K-Heart Sports – 06/28/23


MINOT, ND – The Bismarck Larks hold the upper hand in the Dakota Dustup rivalry. The Larks scored three times in the the top of the first inning and never looked back, defeating the Minot Hot Tots 10-4 last night at Corbett field here in Minot. Bismarck scores 10 runs on 11 hits, while Minot’s 4 runs came on 7 hits. Bismarck has won all four games against the Hot Tots this season. Carter Rost (2-1) gets the win for the Larks pitching 6 innings and surrendering 2 runs (both earned) on 4 hits with no walks and 7 strikeouts. Trevyn Badger (0-4) takes the loss for Minot giving up 8 runs (all earned) on 8 hits, with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts over 4 innings of work. Minot drops to 5-21 while Bismarck improves to 13-15. The Tots begin a two-game home series against the Mankato Moondogs tonight at 6:35 pm.
MINOT, ND – Scores from Tuesday:
American Legion Baseball
Class AA
Bismarck Governors def. Mandan Chiefs, 11-3
Class A
Bismarck Senators def. Mandan A’s, 3-2
Williston Oilers def. Bismarck Reps, 12-9
Bismarck Reps def. Williston Oilers, 8-5
Bismarck Capitals def. Watford City Walleye, 3-2
Watford City Walleye def. Bismarck Capitals, 8-6
Class B
Cando def. Velva, 3-1
Cando def. Velva, 8-3
Hazen def. Belfield-South Heart, 6-4
Hazen def. Belfield-South Heart, 10-0
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State women’s basketball team will open the 2023-24 season against Creighton at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Monday, Nov. 6. This will mark only the third time NDSU will play at the Sanford Pentagon in program history after the Bison went 1-1 in the 2020-21 Summit League Tournament. This will be the 12th all-time meeting between NDSU and Creighton dating back to 1981 with the Bluejays leading the series, 10-1. Creighton, who posted a 22-9 record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season, won the most recent meeting in 2019, 70-59, in Omaha, Neb. NDSU finished last season winning its most games since 2004-05 with an 18-12 overall record. The Bison went on to make their first appearance in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) in program history. The full 2023-24 schedule will be announced at a later date.
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. hit two of Atlanta’s five homers — all in the first two innings — and the power-hitting Braves beat Joe Ryan and the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Tuesday night. Acuña sparked the barrage of long balls by hitting Ryan’s first pitch into the Braves’ bullpen in right field. Thanks to a productive June, the Braves lead the majors with 146 homers. Beginning the night, the Los Angeles Dodgers were second with 124. Atlanta hit five homers in its first 10 at-bats and has 54 this month, only two shy of the franchise record for any month set with 56 in June 2019. Ryan (8-5), coming off a 6-0 win over Boston on Thursday, had allowed only two homers in four June starts, and eight for the season. The Braves ended the right-hander’s momentum early. Ryan allowed nine hits and six runs in three innings in his shortest start of the season. The five homers allowed matched his career high set on July 9, 2022, at San Diego.
The Braves will recall LHP Kolby Allard to face RHP Kenta Maeda (1-4, 6.86) in today’s final game of the series. Allard will be making his first start in the majors since starting 17 games for Texas in 2021. Allard has a 2.70 ERA in two starts for Triple-A Gwinnett this season.

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