Blue Jays Roundup: Blue Jays get series of emphatic wins

The Blue Jays baseball team combined to outscore their opponents 23-3.

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The Blue Jays' Brenna Hatch sends a corner kick into the box during the second half of the Blue Jays win over Williston on Friday, May 5, at the UJ Turf Field.
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JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown High School Blue Jays used a first-half penalty from Breanna Oettle to get a 3-0 win over Williston High School on Friday, May 5, at the UJ Turf Field.

Midway through the first half, the Blue Jays’ Oettle stepped to the spot and calmly converted the penalty to give her team a 1-0 lead. The Blue Jays (3-2-1) would push through the rest of the first half but were unable to get any more. Early in the second half, Oettle would get her second when she took advantage of a miscommunication between the Wolves’ Emma Shockley and a defender allowing the Jays’ senior to poke the ball home to make it 2-0.

The Jays added another one when they won a corner and it was swung in and found the head of Emma Hillerud who tucked it in to push the lead out to 3-0.

The Blue Jays return to the field at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, when they take on Bismarck High School.

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The Blue Jays' Breanna Oettle (middle) pokes home a ball between the legs of Williston goalie Emma Shockey (0) while under pressure from a Wolves defender on Friday, May 5, at the UJ Turf Field.
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WHS 0, UJ 3


WHS: 0 0–0

JHS: 1 2–3

Scoring plays:

First half:

JHS: Breanna Oettle

Second half:

JHS: Oettle

JHS: Hillerud


Blue Jays baseball get convincing game one win:

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The Jamestown High School baseball team went on the road to Watford City and won the first game of a doubleheader 15-0 on Friday, May, 5, at the RRC Field.

The Blue Jays hit three doubles in a row in the first inning to sprint out to a 3-0 lead. The Jays added two more in the third before exploding for nine runs in the fourth inning to stretch the lead out to 14-0. The fourth inning saw the Blue Jays send 13 players to the plate, with the nine runs scoring on six hits.

The Blue Jays fully put the game away in the fifth when Mason Lunzman worked a bases-loaded walk to stretch the lead out to 15-0. The Blue Jays’ Jackson Walters went 4-for-4 with five RBIs and three runs. On the mound, the Blue Jays’ Thomas Newman pitched all five innings giving up two hits and striking out five.

JHS 15, WC 0

JHS: 3 0 2 9 1–15 14 0

WC: 0 0 0 0 0–0 2 2

WP: Thomas Newman, LP: Jason Hogue

Scoring plays:


First inning:

JHS: Max Fronk RBI double, Mason Lunzman scores

JHS: Jackson Walters RBI double, Jacob Webster scores

JHS: Payton Hochhalter RBI double, Walters scores

Third inning:

JHS: Walters RBI single, Webster scores

JHS: Walters scores on a wild pitch

Fourth inning:


JHS: Walters two run HR, Lunzman scores

JHS: Reagan Sortland RBI double, Hochhalter scores

JHS: Tyson Jorissen RBI single, Brooks Roaldson, Sortland score

JHS: Fronk 3 run triple, Ethan Gall, Jorissen, Lunzman score

JHS: Walters RBI single, Fronk scores

Fifth inning:

JHS: Lunzman bases-loaded walk, Webster scores

Blue Jays score late for game two win:

The second game of the doubleheader started more competitively than the first with the score tied at three heading into the sixth inning but the Blue Jays were able to score five runs over the last two innings to get a 8-3 win over the Wolves.


The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the first inning without actually putting the bat to the ball to bring the runs home as Jacob Webster scored on an error and then two batters later, Jackson Walters scored on a bases-loaded walk to make it 2-0.

The Wolves (10-6, 6-6) tied the game up at two in the second on a sacrifice fly and an error. The Jays tied it up in the third on a sacrifice fly of their own. After the Wolves tied it up once again, the Blue Jays’ Mason Lunzman gave his team the lead for good with a single to push his team in front 5-3. The Jays hit two doubles in the seventh to push the lead out to the final margin of 8-3.

The Blue Jays return to the diamond at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, when they take on Mandan.

JHS 8, WC 3

JHS: 2 0 1 0 0 2 3–8 7 2

WC: 0 2 0 1 0 0 0–3 4 2

WP: Carson Orr, LP: Hunter Cowan

Scoring plays:


JHS: Roaldson reaches on an error, Webster scores, unearned

JHS: Carson Orr bases-loaded walk, Walters scores

Second inning:

WC: Colton Hufnagel sacrifice fly, Judd Johnsrud scores

WC: Joshua Chavez reaches on an error, Tyesn Kuchenbuch scores

Third inning:

JHS: Sortland sacrifice fly, Hochhalter scores

Fourth inning:

WC: Rhylie Ledahl Berger sacrifice bunt, Johnsrud scores

Sixth inning:

JHS: Lunzman 2 run single, Newman, Jorissen score

Seventh inning:

JHS: Webster RBI double, Hochhalter scores

JHS: Jorissen RBI double, Roaldson, Webster score

Blue Jays softball get big game one win:

LITTLE FALLS, MN — The Blue Jays softball team was on the road to face Little Falls High School and they used an eight-run sixth inning to get an 11-0 win in the first game of a doubleheader at the Little Falls High School Softball Field.

The Blue Jays' first three runs all came on long balls as McKenna Nold hit the first one, a solo shot in the second before Jada Walter hit a two-run shot in the third to push the lead out to 3-0. Nold came up to lead off the sixth and hit her second homer of the day to push the lead out to 4-0. From there the floodgates opened as the Jays scored eight runs in the frame off the Flyers (1-7).

The Blue Jays leading hitter was Nold who went 3-for-4 with six RBIs and three runs.

JHS 11, LF 0

JHS: 0 1 2 0 0 8–11 10 1

LF: 0 0 0 0 0 0–0 2 1

WP: Katie Falk, LP: Korrin Gwost

Scoring plays:

JHS: McKenna Nold solo HR

Third inning:

JHS: Jada Walter two run HR, Ella Falk scores

Sixth inning:

JHS: Nold solo HR

JHS: Sophia Bond reaches on an error, Torrie Mack scores, unearned

JHS: Rylee Joseph bases loaded walk, Addison Graves scores

JHS: Walter grounds into a fielder’s choice, Bond scores

JHS: Nold grand slam, Joseph, Walter, Katie Falk score

Blue Jays offense stays hot in game two win:

It didn’t take very long for the Blue Jays offense to put the game away as they scored four runs in the first inning of a 14-4 win against Zimmerman High School (MN.).

The Blue Jays’ Torrie Mack connected on a grand slam in the first to make it 4-0. The score would stay that way until the third when the Jays put six runs on the board including an Avery Graves three-run shot that made it 10-0. The Thunder (5-5) scored two runs in the third and two more in the fourth but it wasn’t enough as the Jays (9-7) scored two runs in the fifth and two in the sixth to put the game away.

The Blue Jays return to the diamond at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, when they take on Bismarck Legacy.

JHS 14, ZHS 4

JHS: 4 0 6 0 2 2–14 13 2

LHS: 0 0 2 2 0 0–4 6 1

WP: Nold, LP: Madyson Becker

Scoring plays:

First inning:

JHS: Mack grand slam, Joseph, K. Falk, Nold score

Third inning:

JHS: Mack bases-loaded walk, Joseph scores

JHS: Ad. Graves 2 run double, Walter, K. Falk score

JHS: Avery Graves two run HR, Mack, Ad. Graves scores

Third inning:

ZHS: Ivy Borkoski grounds into fielder’s choice, Adley Belanger scores

ZHS: Zoey Stephany reaches on an error, Madison Roush scores

Fourth inning:

ZHS: Alyson Becker bases-loaded walk, Belanger scores

ZHS: Roush scores on a passed ball

Fifth inning:

JHS: Joseph bases-loaded walk, Graves scores

JHS: K. Falk hit by pitch, Graves scores

Sixth inning:

JHS: Bond RBI double, Mack scores

JHS: E. Falk RBI single, Graves scores

My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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