First year Sentinels sweep Turtle Mountain

Kari Gibbs/MDN Minot North junior Cadey Shipman (5) hits a homerun in the bottom of the second inning against the Turtle Mountain Bravettes in game one of a doubleheader.

Minot North 16, Turtle Mountain 3

Minot North 31, Turtle Mountain 6

The Minot North girls softball team hosted Turtle Mountain for a doubleheader at the South Hill Complex where the home team Sentinels used three home runs in the first game and walked 19 times in the second to sweep the Bravettes 16-3 and 31-6 to improve to 3-2 on the season.

In game one, Minot North scored in each inning, building a 6-0 lead entering the third inning before Turtle Mountain was able to get onto the scoreboard. Sophomore Tiecyn Hertz pitched a complete game for the Sentinels allowing three runs on four hits – all in the top of the third inning.

Kinzy Welstad was a perfect 4-4 at the plate with three RBIs and an inside the park home run to lead Minot North. Aubree Braaten was 3-3 with two RBIs as well. Cadey Shipman was 3-4 with a home run in the second inning and Aven Kelly was also 3-4 batting. Kate Coleman was 2-3 with four RBIs and a homerun in the effort. Mylee Ackerman was 2-2 and Stellar Mortensen was 2-3 batting. The team was 21-29 batting in game one.

In game two, the Sentinels continued where the first game left off, scoring 15 runs in the first inning of play. Welsted was on the mound for Minot North for three innings of the second game allowing six runs on nine hits. Kelley replaced her for the final innings and allowed no runs on one hit.

Minot North was 12-21 at the plate with Hertz going 3-4 and M Bagwell 2-3 with two RBI. C Kotaska was also 2-3 but with five RBI as her hits came at the right moments. H Holte was 2-2 with three RBI and Ackerman was 1-2 with three RBI as well for the win.

No Sentinels stuck out in game one and only one player struck out in game two. Minot North was walked three times in game one, and 19 times in game two – leading to many of the 31 recorded runs off walks by Turtle Mountain.

The Sentinels were error free in the second game after committing two errors in game one.

The Sentinels (3-2) travel to Jamestown on Thursday to take on the Blue Jays (2-2) in the next doubleheader.


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