Sports briefs

Vistas rout Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE – The Minot Vistas American Legion baseball team tallied 23 runs on 20 hits in a pair of lopsided victories against Devils Lake on Wednesday.

Minot’s Brock Krueger paced the offense in game one, finishing 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored in a 16-2 victory. Brady Lampert and Krueger combined to throw a one-hitter in a 7-0 victory in game two to complete the sweep.

“We got some good swings in and hopefully we can carry it over to Mandan (tonight),” Vistas coach Todd Larson said. “We hope to get better each time we go out and play the game of baseball.”

Grant Larson and Caleb Fornshell each recorded three hits in game two and combined for three RBIs. Fornshell was the game-one winner on the mound for the Vistas (21-13), pitching a complete-game six-hitter, allowing two runs and striking out four.

Minot travels to Mandan today for a doubleheader beginning at 5:30 p.m.

-Daily News Staff

Fornshell signs with Beavers

Former Minot High School and current Minot Vistas middle infielder Caleb Fornshell signed a letter of intent to play at Minot State University next year, MSU baseball coach Brock Weppler announced Wednesday.

Fornshell earned all-state honors and was named Western Dakota Association player of the year following his senior season at Minot High School. Fornshell is batting .342 with 10 RBIs and 25 runs scored for the Vistas this season.

“Caleb has a great work ethic and that’s exciting to me,” Weppler said in a press release. “He is going to come in every day and work very hard. He is a smart baseball player and he is the type of player that is going to push his teammates.”

Caleb’s brother Alex played for the Beavers from 2011-13.

– Daily News Staff

MSU’s Yale, NDSU’s Aaberg honored

Minot State University men’s basketball guard Matt Yale and North Dakota State forward Jordan Aaberg were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court on Wednesday for their performances in the classroom.

To qualify for the NABC Honors Court, student-athletes must be an academic junior or senior with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher at the end of the academic year. The student-athlete must also be a member of an NCAA or NAIA institution and be with his or her current school for a year.

Yale played in 18 games for the Beavers last season, averaging 1.6 points and 0.9 rebounds per game. The finance major is one of 14 players from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference to earn a place in the Honors Court.

Aaberg came off the bench in 22 games for the Bison, averaging 2.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. The 6-foot-9 management information systems major recorded a season-high 12 points at South Dakota last year.

-Daily News Staff

CBS Sports Network to broadcast six UND hockey games

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team will be featured in six nationally-televised games on CBS Sports Network this season, the first as a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

Eighteen NCHC games are slated to air on CBSSN for the 2013-14 season as well as the conference semifinals and championship. UND’s six games – two at home and four on the road – are most among the eight teams in the conference.

“We are excited about our partnership with CBS Sports Network,” NCHC Commissioner Josh Fenton said in a press release. “The NCHC is committed to showcasing our conference nationally and the relationship with CBS Sports Network helps us accomplish this goal.”

CBSSN will feature UND’s road games against Miami (Oct. 18), Western Michigan (Dec. 6), Denver (Jan. 24) and St. Cloud State (Feb. 28). UND’s home contests against Colorado College (Jan. 10) and Miami (Feb. 14) will also be televised.

-Daily News Staff