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In its last 45 games, NAIA No. 2-ranked Bellevue has lost just three games. All three defeats have come against the University of Jamestown, but Monday's was the biggest and most grueling. With their season on the line in back-to-back innings, the Jimmies erased Bellevue leads in the bottom of the ninth and 10th innings to defeat the 49-9 Bruins 7-6 in the North Star Athletic Association tournament in Valley City on Monday night. It was the Jimmies' second straight win over Bellevue in as many days.
Mayville State defeated Valley City State 9-6 to advance to the North Star Athletic Association baseball tournament championship game. The game ended at 12:49 a.m. Tuesday morning. The NSAA championship game is today (Tuesday) at 1 p.m. in Valley City. The Jimmies (40-18) and 22nd-ranked Comets (45-10) played five times during the regular season with Jamestown winning three. All five games were decided by two runs or less.
The North Star Athletic Association baseball tournament championship game will be played at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Charlie Brown Field in Valley City. The University of Jamestown will face the winner of the Mayville State/Valley City State game, which started at 9:20 p.m. on Monday. At 11:30 p.m. Monday, the Comets and Vikings were tied at 6-6.
The University of Jamestown baseball team defeated No. 2 Bellevue 7-6 in 10 innings on Monday in Valley City. The Jimmies are now one win away from the NAIA national tournament. They face either Mayville or Valley City State on Tuesday at noon in the North Star Athletic Association tournament championship game. Nico Kelly singled home Scooter Turin with the game-winner in the bottom of the 10th inning. The Jimmies had to erase two late Bellevue leads.
The University of Jamestown softball team defeated 23rd-ranked Bellevue 2-1 in the North Star Athletic Association championship game in Dickinson on Monday. The win qualified the Jimmies for the NAIA national tournament for the first time since 1992. Hanna Dunnigan had 14 strikeouts in the circle, working 6 2/3 innings. She also had two of the Jimmies' six hits and one RBI. Brittany Rheault recorded the last out of the game to earn the save. Mikayla Frost scored Kylie Macaig with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The University of Jamestown and Bellevue are tied at 4-4 in the bottom of the 6th inning in semifinal play of the North Star Athletic Association baseball tournament in Valley City. The game has been in a weather delay since 1 p.m. The game between the Jimmies and Bruins is scheduled to resume at 6 p.m. tonight. If the Jimmies beat Bellevue, they advance to the championship game, which has been moved to noon on Tuesday in Valley City. The Valley City State/Mayville State game will be played after the UJ/Bellevue game on Monday night.
Logan Lund delivered a clutch performance on the mound for the Jimmies on Saturday night at Jack Brown Stadium. Facing a do-or-die game, Lund went the distance as the University of Jamestown routed Dickinson State 14-4 in eight innings at the North Star Athletic Association tournament. The win sets up another game against Bellevue for the Jimmies. The No. 2-ranked Bruins (50-7) defeated the Jimmies 17-4 on Saturday. Lund allowed just five hits and struck out 10 Blue Hawks in the pitching gem. Only three of the four runs he allowed were earned.
Bismarck Century 7, Jamestown 4 JHS 301 00 -- 4 6 0 CHS 100 6x -- 7 6 1 Dawson Douty, Ty Fischer (4), Chris Erickson (4) and Ben Friebel. Jake Olson, Mason Leingang (5) and Ben Weaver. W–Olson. L–Fischer. HR – None. Highlights: J, Nolan Kratz 2-for-3, double, R, RBI; Erickson 2-for-2, R, RBI. Century, Olson 2-for-3, 2 R, 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 SOs; Ian McDonald 1-for-2, triple, R, 2 RBIs.
No. 2-ranked Bellevue (Neb.) banged out 17 hits in a 17-4 win over the University of Jamestown in winner’s-bracket play of the North Star Athletic Association tournament on Saturday. The Jimmies face Dickinson State Saturday night in a loser-out game at Jack Brown Stadium. Jake Browne, Derik Bontempo, Riley Baasch and Joe Moran all homered for the Bruins, who improved to 48-7. Alex Sablan clubbed a two-run home run for the Jimmies. Ben McKendall had 10 strikeouts in a complete-game effort on the mound for Bellevue. Jerome Byndloss took the loss for the Jimmies.
Hanna Dunnigan's five-hit shutout on Saturday lifted the Jimmies into the North Star Athletic Association softball tournament championship series in Dickinson. The University of Jamestown defeated Valley City State 5-0, improving to 3-0 in the tournament. Dunnigan walked two and struck out nine in another banner outing in the circle. The Jimmies (39-18) face 22nd-ranked Bellevue (48-12) at 1 p.m. on Sunday in game 1 of the best-of-three championship series. Game 2 also would be played Sunday. If necessary, game 3 would be Monday.