KHRT Sports – 06/27/24


MINOT, ND – The Minot Honeybees earned their first home win in franchise history with a walk off 6-5 win over Madison on Wednesday night at Corbett Field. The Honeybees scored a run in the bottom of the 7th inning to tie the game at 4-4 and force extra innings. The Night Mares tallied a run in the 8th to take a 5-4 lead. Minot would respond in the bottom of the 8th as they score two runs to secure the win. Kierra Fournier picks up the win for Minot pitching 5 innings giving up 4 earned runs on 7 hits with one walk and no strikeouts. The Honeybees are now 3-6 on the season.
MINOT, ND – The Minot Hot Tots finished their roadtrip with a 19-2 loss in Willmar on Wednesday. The Stingers scored every inning but the second as they tallied 21 hits on the night. The Hot Tots committed five errors. Minot finishes their roadtrip to Mankato, Rochester, and Willmar with 1-5 mark and have lost four in a row. They’ll try to snap that streak as they host Mankato tonight at Corbett Field at 6:35 pm.
MINOT, ND – Wednesday’s scores:
American Legion Baseball
Minot Metros def. Watford City, 4-1
Minot Metros def. Watford City, 6-4
Burlington def. Velva, 5-4
Surrey def. Crosby, 11-4
Surrey def. Crosby, 12-1
Carrington def. Velva, 12-0
Devils Lake def. Harvey, 15-0
Washburn def. Hazen, 12-5
Hazen def. Washburn, 5-4
PHOENIX (AP) — Jose Miranda hit an early three-run double, Simeon Woods Richardson pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Wednesday night. Miranda hit the first of two doubles in the second inning off Ryne Nelson (5-6) and the Twins piled on from there. Willi Castro hit a two-run homer, Trevor Lamach doubled twice and one of baseball’s best offenses banged out 14 hits, including eight for extra bases to bounce back from a 5-4 loss in the series opener. It was more than enough for Woods Richardson (3-1), who allowed three runs on four hits and struck out four with two walks in 5 1/3 innings.
RHP David Festa, Minnesota’s top pitching prospect, will pitch today’s series finale after RHP Chris Paddack went on the injured list with right arm fatigue. LHP Jordan Montgomery (6-4, 5.71 ERA) pitches for Arizona.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves were committed to keeping their core together, coming off a trip to the Western Conference finals and in no position to enhance the roster through free agency or trades. They got that done in the NBA draft Wednesday night, jumping in to get Kentucky guard Rob Dillingham after a trade with San Antonio for the eighth overall pick and finishing a productive first round by selecting Illinois guard Terrence Shannon Jr. at No. 27. Seeking more scoring off the bench, particularly through shot creation and a faster pace of play, the Timberwolves found a promising backup point guard in Dillingham without giving up any current assets and snagged a dynamic scorer in Shannon with the pick they started the draft with. The trade two years ago for Rudy Gobert depleted their supply of future first-round picks, and high-dollar contracts for Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns and the others on down has thrust the Timberwolves well above the salary cap and deep into the luxury tax.
“We think we have a chance. We’re at the big table, so it’s not time to get scared now,” president of basketball operations Tim Connelly said. “I don’t how we can add this level of talent via trades unless we want to give up core guys.” For Dillingham, who’s still 19, the Timberwolves agreed to send a 2031 first-round draft pick and make a swap of first-rounders in 2030 with the Spurs, who had a pick to burn for future resources after taking UConn’s Stephon Castle at No. 4. Despite being undersized at 6-foot-1 and 164 pounds, Dillingham is a proven scorer with an average of 15.2 points in 23.3 minutes per game for the Wildcats. He shot 44.4% from 3-point range. “He’s a guy who, from day one, is going to have a role and a responsibility. Certainly it’s going to be hard for him, but I don’t think you’re that aggressive in the top 10 with a guy you don’t think can play right away,” Connelly said.
Shannon’s stellar final season with the Illini — he was the MVP of the Big Ten Tournament, among other accolades — was overshadowed by a pending rape charge in Kansas. He was found not guilty two weeks ago after a jury spent less than two hours deliberating the verdict. The Portland Trail Blazers went big — literally, with the selection of Donovan Clingan from two-time national champion Connecticut at No. 7 overall. The 7-foot-2 shot-altering stud averaged 13 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game last season for the Huskies, expanding his offensive skills to complement his dominant defense. Clingan dedicated his night to his mother, Stacey Clingan, who died of breast cancer at age 42 in 2018. “I’ve got my mom over here on my side at all times,” Clingan said. “She’s looking down at me. She’s smiling, and I know she’s proud.”

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