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Today's Sports Briefs: 2/23/13

Tigers drop doubleheader to Dickinson State

By The Daily Republic

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team was swept by Dickinson State in a nonconference doubleheader at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

The Tigers (0-6) lost the first game 5-4 and Tim Cusick, Nick Tadlock, Toby Kaplan and Sam Schumacher each recorded an RBI.

Dickinson won the second game 6-5. Cole Wenande went 2-for-3 at the plate and Erik Nockleby had two RBIs. DWU's Nick Pecha took the loss on the mound.

Vikings' stadium will accommodate baseball field

By The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings' new football stadium will be designed to accommodate a baseball field.

The Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority announced agreement Friday on a multi-use field configuration for the $975 million stadium.

The Minnesota Twins left the Metrodome for their own new ballpark at Target Field in 2010. But the Minnesota Gophers and other college and prep baseball teams want to play early-season games in the Vikings' new stadium.

Under the agreement, the new stadium will feature a 26-foot-high right field wall, retractable seats on the north sideline and removable dugouts.

Plans now call for the Metrodome to be torn down early next year and for the new stadium to be ready to open by July 1, 2016.

Theme days set for MHS district basketball games

By The Daily Republic

Mitchell Kernel fans are encouraged to participate in theme days for the District 3AA girls' and boys' basketball games Monday and Tuesday.

Fans can show support by wearing black to the Mitchell vs. Pierre girls' game at 7 p.m. Monday at the Corn Palace and white to the Mitchell vs. Huron game at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Huron Arena.

Bantam A boys lose, JV girls win in first rounds

By The Daily Republic

The Mitchell Bantam A boys' hockey team suffered a loss and the junior varsity girls' team won in the first round of their state tournaments.

Bantam A lost to Oahe 9-1 Friday in Sioux Falls. Jacob Thill scored the goal, while Matt Muth earned the assist. Mitchell goalie Josh Loecker made 28 saves.

The Marlin girls defeated Yankton 7-1, scoring four goals in the third period.

Alex Jones scored two goals to lead Mitchell and Jacey Brunsen, Kylie Barington, Destiny Pinder-Buckley, Katelyn Uithoven and Ashley Zimmer each scored a goal.