THURSDAY'S BRIEFS: Rushmores split two games at Roy Hobbs World SeriesFORT MYERS, Fla. — The South Dakota Rushmores split two games Thursday in the AAAA Championship of the Masters 48-and-over Division of the Roy Hobbs World Series of Baseball.
By: Sports staff, The Associated Press, The Daily Republic
FORT MYERS, Fla. — The South Dakota Rushmores split two games Thursday in the AAAA Championship of the Masters 48-and-over Division of the Roy Hobbs World Series of Baseball.
The Rushmores, seeded fifth in the double-elimination championship bracket, beat Pittsburgh 13-1 in their first game of the day. Platte native Frank Cutler had two hits in the win.
Puerto Rico beat the Rushmores 6-0 in their second game of the day. Puerto Rico has not been scored upon in six games at the tournament.
The Rushmores are 5-1 overall at the tournament and will play either Minnesota or Chicago in an elimination game today.
The South Dakota Jackalopes lost to Tallahassee 9-8 in the final game of their pool play. The Jackalopes begin a single-elmination tournament today.
Twins name Provus as new play-by-play man
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have reached across the border to replace longtime radio play-by-play man John Gordon.
The team announced on Thursday that former Brewers backup Cory Provus will take over the primary duties in the Twins’ booth. The 33-year-old Provus worked with Hall of Famer Bob Uecker in Milwaukee for the past three years.
In Minnesota, Provus will team with Dan Gladden on Twins broadcasts. Gordon retired this season after 25 years with the Twins.
Twins president Dave St. Peter says Provus’ style, baseball acumen and sense of humor will be a strong compliment to Gladden.
Provus has also worked for the Chicago Cubs and the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He is a native of Highland Park, Ill., and graduated from Syracuse University.
DWU women lose in a shootout
By The Daily Republic
Dakota Wesleyan University lost a Great Plains Athletic Conference quarterfinal women’s soccer match to Concordia in a shootout Thursday night.
Fourth-seeded Concordia was tied with fifth-seeded Wesleyan at 1 after regulation. The Tigers were outscored 4-3 in the penalty shootout.
Yutzil Rodriguez scored DWU’s goal during regulation on a corner kick in the 62nd minute. Kari Durham had six saves in net for the Tigers.
DWU snaps skid, beats MMC 3-1
By The Daily Republic
The Dakota Wesleyan volleyball team snapped a 22-match losing streak Thursday evening with a 3-1 Great Plains Athletic Conference win over Mount Marty College at the Christen Family Wellness Center.
Set score of the match were 19-25, 25-18, 25-19 and 25-13.
DWU was led offensively by Sam Sandau, who had 15 kills. Danielle Bird finished with 11 kills and 10 digs. Brooke Warne had 16 digs and Briana Jung had 19 assists. TyAnn Buddenhagen had five kills, 13 assists and 14 digs.
DWU (8-25 overall, 1-14 GPAC) finishes its regular season with a 4:30 p.m. game Saturday against Hastings College at the Christen Family Wellness Center. The game will also serve as senior day.