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WEDNESDAY'S BRIEFS: DWU's Opsahl honored by league

Dakota Wesleyan junior Ethan Opsahl was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference pitcher of the week.

Opsahl earned the award after he helped pitch DWU past Mount Marty College on Sunday by a score of 9-3. Opsahl gave up three runs, five hits and struck out six batters in seven innings of work.

Opsahl leads DWU with 38 strikeouts and he is sixth in the GPAC with a .242 opponent's batting average.

Wesleyan HOF inductees named

By The Daily Republic

The inductees for this year's Dakota Wesleyan Hall of Fame banquet were announced on Wednesday.

The inductees are Jason Bailey (football, class of 1994), Victoria Drefs (women's basketball, class of 2004), Abbey DeWolf Mikkelsen (women's golf and women's basketball, class of 2005), Justin Portenier (wrestling, class of 2003), Jamey Sperle (track and field, class of 2003), Betsy Bartels Tupper (volleyball and softball, class of 1996) and Bob Zimmerman (baseball, class of 1994).

The banquet is April 16 at the Sherman Center on the DWU campus. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the banquet begins at 6 p.m.

The banquet is, for the most part, by invitation only, but there may be some open seating available to the general public.

For more information, contact the DWU athletic office at 605-995-2112.

Twins end spring with 2-0 victory

ATLANTA (AP) -- Brandon Beachy escaped jams in his final spring start with the same tenacity he showed to claim a spot in the Atlanta Braves' rotation.

Beachy stranded six baserunners in four scoreless innings and Scott Baker was just as strong for the Minnesota Twins in their 2-0 win over the Braves on Wednesday.

Beachy gave up five hits and no walks. He overcame errors by his defense in the first and fourth innings. He left the bases loaded in the fourth when he struck out Alexi Casilla.

Baker gave up three hits with a walk in five innings.

Minnesota's starting pitchers combined to allow four hits in nine scoreless innings in the two exhibition games in Atlanta.

Sievert bowls another 300 game

By The Daily Republic

Mitchell's Nate Sievert bowled his fourth-career 300 game Wednesday night at The Village Bowl.

Sievert, 21, got the milestone as part of the National League at The Village Bowl. It was Sievert's third 300 in the past year.