K-Heart Sports – 05/11/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/11/23 – 0700
MINOT, ND – The Northern Sun Conference Baseball Tournament began on Wednesday with games played at Veteran’s Memorial Ballpark in Mandan and Bismarck Municipal Stadium.
College Baseball
NSIC Tournament – Bismarck/Mandan
First Round
#1 Augustana University def. #8 Wayne State, 6-5
#4 St. Cloud State def. #5 Southwest Minnesota State, 10-3
#2 Minnesota State-Mankato def. #7 Winona State 10-1
#3 Minnesota-Crookston def. #6 Minot State, 7-3
Today’s schedule
Loser Out
#5 Southwest Minnesota State vs #8 Wayne State, 11 am (Mandan)
#6 Minot State vs #7 Winona State, 11 am (Bismarck)
Winners Bracket
#1 Augustana University vs #4 St. Cloud State, 2:30 pm (Bismarck)
#2 Minnesota State-Mankato vs #3 Minnesota-Crookston, 2:30 pm (Mandan)
MINOT, ND – Wednesday scores:
High School Baseball
Class A
Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck Century, 12-9
Class B
Ray def. Berthold, 10-0
Berthold def. Ray, 5-0
MINOT, ND – The second high school softball coaches polls have Minot High still atop the Class A poll while there is a new #1 in Class B. Polls are voted on by the North Dakota high school softball coaches.
Class A Coaches Poll
Rank   Team (First Place Votes)  Previous Rank
1. Minot High (7)                          1
2. Jamestown (1)                         5
3. West Fargo Sheyenne (2)        2
4. Dickinson (1)                            4
5. West Fargo (1)                         3
6. Grand Forks Red River            6
7. Bismarck High                          8
8. Williston                                    7
T9. Bismarck Legacy                   9
T9. Fargo North                          NR
Class B Coaches Poll
Rank   Team (First Place Votes)  Previous Rank
1. Beulah (7)                                        2
2. Central Cass (3)                              1
3. Renville County (2)                         T3
4. Kindred-Richland                            T3
5. Velva-Drake-Anamoose                  5
6. May-Port-CG                                   6
7. Hillsboro-Central Valley                   7
8. Thompson                                        8
9. Des Lacs-Burlington-Lewis & Clark 9
10. Grafton                                          10
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KMOT) – Former Minot State football player Sebastian Gutierrez signed with the Super Bowl LVII champion Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday. ESPN reported the transaction and Guterriez confirmed the news on his personal social media channels. After stops in Denver and New England camps, Gutierrez dressed for one game with the Las Vegas Raiders in the 2022 season. The offensive lineman played two snaps on special teams in the game. The Raiders waived Gutierrez on May 2. Over the weekend, Gutierrez tried out at Kansas City’s rookie minicamp and the team signed him. Gutierrez will now participate in the Chiefs’ organized team activities and minicamp.
MINOT, ND – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its All-Division teams and honors for the 2022-23 season. The divisional teams and honors represent the four divisions in the NAHL: Central, East, Midwest, and South Divisions, as voted upon and selected by the league’s 29 head coaches and league office. 
Minot Minotauros forwards Chase LaPinta and Hunter Longhi were named to the All-Central Division Team. LaPinta was also named the Central Division Rookie of the Year. The Tauros were swept by the Austin Bruins in the first round of the Robertson Cup Playoffs. 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Kirilloff’s single in the 11th inning scored automatic runner Max Kepler and the Minnesota Twins pulled out a 4-3 win against the San Diego Padres. Carlos Correa was intentionally walked with Kepler on second and Kirilloff pulled a pitch from Domingo Tapia down the right-field line to help Minnesota snap a three-game losing streak. Griffin Jax escaped a bases-loaded jam in the top of the 11th to secure the win for the Twins after both teams scored their automatic runners in the 10th. Kepler homered, doubled and scored three runs for Minnesota. Juan Soto homered for San Diego, which has lost three of four. Josh Hader blew his second save in 13 chances this season. 
RHP Yu Darvish (2-2, 3.19 ERA) starts the afternoon series finale for San Diego, while Minnesota sends RHP Bailey Ober (2-0, 0.98) to the mound. Darvish has allowed more than one earned run just twice in his six starts. Ober has allowed two runs in 18 1/3 innings since taking the rotation spot of the injured Kenta Maeda.
Prior to Wednesday’s game the Twins reinstated infielder Kyle Farmer from the injured list four weeks after he was hit by a pitch in the face and needed oral surgery. Third baseman Jose Miranda was sent to Triple-A St. Paul to make room for Farmer. Farmer missed 24 games while recovering from the errant 92 mph fastball that caused a laceration around his lower lip and knocked four teeth out of alignment. Farmer played shortstop and second base before his injury. The demotion of Miranda likely means he’ll fill in at third base as well.

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