WEDNESDAY'S BRIEFS: DWU softball splits with NorthwesternORANGE CITY, Iowa — The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team split a doubleheader with Northwestern College on Wednesday night.
By: Sports staff, The Associated Press, The Daily Republic
ORANGE CITY, Iowa — The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team split a doubleheader with Northwestern College on Wednesday night.
Kelsey Timmons allowed one run on four hits in five innings to earn the win in the first game. Timmons improved to 5-3 on the season.
Wesleyan’s Kelsie Fahr went 2-for-3 with two RBIs — including a solo home run in the first inning — and scored twice for the Tigers, who had 12 hits in the opener.
Nicole Haley, Brandi Nekrasoff, Veronica Nekrasoff and Megan Courto each had two hits for DWU.
Northwestern’s Keely Bracelin pitched her second straight shutout and earned her third consecutive win as DWU lost 1-0 in the nightcap.
Brandi Nekrasoff took the loss for DWU and is now 2-5 on the year in the circle.
Wesleyan is 10-15 and host Mount Marty for a doubleheader Saturday at Drake Field.
MAC competes at regional in Minn.
By The Daily Republic
The Mitchell Aquatic Club had 16 swimmers compete at a Midwest Regional meet this past weekend in Minneapolis.
The meet had more than 1,400 swimmers from South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan and Nebraska. MAC took third place out of 50 teams in a division for teams competing with 30 or less swimmers.
Tevyn Waddell placed second overall in the 11-12 year-old girls’ division. Waddell won three individual titles in the 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley and the 100 freestyle.
Gage Nelson placed sixth and Ethan Huber took seventh in the 9-10 boys’ division. Nelson was third in the 200 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 50 breaststroke. Huber took third in the 100 freestyle.
Isaac Smith was seventh in the 15-18 boys’ division. Smith was second in the 400 individual medley and fourth in the 100 backstroke.
Cailey Scott placed 11th in the 9-10 girls’ division. Scott took fourth in the 100 butterfly and fifth in the 500 freestyle.
Christian Fossum took 16th in the 13-14 boys’ division. Fossum was second in the 200 butterfly and eighth in the 400 individual medley.
MAC will have registration for the summer season on April 12 at MTI South from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wolves lose, fall to worst in the NBA
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marcin Gortat scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and Aaron Brooks added 19 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 108-98 victory Wednesday night that gave the Minnesota Timberwolves the worst record in the NBA.
Minnesota has now lost 11 consecutive games and 22 of its past 26.
Michael Beasley scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who were playing again without the injured All-Star Kevin Love (groin).