KHRT Sports – 04/07/24

MINOT, ND – Saturday’s scores.
High School Baseball
Class A
Bismarck High def. Devils Lake, 4-2
Devils Lake def. Bismarck High, 12-1 (5)
Mandan def. Williston, 3-2
Mandan def. Williston, 12-9
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Bismarck Century, 6-5
Class B
Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton def. South Border, 17-14
High School Girls Softball
Class A
Bismarck High def. Devils Lake, 11-0
Bismarck High def. Devils Lake, 18-8
West Fargo Sheyenne def. Jamestown, 11-0
West Fargo Sheyenne def. Jamestown, 11-1
Class B
Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark def. Kindred-Richland, 15-5 (5)
Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark def. Northern Cass, 9-7
Beulah def. Kindred-Richland, 4-2
Washburn-Center-Stanton def. Stanley, 10-0
High School Girls Soccer
Jamestown def. Bismarck High, 1-0
High School Boys Track & Field
Minot Invite
1. Bismarck Century, 226
2. Bismarck High, 210.5
3. Minot High, 98.5
4. Minot North, 26
High School Girls Track & Field
Minot Invite
1. Bismarck High, 214
2. Bismarck Century, 173
3. Minot High, 163
4. Minot North, 1
MANKATO, Minn. (MSU) – Mark Ossanna drove in four runs and Javier Gutierrez hit a home run and plated two more, but the Minot State baseball team couldn’t stop a late rally by host Minnesota State, Mankato, falling 14-12 in the opener of an NSIC doubleheader on Saturday. The Mavericks (18-11, 14-5) took the nightcap 16-5 in 7 innings for the sweep of the twinbill. Minot State (9-20, 6-13) now returns home to host Minnesota Crookston in a doubleheader for the Beavers home debut at Corbett Field on Wednesday starting at 1:30 p.m.
GAME 1 | Minnesota State 14, Minot State 12
The Minot State Beavers took a 12-11 lead into the sixth inning but could not hang on and fell 14-12 to the Minnesota State Mavericks on Saturday. Junior Gage Eastlick (1-2) came out of the bullpen for Minot State and took the loss. The Beavers were trailing 2-0 in the second inning when they first put runs on the board. Minot State’s offense started clicking and put up six runs, including a three-run double off the bat of senior Mark Ossanna. The Mavericks failed to push any runs across before the Beavers offense got back to their scoring ways the next inning. Minot State scored once on an RBI single off the bat of junior Seugjun Song, which brought the Beavers lead to 7-2. Minnesota State narrowed Minot State’s lead to 7-5 before the Beavers stretched the advantage to 12-5 in the fourth inning. The Beavers bats heated up in the inning, scoring five runs, including a two-run home run off the bat of junior Javier Gutierrez. The Beavers were unable to hold the lead, as Minnesota State scored nine times over the remaining three innings to grab the 14-12 win.
GAME 2 | Minnesota State 16, Minot State 5, 7 innings
The Minot State Beavers got a boost from junior Brent Riddle, who totaled three hits in a 16-5 loss to the Minnesota State Mavericks on Saturday. Junior Gage Yost (1-5) started and took the loss on the mound for Minot State. In addition to his three hits, Riddle had a double and an RBI to lead the Beavers. Senior Mark Ossanna furnished a standout performance as well, going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Sophomore Colton Bagshaw also chipped in for Minot State, putting together one hit in three trips to the plate while adding an RBI. The Beavers got the scoring started early, putting runs on the board in the top of the first inning. Minot State plated two runs off of Minnesota State pitching, one of which was driven in on a run-scoring double off the bat of Ossanna. The Beavers lost the lead they built in the first but got back on the board in the sixth trailing 15-2. Riddle came across to score the lone run of the inning for Minot State, which tightened the Mavericks lead to 15-3. Minnesota State expanded their lead to 16-3 before the Minot State offense got going, reducing that lead to 16-5 in the seventh. The Beavers scored twice, with one run coming across on Riddle’s single. The ballgame ended with that seventh-inning rally falling short.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (MSU) – The Minot State softball team battled hard but fell in a pair of NSIC games against preseason favorite Augustana on the road Saturday, dropping both games by matching 9-1 scores. The Beavers (13-11 overall, 8-4 NSIC) look to bounce back Wednesday when Minot State plays another NSIC road doubleheader at Northern State with first pitch slated for noon. 
GAME 1 | Augustana 9, Minot State 1, 6 innings
The Minot State Beavers struggled on Saturday, falling to the Augustana Vikings 9-1 despite the efforts of sophomore Anna LaCount, who went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Junior Reegan Floyd (4-4) got the ball to start for Minot State and took the loss. At the plate, the Beavers were led by LaCount, who went 2-for-3 on the day with a double and an RBI. The Beavers were trailing 5-0 in the sixth inning when they first put runs on the board. Minot State got an RBI single from LaCount, scoring senior Brooklyn Morrison from second base. The ballgame ended with that sixth-inning rally falling short.
GAME 2 | Augustana 9, Minot State 1, 5 innings
Senior Brooklyn Morrison went 1-for-3 with a double for the Minot State Beavers in a 9-1 loss to the Augustana Vikings on Saturday. Senior Gabi Dawyduk (4-5) got the ball to start for Minot State and took the loss. At the plate, the Beavers were led by Morrison, who went 1-for-3 on the day with a double. The Beavers were trailing 4-0 in the third inning when they first put runs on the board. Senior Lauryn DeGuzman came across to score the lone run of the inning for Minot State on a sacrifice fly by Anna LaCount and get them on the board. The Beavers were unable to get any closer, as Augustana added five runs to their tally on the way to a 9-1 final.
VERMILLION, S.D. (MSU) – The Minot State track and field teams wrapped up their second full weekend of action for the outdoor season with a record-setting performance by De’Andre Cornwall. The Beaver hurdler from Lauderhill, Florida smashed the NCAA Division II-era record in the women’s 100-meter hurdles on Saturday at the University of South Dakota Early Bird meet and moved to second all-time in Minot State history in the event. Cornwall advanced to the event finals with a time of 14.63 seconds in the prelims which smashed the D-II record of 15.23 seconds run by DelRay Audet in 2016. Cornwall then finished fifth in the event with a time of 14.72 in the finals. Her time of 14.63 ranks No. 2 all-time, second only to the 14.44-second performance by Marlo Henke run in 1993. It also ranks Cornwall No. 5 in the NSIC currently this season. While she wrote her name into the Minot State record books, so did multi-event athlete Hayleigh Solano as she became the first woman in the Beavers’ NCAA Division II era to complete a heptathlon scoring 2,302 points in the grueling, two-day, seven-event competition to finish 18th at the USD Early Bird meet. The NCAA D-II era record holder, Solano is now No. 2 all-time in Minot State history in the event as well behind just Michelle Boyeff who scored 4,231 points in the heptathlon in 2001. While Cornwall and Solano set records on the day, Sidra Sadowsky, Devontae Daley, Peyton Tuhy, and Jasiah Hambria all added top 5 finishes for the Beavers in their individual events.  Sadowsky finished fourth in Saturday’s women’s 800 meters in 2 minutes, 22.03 seconds, while Tuhy was fourth in the men’s Saturday edition of the 800 in 1:59.66. Tuhy also ran the 800 on Friday finishing 21st in 1:58.77 as the event was contested both days for the men and women. Hambria added a third-place finish in the men’s high jump as he cleared 6 feet, 4.75 inches, and Daley was fifth in the men’s 400 meters finishing in 50.26 seconds. The Minot State track and field teams will be back in action at two meets next weekend, heading east to Des Moines, Iowa to compete in the Jim Duncan Invitational hosted by Drake University on Friday, and heading west to Dickinson State for the Blue Hawk Games on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — David Fry hit a three-run homer and seven Cleveland pitchers combined on a two-hitter, helping the Guardians beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Saturday. On a day when they lost ace Shane Bieber to season-ending elbow surgery, the Guardians showcased their pitching depth while improving to 7-2 this season. Carlos Carrasco worked three innings of one-run ball. The 37-year-old right-hander struck out six and walked three before he was pulled after 78 pitches. Nick Sandlin (2-0), Cade Smith, Hunter Gaddis, Scott Barlow, Tyler Beede and Emmanuel Clase combined to blank Minnesota over the final six innings. Clase worked the ninth for his fourth save. Joe Ryan (1-1) struck out seven over six innings for Minnesota, but he paid dearly for a hanging sweeper that Fry deposited into the second deck in left field in the second. The Twins went 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position and struck out 14 times.
Guardians: RHP Triston McKenzie (0-1, 10.80 ERA) will start Sunday’s series finale. McKenzie gave up four earned runs in 3 1/3 innings at Seattle on Monday.
Twins: RHP Bailey Ober (0-1, 54.00 ERA) will try to rebound from the worst start of his career. Ober was hit hard in Kansas City last Sunday, giving up three homers and eight earned runs in 1 1/3 innings.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vladislav Namestnikov had a goal and two assists, linemate Alex Iafallo a goal and an assist, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Saturday. Kyle Connor and Morgan Barron also scored, and Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves for Winnipeg in the opener of a four-game trip. The Jets, who clinched a playoff berth Thursday, are two points behind Colorado for second place in the Central Division. Each team has five games remaining including against each other April 13 in Denver. Kirill Kaprizov scored twice and Mats Zuccarello had two assists for the Wild who are all but officially eliminated from playoff contention. Minnesota is 10 points behind Los Angeles for the second Western Conference wild card with six games remaining. The Kings host Vancouver later Saturday. Winnipeg won all four games against Minnesota this season and improved to 17-5-1 against Central Division foes, Minnesota is 8-13-3 in the division. The Wild begin a five-game road trip today in Chicago.

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