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Shawn Frank remembers his first phone conversation with Jarelle Miller like it was yesterday. Miller, a raw, but gifted athlete from Orlando, Fla., called Frank, who was the defensive coordinator of the Jimmies at the time. That first phone call, which began Miller's journey to Jamestown, may end with the NFL calling the star linebacker's name this week. "I remember coach (Bud) Etzold and I watching video of this raw specimen, this beast of a man playing on this field that was as brown as all get out," Frank recalled of the beat up playing surface in Florida.
Nolan Frank turned in a strong round at the North Star Athletic Association golf tournament in Lincoln, Neb., on Monday. In what amounted to the third of four rounds of the national-qualifying tournament — the first two were held in the fall at Oxbow (N.D.) Country Club — Frank fired a 4-over par round of 74 to finish in a two-tie for second with Kris Graewin of Viterbo University. Only Diego Gudino of tournament leader Bellevue University had a better score than Frank. "Nolan played really," UJ coach Dean Kraft said. "That was as good as he's driven the ball off the tee ever.
Alex Watson and Brittany Rheault kept throwing zeroes on the board Saturday at Trapper Field. But finally, 16th-ranked Dickinson State broke through. The Blue Hawks scored two runs in the top of the 11th inning — in a game scheduled for seven — to take game 1 of Saturday's North Star Athletic Association doubleheader "It's one people will be talking about for a while, that's for sure," said UJ head coach Kevin Gall. "Both pitchers were really in a groove."
Injuries have plagued the Jimmies the past couple of weeks, although the wins have continued to mount. Landon Uetz knows all about being banged up, but he's healthy this season and doing plenty of damage. The junior from West Fargo went 6-for-7 with three home runs on Saturday as the University of Jamestown swept Valley City State 6-5 and 13-11 at Jack Brown Stadium. Among Uetz's blasts was the walkoff game-winner in the opener in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The 10th-ranked University of Jamestown baseball team swept Valley City Staet 6-5 and 13-11 on Saturday at Jack Brown Stadium. The Jimmies improved to 16-3 in conference play and 44-5...
Tanner Dahl set a school record in style Friday night. The University of Jamestown senior became the school's all-time leader in wins with a stellar 11-inning performance in a 2-1 win over Valley City State at Charlie Brown Field. Dahl improved to 10-0 on the season, which also was the 25th victory of his career. "It was an unbelievable performance by Tanner," UJ head coach Tom Hager said. "He was in a groove, especially late in the game.
Dylan Deavy delivered exactly what his team needed. After losing two out of three games to struggling Viterbo, the senior right-hander from Moorhead was nearly perfect on the mound in Monday's finale in leading the No. 9-ranked Jimmies to a 7-0 win at soggy Jack Brown Stadium. Deavy, who's emerged as an ace-caliber pitcher in his final season, fired a one-hit shutout for his sixth win of the season. "We were kinda down in the dumps after losing the first game," Deavy said. "I felt like I needed to go out and give us a big performance."
Cool, wet weather forced the University of Jamestown to Moorhead for Sunday's doubleheader. In Minnesota, Wisconsin-based Viterbo pulled off a surprise. Entering with a record of 8-24, the V-Hawks scored four runs in the top of the 10th inning and stunted a Jimmie rally in the bottom of the frame to win Sunday's opener 6-4. The Jimmies, ranked No. 9 in the NAIA top 25, bounced back to win the nightcap 5-1 behind a strong pitching performance from Brad Bennett.
The University of Jametown baseball doubleheader against Viterbo, Wis., has been moved to Concordia College in Moorhead. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. The Jimmies are ranked No. 9...
Cody Vogler doesn't get a lot of at bats for the University of Jamestown baseball team. But when he does, the senior from New Lenox, Ill., does not waste them. Typically one of the Jimmies' top pinch-hitters off the bench, Vogler drew a start as the designated hitter on Wednesday and clubbed a pair of two-run home runs in Jamestown's 15-5 rout of NCAA Division II Northern State on a sunny, 60-degree day at Jack Brown Stadium.