K-Heart Sports – 05/12/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/12/23 – 0700

BISMARCK, ND — The Minot State Beavers fell 8-7 in a 10-inning matchup to the Winona State Warriors on Thursday in an elimination game at the NSIC Tournament. Junior Cameron Bagshaw (0-1) came out of the bullpen for Minot State (29-19 overall) and took the loss. Junior Austin Loeb was a bright spot for the Beavers, coming out of the bullpen as well and throwing 2.2 shutout innings, allowing one hit, with two walks and two strikeouts. In the batter’s box, the Beavers were led by junior Mark Ossanna who went 3-for-4 on the day with a home run, a walk and two RBI. Senior Derek Kay put together a noteworthy day at the dish as well, going 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBI. Junior Martin Rodriquez also contributed for Minot State, putting together three hits in four trips to the plate while adding a walk and an RBI.
The Beavers got on the scoreboard first, starting in the second inning. Minot State got an RBI single from Rodriquez, scoring Ossanna from second base. After the Warriors rallied to tie the ballgame at one, the Beavers came back to retake the lead in the fourth inning. Minot State brought home a pair, with one run driven in by senior Matt Malone’s single, which brought the Beavers lead to 3-1. Minot State’s lead had evaporated once the seventh inning arrived and turned into a 4-3 Winona State advantage when the Beavers evened up the game at four. The Beavers pushed across a run on Kay’s two-out RBI double. The Warriors broke the tie and took the lead in the 10th inning, when Minot State got back on the scoreboard. The Beavers put up three runs, two coming on home runs from both Kay and Ossanna, bringing the score to 8-7 in favor of Winona State but the Beavers were unable to get any closer. The loss eliminated Minot State from the NSIC Tournament and ends the Beavers season.
College Baseball
NSIC Tournament – Bismarck/Mandan
Loser Out
#8 Wayne State def. #5 Southwest Minnesota State 7-6 (15)
#7 Winona State def. #6 Minot State, 8-7 (10)
Winners Bracket
#4 St. Cloud State def. #1 Augustana University, 10-1
#2 Minnesota State-Mankato def. #3 Minnesota-Crookston, 5-3
Loser Out
#1 Augustana University def. #7 Winona State, 7-2
#3 Minnesota-Crookston def. #8 Wayne State, 7-5
Today’s schedule
#2 Minnesota State-Mankato vs #4 St. Cloud State, 12 pm (Mandan)
Loser Out
#1 Augustana University vs #3 Minnesota-Crookston, 3:30 pm (Mandan)
Aug/Crookston winner vs semifinal loser, 45 after (Mandan)
MINOT, ND – Thursday scores:
High School Baseball
Class B
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Tioga, 10-0
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Tioga, 21-2
Renville County def. Stanley, 15-0
Renville County def. Stanley, 12-2
Surrey def. Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 8-5
Central McLean def. South Prairie-Max, 23-22
Central McLean def. South Prairie-Max, 12-2
Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central def. New Town, 10-0

High School Girls Softball
Class A
Mandan def. Bismarck Legacy, 18-1
Mandan def. Bismarck Legacy, 13-3
Jamestown def. Williston, 11-1
Jamestown def Williston, 5-0
Bismarck High def. Bismarck Century, 5-3
Bismarck Century def. Bismarck High, 6-4
Class B
Beulah def. South Prairie-Max, 16-0
South Prairie-Max def. Beulah, 9-7
Central McLean def. Hazen, 20-4
Hazen def. Central McLean, 13-9

High School Girls Soccer
Minot High def. Bismarck St. Mary’s 4-0
Mandan def. Bismarck Legacy, 2-1
Bismarck High def. Bismarck Century, 1-0

High School Girls Tennis
Minot High def. Jamestown, 9-0
Bismarck Legacy def. Williston, 8-1

High School Boys Track & Field
Parshall Varsity Meet – Parshall
1. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 89
2. Powers Lake-Burke Central, 83.5
3. Bishop Ryan, 80.5
T4. Stanley, 74.5
T4. Central McLean, 74.5
6. New Town, 65
7. Nedrose, 61
8. Garrison, 60
9. Parshall, 29
10. Divide County, 24
11. Williams County, 17
12. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 13.5
13. Williston Trinity Christian, 11
14. Max-South Prairie, 10
15. Trenton, 8.5
16. Glenburn, 8
17. White Shield, 2

High School Girls Track & Field
Parshall Varsity Meet – Parshall
1. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 108.5
2. Central McLean, 107.5
3. Stanley, 77
4. Bishop Ryan, 68.5
5. Nedrose, 67.5
6. Powers Lake-Burke Central, 59
7. Williams County, 47
8. Trenton, 33
9. New Town, 32
10. Garrison, 29
11. Parshall, 24
12. Divide County, 15
13. Max-South Prairie, 12
14. Kenmare-Bowbells, 7
15. Williston Trinity Christian, 5
16. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 3
17. Glenburn, 2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Correa hit a two-run double in the seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the San Diego Padres 5-3. Kyle Farmer homered as Minnesota earned its second straight victory after a stretch of five losses in seven games. Emilio Pagán got three outs for the win, and Jorge López pitched a perfect ninth for his third save. Farmer also was plunked by Yu Darvish in the second in his second game back after a hit-by-pitch caused a laceration and the adjustment of four teeth. San Diego star Fernando Tatis Jr. homered on the first pitch of the game.
Twins: RHP Sonny Gray (4-0, 1.35 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game home series today against the Chicago Cubs. Chicago is scheduled to start LHP Drew Smyly (3-1, 3.05 ERA).
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitcher Tyler Mahle will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. He’ll have elbow reconstruction surgery after an MRI showed issues with the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. The 28-year-old Mahle was pulled from his start on April 27 after showing diminished velocity. He expressed optimism after the game and said he didn’t expect to miss time, but he was later diagnosed with an impingement before more testing. The surgery will be done in the next two weeks. Mahle is on a one-year, $7.5 million contract with Minnesota and will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Akayleb Evans was placed in the concussion protocol three times last season, a frustrating and humbling theme of his rookie year with the Minnesota Vikings. For as much as they could have used him down the stretch at cornerback, the Vikings decided, Evans needed the downtime more. He went on season-ending injured reserve after the last one on Dec. 4. “I understand they want to be safe. I have a lot more life to live after football, so it was the smart thing to do,” Evans said last week.
Following another season of passive and leaky pass coverage, the Vikings have their secondary again under construction. The greatest upgrade potential actually lies in their draft class from the previous year. Injuries kept the collective contributions from Evans, cornerback Andrew Booth and safety Lewis Cine — three of their first five picks in 2022 — to a bare minimum. If these three players can stay healthy all season and prove their worth as NFL -caliber defenders, or even if just one or two of them make those strides, the Vikings might have a fighting chance to keep opposing quarterbacks from carving them up as frequently as they did last season. With a pay cut for Harrison Smith and the return of Camryn Bynum, the safety positions are set. That reduces the pressure on Cine in his recovery from a badly broken leg after the first-round draft pick out of Georgia was hurt on special teams in the fourth game of the season.
The departure of Patrick Peterson, though, gave the development of Booth and Evans a heightened urgency. The signing of Byron Murphy in free agency from Arizona gave the Vikings an established starter, but Duke Shelley and Chandon Sullivan also went elsewhere to further deplete the depth chart. The Vikings signed veteran Joejuan Williams and drafted Mekhi Blackmon from USC in the third round last month to add to the mix, but major roles for Booth and Evans are there for the taking. “They played in spurts last season, and you saw the potential and we saw on draft day,” general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah said. “This sport isn’t about flashes or one play. It’s about showing consistency over a lot of plays. That is also a challenge that every young player has, and we are going to help them to get them to the best ability they can. We’re really excited about what they have and what they are coming back with.”
For Evans, a fourth-round pick out of Missouri, adjusting his tackling style will be the top priority for his second season. He was also recently fitted for a new custom helmet to help prevent a concussion recurrence. “Not every tackle has to be as hard as I can, so just being smart about that,” Evans said. “Whenever I do go in to make a tackle, just being smart to keep my head out of it, being intentional about it. So I’ve been working really hard at that.” Evans played in 10 games before he was shut down, but spending time with the eight-time Pro Bowl pick Peterson was probably just as valuable. “I was able to show some flashes of what I can do last year, but I feel like this year is about taking over for sure. I also see myself as a leader. I’ve usually been the quiet guy, but I feel like Pat P really set a good example of how to lead in your own way,” Evans said.
The Vikings are installing a different system favoring more man-to-man coverage under new defensive coordinator Brian Flores, which helps mitigate the impact of the lost time for Evans and Booth in their rookie seasons. Booth, the second-round pick out of Clemson, played in only six games. He tore the lateral meniscus in his knee in his first start and eventually had surgery. That was after he missed practice and game time with hernia, ankle and quadriceps injuries. The learning process for him revolved around the trainer’s room with injury prevention and treatment. “Your body is what’s going to get you through this, and that’s what’s going to provide my longevity,” Booth said. “They say our bodies are like Ferraris, so you’ve got to treat it a certain way.”
MINNEAPOLIS – The NFL released the schedules for the 2023-24 season last night. The Minnesota Vikings will open the season at U.S. Bank Stadium against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at noon on Sept. 10. That game will feature the debut of Hankinson ND-native Cody Mauch, who was drafted by the Bucs in the second round.
The full Vikings schedule:
Sept. 10 at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sept. 14 on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles
Sept. 24 at home against the Los Angeles Chargers
Oct. 1 on the road against the Carolina Panthers
Oct. 8 at home against the Kansas City Chiefs
Oct. 15 on the road against the Chicago Bears
Oct. 23 at home against the San Francisco 49ers
Oct. 29 on the road against the Green Bay Packers
Nov. 5 on the road against the Atlanta Falcons
Nov. 12 at home against the New Orleans Saints
Nov. 19 on the road against the Denver Broncos
Nov. 27 at home against the Chicago Bears
Week 13: Bye week
Dec. 10 on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders
TBD on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals
Dec. 24 at home against the Detriot Lions
Dec. 31 at home against the Green Bay Packers
TBD on the road against the Detroit Lions

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