K-Heart Sports – 06/01/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/01/23 – 0700

MINOT, ND – State tournaments for baseball, softball, girls soccer, and girls tennis begin today. Class B softball and baseball will be here in Minot, with softball at the South Hill Complex and baseball at Corbett Field. We’ll broadcast the Des Lacs-Burlington and Bishop Ryan baseball games on 106.9 K-Heart, khrt.com and through the Live 365 app.
High School Baseball
Class B
State Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot
First Round
#2 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs Des Lacs-Burlington, 11:30 am (HEARD ON 106.9 FM)
#3 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion vs Shiloh Christian, 35 min after
#1 Thompson vs Bishop Ryan, 4:30 pm (HEARD ON 106.9 FM)
#4 North Star vs #5 Central Cass, 35 min after
Thompson won the state title last year and Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich won the year before. Both years LaMoure-Litchville-Marion finished runner-up.
High School Girls Softball
Class B
State Tournament – South Hill Complex in Minot
First Round
#2 Renville County vs Thompson, 11 am
#3 Kindred-Richland vs Central McLean, 35 min after
#1 Beulah vs Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 4 pm
#4 Hillsboro-Central Valley vs #5 May-Port-CG, 35 min after
Renville County is the only undefeated team in the field. There will be a new state champion this year as Central Cass, who had won the last four years, didn’t make the tournament. Kindred-Richland was runner-up last year and Thompson in 2021.
High School Baseball
Class A
State Tournament – Young Field in West Fargo
First Round
(E1) Wahpeton vs (W4) Bismarck Legacy, 11:30 am
(W2) Bismarck Century vs (E3) West Fargo Sheyenne, 35 min after
(W1) Mandan vs (E4) Fargo North, 4:30 pm
(E2) West Fargo vs (W3) Jamestown, 35 min after
West Fargo Sheyenne has won the state title the last two years.
High School Girls Softball
Class A
State Tournament – Tharaldson Park (at NDSU) in Fargo
First Round
(W1) Minot High vs (E4) Grand Forks Central, 11 am
(E2) Grand Forks Red River vs (W3) Jamestown, 35 min after
(W2) Dickinson vs (E3) West Fargo Sheyenne, 4 pm
(E1) West Fargo vs (W4) Bismarck Century, 35 min after
Minot High has the best record in the field at 31-2. Their only two loses came midway through the season at Jamestown and in the last regular season game at Bismarck Century. The last, and only, time Minot High won a state title was in 2018. There will be a new champion this year as Bismarck High won last year, but didn’t make state this year. Dickinson was runner-up last year and won it all in 2021.
High School Girls Soccer
State Tournament – Fargo Davies High School
First Round
(E1) Fargo Davies vs (W4) Jamestown, 12 pm
(W2) Bismarck High vs (E3) West Fargo Sheyenne, 2:15 pm
(W1) Minot High vs (E4) Grand Forks Central, 4:30 pm
(E2) Fargo Shanley vs (W3) Mandan, 6:45 pm
Minot High looks to win their third consecutive state championship. The Majettes are 14-0-1 on the season and have outscored opponents 53-6. Minot High has not lost a match since 2019.
High School Girls Tennis
State Team Dual Tournament – Grand Forks
First Round – 10 am
(W1) Minot High vs (E4) Fargo Davies
(E2) Grand Forks Central vs (W3) Bismarck High
(E1) West Fargo Sheyenne vs (W4) Bismarck Century
(W2) Bismarck Legacy vs (E3) Valley City
Semifinal/Loser Out – 1 pm
5th, 3rd, Championship – 4:30 pm
Fargo Davies won last year’s title. Minot High last won the championship in 2018. The Majettes enter the tournament this year undefeated at 15-0. They hold an impressive match win-loss record of 63-9.
MINOT, ND – The Minot Hot Tots are on their first roadtrip. Last night in Mankato the Tots rallied for four runs in the 9th inning to tie the game at 7-7, but the MoonDogs scored in the bottom of the 10th to take the 8-7 win. Minot drops to 0-3 to begin the season and will try to get that first win tonight as the same two teams play again.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – A pair of the Minot State baseball team’s leaders were honored for their performance on the diamond this spring as both Derek Kay and Gunnar Kozlowitz were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Division All-Central Region Team. The right side of the Beavers infield, second baseman Kay and first baseman Kozlowitz were named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 2nd Team. The honor is the first for Kozlowitz, who was named to the team as a 2nd Team at-large infielder, and the third this spring for Kay, who was honored as the 2nd Team second baseman. Kay also was named to the D2CCA and NCBWA Central All-Region Teams.
Kozlowitz, a junior from Littleton, Colo., led the Beavers with a .410 batting average, and his 16 home runs and 16 doubles also were team highs. Playing in 46 of the Beavers’ 48 games, he also was second on the team with 53 RBIs. Also a 1st Team All-NSIC selection, Kozlowitz added 244 putouts at first base with 13 assists and just one error all second for a .996 fielding percentage.
As for Kay, a senior from Prior Lake, Minn., who played in all 48 games for the Beavers, he hit .355 which was third highest on the team. He added 15 home runs, which was second on the team, led Minot State with 59 RBIs, and stolen a team-high 16 bases. He also had 11 doubles and 5 triples, giving him 7 triples for his two-year career which ranks him No. 2 all-time in that category. His 59 RBIs ranks No. 2 all-time for a single season, as do his 5 triples. Along with his offensive impact, Kay also was a star in the field at second base as he had 91 putouts and a team-high 84 assists with just 7 errors all season for a .962 fielding percentage.
FARGO, ND – Grant Nelson has withdrawn from the 2023 NBA Draft and entered the transfer portal. He was among the players invited to compete in the draft combine earlier this month in Chicago, Illinois. The 6-foot-11 forward from Devils Lake was considered a potential second-round pick but will return to college in order to improve his draft stock next year. He averaged 6.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in two scrimmage games at the combine. Nelson, who was named to the All-Summit League first team, averaged 17.9 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.7 blocks on 52.1% shooting from the field this past season for NDSU. He led the conference in rebounding and field-goal percentage and was third in blocked shots (50). Nelson, who will be a senior this fall, has reportedly heard from several programs, including Arkansas, Gonzaga, Houston, Kentucky, Miami and UCF.
HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Louie Varland threw seven scoreless innings and Donovan Solano drove in a season-high four runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 8-2 rout of the Houston Astros Wednesday night. It was a career-long outing for the 25-year-old Varland, who allowed four hits _ all singles _ and struck out five with a walk. Solano scored 2 with a single in Minnesota’s 3-run third and added two RBIs in the sixth to make it 7-0. Ryan Jeffers had two hits and two RBIs to help the Twins take the series 2-1 after his 10th inning homer Monday gave them a 7-5 win in the opener. It was the first series win for Minnesota since taking two of three from the Cubs May 12-14.
RHP Pablo López (3-3, 4.11 ERA) opposes Cleveland RHP Tanner Bibee (1-1, 2.88) when the Twins open a four-game series against the Guardians tonight.

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