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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.
Riverwood proved challenging for the Jamestown High School boys golf team on Friday. The Blue Jays struggled to a ninth-place finish with a total of 363 at the Bismarck-St. Mary's Invite. Only freshman Jeremy Williams (88) shot a sub-90 round.
Alex Sablan swatted a three-run shot early, and Tyler Ludlow delivered the dagger late as the Jimmies opened postseason play with a win on Friday. The University of Jamestown baseball team banged out 14 hits in its 14-7 win over Dickinson State in first-round play of the North Star Athletic Association tournament at Jack Brown Stadium.
Day 1 of the North Star Athletic Association softball tournament in Dickinson couldn't have gone much better for the Jimmies. Tifani Schorzman cracked two home runs in game 1, while Brittany Rheault and Hanna Dunnigan were strong in the circle as the Jimmies toppled Presentation (6-0) and Valley City State (9-1). "It's a pretty good way to start, but it's only a start," said UJ coach Kevin Gall said. "We're pretty happy with how we played today." Schorzman added a double to her game 1 total and four RBIs. It all helped Rheault, who fired a four-hit shutout.
Jordan Thomas (long jump), Julia Johnson (triple jump), Sophia Bruckner (100), Paulina Haak (hammer), Drew Larsen (discus), Michael Sampers (3000 steeplechase) and Dylan Koenig (400 hurdles) notched wins for the Jimmies at the Dickinson State Last Chance track and field meet on Friday night. "The weather was very hot and so were the times and the marks," said University of Jamestown women's track and field coach Jim Clark. Thomas, a freshman from Pingree, added a fifth in the triple jump (34-6). She had two PRs. Johnson was fifth in the long.
A trio of Blue Jays turned in state-qualifying performances on a warm and sunny afternoon in Jamestown. Abby Kallenbach claimed a triple to lead the way at the Stutsman County Outdoor meet on Friday at Taylor Stadium. The JHS sophomore finished off the jumping hat trick by qualifying for the first time in the long jump (16 feet, 9 inches). She also bettered her previous best in the triple jump (34-10.5) and soared over 5-1 to win the high jump. "Abby did really well," JHS girls track and field coach Mike Dietz said.
NSAA College Baseball Tournament : Bellevue 10, Presentation College 4 Jamestown 14, Dickinson State 7 Mayville State 14, Waldorf 5 Valley City State 5, Viterbo 3 NSAA Softball: Bellevue 7, Waldorf 1 Viterbo 5, Mayville 4 Jamestown 6, Presentation 0 Valley City Staet 9, Dickinson 1 Second round Bellevue 4, Viterbo 3 Mayville 10, Waldorf 1 Jamestown 6, Presentation 0 Valley City 9, Valley City 1 Presentation 3, Dickinson 0
NSAA Softball Tournament: Jamestown 6, Presentation 0 NSAA Baseball Tournament: Bellevue 10, Presentation 4
The University of Jamestown baseball team got a tough draw in the North Star Athletic Association tournament in large part because of bad scheduling luck.