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In its 18-2 start to the season, Dickinson had scored at least 10 runs in all 10 of its doubleheaders. Tuesday night at Jack Brown Stadium, Jamestown pitchers Nolan Kratz and Ben Friebel held the high-powered Midgets to just three runs in 12 innings as the Blue Jays earned a split with the top team in the West. Jamestown won the opener 1-0. Dickinson salvaged the split 3-2 in the finale. "They're a good team and they've been scoring a lot of runs this season, so we just did our best to hold them down," said Kratz, who did far more than that.
Kaitlin Mullowney likes holding down the top spot in the lineup for the Blue Jays. Tuesday, Jamestown's top singles player earned two wins in the Blue Jays' 6-3 triumph over Dickinson at Bolinger Courts. "I like the pressure of playing that spot," said Mullowney of her position in the lineup. "There are a lot of good girls in that spot, but I just try to be as consistent as I can and try to get some wins along the way."
VALLEY CITY—Nail-biters have been the norm between the University of Jamestown and Mayville State through the years. This season has been no different, so the Comets 5-3 win over the Jimmies on Tuesday in the North Star Athletic Association tournament championship was par for the course. It was the sixth game between the two teams this season. Each won three. The run count? Mayville scored 27 times, Jamestown 25. All six of the games were determined by two runs or less.
High school baseball: Jamestown 1, Dickinson 0 (Nolan Kratz 1-hit shutout) Dickinson 3, Jamestown 2 High school girls tennis: Jamestown 6, Dickinson 3 (Jays 4-2 in singles, 2-1 in doubles) High school softball: Jamestown 14, Mandan 3 Jamestown 10, Mandan 0 High school girls soccer: Jamestown 3, Bismarck St. Mary's 1 (JHS 10-0 record)
Mayville State defeated the University of Jamestown 5-3 in the North Star Athletic Association baseball tournament championship game on Tuesday in Valley City. The Comets, ranked No. 22 in the NAIA top 25 poll, scored three runs after two batters were out in the bottom of the seventh to erase a 3-2 Jimmie lead. Jerome Byndloss, pitching on two days rest, turned in a strong effort on the mound for the Jimmies, who will now have to wait until Thursday to see if they receive and at-large bid into the NAIA national tournament.
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.