Sports Briefs

Errors end Vistas’ win streak

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Minot Vistas’ bats remained hot Thursday in a road doubleheader, but their 14 errors proved costly in 13-6 and 12-8 to the host Moorhead Blues.

The Vistas (5-7) committed eight errors in the opener and six more in the nightcap, contributing to the end of their four-game winning streak.

“Our pitchers threw pretty well actually,” Vistas coach Todd Larson said. “Our defense let us down tonight.”

Demetri Zafra (1-2) suffered the loss in the opener, pitching five innings. Shawn Danielson took the defeat in the second game, his first decision of the season.

In the first game, Minot claimed a 3-0 lead after a half-inning, but trailed 6-3 after two and never threatened again. The Vistas held a 7-6 lead following the top of the fifth of the second game, but the Blues plated three runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to secure the sweep.

“I thought we battled offensively,” said Larson of the Vistas’ 16 hits in the doubleheader. “We’ve gotta play better defensively for us to win on the road.”

Minot travels to Dickinson on Monday.

-Daily News Staff