Sports briefs

Beavers drop regional opener

HAYS, Kan. – Central Oklahoma freshman Sam Cool hit a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning and pitcher Kalynn Schrock tossed a complete-game four-hitter to help the fourth-seeded Bronchos defeat Minot State University 2-0 Friday in the first round of the NCAA Division II Central Region softball tournament.

The fifth-seeded Beavers play No. 8 seed Emporia State (Kan.) in a loser-out game at 3:30 p.m. today, while Central Oklahoma (43-11) plays top-seeded Fort Hays State (Kan.) in a semifinal at 1 p.m.

Freshman Brittany Thorson batted 2-for-3 to pace MSU (40-10), which stranded seven runners in the game. Schrock finished with seven strikeouts and one walk.

“We didn’t wake our bats up and that’s a credit to (Schrock),” MSU coach Bill Triplett said in a press release. “We have played some big games and seen some big pitchers, so I thought we were ready. It came down to one big hit and they got it.”

MSU senior ace Mandy Greenberg threw a complete game, giving up five hits while striking out four and walking three.

Greenberg and MSU junior outfielder Jen Dixon, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference player of the year, were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association all-Central Region team Friday.

– Daily News Staff

Magicians finish second at Hawktree

BISMARCK – The Minot High boys golf team finished two strokes behind first-place Bismarck Century at the nine-team St. Mary’s Invite on Friday at Hawktree Golf Club.

Braxton Heupel and Jersey Kelley paced the Magicians with an 80 and 81, respectively, as Minot finished second with a team score of 334 in windy conditions. Jamestown’s Brandon Stahlhut carded a 78 to win the event.

“We are convinced that we can be a top team in the west as we get to use the courses more,” MHS coach Scott Foltz said in a press release. “We drive by a golf course and strokes fall off our score.”

Turtle Mountain finished seventh with a combined score of 385 and Williston finished last with a 399.

MHS competes in the Century Invite beginning at 10 a.m. today at Tom O’Leary Golf Course.

– Daily News Staff

Majettes sweep Fargo tennis teams

FARGO – The Minot High girls tennis team earned a pair of 4-1 wins over Fargo Davies and Fargo North on Friday.

Megan Sherven and Rachel Mattson picked up straight-set singles wins in the Fargo Davies match, and both Majette doubles teams earned three-set wins.

Following the same formula against Fargo North, Minot singles players Ban Dodin and Latasha Klein dispatched their opponents in two sets and both doubles teams also earned wins.

MHS coach Scott DeLorme said the match against North was “a better team effort.”

“Ban Dodin played possibly her best match of the year and beat a good Lydia Jacobson in straight sets,” DeLorme said in a press release. “Latasha Klein continues to get better each match and she got a nice win at No. 3 singles for us. And both our doubles teams did a nice job of getting a lead early and then were able to close it out.”

The Majettes compete in the West Fargo Invite beginning at 9 a.m. today.

– Daily News Staff

Bishop Ryan routs Garrison-Max

MAX – The Bishop Ryan baseball team scored in all but one inning in a 17-5 victory against Garrison-Max on Friday.

The Lions (6-0 overall, 3-0 Region 6) scored four runs in the top of the first inning, receiving contributions up and down the roster.

“Through the lineup, everybody hit the ball pretty well,” Ryan coach Brent Nelson said. “Even when they got out, they still hit the ball pretty well.”

Juniors Jake Magnuson and Josh Schell combined to go 6-for-9 with four RBIs. Classmate Mason Kramer homered and drove in two for Ryan.

Alex Bendickson homered for G-M.

The Lions travel to Central McLean at 1 p.m. today.

-Daily News Staff

Beavers struggle at NSIC meet

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Minot State University men’s track and field team sits in 11th with a total of three points after day one of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Championships. The MSU women’s team failed to score a point Friday.

Sophomore Kirk Capdeville cleared 15 feet in the pole vault for a seventh-place finish and two points. Sophomore Cyrille Litche Zouogbo earned the Beavers another point with an eight-place finish in the long jump (21-11.50).

Sophomore Tyler Flatland posted the second-fastest qualifying time in the 400-meter hurdles Friday, finishing the race in 54.07 seconds.

“Tyler just did what he has done all year,” MSU coach Stu Melby said in a press release. “He was third in the 400 hurdles in the NSIC heading into the weekend and he looked good today. Hopefully he can do the same tomorrow.”

The meet resumes at 1 p.m. today.

– Daily News Staff

Magicians suffer first losses

BISMARCK – The undefeated start to Minot High’s baseball season is over.

Bismarck High snapped the Magicians’ 10-game winning streak by sweeping MHS 9-8 and 9-2 in a pair of games Friday.

Minot (10-2 overall, 8-2 West Region) tied the first game at 8-8 with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh, but the Demons scored in the bottom of the frame to secure the win.

“We had a couple opportunities to go ahead in game one,” MHS coach Pete Stenberg said. “We just never got the timely hit we needed there. We would come back and tie it up and Bismarck would add another run or two. We just couldn’t get over that hump.”

Wesley Johnson, Kolton Larson, Alex Mack and Grant Larson paced the Magicians with two hits apiece in game one, with Wesley Johnson knocking in a team-high three runs.

In game two, Bismarck’s Kole Bauer pitched a complete-game five-hitter and added two doubles at the plate.

Minot junior Chandler Jacob suffered the loss in 6 1/3 innings pitched, but batted 2-for-3.

The Magicians host Bismarck Century at 1 p.m. today.

– Daily News Staff