Minot State baseball wins back-to-back games at Tucson Invitational

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Minot State baseball team (3-6) racked up runs with ease on Saturday at the Tucson Invitational, as it dominated its competition for a pair of victories.

After earning a convincing 16-3 win over Concordia University (6-10) to start the day, the Beavers kept rolling with an impressive 11-1 victory over fellow NSIC competitor Concordia St. Paul (7-3). Minot State pounced on the Golden Bears with a five-run second inning and never looked back en route to the blowout win.

Every player that stepped up to the plate for the Beavers recorded at least one hit in the win, and the team finished with 17 hits to Concordia St. Paul’s five. Geordie McDougall led the charge. The senior went 3-for-4 and added two RBIs for good measure.

RJ Martinez stayed in control at the mound and pitched all seven innings. The sophomore tallied five strikeouts and allowed five hits to help his team defeat the Golden Bears.

Next up for the Beavers is an exhibition game in Tucson on Monday against Carroll College at 5 p.m.

MSU men’s golf takes sixth at MJGA Collegiate

LAS VEGAS — The Minot State men’s golf team kicked off the spring season with a sixth-place finish at the fifth annual Minot Junior Golf Association (MJGA) Collegiate Invitational over Friday and Saturday in Nevada.

The three-round event was won by Westminster College with a team score of 901, beating out Winona State’s 905. Minot State finished with a team score of 954 for sixth.

Individually, Matthew Bean led the way for the Beavers with a +19 for the weekend and tied for 21st place. MSU’s four other golfers finished within five shots of each other: Carson Harcourt (+22, 27th), Matthew Kreutz (+24, 30th), Aaron Ogrodnick (+26, 33rd) and Leighton Bearchell (+27, 35th).

The Beavers are scheduled to play again Tuesday and Wednesday in the Winona State Warrior Invitational that is also being held in Las Vegas.

MSU women’s

golf improves for podium finish

LAS VEGAS — After shooting a 349 in the opening round of the Minot Junior Golf Association Collegiate Invitational on Friday in Las Vegas, the Minot State women’s golf team cut 16 strokes for a team score of 333 in the second and final round.

As a result, the Beavers moved up from fifth place and took third with a total team score of 682. Beating them out was Rocky Mountain College (655) and Montana State-Billings (659).

MSU’s Alexandra Demko put together back-to-back rounds of 10-over-par 82 to finish tied for fourth place individually. Miriam Dumes (+25,8th) and Katherin McGlenen (+26, 10th) also managed to finish inside the top 10.

Rounding out the Beavers’ roster was Anya Ross (+35, 18th) and Kaitlyn Hill (+36, 22nd).

Like the men’s team, MSU is scheduled to tee off at the Winona State Warrior Invitational on Tuesday and Wednesday in Las Vegas.

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