Today's sports briefs: 3-5SALINA, Kan. — The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team dropped two games over the weekend to Kansas Wesleyan University. The Tigers lost 6-4 in their first game. Toby Kaplan, Michael Lukkason, Jon Holsworth and Erik Nockleby each scored one run for DWU.
By: Sports staff , The Daily Republic
DWU baseball team loses doubleheader
SALINA, Kan. — The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team dropped two games over the weekend to Kansas Wesleyan University.
The Tigers lost 6-4 in their first game. Toby Kaplan, Michael Lukkason, Jon Holsworth and Erik Nockleby each scored one run for DWU.
The Tigers fell 9-6 in their second game to Kansas Wesleyan. Kirk McBreen, Maximum Shower, Kaplan, Lukkason, Stephen Gunnell and Sam Schumacher each scored runs for the Tigers.
Fossum places 9th for DWU track
GENEVA, Ohio — Derik Fossum competed in the triple jump for the Dakota Wesleyan track team at the NAIA Indoor National Championship on Saturday.
Fossum took ninth place with a mark of 46-feet-4.25 inches.
The top eight placers earn points, Fossum was one place out of scoring.
Kernels seeded third for state
The Mitchell boys’ basketball team is seeded third going in the AA boys’ state basketball championship tournament.
Sioux Falls O’Gorman is the number one seed and Sioux Falls Lincoln is seeded second. Opponents and game times will be announced at a later date.
Sox beat Twins 8-3
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Josh Beckett was just happy to be on the mound.
The right-hander pitched two scoreless innings in the Boston Red Sox’s spring training opener Sunday, an 8-3 win over the Minnesota Twins.
Beckett, who lost his final two starts down the stretch during the September collapse that kept Boston out of the playoffs, gave up a hit with two strikeouts.
Twins beat Tampa 5-3 in exhibition
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Jeremy Hellickson made his first spring training outing a quick one.
The reigning AL Rookie of the Year pitched two scoreless innings for Tampa Bay on Sunday and the Rays lost to a Minnesota Twins split squad 5-3.
Hellickson was on a pitch count of 25. He gave up a leadoff single to Alexi Casilla and threw 16 pitches in the opening inning, then needed only six pitches to retire the side in the second.