Sports briefs 05/09/14

Ryan softball pounds Demons

BISMARCK – The Bishop Ryan softball team amassed 30 runs on 27 hits in a pair of mercy rule-shortened contests Thursday. The Lions won the opener 17-0 before completing the sweep with a 13-3 victory in the nightcap.

Ryan senior Brieann Backes went yard in the opener and classmate Maddie Lipp went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored. The Lions (14-2 overall, 13-1 West Region) scored 11 runs in the fifth to break the game open. Junior Hannah Stewart tossed a complete-game one-hitter, striking out seven.

Six Ryan batters recorded multiple hits in the finale, four finishing with three. Stewart and senior Alex Smith hit homers.

Backes allowed three runs on five hits, striking out five and walking one in five innings to record the victory in the circle.

The Lions host Jamestown on Saturday at 11 a.m. at South Hill Complex.

-Daily News Staff

Beavers announce 21 football signings

The Minot State football team announced a total of 21 recruits from seven states who will join the program in the fall.

Among the 21 recruits are Minot High products Kimani Benjamin and Brady Lampert, Des Lacs-Burlington’s Tanner Holte and Lewis & Clark-Our Reedemer’s Christian School’s Mitchel White.

Benjamin and Lampert will play on the offensive side of the ball as a wide receiver and running back, respectively. Holte and White will play defense. Holte, who recorded 128 tackles, 16 sacks and two interceptions in two seasons on defense, will be a defensive lineman. While will serve as a defensive back.

The Beavers also added seven recruits from California, three from Florida, two from Arizona and Washington and one from Georgia and Montana.

MSU coach Tyler Hughes expects to have a recruiting class of over 30 by the time training camp starts in August.

-Daily News Staff

MSU to honor seniors at banquet

Minot State will honor its seniors during a banquet on May 15 in the Conference Center of the MSU Student Center.

Tickets for the event, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., cost $15 can be purchased through the MSU Athletic Department through noon on Tuesday. Tickets will not be available the night of the event as they have been in the past.

The banquet, open to the public, will honor seniors for all varsity sports and cheerleading.

For more information, contact the MSU Athletic Department at 858-3041.

-Daily News Staff

Cabrera, Brantley lead Indians past Twins

CLEVELAND (AP) – Asdrubal Cabrera had four hits and three RBIs, Michael Brantley also homered and the Cleveland Indians beat the injury-riddled Minnesota Twins 9-4 Thursday for their first three-game winning streak this season.

Cabrera, who entered hitting .215, had a solo homer in the second innings and RBI doubles in the seventh and eighth. He also singled in the fifth.

Brantley hit a two-run homer in the fifth and had an RBI grounder in the sixth. He also doubled and scored in the first, then singled in the third.

Justin Masterson (2-1) allowed four runs – two earned – four hits and four walks in 6 1-3 innings. Kevin Corriea (1-4) gave up four runs, eight hits and four walks in 4 1-3 innings for the Twins.

Minnesota played their fourth straight game without first baseman Joe Mauer, who could be headed to the disabled list because of back spasms. Outfielder Sam Fuld was placed on the seven-day DL with concussion-like symptoms, leaving infielder Pedro Florimon as Minnesota’s only bench player when the game began.