K-Heart Sports – 04/20/23

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CROOKSTON, Minn. (MSU) -The Minot State Beavers came up with their third last at-bat win in four days, rallying to beat host Minnesota Crookston in the opener of an NSIC softball doubleheader on Wednesday and earn a road split. The Beavers (23-17 overall, 10-8 NSIC) took the opener 3-1 thanks to a pair of runs in the top of the seventh but couldn’t complete the sweep as the Golden Eagles took the nightcap 7-4. The Minot State softball team now returns home to host Winona State on Saturday in another NSIC doubleheader, then entertains Upper Iowa on Sunday for “Senior Day.”
GAME 1 | Minot State 3, Minnesota-Crookston 1
The Minot State Beavers responded with a last at-bat rally, snapping a tie score in exciting fashion, securing a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagles on Wednesday. Sophomore Reegan Floyd (8-9) got the win for Minot State. The right-hander went seven innings, giving up one run on three hits, allowing one walk and striking out four. Offensively, the Beavers were led by junior Izzy Penner, who went 2-for-4 on the day with a double. Freshman Taylor Smith put together a standout day at the dish as well, going 1-for-1 with a double. Freshman Sara Van Wickler also chipped in for Minot State, putting together two hits in three trips to the plate. The Beavers got on the board immediately, starting their scoring with one run in the top of the first inning. Senior Leo Watson came across to score the lone run of the inning for Minot State and get them on the board. After the Golden Eagles rallied to tie the ballgame at one, the Beavers came back to retake the lead in the seventh inning. Minot State managed to push across two runs in the inning, which brought the Beavers lead to 3-1. The score remained 3-1 for the rest of the game, as Minot State held on for the win.
GAME 2 | Minnesota Crookston 7, Minot State 4
The Minot State Beavers got three hits from senior Leo Watson in a 7-4 loss to the Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagles on Wednesday. Freshman Calley Olson (10-2) started and took the loss in the circle for Minot State. Junior Gabi Dawyduk was a bright spot out of the bullpen, going two innings, surrendering two runs, zero earned, on two hits. Watson’s three-hit day led the Beavers offensively. Sophomore Chesie McLaughlin compiled a standout day at the dish as well, going 1-for-2 with a double and a walk. Junior Izzy Penner also contributed for Minot State, putting together one hit in four trips to the plate while adding a double. The Beavers got on the board immediately, starting their scoring runs in the top of the first inning. Minot State managed to push across two runs in the inning. The Golden Eagles then rallied to score seven runs and take a 7-2 lead before the Beavers got back on the board in the seventh. Watson’s run-scoring single highlighted an inning where Minot State scored twice, which tightened the Golden Eagles lead to 7-4. The ballgame ended with that seventh-inning rally falling short.
MINOT, ND – Rosters have been released for the North Dakota Lions All-Star Basketball Series. The series features the standout senior high school basketball players from the state, with the teams split between Class A and Class B. Games will be played July 10th at Bismarck High School and July 11th at Fargo Davies High School.
Class A Boys:
Houston Davis, Turtle Mountain
Zac Kraft, Red River
Alex Dvorak, Dickinson
Anthony Doppler, Century
Ray Brown, Fargo Davies
Darik Dissette, Minot
Reis Rowekamp, Red River
Vuciri Hakim, Shanley
Parker Wallette, Turtle Mountain
Ethan Manock, Wahpeton
William Ware, Bismarck Century
Ryan Erikson, Century
Coaches: Travis Hoeg, Fargo North and Kirby Krefting, Red River
Class B Boys:
Landon Koenig, May-Port-CG
Brady Feller, Bishop Ryan
Talan Batke, Hazen
Trey Hatfield, Oak Grove
Tyson Enget, Powers Lake-Burke Central
Tate Grossman, Harvey-Wells County
Connor Kerzmann, Garrison
Carson Yale, Des Lacs-Burlington
Sam Kobbervig, Central Cass
Mark Fassett, Jr, Warwick
Ayden Stainbrook, North Border
Jay Wanzek, Shiloh Christian
Coaches: Matt Norman, Central Cass and Brad Miller, Shiloh Christian
Class A Girls:
Amya Gourneau, Turtle Mountain
Emily Ash, Dickinson
Arden Faulkner, Fargo North
Maya Metcalf, Sheyenne
McKenna Koolmo, Wahpeton
Chloe Pfau, West Fargo
Bergan Kinnebrew, Bismarck Century
Alyssa Eckroth, Bismarck Legacy
Ella Falk, Jamestown
Peyton Neumiller, Bismarck
Miriley Simon, West Fargo
Brooke Eggermont, Valley City
Coaches: Kent Ripplinger, Red River and Kenyon Wingenbach, Sheyenne
Class B Girls:
Klaire Cotton, Central Cass
Olivia Dick, Thompson
Kennedy Harter, Kidder County
Kendyl Hager, Rugby
Ellie Braaten, Westhope-Newberg
Kacie Burner, Kindred
Hailey Quam, Shiloh Christian
Halle Crockett, Northern Cass
Rylen Burgess, Cavalier
Decontee Smith, Central Cass
Ellie Powell, Bowman County
Mykell Heidlebaugh, Rugby
Coaches: Jay Bachman, Central Cass and Jason Brend, Thompson
LINTON, N.D. (KFYR) – One of the top volleyball coaches in the state is resigning to watch her children play sports. Jaime Richter of Linton-HMB has 539 wins in 19 seasons of leading the Lions. Richter has three boys all playing football in the fall, plus her daughter JayCee is playing volleyball and basketball at Valley City State. Linton-HMB has played in the last three Class-B state championship matches. The Lions won the title in 2020 and 2021. Richter’s teams won seven Region Three championships as well. Kadie Anderson has been promoted to take over for Jaime as the head coach at Linton-HMB.
BOSTON (AP) — Joey Gallo hit a three-run homer in his return from the injured list, and Trevor Larnach and Edouard Julien also homered to help lift the Minnesota Twins to a 10-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Joe Ryan allowed three runs and six hits with three strikeouts and one walk in six innings for the win. Brent Headrick earned the save in his major league debut. He gave up one run and one hit in three innings. Gallo missed 10 games with a right intercostal strain. Larnach had a three-run homer and had four RBIs overall. Corey Kluber gave up seven runs and six hits in five innings in the loss. Kiké Hernandez homered for Boston.
UP NEXT Twins RHP Kenta Maeda (0-2, 4.09 ERA) is scheduled to start the series finale today. He’ll face the Red Sox for the third time in his career, and second time at Fenway Park. RHP Tanner Houck (2-0, 4.5) is scheduled to start for Boston. It’ll be his third career start against Minnesota.
DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 40 points and Michael Porter Jr. had 13 of his 16 in the fourth quarter, powering the Denver Nuggets past the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-113 on Wednesday night for a 2-0 lead in the NBA playoff series. Nikola Jokic added 27 points, nine assists and nine rebounds for the Nuggets, who blew an early 21-point lead and trailed 89-87 heading into the fourth quarter. Anthony Edwards had 41 points for the Wolves, who shot a sizzling 81% in the third quarter to erase a 64-59 halftime deficit. The series shifts to Minneapolis for Game 3 on Friday night.
DALLAS (AP) — Roope Hintz scored a short-hander on Dallas’ first shot and added two more goals after that, Evgenii Dadonov scored twice and the Stars beat the Minnesota Wild 7-3 to even the first-round series at a game each. Hintz, who also had an assist, secured the hat trick with a power-play goal with just under eight minutes left, when Miro Heiskanen got his fourth assist of the game. Captain Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin also had power-play goals for the Stars. The Dallas scoring onslaught came against three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-André Fleury, who got the start even after 24-year-old Filip Gustavsson made his playoff debut with a franchise-record 51 saves in the series opener the Wild won 3-2 in double overtime. The 38-year-old Fleury had 24 saves in his 168th career playoff game. He had been 8-3-1 over his final 12 starts of the regular season. Game 3 is Friday night in Minnesota.

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