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MSU baseball defeats Northern State 5-2, keeps season alive at NSIC tournament

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Minot State baseball team will live to see another day after surviving a loser-out match against No. 7-seeded Northern State, 5-2, on Friday at the NSIC tournament.

After earning a 12-4 victory over No. 5-seeded Wayne State on Thursday in the opening round, the No. 4-seeded Beavers took on No. 1-seeded Augustana Friday afternoon in the quarterfinals. It’s there that the Vikings took control early on by claiming a 6-0 lead through three innings.

Augustana cruised to a 9-3 victory and sent Minot State to a loser-out match against No. 7-seeded Northern State later that day.

Senior Michael Borst got the Beavers off to a strong start with a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning, but the Wolves responded in the fourth inning. Hayden Houts put the lower seed on top with a single off sophomore pitcher Zach Newman that brought in two runs.

Still trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, MSU freshman Jackson Pokorney knotted the score with an RBI groundout. Two at-bats later, senior Darrel Doll gave the Beavers a 4-2 lead with a two-run homer.

Minot State’s defense kept the Wolves off the board the rest of the way en route to the 5-2 victory. Doll finished with two RBIs and one run on 1-for-5 hitting, while Borst recorded one RBI and two runs on 1-for-2 hitting.

With the win, Minot State advances to another pair of loser-out games today beginning with a match against No. 8-seeded Winona State at noon. Should the Beavers win, they’ll play the loser of Augustana and No. 3-seeded St. Cloud State later today with a trip to tomorrow’s NSIC championship on the line.

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Krueger sets DII

school record on Day 1

of NSIC Championships

DULUTH, Minn. – Minot State’s Logan Krueger launched the shot put 14.24m to set a new Division II era school record on Friday afternoon at the 2019 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Championships in Duluth, Minn.

On the Track

Ryan Kohler clocked a 36-second personal-best to place 11th in the 10K and move to second all-time at Minot State in the Division II era with a time of 32:55.21.

Daniel Daffinrud notched a time of 10.93 in the 100m to place 14th.

Abby McGee finished 21st in the 1,500m with a time of 5:05.50.

In the Field

Ethan Feist finished 21st in the long jump with a leap of 5.92m.

Krueger finished 10th with the school-record mark in the shot put and placed 24th in the hammer with a toss of 38.74m.

Taylor Laumeyer recorded a 20th-place finish in the hammer with a distance of 42.48m.

What’s Next

The action at the 2019 NSIC Outdoor Championships wrap up today beginning at 11 a.m. in Duluth, Minn.

– MSU athletics

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