KHRT Sports – 05/02/24


MINOT, ND – Wednesday’s scores:
High School Baseball
Class A
Minot High def. Mandan, 4-1
Dickinson def. Williston, 10-1
Williston def. Dickinson, 11-5
Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck High, 5-4
Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck High, 13-2
Class B
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Berthold, 10-0
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Berthold, 12-1
Stanley def. Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 2-0
Velva-Drake-Anamoose def. South Prairie-Max, 6-1

High School Girls Softball
Class A
Minot High def. Bismarck Century, 14-0
Minot High def. Bismarck Century, 9-2
Beulah (Class B) def. Dickinson, 8-4
Dickinson def. Beulah (Class B), 6-0

High School Boys Track & Field
Class B
Parshall Meet – Parshall
1. Stanley, 158.5
2. Kenmare-Bowbells, 123
3. Nedrose, 101
4. Powers Lake-Burke Central, 70
5. Surrey, 60
6. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 35
7. Parshall, 23.5
8. Divide County, 22
Midstate Meet – Rugby
1. Benson County, 168
T2. Carrington, 131
T2. Harvey-Wells County, 131
4. Rugby, 112
5. New Rockford-Sheyenne, 81

High School Girls Track & Field
Class B
Parshall Meet – Parshall
1. Nedrose, 124.5
2. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 109
3. Kenmare-Bowbells, 89
4. Powers Lake-Burke Central, 72
5. Stanley, 66
6. Parshall, 65.5
7. Surrey, 51
8. Divide County, 37
Midstate Meet – Rugby
1. Rugby, 257.5
2. Carrington, 153
3. Benson County, 90.5
4. New Rockford-Sheyenne, 88
5. Harvey-Wells County, 81
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (MSU) – Junior Reegan Floyd was dealing on Wednesday, throwing a three-hit shutout to lead the Minot State Beavers over the Northern State Wolves 7-0 in the first round of the NSIC Tournament. Floyd (9-8) went the distance for Minot State (23-18 overall), giving up three hits, walking one and striking out one. At the plate, the Beavers were led by sophomore Sara Van Wickler, who went 2-for-4 on the day with a double, a home run and three RBI. Senior Brooklyn Morrison put together a standout effort as well, going 1-for-2 with a home run and an RBI. Junior Abby Lohse also chipped in for Minot State, putting together three hits in four trips to the plate while adding a double and an RBI. The Beavers took the lead for good in the fifth, scoring for the first time in the inning. Minot State scored three runs in the frame, as Lohse had the game-winning hit, and RBI infield single. Sophomore Anna LaCount’s two-RBI double highlighted the inning. The Beavers then tacked on runs in the sixth inning when they scored four times. The first three came on a three-run home run off the bat of Van Wickler, her first home run of the season. Morrison added her team-leading fourth home run as Van Wickler and Morrison went back-to-back in the four-run inning. With the win, No. 7-seeded Minot State advances to play No. 2 seed Concordia, St. Paul (37-13) today at 3 p.m. in the NSIC quarterfinals. The loss ends the season for Northern State (25-24).
BEMIDJI, Minn. (MSU) – Brian Parry and Ricky Apodaca each hit safely in both games, and Apodaca drove in three runs, but it wasn’t enough as Minot State fell 8-5 and 13-3 to host Bemidji State on Wednesday in the Battle of the Beavers. Parry finished the NSIC doubleheader 4-for-8 and scored three runs while Apodaca was 2-for-7 on the day for Minot State (15-31 overall, 12-24 NSIC), which closes out its regular season on the road Friday and Saturday, playing a doubleheader at Augustana on Friday and a single game against the Vikings on Saturday.
GAME 1 | Bemidji State 8, Minot State 5
Junior Brian Parry totaled three hits but the Minot State Beavers fell to the Bemidji State Beavers 8-5 Wednesday. Junior Hayden Bode (1-1) took the loss on the mound for Minot State. In addition to his three hits, Parry had a double to lead the Beavers. Junior Brent Riddle furnished a noteworthy day at the dish as well, going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Senior Ricky Apodaca also contributed for Minot State, putting together one hit in four trips to the plate while adding a double and two RBI. The Beavers got on the board immediately, starting their scoring with three runs in the top of the first inning, highlighted by a two-RBI double from Apodaca. The Beavers lost the lead they built in the first but got back on the board in the seventh trailing 8-3. Minot State picked up two runs when a single from Riddle scored senior Cameron Carr and Parry, which tightened the Bemidji State Beavers lead to 8-5. The ballgame ended with that seventh-inning rally falling short.
GAME 2 | Bemidji State 13, Minot State 3
The Minot State Beavers struggled on Wednesday, falling to the Bemidji State Beavers 13-3 despite the efforts of junior Brian Parry, who went 1-for-4 with a double. Junior Gage Eastlick (1-4) started and took the loss on the mound for Minot State. In the batter’s box, the Beavers were led by Parry, who went 1-for-4 on the day with a double. Senior Ricky Apodaca compiled a noteworthy performance as well, going 1-for-3 with an RBI. The Beavers got the scoring started early, putting one run on the board in the top of the first inning. Parry came across to score the lone run of the inning for Minot State and get them on the board. The Beavers lost the lead they built in the first but got back on the board in the fourth trailing 3-1. Minot State managed to push across two runs in the inning, one each on RBI groundouts by Grant Gabbert and Noah Madas, which evened the score at 3-3. Bemidji State then scored 10 times over the remaining three innings to break the tie and grab the 13-3 win.
BISMARCK, N.D. (MSU) – Summer Krebsbach led the way during another record-setting day for the Minot State track and field teams. The sophomore from Max, North Dakota claimed the newest all-time school record on Wednesday as she broke a 42-year-old mark in the women’s 200 meters at the Marauders-Mystics Tune Up. Finishing 2nd in the event, Krebsbach clocked a new Beaver-best time of 25.38 seconds to shave .01 seconds off the previous record of 25.39 run by Donna Bumann in 1981.
Krebsbach’s record effort was one of three on the day for Minot State which also picked up four wins in the Beavers final tune-up prior to next weekend’s NSIC Championships hosted by Minnesota State, Mankato, May 9-11. Adding NCAA Division II-era school records with their winning performances were De’Andre Cornwall in the women’s 100 meters, and the men’s 4×400-meter relay team of Zaccharius Brown, Devontae Daley, Ramon Duran, and Jasiah Hambira.
Cornwall, who last month set the all-time school record in the women’s 100-meter hurdles, added the D-II record in the 100 dash on Wednesday as she led a sweep of the top four places by the Beavers. Cornwall won in 12.28 seconds, beating the old record of 12.32 run by Ashley Miller in 2022. Right behind their teammate were Camryn Adam’s, who took 2nd in 12.40, Tandy Plainichek, who was 3rd in 12.73, and Autumn Wright, who was 4th in 13.00.
On the men’s side, the Beavers’ 4×400 quartet clocked a winning time of 3 minutes, 16.37 seconds, which ranks No. 4 this season in the NSIC, and broke the previous Minot State D-II era record of 3:18.45 run by Tyler Bates, Alex Cundiff, Tyler Flatland, and Josh Sandy in 2014.
While Krebsbach, Cornwall, and the men’s relay team set records, Macey Moore and Peyton Tuhy each added a victory to the Beavers day on Wednesday. Moore won the women’s 100-meter hurdles in 16.03 seconds, and Tuhy bested the field in the men’s 800 meters in 1:55.85. Wednesday was the final regular season meet for Minot State. The Beavers next compete at the NSIC Championships, May 9-11.
CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler and José Miranda hit run-scoring singles to put Minnesota ahead in the seventh, and the Twins rallied late for their 10th straight win, 10-5 over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Miranda added his third hit for another RBI in a four-run ninth that put it away for the Twins, whose winning streak is their longest since June 2008 and the longest in the major leagues this season. Willi Castro added an RBI single to cap a three-hit day that included a double and triple. Alex Kirilloff hit a solo shot off Chicago starter Chris Flexen. Ryan Jeffers knocked in two runs with a double for Minnesota, which has beaten Chicago in eight straight dating to last season. Minnesota’s Bailey Ober (3-1) scuffled to the win, despite allowing four runs on six hits in six innings. Twins center fielder Byron Buxton left the game in the second inning with right knee soreness after an unsuccessful attempt to steal second base. Buxton singled leading off the inning, didn’t slide and was thrown out by Lee. Buxton walked off the field slowly and was replaced in the bottom half by Castro, who moved from third base. RHP Chris Paddack (2-1, 5.88 ERA) starts Friday against Boston in Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are planning for coach Chris Finch to be with them in Denver to begin their Western Conference semifinal series following his knee surgery — and considering seating configurations that would allow him to safely be on the bench during games. Finch’s procedure to repair a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee Wednesday went well, according to assistant coach Micah Nori, who has temporarily taken the lead in Finch’s absence. Finch directed the initiation of the strategy for the Nuggets earlier this week before going into surgery. The team will fly Thursday night to Denver ahead of Saturday’s Game 1. Provided his recovery is on track, Finch would likely travel separately to allow more healing time, Nori said. In the NBA, the bench is cramped with reserve players and large coaching and training staffs with high-priced floor seats surrounding them to be right on top of the action. It will be a challenge to create enough space for Finch to keep his leg extended, and to be out of harm’s way in case another loose-ball chase or player collision comes too close for comfort. The Timberwolves have discussed relocating head athletic trainer Gregg Farnam’s seat to give Finch room. If they can’t make that setup work, Finch would likely join the team in the locker room for pregame and halftime meetings and watch the action from above in a suite.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Mike Conley received the NBA Teammate of the Year award for a second time on Wednesday. The finalists were selected by a panel of league executives, and current NBA players voted on the winner. Brooklyn’s Mikal Bridges finished second, followed by New York’s Jalen Brunson, Indiana’s T.J. McConnell and Cleveland’s Georges Niang. The award, given annually for selfless play, on-court and off-court leadership and commitment and dedication to the team, is named after Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman, friends who played together on the Cincinnati Royals. Stokes was paralyzed after an on-court injury in 1958, and Twyman became his legal guardian and supported Stokes for the rest of his life until his death in 1970. Conley, who’s in his 17th year in the league, first won the award with Memphis in the 2018-19 season. He has also won the NBA Sportsmanship Award a record four times. The only other Timberwolves player to win the teammate award previously was Jamal Crawford for the 2017-18 season. Jrue Holiday, a three-time winner, is the only other player in the league to win the award multiple times. The Timberwolves face defending champion Denver in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series on Saturday.

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