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JIMMIE ROUNDUP: Play continues in Arizona

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.

Dakota Nelson went five innings and gave up one run. Three other pitchers finished the remaining four frames.

"Our pitchers did a good job of minimizing damage and they did a good job of getting out of jams," Hager said.

Jamestown has an off day Wednesday but will get back on the diamond in Tucson Thursday for a doubleheader against Dordt College starting at 5 p.m.

University of Jamestown 7, Benedictine University of Mesa 3

BU 000 100 200 -- 3 8 2

UJ 012 210 010 -- 7 12 1

Dakota Nelson, Tanner Roundy (6), Nick Torres (7), Eric Evans (9) and Irey. Brandon Barnes, Ryan Kokora (5), Trent Gregory (6), Andrew Schaner (8) and David Ortiz.

UJ highlights: Tyler Ludlow 2-3, 2 H, 2 RBI; Scooter Turin 2-3, 2 H; Pete Pennylegion 2-4, 2 H; Tanner Roundy 3-4; Dakota Nelson 5 IP.

Records: Jamestown 18-1. Benedictine University of Mesa 17-9.

Softball downs Dordt

The University of Jamestown softball team used a four run fifth-inning Tuesday to defeat Dordt College 9-4 at the Tucson Invite.

Tifani Schorzman scored Emma Keller in the fifth, while Meghan Ramage hit a three-run home run later in the inning to deep left-center field to extend the lead to 7-2.

"She's been putting a good swing on it the last few days," said Jimmie softball coach Kevin Gall. "She's very athletically talented and the more she plays the better she'll get."

The Jimmies and Defenders traded two runs each in the sixth as Jamestown held on for the win.

Emma Keller went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored, Mikayla Frost and Ramage both had three hits.

Jamestown has played seven games in four days and are 6-1 overall in Tucson.

"Today we could get our bodies rejuvenated," Gall said referring to the one game played Tuesday. "We could go there, get our work done and get home and rest up after today."

The Jimmies will continue play in Tucson with a doubleheader against Marymount California University and Dordt College today.

"We don't know much about Marymount—we'll figure that out," Gall said. "Overall we want to win the last four in Tucson."

University of Jamestown 9, Dordt College 4

UJ 210 042 0 -- 9 14 1

DC 000 202 0 -- 4 9 1

Jasmine Pipella, Ann-Marie Crandlemire (3) and Tifani Schorzman. Tianna Top, Rachel Evavold (6) and Krista Bousema. W--Crandlemire. L--Top.

UJ highlights: Emma Keller 3-4; 2B, HR; Mikayla Frost 3-4; Meghan Ramage 3-4, HR; 4 RBI; Ann-Marie Crandlemire 4 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 K; Jasmine Pipella 3 IP, 5 H, 2 ER.

Records: Jamestown 17-3. Dordt 7-5.

Mitchell Johnson

Hometown: Enumclaw, WA; College: Central Washington University

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