Weather wipes out baseball
Rain, cold and wind — just another spring day in North Dakota — washed out the Blue Jay baseball game today against Bismarck High School.
The game has not been rescheduled and Jack Brown Stadium is going to need a few days of warmth and sun to dry out, unfortunately neither is expected for days.
The Blue Jays (5-7) play St. Mary’s on Friday at Halland Field in Bismarck. Their next home game is Saturday at noon against Minot.
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The Blue Jay girls tennis and soccer teams will play today, but not here.
The tennis dual against Bismarck has been moved indoors in Bismarck against the Demons. The match was supposed to be played here. Their next scheduled home date is Thursday against Fargo South.
The soccer match in Minot has been moved to the less-wet Minot State football field.
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The Jimmie baseball team is the No. 1 seed for the North Star Athletic Association/Frontier Conference tournament in Valley City.
The 31-8 Jimmies play sixth-seeded Presentation College (10-39) Friday at noon at Charlie Brown Stadium.
The four-day tournament runs through Monday. Complete pairings can be found in the scoreboard. The winner advances to the NAIA National Tournament’s Opening Round. The Jimmies have a good shot at earning an at-large bid if they do not win the tournament. Second-seeded Mayville State (37-12) is the only other team in the field with a shot at earning an at-large bid
Third baseman Erik Peterson was named the conference’s player of the week. The junior from Bismarck went 10-for-20 with a home run, double and eight RBI for the week. Peterson is hitting .346 with a team-leading 36 runs batted in.
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The three-day Frontier/NSAA softball team, featuring the Jimmies, Dickinson State, Valley City State, Great Falls, Dakota State and Presentation College begins here Friday at 10 a.m.
Six games will be played on Friday.
The Jimmies (21-21) face Great Falls (14-15) in the 3/4 game at noon.
Emily Newman shared the league’s player of the week with Valley City State’s Brittany Lehner, who also starred in basketball for the Vikings.
Newman, a sophomore from Victoria, British Columbia, went 14-for-25 in eight games with two doubles, a triple and seven RBI. Newman is second on the team in hitting at .419. She leads in RBI (33) and also has 10 stolen bases.
Also, the Jimmies’ doubleheader against Presentation College scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled.