K-Heart Sports – 07/10/23


MINOT, ND – The Burlington Bulldogs played in the Legion Baseball Tournament in Williston this weekend. In yesterday’s semifinal Braden Nelson had 10 strikeouts as Burlington defeats Froid MT, 2-0. In the championship, the Bulldogs surrendered 8 runs in the 5th inning as the Williston Oilers won 12-4. Jake Schaefer took the loss pitching 4 2/3 inning and surrendering 11 runs (7 earned) on 12 hits with no walks and 2 strikeouts.
MINOT, ND – The Minot Hot Tots seem to be finding their stride in the second half of the season. After their first series win last week sweeping the Minnesota Mud Puppies in a two-game series, the Tots split their series with the La Crosse Loggers this weekend. The Loggers won 14-5 on Saturday, but Minot got a walk-off win yesterday 5-4. Ryan Recio got a hit driving in Nic Peper in the bottom of the 9th inning for the win. Gavin Schmitt (3-1) gets the win pitching the final two innings. Hot Tots starter Rawley Hector went 6 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on 6 hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Minot is now 3-3 in the second half of the season. They’ll hit the road for a long trip to MInnesota. The Tots play 2 games in Mankato starting tonight and then 4 games in Willmar Wednesday through Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Santander hit two of Baltimore’s six homers and the Orioles completed a sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 15-2 victory on Sunday. Aaron Hicks added a three-run homer against his former team in the Orioles’ seven-run fifth. Austin Hays, Ramón Urías and Adley Rutschman also went deep for Baltimore. After scoring seven runs in the fifth, the Orioles’ offense continued to roll in the sixth with six more runs. Baltimore closed the first half of the season on a five-game winning streak after losing four straight. Baltimore headed into the break with a 54-35 record, two games behind first-place Tampa Bay in the American League East. The loss dropped the Twins to 45-46, a half game back of Cleveland in the AL Central. Former Twin Kyle Gibson (9-6) was sharp against his old club. The right-hander struck out 11 and allowed just three hits in seven innings, two of them to Edouard Julien. The Twins second baseman drove in the game’s first run with a double in the first and hit a solo homer in the sixth. Baltimore chased Twins starter Joe Ryan (8-6) from the game after just 4 2/3 innings. Ryan finished with a season-high 10 strikeouts, including the first eight outs he recorded. But he ran into trouble in the fifth before getting pulled after 98 pitches.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Twins selected Walker Jenkins with the fifth overall pick in the 2023 MLB draft. The 18-year old Jenkins is committed to play at the University of North Carolina this fall. He was ranked fourth on MLB’s 2023 prospect rankings. MLB’s scouting report said Jenkins was the best high-schooler in the draft. They say Jenkins, at his 6-foot-3 frame, is built to hit for power. Jenkins hit .480 in the spring, his senior season. He was a career .388 hitter in high school. Perfect Game, a resource for amateur baseball events, calls Jenkins a “premium athlete with highest level upside.” With the 34th overall pick, the Twins selected 17-year-old pitcher Charlee Soto out of Reborn Christian High School in Florida. Perfect Game says the 6-foot-5 pitcher has a “long and lean build with plenty of athleticism and a ton of room to project.” At 49, the Twins took second baseman Luke Keaschall from Arizona State University.

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