Doll slugs two HRs in NSIC Tournament victory for MSU baseball

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Minot State senior Darrel Doll launched a pair of two-run home runs and No. 4-seeded Minot State notched a 12-4 victory over No. 5 Wayne State in the first round of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Baseball Tournament on Thursday afternoon in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

How It Happened

Wayne State grabbed an early one-run lead in the first with a solo home run to left.

The Beaver loaded the bases without recording a hit before Wyatt Schlosser drew a walk to bring home Trevaun Smith and tie the game at one.

Celestino Rodriguez followed with a sacrifice fly to left, sending Michael Borst home to hand the Beavers a 2-1 lead after the first.

An RBI groundout by the Wildcats tied the game at two in the second.

Doll blasted a two-run homer to right to give the Beavers a 4-2 lead in the third.

After a scoreless fourth inning, Wayne State cut the deficit in half with a run in the fifth inning.

Schlosser and Mason Gifford drew a walk with the bases loaded while Ryley Humrighouse picked up an RBI on a fielder’s choice in a three-run inning to give the Beavers a 7-3 advantage after five innings.

Borst began a five-run eighth inning with an RBI single before Doll launched his second two-run home run of the game.

Humrighouse capped the scoring for the Beavers with a two-RBI single, scoring Schlosser and Jake Collins.

The Wildcats scored a run in the ninth on a solo home run.

Inside The Box Score

Doll led Minot State at the plate, going 2-for-2 with two home runs, four RBI, three runs and three walks.

Borst hit 2-for-3 with three walks and four runs scored.

Humrighouse knocked in three runs, followed by Schlosser with a pair of RBI.

Jaymon Cervantes improved to 8-1 on the season after allowing three runs on six hits and striking out seven Wildcats in seven innings of work.

RJ Martinez threw an inning in relief while Sam Larson retired a pair of Wildcats.

Matt Sartwell entered to record the final out in relief for the Beavers.

What’s Next

No. 4 Minot State advances to take on No. 1 Augustana at 3 p.m. this afternoon in St. Cloud, Minn.

— MSU athletics

Beavers send 20 track and field athletes to NSIC Championships

The Minot State men’s and women’s track & field teams have 20 athletes competing in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday and Saturday in Duluth, Minnesota.

On the Track

Daniel Daffinrud enters the weekend ranked 11th in the NSIC in the 100m with a time of 10.84.

Ryan Kohler is ninth in the 10K with a time of 33:31.74 while 22nd in the 5K with a recorded finish of 15:47.08.

In the 5K, Lauren Reeves sits 26th in the conference while covering the track in 19:04.02.

Abby McGee is ranked 30th among the NSIC in the 1,500m with a time of 4:54.66.

In the Field

Derek Wax and Ben Aasen own the top two spots in the Javelin with throws of 56.34m and 56.26m, respectively.

Logan Krueger ranks 19th in the shot put with a mark of 13.27m and 22nd in the hammer with a distance of 42.88m.

Cole Franck is 19th with a leap of 12.53m in the triple jump while Ethan Feist is 23rd in the long jump with a leap of 6.61m.

Parker Benner sits 25th in the discus and hammer with distances of 39.57m and 41.42m, respectively.

Taylor Laumeyer is ranked in the top 30 in the NSIC in three events. The freshman is 10th in the javelin (36.41m) while 18th in the discus (40.47m) and 28th in the hammer (43.65m).

Danielle Stauffer sits 18th in the javelin with a toss of 32.60m.

— MSU athletics

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