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No six-run lead is safe from Jamestown High School baseball. The visiting Blue Jays erased a 6-0 deficit against Bismarck Legacy during the seventh inning Tuesday night. Jamestown eventually won 7-6 in 11 innings at Cottonwood Baseball Diamond, after falling to the Sabers 2-1 in the opener. Jamestown scored six unanswered runs against Aberdeen Central on Saturday after being down 10-6 heading into the seventh frame.
ABERDEEN, S.D.—Dickinson State University softball had a simple approach at the plate Monday during the North Star Athletic Association winner-take-all championship game against the University of Jamestown. The Blue Hawks worked the count and used numerous base runners to put early pressure on the Jimmies' pitching staff. Eventually, Jamestown pitcher Kat Miska forced in a run after walking Andrea Rodriguez during the third inning and that's all it took as Dickinson defeated Jamestown 1-0 at Players Softball Complex in Aberdeen, S.D.
It's going to take an extra day to decide the North Star Athletic Association softball tournament champion. University of Jamestown and Dickinson State University split the first two of a three-game NSAA championship series Sunday in Aberdeen, S.D. The Blue Hawks won the first game 7-3, while the Jimmies held on to win game 2 by a score of 5-3. The winner-take-all championship finale will get underway today at 1:30 p.m. at Players Softball Complex.
A slugfest broke out Saturday afternoon between Jamestown High School baseball and Aberdeen Central in a doubleheader at Fossem Baseball Field in Aberdeen, S.D. But the Blue Jays used two big comebacks to get the better of the Smittys with 12-11 and 14-11 victories. Jamestown was trailing 11-3 after two innings in game 1 but chipped away by scoring three runs in the third, four in the fifth and scored the tying run in the sixth. The Blue Jays notched the go-ahead run in the seventh and held on for the victory.
After four golfers shot career-lows on Friday, Jamestown High School boys golf couldn't keep the momentum going Saturday at Riverwood Golf Course in Bismarck. The Blue Jays finished eighth in a 10-team field at the Bismarck High/St. Mary's Invite. "Today we played a little better than we have in the past at Riverwood," said boys golf coach John Samuelson. "It seems like this course fits well for some of our team." Jeremy Williams and Jed Truax led Jamestown with a 86 and 87, respectively. Cole Bennion also carded a 91 and Jared Kallenbach had an 99.
It took 10 innings for Jamestown High School's bats to get going in Minnesota but eventually the offense heated up Friday during game 2 of a softball doubleheader. Jamestown exploded for five runs in the third inning—while sending 10 to the dish—to take a 7-0 lead against Sartell (Minn). The Blue Jays beat Sartell-St. Stephen 9-1 in the nightcap, while being edged by Little Falls (Minn.) 3-2 in game 1.
University of Jamestown catcher Tifani Schorzman stepped into the batter's box in the fifth inning and delivered the biggest hit of the afternoon. The senior hit an RBI double to deep left field that broke a 3-3 tie against Mayville State University. The Jimmies defeated the Comets 5-3 in the opening round of the North Star Athletic Association tournament in Aberdeen, S.D. The win advanced Jamestown to the next round where it plays Dakota State University at 11:30 a.m. today. The No. 5-seeded Trojans upset No. 4 Bellevue University (Neb.) 3-2 on Friday.
Alyssa Ukestad calls the 300-meter hurdles the "death race." But the senior was up for the challenge Thursday at Al Cassell track during the Stutsman County Invite. Ukestad won the event in 48.61 seconds, narrowly beating teammates Kameron Selvig (50.19) and Kaelyn Nygaard (51.48). The season-best time for Ukestad stands second in the state. "For some reason I just love it," said Ukestad, who was already qualified for the state Class A track and field championships in the 300 hurdles. "Three-hundred meters is a long ways for running and jumping at the same time."
Nobody is happier to see his group of freshmen mature quicker than expected as University of Jamestown softball coach Kevin Gall. The Jimmies had contributions from five freshman all season as Jamestown clinched the No. 1 seed in the North Star Athletic Association last Saturday afternoon. The 39-6 overall team will play No. 8 Mayville State University on Friday at 10 a.m. in Aberdeen, S.D. West Fargo Sheyenne graduate and now freshman Morgan Geiszler is second on the Jimmies with a .432 batting average.
Ella Roaldson delivered two big hits for Jamestown High School in a doubleheader with Bismarck High Tuesday evening. With the game tied at 8-8 in the seventh inning, the freshman gave Trapper Field something to cheer about after hitting a one-out, walk-off dribbler that the Demons couldn't turn a double play on. The Blue Jays won the opener 9-8, while the offense kept rolling in the second game with a 7-4 victory to seal the sweep. "It was really important for me to put that ball in play and help my team win that game," Roaldson said.