KHRT Sports – 04/04/24


MINOT, ND – A dozen high school girls softball games will be played over the next three days at the Battle In The Bubble at Minot State
High School Girls Softball
Battle In The Bubble – Minot State
Thursday (4/4)
Grand Forks Central vs Minot High, 3:30 pm
Grand Forks Red River vs Minot North, 7:00 pm
Friday (4/5)
Grand Forks Red River vs Minot High, 8:30 am
Grand Forks Central vs Minot North, 12:00 pm
Kindred-Richland vs Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 3:45 pm
Northern Cass vs Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 5:30 pm
Wilton-Wing vs Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 8:00 pm
Saturday (4/6)
South Prairie-Max vs Bishop Ryan, 9:00 am
Kindred-Richland vs Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 11:10 am
Northern Cass vs Des Lacs-Burlinton/Lewis & Clark, 1:20 pm
Beulah vs Kindred-Richland, 3:30 pm
Stanley vs Washburn-Center-Stanton, 5:40 pm
JV games, 7:45 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UND) – Sophomore forward Jackson Blake was named the NCHC Player of the Month for March on Wednesday afternoon, as announced by the league office. It marks the second straight monthly award for Blake and fourth honor of his career, earning the league’s rookie of the month distinction twice in 2022-23. Blake closed out his sophomore season strong, leading the NCHC with 13 points and 1.63 points per game in March. The Carolina Hurricanes draft pick recorded points in all eight North Dakota games last month, including three multi-point games, stretching his point streak to 11 games to end the season. Blake’s nine assists tied for first in the NCHC in March, while his 1.13 assists per game were solely first. He also added four goals, all even strength, and finished +3 during the month. Blake finished the season with 60 points (22g/38a) in 40 games, tying the NCHC single-season scoring record first set by former UND standout Brock Boeser in 2015-16. The 22 goals are fifth in the NCHC, while the 38 assists tie for first with Denver’s Zeev Buium. Blake was selected a Hobey Baker Award Top-10 Finalist on March 20, along with his First-Team All-NCHC, NCHC Player and Forward of the Year nods.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jackson Chourio became the youngest player in six years to hit a home run but it wasn’t enough for the Milwaukee Brewers, who lost to the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Wednesday as Ryan Jeffers hit a tiebreaking three-run drive to cap a five-run seventh inning. Rhys Hoskins also went deep for the Brewers, who lost their first game after a 4-0 start. Minnesota’s Alex Kiriloff went 4 for 4 with two singles, a double and a triple. Jeffers had four RBIs for the Twins. Chourio led off the fifth by connecting on Daniel Duarte’s 1-1 slider for a 402-foot drive. Chourio, who signed an $82 million, eight-year contract during the offseason, is batting .350 with a hit in each of his first five major league games. At 20 years, 23 days, Chourio is the youngest player to homer since Juan Soto did it as a 19-year-old in 2018. Chourio is the youngest Brewer to homer since a 19-year-old Gary Sheffield in 1988.
After Chourio gave the Brewers a 3-1 lead, the Twins rallied against Milwaukee’s bullpen. Kiriloff and Byron Buxton opened the seventh with back-to-back doubles off Joel Payamps (0-1), and Carlos Correa’s one-out single drove in the tying run. With two outs and two on, Jeffers got ahead 2-0 in the count against Bryse Wilson, fouled off four straight pitches and hit a 376-foot drive over the left-field wall to end an 0-for-13 slump. The Twins had not gone deep since Royce Lewis in the first inning of last week’s opener. Jeffers added an RBI single in the ninth off Thyago Vieira. Duarte (1-0), Brock Stewart, Griffin Jax and Steven Okert combined to retire 15 of the Brewers’ last 16 batters. Chourio’s homer was Milwaukee’s last hit of the day. The Twins open their home schedule with a three-game series against Cleveland. Scheduled starters for today’s opener are RHP Pablo López (1-0, 1.29 ERA) for the Twins and RHP Tanner Bibee (0-0, 6.75) for the Guardians.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 28 points, Naz Reid added 23 and the Minnesota Timberwolves routed the short-handed Toronto Raptors 133-85 on Wednesday night to move into a tie for first-place in the Western Conference. Rudy Gobert had 11 points and 15 rebounds for Minnesota, whose 48-point win marked its largest margin of victory this season. The Timberwolves began the day tied with Oklahoma City for second in the West, one-half game behind first-place Denver. Minnesota’s win moved it into a tie with the idle Nuggets with six games remaining for both teams. Immanuel Quickley, Gradey Dick and Javon Freeman-Liberty all had 16 points for Toronto, which has lost 15 straight since its last win on March 3rd. The 48-point loss was the largest in Raptors franchise history. The Timberwolves play at Phoenix on Friday night.

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