Blue Jays Roundup: Softball drops pair to Minot, back in action Friday

The Jamestown High School softball team traveled to Minot on Monday to face off against the Majettes.

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Jamestown's Jada Walter watches the action at home plate while taking a lead off of second base on April 28, 2022 at Trapper Field.
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Makenna Nold gave the Jamestown High School softball team her best shot, but a homer in the top of the fourth, just wasn't enough for the Blue Jays to get the win.

Jamestown fell 5-4, 8-7 to Minot in WDA road action Monday evening. The loss drops the Jays' conference record to 10-6 while overall the team is 14-8 entering the last week of the regular season.

The Jays took an early lead, scoring one run right away in the first when Ella Falk drove in Rylee Joseph on a line drive out to center field. Jamestown tallied more three runs in the fourth inning, powered by a home run from Makenna Nold and Jada Walter's double. Ella Falk led the Jays with three hits in her four appearances at the plate. In game No. 2 Jamestown out-hit Minot 12-6. Nold and Rylee Joseph both homered on Monday.

Jamestown kept it tight at the plate and out in the field, giving Minot little opportunity to seal the deal through six and a half innings. One mistake in the bottom of the seventh sealed the deal for the Majettes.

Things were tied up at four runs apiece in the bottom of the seventh inning when a costly error by the Blue Jays wound up scoring the game-winning run. Kirsten Gallaway took home the winning pitcher title, surrendering four runs on eight hits over seven innings thrown. Gallaway retired six Blue Jay batters at the plate.


Katie Falk took the loss for Jamestown. The junior let go five runs on 12 hits. She struck out five and walked one.

Jamestown's next and final test of the 2022 regular season is West Fargo on Friday. First pitch of the non-conference gamer is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at the Packers' home venue.

Minot 5, Jamestown 4

JHS 100 300 0 — 4 8 1

MIN 201 100 1 — 5 12 1

JHS: Katie Falk; MIN: Kirsten Galloway. W —Galloway; L — Falk.

Highlights: JHS — Katie Falk (6.2 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 K, 1 BB); Alyssa Gange 1-2; Ella Falk 3-4, RBI; Makenna Nold 1-3, HR, 2 RBI, Jada Walter 1-3, 2B, RBI

MIN — Aynzlee Mosser 2-3, 2 2B, RBI; Cierra Erickson 3-4, 2 2B, RBI; Ellington Anderson 1-4, RBI, HR.


Minot 8, Jamestown 7

JHS 300 001 3 — 7 12 6

MIN 010 200 5 — 8 6 2

JHS: Makenna Nold; MIN: Tayler Falcon W — Falcon; L — Nold.

Highlights: JHS — Nold (6.1 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 2 ER, 8 K, 7 BB), 2-4, RBI; Katie Falk 2-4, RBI, 2B; Jenna Fischer 1-3, 2B; Rylee Joseph 1-4, HR, 3 RBI.

MIN — Avery Lunde 1-4, RBI, 2B; Abigail Barnum 1-2, RBI.

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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