Blue Jays Roundup: Baseball goes down swinging in nonconference tilt

The Jamestown High School tennis and baseball teams were on the road on Thursday.

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Jamestown's Mason Lunzman looks to the sky after connecting with the baseball Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Jack Brown Stadium. John M. Steiner / The Sun
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It was a tough day for the Blue Jays over in Fargo on Thursday.

Jamestown dropped 11-5 to West Fargo Sheyenne in the nonconference tilt. The Jays will be back at Jack Brown Stadium on Friday to square off against Minot. First pitch is set to be delivered at 4:30 p.m.

In the first inning, the Mustangs got their offense started, when Tate Gustafson drove in run on a single.

Jamestown Blue Jays Varsity knotted the game up at one in the top of the second inning, when Carson Orr booked it home on a Preston Gall fly-out after tagging up at third.

The bats eventually got going for the Jays, when in the top of the sixth, Conner Hoyt, Michael Mahoney and Payton Hochhalter all drove in runs, but it was too little too late.


Sheyenne pulled away for good with five runs in the third inning, two of which game on error committed by the Jays. Sheyenne tallied 13 hits off the three Jamestown pitchers who threw over the 6.1 innings.

Caleb Duerr was deemed the the winning pitcher of the nonconference matchup.

Duerr allowed two hits and one run over two innings, striking out four and walking zero. A number of pitchers entered the game as relief, with Ryder Weigel, Konner Entz, Carter Carlson, and Evan Berg all securing outs and ultimately the victory.

Gage Orr toed the rubber for the Jays, allowing six hits and six runs over his three innings thrown. Adam Sortland and Connor Hoyt from the bullpen, throwing a combined two and one-third innings.

Jamestown notched collected five hits on the day. Reagan Sortland and Ethan Gall all had multiple hits for Jamestown Blue Jays Varsity. Gall and Sortland both batted a 1.000 going 2-for-2 at the plate.

W.F. Sheyenne 11, Jamestown 5

JHS 010 103 0 — 5 5 2

WFS 105 320 X — 11 13 1


JHS: Gage Orr, Adam Sortland (4), Connor Hoyt (6); WFS: Caleb Duerr, Carter Carlson (3), Evan Berg (4), Ryder Weigel (5), Konner Entz (6). W — Duerr; L — Orr.

Highlights: JHS — Orr (3 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 1 ER, 1 K, 3 BB); Reagan Sortland 2-2; Ethan Gall 2-2.

WFS — Trey Stocker 2-2, 2B; Duerr 2-2, RBI, 2B; Tate Gustafson 2-2, 2 RBI, 2B.

Tennis falls to Minot, set to face Mandan in play-in match

The Blue Jays made a move of venues Thursday but it didn't seem to help the Jays out that much.

"Minot is an excellent team with great depth,'' head coach Paul Olson said. "They are unbeaten for a reason. Eden Olson and Sofia Egge are the defending state doubles champions and came to play on senior night."

The Jays wound up dropping 8-1 to the Majettes.

Olson said Blue Jay senior Phoebe Olson came back after the tough doubles loss to put in an outstanding performance at No. 1 singles against Eden Olson. The senior wrapped up the WDA regular season 8-0 at No. 1 singles.

The Blue Jays' dual against the defending state champs wrapped up the regular conference schedule. Jamestown has got one more match on the schedule — a dual with West Fargo — before the team takes on Mandan in a WDA play-in match on Tuesday.


Jamestown fell 5-4 to the Braves on May 17.

"We'll keep improving and have another couple of practices and our senior day matches against West Fargo High on Saturday to help us get ready for the play-in," Olson said. "The girls are excited to get another shot at Mandan."

Minot 8, Jamestown 1


No. 1: Phoebe Olson, J def. Eden Olson 6-1, 6-2

No. 2: Sofia Egge, M def. Grace LeFevre 6-1, 6-0

No. 3: Halle Mattson, M def. Mya Henderson 6-0, 6-0

No. 4: Sidney Ressler, M def. Bria Nieswaag 6-1, 6-1

No. 5: Sienna Ronning, M def. Sofia Williams 6-1, 6-0

No. 6: Sabryn Ronning, M def. Isabel LeFevre 6-0, 6-0


No. 1: Olson/Egge, M def. Olson/Nieswaag 6-1, 6-0

No. 2: Ressler/Sa. Ronning, M def. G. LeFevre/Henderson 6-0, 6-1

No. 3: Si. Ronning/Grace Olson, M def. Williams/I. LeFevre 6-1, 6-0

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Jamestown's Mya Henderson returns the ball across the net to a Saint Mary's player on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Bolinger Courts.
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Katie Ringer is a sports reporter for the Jamestown Sun. Katie joined the Sun staff in the summer of 2019 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in journalism. She can be reached by email at or by phone at 701-952-8460.
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