KHRT Sports – 04/29/24


MINOT, ND (MSU) – Colton Bagshaw and Ricky Apodaca each racked up three hits to help power the Minot State Beavers offense while Jonah Prokott dominated on the hill, leading the past the Saint Cloud State Huskies 5-3 on Sunday in NSIC action at Corbett Field. The win avoids a sweep at the hands of the Huskies who won the doubleheader on Saturday 5-2 and 9-5. Prokott (4-1) started on the mound and picked up the win for Minot State (15-29 overall, 12-22 NSIC). The right-hander went seven innings, giving up two runs, both of them earned, on three hits, allowing one walk and striking out two. Noah Balandran also made an impact on the mound for the Beavers, throwing one shutout inning while allowing no hits, with one walk and two strikeouts. In addition to his three hits, Apodaca had a double, a triple and an RBI to lead the Beavers, along with Bagshaw’s three base knocks. Grant Gabbert also helped out for Minot State, putting together two hits in four trips to the plate while adding an RBI. The win was the final home game for the Beavers who play an NSIC doubleheader at Bemidji State on Tuesday, then wrap up the regular season with a doubleheader Friday at Augustana and a single game against the Vikings on Saturday.
The Beavers got on the board immediately, starting their scoring with runs in the bottom of the first inning. Minot State plated two runs off of Saint Cloud State pitching, one of which was driven in on a run-scoring double off the bat of Apodaca. Grant Gabbert singled home the other run for the 2-0 lead. The Huskies then tied the ballgame at two before the Beavers came back to reclaim their advantage in the fourth inning. Seugjun Song came across to score the lone run of the inning for Minot State, which brought the Beavers lead to 3-2, on a Brian Parry sacrifice fly. Minot State held Saint Cloud State scoreless before expanding their lead to 5-2 the following inning as Mark Ossanna scored on a fielding error and Song added an RBI single. Saint Cloud State put one run on the scoreboard before the game was over but Minot State still held on for the 5-3 win.
SMITHVILLE, Mo. (MSU) – Holly Knudsen finished with an 11-over 83 on Sunday to tie for 21st, leading the way for the Minot State women’s golf team which finished 9th at the NSIC Championships. Knudsen finished at 29-over 245 (85-77-83) for the three-day, 54-hole event played at the Paradise Pointe Golf Club. As for the Beavers, they shot a team total of 148-over 1,012 (341-331-340) for the three-day Championship which concluded Sunday. Taylor Cormier and Jaci Jones were next for the Beavers as each tied for 30th at 37-over 253 for the tournament. Cormier shot rounds of 85, 84, and 84 while Jones turned in scores of 80, 86, and 87. Lauren Keller was next for Minot State as she tied for 47th at 49-over 265 (91-84-90), then Zoe Banack rounded out the Beaver scores as she was 50th at 52-over 268 (92-90-86). Augustana won the team title by 29 strokes over Winona State as the Vikings turned in a 54-hole score of 46-over 910 (300-310-300) while Carly Moon from Winona State claimed the individual title by two strokes as she finished at 5-pver 221 (72-72-77).
MINOT, ND – Saturday scores:
High School Baseball
Class A
Bismarck High def. West Fargo Horace, 10-6
Bismarck High def. West Fargo Horace, 12-6
Belgrade MT def. Watford City, 15-2
Sidney MT def. Watford City, 13-2
Class B
Berthold def. Central McLean, 13-3
Shiloh Christian def. Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton, 13-3
Shiloh Christian def. Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton, 3-1

High School Girls Softball
Class A
Dickinson def. Turtle Mountain, 21-1
Dickinson def. Turtle Mountain, 34-1
Williston def. Sidney MT, 16-11
Class B
Velva-Drake-Anamoose def. Northern Cass, 12-0
Velva-Drake-Anamoose def. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, 10-4
Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark def. Hillsboro-Central Valley, 7-4
May-Port-CG def. Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 6-0
Renville County def. Minot, 14-10
Renville County def. Hillsboro-Central Valley, 9-2
Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Rugby, 16-6
May-Port-CG def. Beulah, 3-1
Beulah def. Northern Cass, 15-2

High School Girls Soccer
Mandan def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 3-0
Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck High, 3-1
Jamestown def. Williston, 4-0

High School Girls Tennis
Mandan def. Williston, 8-1

High School Boys Golf
Class A
Bakken Classic – Fox Hills Golf Club in Watford City (2 day event)
1. Minot North, 586
2. Bismarck Century, 590
3. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 611
4. Mandan, 615
5. Jamestown, 622
6. Minot High, 640
7. Williston, 644
8. Watford City, 648
9. Legacy, 652
10. Bismarck High, 670
11. Dickinson, 693
12. Turtle Mountain, 767
Individual Medalist: Quinn Shillingstad of Bismarck St. Mary’s, 136
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Austin Martin and Alex Kiriloff drove in two runs apiece, and the Minnesota Twins stretched winning streak to seven games while completing a weekend sweep of the struggling Los Angeles Angels with an 11-5 victory Sunday. Ryan Jeffers, José Miranda, Christian Vázquez and Willi Castro had three hits apiece as Minnesota pounded out 17 hits while scoring at least five runs in its seventh consecutive game and moving back above .500 for the season at 14-13. Martin had a two-run single during a four-run fifth inning for the Twins, and Kiriloff had a pinch-hit two-run double in Minnesota’s four-run seventh. Eight starters got a hit — and the Twins did it all without a homer, too. Luis Rengifo and Nolan Schanuel homered and Jo Adell had an RBI double in the fifth for the Angels, who have lost four straight and nine of 10 after allowing 32 Minnesota runs in the three-game series. Pablo López (2-2) dominated the Angels from the start, retiring their first 14 batters in order before Logan O’Hoppe’s two-out double in the fifth kicked off a four-run rally. López finished with a season-high eight strikeouts. Reid Detmers (3-2) wasn’t sharp on his second turn through the Twins’ lineup, eventually yielding five runs on nine hits over five-plus innings. The left-hander gave up only three earned runs in his first four starts this season before allowing nine in his next two. Joe Ryan (1-1, 3.45 ERA) is expected to take the mound today on the South Side when Minnesota begins its second series in two weeks with the White Sox.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are off to the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time in 20 years. Their first-round sweep of the Phoenix Suns served notice they might be ready to go even deeper. Anthony Edwards scored 40 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 28 and the Timberwolves pulled away late to beat the Suns 122-116 on Sunday night and sweep the first-round playoff series. The victory came after coach Chris Finch left the game late in the fourth after an inadvertent collision with Wolves guard Mike Conley. The team said he had a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee. The success for Minnesota has been a long time coming, particularly for Towns, who was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in 2015 and waited nearly a decade to get his first playoff series win. Edwards is in his fourth season after being the No. 1 overall selection in 2020. The Suns swept the three-game, regular-season series from the Wolves, but Minnesota flipped that script in the postseason by wearing down a Phoenix team that had championship aspirations with their All-Star trio of Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal. The Wolves will play either the Denver Nuggets or Los Angeles Lakers in the second round. The Nuggets have a 3-1 lead with Game 5 tonight.

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