10:10 AM EDT, May 13, 2012
Mavericks win NSIC tourney
Minnesota State, Mankato won the 2012 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference baseball tournament Saturday afternoon as the top-seeded Mavericks knocked off the second-seeded St. Cloud State by a score of 11-6 in Mankato.
Already crowned the regular-season champions of the conference, Minnesota State needed to beat St. Cloud State twice Saturday to claim the post-season doubleelimination tournament. However, the Mavericks proved to be successful as they knocked off the Huskies 9-7 earlier in the day before winning the final contest of the tournament.
Minnesota State (44-10) earns an automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division II tournament with the conference championship and will learn its postseason plans today at 9 p.m.
Augie clinches nationals berth
No. 16 Augustana College clinched a berth to the national tournament with a 10-2 victory in five innings over Concordia-St.
Paul in game two of the super regional on Saturday. Augustana won game one on Friday 9-3.
The last time Augustana was at the national tournament was 1998. Augustana improves to 53-10, while Concordia-St. Paul finishes its season at 33-23.
Augustana will play Kutztown (Pa.) Wednesday in the first round of the NCAA national tournament in Louisville, Ky.
Red Bulls defender arrested
New York Red Bulls defender Wilman Conde was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.
The 29-year-old Conde was released on his own recognizance pending a hearing in Fort Lee Municipal Court later this month.
According to the Fort Lee police report, the police were called to Conde’s apartment at 5:30 a.m. Saturday on a noise complaint.
When police arrived, they heard loud music coming from the apartment.
As the police officers encountered Conde and the co-owner of the apartment, Fhanor Dominguez-Sanchez, they found the pair to be ‘‘very intoxicated and belligerent to the responding officers,’’ the report read.
Conde has played in only two of the Red Bulls’ 10 matches this season, due to a groin injury. He was not expected to play in Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Union in Chester, Pa. New York is 6-3-1 this season.
Arkansas women’s golf team advances to NCAAs
Arkansas’ women’s golf team has advanced to the NCAA Championship by claiming the last spot from the Central Regional by one stroke.
The Razorbacks on Saturday finished with a 913 with rounds of 310-308-295. The NCAA Championship will be in Nashville, Tenn., May 22-25.
Arkansas began play Saturday in 12th place in the regional at Columbus, Ohio. But its score of 295 was the fourth-highest of the day and enough to put the Razorbacks in eighth place, good enough to qualify for the championship.
Youth program tees off
The First Tee junior golf program begins on May 24 at Lee Park Golf Course and May 25 at Moccasin Creek Country Club. Both courses are in Aberdeen.
The First Tee is a nationwide program to build character, instill values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Lessons for golfers ages 8 and older begin at Lee Park on May 24 and Moccasin Creek on May 25. Lessons for 5-7 year olds start June 2. Participants can register online at the courses.
Details: Click on the “Junior Golf” page at www.moccasincreekcc.com or www.thefirstteesouthdakota.org or contact Dean Zahn at 605-226-0989.
PC adds guards
Alonso Dominguez and Brendan Goetzinger will play for the Presentation College men’s basketball team next season.
Dominguez is a 5-foot-10, 165-pound guard from Lovelock, Nev. He attended Pershing County High and averaged 16 points per game in his senior season. He was named First Team All-Conference, First Team All-Region and Second Team All-State while his team finished 23-7 in 2012.
Goetzinger is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound transfer guard from Rapid City. He graduated from St. Thomas More in 2010, and was a letterwinner and captain in his senior season.
Tourney open to all
The Dean Shortridge golf tournament on Thursday at Moccasin Creek Country Club is open to golfers from all courses.
Golfers may play at any time during the day. The four-person teams will play one net score and one gross score on each hole at a cost of $50 for golfing and dinner or $25 for just dinner.
Shortridge’s friends and family are encouraged to bring memorabilia and stories to the dinner. The money raised will go toward a scholarship in Shortridge’s name.
Details: Moccasin Creek Country Club at 605-226-0900.
TRACK & FIELD
Eureka native breaks record
Eureka native and University of South Dakota sophomore Jeff Mettler won the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase to pace the Coyotes’ track and field teams at day two of the Summit League Outdoor Championships Friday in Fargo, N.D.
Mettler became the Coyotes’ second individual champion of the week with his win in the steeplechase. He set a new meet record with a time of 9:01.85, shattering a record of 9:05.19 that had stood since 1983. Mettler won Friday’s race by more than 11 seconds.
Saints add O’Gorman standout
Samantha Boese will play for the Presentation College softball team next season.
Boese is a 5-foot-6 outfielder and third baseman from Sioux Falls O’Gorman.
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