Daily Republic Sports
FARGO, N.D.—The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team dropped a 3-2 game against NCAA Division I North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the third inning, but could not maintain the advantage. The Bison knotted the score at 2-2 in the seventh and scored a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to win the game. DWU's Jarrod Zens went 3-for-3, while Hartman Katz and Landon Neugebauer both had two hits. Reed Harter had an RBI-single.
The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team swept Northwestern College 8-3 and 4-3 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader on Tuesday in Mitchell. DWU won Game Two in dramatic fashion as Melysia Ortega hit a double that scored Paige Kinley for the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. In Game One, Sierra Haage was the winning pitcher for the Tigers. Haage allowed three earned runs on eight hits in seven innings pitched with four strikeouts. DWU (16-27, 6-6 GPAC) plays Doane in a GPAC doubleheader at 2 p.m. on Thursday at McWhirter Field.
PARKER—The McCook Central girls golf team carded a 289 to win the Parker Invite on Tuesday in Parker. McCook Central's Taylor Reif carded an 87 to place first in the 23-girl field, while Reif's teammate, Kayla Mentele, placed second with an 89. Ethan's Kailey Feiner placed sixth (102), Bridgewater-Emery's Danielle Vinz (105) and Canistota's Payton Ortman placed tenth (107).
WAGNER --- A two-run third inning propelled Beresford to a 2-0 win over Wagner/Avon in high school baseball action on Monday in Wagner. Beresford managed just one hit. But scored two runs in the third when Tyler Korpuenske hit a pop fly and reached on an error by the center fielder that led two runs. Wagner/Avon's Mato Perry pitched five strong innings, struck out eight batters, gave up no hits and issued four walks. Korpuenske threw five innings, struck out 10 batters and allowed two hits.
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team was swept by in-state rival Mount Marty College 5-0 and 4-3 on Monday at Cadwell Park. In Game One, Tramane Moore and Tyler Waddle each went 1-for-3. Waddle added a double. Patrick Whetham pitched five innings allowing five earned runs off 10 hits and struck out four batters. In Game Two, the Tigers trailed 4-0 after the first inning. They got within 4-3 after the fourth inning, but did not get any closer.
The Davison County 4-H Shooting Sports is having trap registration on Monday, May 22. The registration is at the Davison County Fairgrounds in the V-tel room. The time is 6:30 p.m.
A pair of doubles matches that could have gone either way proved to be the difference in Mitchell's tennis dual against Sioux Falls O'Gorman on Monday at Hitchcock Park. The Kernels lost to the Knights 5-4 in the boys dual. The No. 1 and No. 2 doubles wins by O'Gorman lifted the Knights to the victory. "We lost two really, really tight doubles matches and that kind of sealed the deal for O'Gorman," Mitchell coach Pat Moller said.
WINNER—Behind a strong pitching performance by Briggs Havlik, the Mitchell High School baseball team picked up a 5-1 victory over Winner/Colome on Monday at Leahy Bowl in Winner. Havlik, who earned the win, only allowed one run on three hits in six innings pitched with three strikeouts. "He worked both sides of the plate and had a lot of easy outs," MHS head coach Luke Norden said. "We made some good plays defensively, especially getting some foul outs, which really keeps the pitch count low."
If you are watching the Mitchell High School track and field team's boys 4x100-meter relay team, don't blink. The Kernels' top relay team races around the track in seconds. "It feels like it's over in a snap of the fingers," said senior Reed Overweg, who runs the second leg on the team. "It's a fun race to run."
TEA—McCook Central/Montrose's Kendall Gassman recorded nine strikeouts, while holding Tea to four hits for a complete game shutout in MCM's 10-0 win on Saturday in Tea. MCM broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth inning on a Peyton Cleveland RBI-single that scored Trevor Wilkinson. Kyle Tuschen added two hits, including a double, and two RBIs, while Collin Cleveland had a team-high three hits. MCM recorded 14 hits and committed one error, while Tea had three errors in the loss. MCM (2-0) hosts Tri-Valley today in Salem.