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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.
Andrew Nohrenberg had no idea he had a no-hitter going on Thursday, until the very end. All Ryder Lunzman had to do was follow a no-no and he did it in style. Both Jamestown High school right-handers delivered strong pitching performances as the Blue Jays swept Bismarck St. Mary's 4-3 and 6-0 in their long-awaited home debut at Jack Brown Stadium. "It was great to get to play here," said Lunzman, who fired a five-hit shutout in game 2. "The energy was unreal. Everyone was pumped up. We were focused and ready to go."
It all came down to doubles on Thursday at Bolinger Courts and the Blue Jays delivered. Kaitlin Mullowney and Payton Hoggarth teamed for a victory at No. 1, while Megan Larson and Medora Pringle were rolling at No. 2 as Jamestown High School pulled out a 5-4 win over Bismarck St. Mary's. "We really just trusted ourselves, relaxed and played our game," said Pringle, who also produced a win in singles. "(St. Mary's) is always good. We were expecting a pretty even match and knew it could go either way. We were excited to pull it out."
Catcher Quinn Irey, starting pitcher Jerome Byndloss and relief pitcher Eric Evans from the University of Jamestown baseball team have been named first-team all-conference in the North Star Athletic Association. The Jimmies had three players named to the second team in second baseman Peter Pennylegion, infielder Landon Uetz and outfielder Taichi Sasaki. Pennylegion, first baseman Tyler Ludlow and left fielder Kory Wolden were named to the Gold Glove team. Jamestown High School graduate Brady Anderson was named to the first team as an infielder.
Jon Abbott hit a grand slam to help Kidder County defeat Medina-Pingree-Buchanan 12-2 in Class B baseball action on Thursday. Abbott had five RBI in the game. James Thompson and Ethan Hager added two hits each. Pitcher Brandon Dewald piled up 12 strikeouts in only five innings of pitching to get the win. Blake Zirbes had the lone hit for the Thunder. Kidder County 12, Medina-Pingree-Buchanan 2 MPB 002 00 -- 2 1 2
Jamestown 6, Bismarck St. Mary's 0. Ryder Lunzman 5-hit shutout with 9 strikeouts. Ben Friebel 3-for-3 with 3 RBI. In Class B baseball, Kidder County beats Medina-Pingree-Buchanan 12-2.
Jamestown 4, Bismarck St. Mary's 3 Five-inning no-hitter from Andrew Nohrenberg. Jays walked off the win with run in bottom of the 5th after trailing 3-0 early.
On or off the field, Landon Uetz brings a lot to the table. An All-American on the diamond, and an All-American in the classroom, the West Fargo native has left a lasting impact on the University of Jamestown baseball team. Uetz ranks second in virtually every offensive category in program history for the Jimmies, who begin postseason play on Friday. But as impressive as his stats are, coach Tom Hager said he's far more than just a ballplayer.
Mandan took five of six singles matches to key its 6-3 win over Jamestown in West Region tennis action on Tuesday. Courtney Peterson won in singles and teamed with Savannah Montoya in doubles for a victory, but a shaky start doomed the Jays. "We came out a little flat in singles. We were hoping for a better result today," JHS coach Jordan Koushkouski said. "We turned it around in doubles, but it wasn't enough."