CLIPBOARD: GF Red River 10, Devils Lake 7
PREP SOFTBALL GF Red River 10, Devils Lake 7 DEVILS LAKE -- Emily Lundby's bases-loaded double in the eighth inning scored two runs and Jaiden Hansen's single brought home two more to lead Grand Forks Red River past Devils Lake on Tuesday. "It wa...
GF Red River 10,
Devils Lake 7
DEVILS LAKE -- Emily Lundby's bases-loaded double in the eighth inning scored two runs and Jaiden Hansen's single brought home two more to lead Grand Forks Red River past Devils Lake on Tuesday.
"It was just a great game," Red River coach Mike Bisenius said. "It almost seemed destined that the game would go eight innings."
Devils Lake tied the game at 6 with a single run in the bottom of the seventh. The Firebirds were led by Sarah Johnson, Mariah Fixen and Kayla Trottier. All had two hits each.
Hansen had three hits for Red River, including a triple.
Red River will play in the West Fargo Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
EGF Sacred Heart 12,
After a little turbulence in the first inning, East Grand Forks Sacred Heart had a smooth glide to its second win of the season in as many starts. The Eagles pounded out 12 hits en route to the big win over Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal on Tuesday that was stopped after five innings at Stauss Park due to the 10-run rule.
"They came out of the gates with their bats blazing, but once Corey settled in on the mound we started cruising," said Sacred Heart coach Craig Pietruszewski about Corey Roach, his starting pitcher who surrendered two runs in the first inning, but wound up allowing only three hits to go with his nine strikeouts and one walk. "Our bats came alive in the second inning and we just kept stringing together hits from there."
The Eagles' hit parade netted three runs in the second inning and a total of nine in the fourth and fifth innings. Michael Pietruszewski, a junior shortstop, was 4-for-4, with a double and three runs batted in. Dustin Walski also had three RBIs to go with his two hits.
Sacred Heart will host a four-team, round-robin tournament Friday and Saturday. Other participating teams are Kittson County Central, Larimore and Drayton/St. Thomas/Edinburg.
Big Sky announces
2012 TV schedule
DIRECTV Sports Networks and Big Sky Conference officials announced their 12-game telecast schedule for the upcoming 2012 football season, which includes UND's home game with Montana on Oct. 20. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.
Along with this news, UND also released home kickoff times for the six Sioux home games at the Alerus Center.
The 20th all-time meeting between Montana and UND will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will be aired on the ROOT SPORTS branded regional sports network. The three ROOT SPORTS networks reach more than 8.7 million viewers across 18 states.
"One of the advantages of playing in the Big Sky Conference is the added exposure our program will get on a national level," UND football coach Chris Mussman said. "This announcement really confirms that and we're definitely excited about the opportunity to play a program of Montana's stature in a nationally-televised game on our home turf."
DIRECTV Sports Networks will produce and televise all 12 Big Sky Conference football games in high-definition, starting on Sept. 22 when Northern Arizona visits Montana. The network will also introduce new on-air graphics customized for the Big Sky Conference and each of its individual teams.
The remaining home start times for the 2012 UND football schedule are 7 p.m. for South Dakota School of Mines (Aug. 30), 6 p.m. for Portland State (Sept. 8), 6 p.m. for Cal Poly (Sept. 29), 3 p.m. for Northern Arizona (Oct. 13) and 1 p.m. for Southern Utah (Nov. 3).
USA 11, Finland 0
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- UND's Monique Lamoureux-Kolls scored three goals and added three assists to lead Team USA to a blowout win against Finland on Tuesday in a preliminary-round game in the IIHF Women's Championship.
UND's Jocelyne Lamoureux added three assists for the Americans who finished pool play with a 3-0 record.
Lamoureux-Kolls leads the tournament with 14 points in three games.
With the win, Team USA earned a bye to the semifinals of medal play.
• Girls golf: Kelsey Schlenk's 98 led East Grand Forks Senior High on Tuesday in the Moorhead Early Bird played at The Meadows. Detroit Lakes won the meet with a score of 332. Senior High was sixth with a 441. "We teed off and it was 24 degrees and windy," Senior High coach Paula Hedlund said. "You want a nicer day but most years you're not out playing golf on April 10. So that's a positive."
• Girls soccer: Fargo Davies received three goals apiece from Emily Wendorff and Paige McCullough in toppling Grand Forks Central 7-0 on Tuesday in Fargo. The Knights put just two shots on Davies goaltender Lauren Orson. "We're not too happy with how we defended as a team," said Central coach George DuBois about his team's opener. "We gave them a lot of time and space to work with and their forwards took advantage of that. That's something we're definitely going to address going into Thursday's game against (Grand Forks) Red River."
• Prep baseball: Grand Forks Red River continues to get good pitching and defense. The Roughriders shut down Devils Lake on Tuesday, winning 5-0 and 11-1 at Kraft Field. The Riders improved to 4-0 on the season. In 21 innings this season, Red River has allowed only one run. Blake Kemnitz picked up the win in the opener. Matt Anderson and Dylan Dufault each drove in two runs for Red River. Ames Heher was the winning pitcher in the second game. Dufault had two hits while Zach Mahoney added four RBI.
• Prep baseball: Fargo North downed Grand Forks Central 10-0 and 2-0 on Tuesday in East Region baseball in Fargo. The Knights dropped to 0-4 overall. Central was no-hit in the opener and managed two hits in the nightcap. Zane Reller was 1-for-3 for the Knights in the second game. Central will host Devils Lake on Friday at Kraft Field.
• Prep boys tennis: Zach Straw's win at No. 2 singles highlighted East Grand Forks Senior High's performance against Moorhead and Thief River Falls on Tuesday. Moorhead beat Senior High 7-0, while Thief River Falls beat the Green Wave 6-1. "It was good to get out and get some match play under our belts though the results could have been better," said Senior High coach Jim Wyatt. "We had some close matches against Moorhead that could have made it a lot closer. And I thought even though all the scores didn't show it, we might have played a little better against Thief River Falls. Zach had a nice win and played well in both his matches."
• Girls soccer: Fargo Shanley's Haley Greving scored on a penalty kick in the first half to lead the Deacons past Grand Forks Red River 4-0 on Tuesday night at Cushman Field. It was the season opener for the Riders. "Our first half was competitive," Red River coach Jessica Krog said. "But we made mistakes in the second half that we'll have to learn from. And they possessed the ball for most of the game." Red River and Grand Forks Central will play Thursday night at Cushman, beginning at 7.