Around the NSIC 4/01/14

Each week, The Minot Daily News features a roundup of notable performances, news and results from teams in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Here’s what happened last week:

– Augustana senior pitcher Tyson Gau became the Vikings’ all-time wins leader Sunday in a 7-0 victory against Minnesota Crookston. Gau went all seven innings, scattering three hits and striking out seven to record his 21st career victory on the mound.

The Alexandria, S.D., native lost his first two decisions this season before picking up wins in his last three. Gau has pitched 33 2/3 innings, sporting a 2.67 earned run average. He’s allowed 32 hits, struck out 26 and walked nine. Gau is 21-7 in his career with the Vikings.

– Concordia-St. Paul pitcher Stephanie Kappes recorded her first career no-hitter Sunday in a 22-0 thrashing of Minnesota Crookston. Kappes struck out 11 of the 18 batters she faced. She was perfect through two innings before hitting the leadoff batter to open the third.

– University of Mary senior Janet Johnson captured three titles at the American River College Invitational in Sacramento, Calif., and was named the NSIC women’s track athlete of the week. Johnson won the 100-meter hurdles in 14.21 seconds and helped win the 400 relay in 48.35. She followed that up with a first-place finish in the long jump with a distance of 18-feet, 1.5 inches.

The NSIC women’s field athlete of the week went to Wayne State senior Carly Fehringer for her NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 195-11 in the hammer throw at the Wildcat Classic. Her throw is the fourth best in the nation thus far.

– Sioux Falls junior Jordan Bents finished third overall in the men’s shot put and was the top NCAA Division II finisher with a throw of 52-10.25 at the Wildcat Open. His NCAA provisional qualifying throw earned him NSIC men’s field athlete of the week.

Augustana junior Paul Yak was named NSIC men’s track athlete of the week for his provisional qualifying time in the men’s 5,000. Yak clocked in at 14:36.80 at the Raleigh Relays to finish third among Division II runners.

-Daily News Staff