by St. Cloud State

MINNETONKA, Minn. – Despite scoring runs in the first inning of both games, the Minot State University baseball team dropped a pair of games to No. 8 St. Cloud State on Monday.

The Beavers (8-12 overall, 0-6 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) compiled three runs in the first inning of game one before the Huskies (21-2, 10-0) countered with five in the bottom half en route to the 8-3 victory. SCS completed the sweep with a 7-4 win in game two.

“We did not let either game snowball out of our hands,” MSU coach Brock Weppler said in a press release. “We saw some big improvements this weekend over what appears to be the top team in the conference.”

MSU senior Mike Turcotte delivered the Beavers’ first home run of the season in the top of the first inning of game two. The Beavers went their first 574 at-bats without a homer.

MSU junior Connor Moughtin finished the doubleheader 3-for-7 with two RBIs to lead the offense.

The Beavers host a doubleheader against Upper Iowa University beginning at noon on Saturday.

-Daily News Staff

Three Tetons named to All-American team

Two members of the Williston State College women’s basketball team and one member of the men’s basketball team were named to the All-American team Monday.

Sophomores Maggie Lorenz, Jazzmine Robinson and Marquel Curtis were awarded the postseason honor after successful seasons for both programs.

Lorenz led the Teton women in points per game (16.2) and rebounds (7.4) and helped lead WSC to the second round of the NJCAA national tournament. Robinson averaged 13.4 points per contest and led the team in assists (4.0) and steals (2.5) per game. The Teton women finished 31-4.

Curtis averaged 20.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest. The Teton men finished 25-9 and won the Region XIII title.

-Daily News Staff

Beavers finish fourth at invite

MORAVIA, Iowa – Junior Casey Gleich and sophomore Kowan O’Keefe finished with the top two individual scores, but the Minot State University men’s golf team settled for a fourth-place finish at the Upper Iowa Spring Invite on Monday.

Gleich carded a 5-under 67 in the second round to finish one stroke ahead of O’Keefe for medalist honors. O’Keefe shot an even-par 72, falling just short of his third individual title this season. O’Keefe’s two-round score of 138 didn’t count toward the Beavers’ overall team total of 583.

“I’m really happy to see how well both of them played in this tournament as we head into the conference tournament,” MSU coach Chipper Farrell said in a press release. “I just wish we could have counted both, of course. I always say it’s just bad coaching. Casey has been fighting an injury and he just didn’t feel like he was ready yesterday, so we kept him out of the lineup.”

MSU finished six strokes back of first-place Minnesota State.

The Beavers tee off in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Spring Championship beginning Friday in Kansas City, Mo. MSU sits in fourth place after the first two rounds completed at the fall championship in October.

-Daily News Staff