Kreis, Street off to fast startsTwo of the hottest pitchers in the Dakota Athletic Conference wear orange and black. Alex Kreis and Kate Street were named the DAC’s baseball and softball pitchers of the week, and both are off to near flawless starts. Kreis, a right-hander from Grand Forks, is 2-0 so far, including a scoreless, 6-inning start for the Jimmies in a 3-0 win over Marion (Ind.) in Ormond Beach, Fla.
Two of the hottest pitchers in the Dakota Athletic Conference wear orange and black.
Alex Kreis and Kate Street were named the DAC’s baseball and softball pitchers of the week, and both are off to near flawless starts.
Kreis, a right-hander from Grand Forks, is 2-0 so far, including a scoreless, 6-inning start for the Jimmies in a 3-0 win over Marion (Ind.) in Ormond Beach, Fla.
In two starts, he’s allowed just 1 earned run in 12 innings with 18 strikeouts.
Kreis and the Jimmies ran into rain in Florida, and had their last two games washed out.
The Jimmies, who are 7-3, are scheduled to play back-to-back doubleheaders against Midland Lutheran in Fremont, Neb., on Saturday and Sunday.
The first 28 scheduled games for the Jimmies are on the road.
Their first home game is supposed to be April 5 against Valley City State.
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The JC softball team had its first 2 days of games in Tucson, Ariz., washed out, but that did nothing to limit Street’s effectiveness or amount of innings she logged on the slab.
The junior from Stevensville, Mont., appeared in 7 of the Jimmies’ 11 games in Tucson, posting a sparkling 6-1 record.
In 30 2/3 innings, she allowed 22 hits, 7 earned runs with 19 strikeouts and 13 walks.
The Jimmies went 8-3 on their trip and are scheduled to play in Bismarck against the University of Mary on Tuesday.
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Four Jamestown College women’s basketball players have been named 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.
All four were key players for the Jimmies in their record-breaking 26-win season.
Honored were seniors Giuli Varriano, Allison Epping and Ali Edwards, along with junior Kellie Schuneman.
Varriano, a nursing major, finished her career as the school’s third leading scorer with 1,443 career points. She was an all-DAC first-team selection, leading the Jimmies in scoring (12.9), rebounding (6.9) and steals (2.7).
Varriano was also named an honorable mention All-American on Tuesday.
Black Hills State’s Katelynn Lamb was named to the first team, while Dickinson State’s Kia Herbel was on the second team.
Minot State’s Ari Hendrix and MacKenzie Mack also were honorable mention selections.
Epping and Edwards were the Jimmies’ top contributors off the bench.
Epping, an occupational therapy major, averaged 9 points and 3 rebounds per game.
Edwards was a 2-sport star at JC. The West Fargo native was one of the top hitters for the volleyball team, and then joined the basketball team and accounted for 5 points and 3 rebounds per game and was capable of defending virtually any position on the floor.
She heads to Oregon later this year to begin ophthalmology school.
Schuneman, the Jimmies’ junior point guard, averaged 10.7 points per game and led in assists at 4.2 per contest. The health and fitness administration major is the tam’s lone starter back next year.
In order to qualify for the award, student-athletes must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or better.
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Black Hills State’s Luke Enos was named a first-team All-American on Tuesday.
Enos, the DAC MVP, was the lone player from the conference on either of the 3 teams.
Cain Atkinson of Black Hills State, Valley City State’s Orlando Anderson and Nate Lebsock were named honorable mention.
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