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Sports Briefs 3/17/14

MSU drops final game in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz.- In its final game of the 2014 Tucson Invitational Games, the Minot State baseball team struggled to get things going offensively and made numerous defensive miscues.

The poor showing led to a 12-0 loss in seven innings to Westmont College (Calif.) on Sunday at Kino Sports Complex as the Beavers dropped to 6-7.

“We were flat and mentally I don’t think we came to the ballpark ready to grind it out today,” MSU coach Brock Weppler said in a press release.

MSU’s four errors led to four unearned runs for Westmont (15-11), which had 11 hits compared to MSU’s three.

The Beavers, who went 4-5 at the Tucson Invitational Games, begin Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play on Saturday at Upper Iowa.

-Daily News Staff

Beavers win 7th straight

CLERMONT, Fla. – The Minot State softball team remained perfect throughout its Florida trip, beating St. Michael’s 14-1 and Slippery Rock 3-0 on Sunday at National Training Center Sports Complex.

The Beavers (10-5) have won seven consecutive games dating to Feb. 24, including six games in three days at the National Training Center Spring Tournament.

MSU is idle Monday before playing New York Institute of Technology and Kutztown on Tuesday before capping the event with games against St. Michael’s and New Haven on Wednesday.

-Daily News Staff