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UND adds LB from Amsterdam

Junior college linebacker Dylan Bakker, a native of Amsterdam, signed a national letter of intent with UND, the school announced Tuesday.


Bakker, who is 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, is expected to play inside linebacker at UND and has two years of eligibility remaining after beginning his collegiate career at West Hills College in Coalinga, Calif.

“This is a young man that grew up in Amsterdam and from the time he was 12 years old wanted to play Division I college football,” UND coach Bubba Schweigert said. “He made a lot of sacrifices to get to the States and have this opportunity, so he is really excited to be a part of our program.

“On the field, he is an athletic player that caught our attention on the film we saw. He has spent a lot of time learning the game and is very driven to be successful at this level of football.”

Bakker made 55 tackles and had three sacks as a freshman in 2012 at West Hills, then backed it up with a team-leading 68 tackles and three more sacks as a sophomore. He also added 14.5 tackles for loss, including six in one game against Gavilan when he finished with a career-high 15 total tackles. For his efforts, Bakker was named the team’s Defensive MVP and earned spots on the All-California Region 2 First Team and All-Golden Gate Conference First Team.

Bakker started playing tackle football as a 16-year-old for the Amsterdam Crusaders and also spent time with the Dutch Lions, which is the national team of The Netherlands.


Mayville wins in NAIA tourney

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Mayville State scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to beat Doane College 1-0 on Tuesday in the NAIA Hutchinson Regional tournament.

Mayville’s Bryan Jacklitch drove in Spencer Mallonee for the game’s lone run.

Mayville improved to 41-15 while Doane dropped to 42-11.

Jacklitch’s hit also broke up a no-hitter by Doane’s Brandon Stennis. The hit came with no outs in the ninth.

Also Tuesday, Tabor, Kan., the No. 1 seed in the regional, beat the University of Jamestown 4-0.

Mavyille, the No. 4 seed, meets Viterbo, Wis., today at 1 p.m. in a loser-out game. Jamestown will play a loser-out game at 5 p.m.


  •  Baseball: Northland Technical & Community College swept the weekly MCAC Northern Division awards on Tuesday. Pioneer Nick Hoffard, of Thief River Falls, was named pitcher of the week, while teammate Conner Brown, of Miles City, Mont., was named hitter of the week.