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By: Sports Staff, The Daily Republic
DWU adds three baseball recruits
By The Daily Republic
Dakota Wesleyan University head baseball coach Steve Gust brought the team’s 2013 recruiting class up to 15 athletes on Friday, after announcing three recruits.
Nate Brandt, of Sturgis; Tanner Swets, of Loveland, Colo.; and Aaron Bommersbach, of Twin Valley, Minn., will all join the Tigers roster next spring.
The team also announced that its April 3 nonconference doubleheader against Jamestown College, which was originally scheduled to be in Mitchell, has been moved to Jamestown, N.D. The doubleheader will start at 2 p.m.
Ten to be honored at SD Sports Hall of Fame banquet
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The 2012 South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame banquet is planned for Saturday, April 14, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.
Wrestler Lincoln McIlravy is among 10 people selected for induction into the hall. He’s an Olympic bronze medalist.
Three of the other honorees are basketball players: Diane (Hiemstra) Gabriel, Rick Nissen and Steve Brown. Also being honored are athlete and coach Jim Kampen, volleyball coach Galen Busch, gymnastics coach Sheri Keck, baseball coach Mark Ekeland and football players Clarence Schutte and Dan Dworsky.
With this class of inductees, the hall will boast a membership of 225.
The banquet starts with a social at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the induction ceremony.
Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Call Dakota Sports at (605) 332-2131.
Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf arrested
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been arrested in his Montana hometown on burglary and drug possession charges.
Great Falls Police Sgt. Dean Bennett says Leaf was arrested Friday afternoon.
The circumstances surrounding Leaf’s arrest are not immediately clear. Bennett says he hasn’t seen a report detailing the allegations.
Revere, Parmalee lead Twins to win
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Ben Revere followed Aaron Hicks’ fifth-inning double with a triple, and a Minnesota Twins split squad beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Friday.
Chris Parmalee homered in the sixth off Blue Jays starter Aaron Laffey.
Liam Hendriks, a candidate to open the season in the Twins’ starting rotation, held Toronto to one hit over five innings.