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University of Jamestown softball had nothing in common with legendary lawman Wyatt Earp prior to Tuesday. But after being awarded the No. 2 seed in the NAIA national championship opening round Dodge City Bracket, the Jimmies will be playing ball where, in the late 1870s, Earp helped keep the peace. "I think there could be some cool things to check out," said Jimmie softball coach Kevin Gall. "There was the Pony Express and the wagon trains ... I think that kinda stuff is cool."
Presentation College and Bellevue University will battle for the North Star Athletic Association conference baseball tournament championship tomorrow, May 7, at Jack Brown Stadium. The Saints topped Mayville State 5-3 in 11 innings Sunday, after rallying back from a 3-0 deficit to send the game to extras tied at 3-3. Presentation's Cameron Guevara and Johnny Radomskiy each produced RBI singles in the top of the 11th to seal the victory. First pitch for Monday's NSAA tournament championship game is slated for 2 p.m.
Bellevue University's Stuart Eurich was 2-for-3 with a double Sunday at Jack Brown Stadium, but the Bruins walked off winners with Eurich leaving his bat on his shoulder. Bellevue's Brandon Sparks scored from third base on a passed ball with Eurich in the batter's box in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the Bruins to a 3-2 victory over host University of Jamestown in the North Star Athletic Association conference baseball tournament.
The University of Jamestown baseball team must win tomorrow (May 6) against Bellevue University to keep its North Star Athletic Association conference tournament alive. The 18th-ranked Jimmies will face the Bruins at 11 a.m. at Jack Brown Stadium. Jamestown lost to Bellevue 13-4 on Saturday, but bounced back with a 9-2 win over Valley City State in loser-out play to earn its rematch with the Bruins.
Scooter Turin and the rest of the Jimmies are understandably in awe of the way teammate Kaleb Binstock has been mashing the baseball. "Every time he steps up to the plate he's got a chance to send the ball out of here," said Turin, University of Jamestown's starting shortstop.
Allison Lepp's monster week for Minot High School girls soccer continued Thursday against the Blue Jays at Rotary Field. The all-conference junior midfielder tallied four consecutive goals in the first half to lead the Majettes past Jamestown 5-0. Lepp tallied a hat trick in Minot's 3-0 victory over Bismarck Century on Tuesday, giving her seven goals on the week with a match yet to play Saturday against Bismarck in Minot.
Call it cliché or an adage seemingly older than sports, but it usually does make a difference. University of Jamestown enters today's North Star Athletic Association conference baseball tournament at Jack Brown Stadium playing the best brand of hardball its produced all spring. Hitting, pitching, fielding—it was all on display for the 18th-ranked Jimmies last weekend hosting Viterbo University and Dakota State to close the regular season.
Lining up to take a penalty kick 12 yards from the goal line can be a nerve-wracking situation, even for one of the state's top forwards. Jamestown High School junior Peyton Rudnick had never before scored a varsity penalty kick prior to Tuesday's match against Bismarck Legacy. But her free shot to the back of the net just 49 seconds into the second half snapped a scoreless draw and handed the Blue Jays a 1-0 West Region victory over the Sabers at Rotary Field.
Annie Nelson was a University of Jamestown freshman the last time the Jimmie women's golf team qualified for the national tournament. Now a senior, the Bismarck Century product and the Jimmies are going back. Nelson protected a wide lead for medalist honors Tuesday during the final round of the North Star Athletic Association conference tournament in Waverly, Iowa. Her four-round 305 led Jamestown to the team championship by 33 strokes over Bellevue University, clinching an automatic berth to the NAIA national tournament May 22-25 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Taichi Sasaki hadn't hit a home run his entire life entering the weekend. Not in little league, high school or anywhere else. But the long wait ended for the University of Jamestown senior right fielder at Jack Brown Stadium in almost unbelievable fashion. Sasaki's towering, three-run bomb to right field in the sixth inning Sunday against Dakota State University was his third home run in two days.