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Share memorable sports memories to help pass the time

Editor’s note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic suspending national and local sports until further notice, the Minot Daily News sports department would like to use this unprecedented time to gather and share some memorable sports stories that have impacted you, our loyal readers. Click here for more information about this new initiative.

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Alex’s Tale of the Tape #1,079, Date: Apr. 19, 2018

The Minot High baseball team played on the new turf field at Corbett Field for the first time and swept Bismarck St. Mary’s in a home-opening doubleheader, 4-2 and 7-1.

Carson Tonini threw four innings of hitless baseball in Game 1 before Lofton Klabunde and Kyler Stenberg took over and finished the job. The clutch hit came from Dylan Vigested with a bases-loaded, ground-rule double in the sixth inning.

Creighton Rudolph, Alex Schimke and Johnny Tubbs combined to pitch a one-hitter in the nightcap.

“It’s been a long four weeks since we started,” MHS head coach Pete Stenberg said. “It’s really nice to get out and actually open up here at the newly renovated Corbett Field was a great experience for us. We were able to pick up two wins on the way, and I thought we played pretty good baseball.”

Alex’s Tale of the Tape #1,185, Date: May 31, 2018

Flamethrowing sophomore Erica Hermanson tosses a 15-strikeout, one-hitter to lead the Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark softball team over Northern Cass, 2-0, in the first round of the Class B state tournament.

With a dropped third strike, Hermanson was able to rack up seven strikeouts in the first two innings of the postseason contest in Jamestown.

The only hit Hermanson gave up on 86 pitches was a single in the top of the fourth inning. That was also the only ball Hermanson allowed to reach the outfield.

The Lakers scored off an infield RBI single by Alyea Casavant and a throwing error. Casavant crossed home plate to bring in the second run of the game.

“This was a very good game to watch,” DLB head coach Melvin Erickson said. “But, I was as nervous as a cat on a tin roof.”

Alex’s Tale of the Tape #1,386, Date: Oct. 13, 2018

Towner-Granville-Upham senior Shayden Luna carries the Titans to a 34-0 win over Central McLean in the first round of 9-man state playoffs.

Luna scored four touchdowns as TGU ran the ball right at the Cougars on its home field in Towner.

With the temperature hovering just above freezing and a howling wind, the brute strength of TGU’s offensive and defensive lines — with the likes of Andy Linstrom, Aidan McMahon, Blair Kuhnhenn, Mason Jones and Matthew Lara — overpowered Central McLean and controlled the entire game.

“The offensive line does such a good job,” Luna said. “They are the only reason us backs can get to where we needed to be on the field. We put up the points for them. Our offense is made around them, really.”

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