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They waited all day due to rain, but the loser out and semifinal games were played last night at the Class A West Region Softball Tournament here in Minot....

    MINOT, ND - They waited all day due to rain, but the loser out and semifinal games were played last night at the Class A West Region Softball Tournament here in Minot. Games at the West Region Baseball Tournament in Bismarck were postponed, so seven games are on the schedule there today.

High School Girls Softball
    Class A

    West Region Tournament - Minot
       Loser Out
            #5 Bismarck Legacy 9, #8 Williston 5
            #6 Jamestown 16, #7 Mandan 6 (5)
            #1 Bismarck High 10, #4 Minot 7
            #2 Bismarck Century 14, #3 Dickinson 5

      Today's schedule
        State Qualifier
            #3 Dickinson vs #5 Bismarck Legacy, 11 am
            #4 Minot vs #6 Jamestown, 1 pm
            #1 Bismarck High vs #2 Bismarck Century, 3 pm


High School Baseball
    Class A

    West Region Tournament - Bismarck (Shiloh Christian & Sanford Sports Complex)
     Today schedule
        Loser Out
            #5 Bismarck Legacy vs #8 Bismarck High, 10 am (Shiloh)
            #6 Minot vs #7 Jamestown, 12:30 pm (Shiloh)
            #1 Williston vs #4 Mandan, 10 am (SSC)
            #2 Bismarck Century vs #3 Dickinson, 12:30 pm (SSC)

        State Qualifier
            Legacy/Bismarck High winner vs Century/Dickinson loser, 4 pm (Shiloh)
            Minot/Jamestown winner vs Williston/Mandan loser, 4 pm (SSC)
            Williston/Mandan winner vs Century/Dickinson winner, 6 pm (SSC)


    MINOT, ND - The singles and doubles portion of the West Region Girls Tennis Tournament began yesterday here in Minot. Today's matches begin with quarterfinals.

High School Girls Tennis

    West Region Singles Tournament - Hammond Park in Minot
        Quarterfinal - 9 am
            Raquel Egge (Minot) vs Sierra Knoll (Legacy)
            Valeria Bradley (Dickinson) vs Courtney Peterson (Jamestwon)
            Phoebe Olson (Jamestown) vs Lizzie Allan (Mandan)
            Hannah Felt (Legacy) vs Anna Stankova (Dickinson)

        Semifinals are scheduled at 11:30 am with championship at 4 pm

    West Region Doubles Tournament - Minot
        Quarterfinal - 10 am
            Elizabeth Felderman/Kenna Vogel (Mandan) vs Karissa Albaugh/Alexi Ness (Legacy)
            Joelle Fettig/Eden Olson (Minot) vs Sydney Helgeson/Natalie Schuh (Bismarck)
            Sofia Egge/Morgan Wheeler (Minot) vs Anna Braun/Lauryn Hoesel (St. Mary's)
            Blaike Zander/Jess Keller (Century) vs Camaryn Beasley/Abby McPherson (Legacy)

        Semifinals are set for Noon with championship at 4 pm.



    BISMARCK, ND - Despite the rain, the State Track & Field Meet began yesterday. Bismarck Century currently leads the Class A Boys by four points over Bismarck Legacy. New Town is seven points ahead of Beulah in the Class B Boys standings. Fargo Davies has doubled-up second place Bismarck Century in the Class A Girls standings with 46.5 points to the Patriots 23. Thompson leads the Class B Girls standings by two points over Rugby. Competition will finish today at the MDU Resources Community Bowl in Bismarck.



    MINOT, ND - After begin rained out last night, the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs will open the season tonight at Corbett Field.

     The summer collegiate baseball team begins it's second season playing in the Expedition League. In their inaugural season the Sabre Dogs won the regular season Lewis Division title, but lost to Badlands in the first round of the playoffs.

    The Expedition League expanded by two this season adding the Fremont Moo in Freemont, Nebraska and the Wheat City Whiskey Jacks in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.

    The Sabre Dogs host the Whiskey Jacks tonight at 7:05 pm at Corbett Field.



     MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Eddie Rosario went 4 for 5 with three RBIs and one of Minnesota's three home runs in another power-packed romp by the major league-leading Twins, who beat the Chicago White Sox 11-4 on Friday night for their ninth win in their last 10 games.
     Max Kepler was 3 for 4 with four RBIs and a homer and Miguel Sano also went deep for the Twins (34-16), who reached double-digit runs for the fourth time in their last eight games and became only the second team in baseball history to hit the 100-homer mark in just 50 games. They have the most runs (300) in the majors.
     Jose Berrios (7-2) was the latest beneficiary of the big swings, after falling behind 4-1. Rosario tied the game in the third with his 15th homer. Two batters later, Sano swatted a 2-2 changeup from Reynaldo Lopez (3-5) into the seats for his fifth long ball in seven games this season since coming off the injured list.
     Tim Anderson went 3 for 3 and Yonder Alonso drove in two runs for the White Sox.
     The Twins arrived home from a seven-game West Coast road swing extended by one day due to a rare California rainout in good spirits and in even better shape in the standings, winning three out of four in Seattle against the Mariners before sweeping the Los Angeles Angels. After outscoring their opponents 67-27 during the trip, the Twins built an eight-game lead in the American League Central over three-time defending division champion Cleveland. The Indians won Friday to keep pace.
     If there was a nit to pick, that was in the second when shortstop Jorge Polanco sidearmed a throw to first base after fielding a routine grounder by Eloy Jimenez and watched it sail over C.J. Cron's head for an error. That triggered a four-run inning against Berrios, though three of them were unearned.
     The last three starts by Berrios have been his worst three of 11 turns, with 29 hits and 13 runs allowed over 17 innings.
     Seattle, with 600 home run club members Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez in the lineup in 1999, was the only team in history to reach triple-digit homers in 50 games, with 102, until the Twins joined them. The major league season record was set by the New York Yankees last year with 267.
     Twins: DH Nelson Cruz was eligible for reinstatement from the injured list, but the Twins opted for caution with his strained left wrist.  
     UP NEXT
     White Sox: LHP Manny Banuelos (2-3, 7.26 ERA) was slated to come off the injured list and start this afternoon after the minimum 10-day stay. He was shelved with a strained left shoulder.
     Twins: RHP Kyle Gibson (4-2, 4.47) will take the mound in the middle game of the series. He's 7-4 with a 2.93 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 92 innings over 14 career starts against the White Sox.


     UNDATED (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds have opened a three-game set at Wrigley Field by rallying past the NL Central leaders. Eugenio Suarez crushed a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Cubs reliever Steve Cishek to complete the Reds' comeback in a 6-5 victory in Chicago. Yasiel Puig hit a two-run shot and an RBI single for the Reds after missing two games with a sprained right shoulder.

     Anthony Rizzo homered for the third straight game, and Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant also went deep to help Chicago take an early 4-0 lead. Pinch-hitter Willson Contreras singled home Rizzo in the eighth to put the Cubs ahead, 5-4 before Suarez won it for the Reds with his 14th homer of the year.

     Also on Friday's major league schedule:

     - David Freese launched a grand slam off opener Michael Feliz and Cody Bellinger added his 18th homer in the Dodgers' 10-2 pounding of the Pirates. Feliz recorded just one out and exited after Freese sent a pitch over the wall for his third career grand slam. Walker Buehler cruised after being given the early cushion, allowing one run and five hits over six frames.

     - Hunter Renfroe hit a tiebreaking, three-run home run in the eighth inning of the Padres' 6-3 win at Toronto. Greg Garcia and Austin Hedges also went deep in San Diego's fourth straight win. Toronto became the first team to start two players with Hall of Fame fathers after calling up Cavan Biggio started at second alongside third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

     - Andrew McCutchen doubled home a pair in the sixth inning to give the Phillies a 5-4 edge in a 6-4 verdict over the Brewers. Rhys Hoskins added his 12th homer in the seventh for the Phils, who received six scoreless innings from their bullpen. Christian Yelich slammed his major league-leading 20th home run for Milwaukee.

     - Dansby Swanson homered twice and Freddie Freeman also connected in the Braves' 5-2 win at St. Louis. Swanson and Freeman hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning to put Atlanta ahead, 3-1, two nights after doing it in San Francisco. Mike Foltynewicz allowed an unearned run over six innings for his first win since Sept. 28.

     - Arizona had been held to 12 runs during a five-game losing streak before putting up crooked numbers for six straight innings of an 18-2 thrashing of the Giants. Ildemaro Vargas had five hits and a home run, and Adam Jones went deep among his four hits. Robbie Ray was reached for two runs in 5 1/3 innings to win his fourth straight decision.

     - The Tigers followed their 0-9 homestand by blowing a 4-0 lead before beating the Mets, 9-8 in New York. JaCoby Jones homered and drove in four runs, including a go-ahead double in the seventh inning. The Mets ended a four-game winning streak despite homers by Amed Rosario, Adeiny Hechavarria, Pete Alonso, Wilson Ramos and Aaron Altherr.

     - Juan Soto and Matt Adams hit back-to-back home runs in a four-run eighth that sent the Nationals to a 12-10 victory against the Marlins. Soto's three-run blast off Marlins reliever Tayron Guerrero was his eighth homer of the season and put the Nationals ahead for the first time at 11-9. Anthony Rendon belted a two-run blast as Washington halted a five-game skid and snapped Miami's six-game winning streak.

     - Trevor Story's second two-run homer of the night was a walk-off blast in the ninth inning of the Rockies' 8-6 triumph over the Orioles. Nolan Arenado also went deep twice for the Rockies in the opener of a season-long, 10-game homestand. Colorado trailed 6-3 until Story and Arenado hit consecutive homers in the seventh.

     - The Twins won for the ninth time in 10 games as Eddie Rosario went 4 for 5 with three RBIs and one of Minnesota's three home runs in an 11-4 assault on the White Sox. Max Kepler was 3 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs, while teammate Miguel Sano also went deep as the Twins improved to a major league-best 34-16. Jose Berrios improved to 7-2 despite spotting Chicago an early 4-1 lead.

     - Jake Marisnick homered early off Chris Sale and made two dazzling defensive plays in center field to help the Astros preserve a 4-3 win over the Red Sox. Wade Miley gave up two runs and scattered four hits over six innings, striking out a season-high eight to win his fourth straight decision. Ryan Pressly's MLB-record streak of 40 straight scoreless appearances ended when Jackie Bradley Jr. homered in the eighth on the first pitch from the Houston reliever.

     - It's now a seven-game winning streak for the Athletics after Matt Olson and Mark Canha hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning of a 6-2 downing of the Mariners. Stephen Piscotty also homered and singled twice to extend his on-base streak to 22 games. The Mariners left the bases loaded three times and stranded 15 runners overall in their fourth straight loss.

     - Roberto Perez supplied the tiebreaking RBI by hitting an infield single with two out in the eighth inning of the Indians' 3-1 win over the Rays. Jordan Luplow homered in the fourth off Nate Snell, who gave up just four hits over 6 2/3 innings. Shane Bieber matched Snell with his second straight dominant outing, striking out 10 in five innings to help Cleveland end a four-game skid.

     - Hunter Pence provided a two-run single in the seventh inning to push the Rangers past the Angels, 4-3. Drew Smyly went six innings to get his first win since Sept. 13, 2016 for Tampa Bay, yielding three runs on five hits. Shin-Soo Choo homered as the Rangers won for the seventh time in eight games.

     - The Yankees and Royals have been rained out in Kansas City and will make up the game as part of a day-night doubleheader today.



     UNDATED (AP) - Yankees pitcher James Paxton still has discomfort in his ailing left knee. The 30-year-old left-hander hasn't pitched for the Yankees since May 3. He allowed one hit in four innings and struck out seven against Detroit in extended spring training Friday.

     Meanwhile, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius plans to start a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment that has him returning to the big league team by mid-June. Gregorius is coming back from Tommy John surgery last October.

     In other MLB news:

     - Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says second-year manager Dave Martinez's job is safe for now despite the team's horrendous start. The Nats had lost five straight before a win over the Marlins Friday.

     - The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed left fielder David Peralta on the 10-day injured list with an injured right shoulder. Peralta is leading Arizona in batting with a .309 average with seven homers, 16 doubles and 30 RBIs this season. The Diamondbacks also recalled first baseman Kevin Cron and outfielder Tim Locastro from Triple-A Reno while sending pitcher Jimmie Sherfy down to the minors.

     - The Brewers have activated pitcher Jimmy Nelson off the injured list and put him at Triple-A San Antonio. The 29-year-old righty hasn't pitched in the big leagues since September 2017, when he injured his pitching shoulder diving back into first base after a base hit. He has made three rehab starts and one other appearance this month, going 2-0 with a 4.74 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 19 innings.

     - Pitcher Ervin Santana and outfielder Matt Kemp have agreed to minor league contracts with the Mets, pending a successful physical. The 36-year-old right-hander became a free agent on April 29, three days after he was designated for release by the White Sox. Kemp was released May 4 by Cincinnati after batting .200 with a home run and five RBIs for the Reds.

     - The son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio was recalled by the Blue Jays and made his big league debut against the Padres. Cavan Biggio batted eighth and play second base, the position his father won four Gold Glove awards playing for the Houston Astros.

     - Canadian slugging prospect Josh Naylor made his major league debut at Toronto. The Mississauga, Ontario, native was promoted by the Padres on Friday and batted sixth as the designated hitter.



     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers have formally announced that coach Terry Stotts signed a contract extension through the 2021-22 season. The extension was first revealed the day after the Trail Blazers were eliminated from the postseason by the Golden State Warriors. The Blazers have made the playoffs in six straight seasons under Stotts.



    UNDATED (AP) - The son of former NBA star Dennis Rodman has committed to play at Washington State. DJ Rodman, a 6-foot-6 forward from San Juan Capistrano, California, is the latest player to join new coach Kyle Smith's team. Rodman played two seasons at JSerra Catholic High School, where he averaged 24.2 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game as a senior.



   (Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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