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The University of Jamestown baseball team used a hot-hitting offense mixed with stellar pitching and defense Friday night to sweep Bethesda University of California 15-2 and 12-0 at the Tucson Invite. "Offensively we were able to score early and often and had a lot of guys contribute at the plate," said Jimmie baseball coach Tom Hager. Jamestown's pitching gave up 10 hits between both games, including a one-hitter in the second game.
The 21st-ranked University of Jamestown softball team shutout College of Saint Mary 4-0 Thursday, but lost to Ottawa University (Ari.) 6-4 to earn a split at the Tucson Invite. Jamestown wrapped up the week in Arizona playing to nine wins and just two losses. "Overall I'm happy with how we played," said softball coach Kevin Gall. "We learned a lot about our team and I think we can have a nice season. There's also some talent sitting on the bench that will help us."
The University of Jamestown baseball team scored in five of the nine innings played Tuesday to take care of Benedictine University of Mesa 7-3 at the Tucson Invite. "We were able to get some early runs, and as the game went on we were able to continue to score," said Jimmie baseball coach Tom Hager. "The way we manufactured the runs was keys." Overall the Jimmies recorded 12 hits in the contest and used extra-base hits and sacrifice bunts to get the runs across the plate. "Anytime we can put it in play this team has a good chance to win," Hager said.
The University of Jamestown baseball team made Monday's games at the Tucson Invitational much easier than Sunday's games. The Jimmies swept a pair over Doane University 9-2 and 4-1, after winning two one-run ball games against Southwest Minnesota State and Doane the previous day. "I was really pleased of how we grinded out a couple wins today," said Jamestown baseball coach Tom Hager. "We played a good baseball team and had guys contribute over 14 innings."
The University of Jamestown softball team's bats joined the 80-degree weather as the hottest thing in Tucson, Ari. Monday afternoon. The Jimmies racked up 26 runs and 33 hits in a 16-6 win against Park University and a 10-4 victory over Robert Morris in the nightcap. "We took extra batting practice," said Jamestown softball coach Kevin Gall. "I was waiting for us to come out a little bit. There were some girls that were pressing and not hitting like they were suppose to."
It seems like the University of Illinois men's hockey team likes playing with less men on the ice than the University of Jamestown. The Fighting Illini scored two third period shorthanded goals—including the game-winner two minutes, 38 seconds into the period—to defeat the Jimmies 3-1 in the second round of the ACHA national tournament in Columbus, Ohio.
Jimmies sweep on Sunday The University of Jamestown baseball team won a pair of games against Southwest Minnesota State and Doane University at the Tucson Invitational on Sunday. "It was a good day to get two wins against two quality teams," said Jimmie baseball coach Tom Hager. "I was proud of how our guys played today." The Jimmies scored two runs in the sixth inning and held off a ninth-inning rally by the Mustangs to win 2-1 in the first game. Nick Torres pitched the final out to get to save.
FARGO—After a draining overtime loss for Jamestown High School Thursday night, the Blue Jays could not recover against Bismarck St. Mary's 16 hours later. The Saints drained eight 3-pointers in the first half and held off the Blue Jays for the final 18 minutes, en route to a 77-68 victory Friday afternoon in loser-out play of the state Class A boys basketball tournament at the Fargodome. St. Mary's will play Shanley at 11:30 a.m. Saturday for fifth place.
FARGO—It took Jamestown High School and West Fargo 39 minutes to find a difference Thursday night at Scheels Center. Ultimately it was the go-ahead bucket by the Packers' senior guard Joe Pistorus, and the insurance layup by Abdi Sufi, in the final minute of overtime as West Fargo defeated Jamestown 85-81 in the quarterfinals of the state Class A boys basketball tournament. The Packers will meet up with West Fargo-Sheyenne in the semifinals Friday at 8:30 p.m., while the Blue Jays will face West Region opponent St. Mary's in the consolation bracket at 2 p.m.
The second-year University of Jamestown men's hockey program will have a clean slate heading into the one-and-done American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I national tournament. The Jimmies went on a 14-game winning streak when the calendar flipped to 2018, but the run ended with a pair of losses to top-ranked Minot State to end the regular season. Jamestown, the No. 12 seed, plays 10th-seeded University of Illinois in the opening round of nationals Saturday, March 10, at 12:30 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio.