-- The University of Minnesota stayed alive in the WNIT tournament with a 69-65 win over North Dakota State on Friday. Mallory Heyer picked up a double-double scoring 13 points with 12 rebounds, Grace Grocholski led the U with 16 points, and Amaya Battle had 11 points,5 assists, and 2 blocks. The Gophers advance to the “Great 8” and will take on Wyoming on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

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-- The St. Cloud Norsemen lost to Minot 4-3. St. Cloud got goals from Gavin Gunderson, Hagen Moe, and Hudson Blue. The Norsemen will take on Minot again on Saturday.


Brooke Purowitz, St. Cloud State University
Brooke Purowitz, St. Cloud State University


--SCSU won both games in their doubleheader against Wayne State on Friday. The Huskies would take Game 1  by a 4-1 score. Maggie Fitzgerald, Reese Holzhueter and Bethany Weiss all had 3 hits in the win. In Game 2, Emma Eickhoff shut down the Wildcats for 5.0 innings giving up only 3 hits with 3 strikeouts. Reese Holzhueter led the offsend with 3 hits, 2 RBI, and an HR. The Huskies will take on Augustana next.

--St. Ben’s lost both games in their doubleheader to Wartburg College.  Ellie Peterson struggled on the hill for the Bennies. She threw 2.1 innings, giving up 5 earned runs on 4 hits but plunked 3 batters as well. St. Ben’s lost Game 1 by a 7-1 margin. Game 2 was closer but netted the same results as Wartburg would edge the Bennies 6-5. Olivia Tautges led St. Ben’s offense going 2-4 with 2 RBI and an HR in the game. The two losses dropped St. Ben’s to 2-9 on the season.

St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State University


--St. Cloud State split a doubleheader with the University of Sioux Falls on Friday. The Huskies beat up the Cougars in Game 1 by a score of 9-1. Luke Tupy was solid on the mound going 6.1 innings giving up just the 1 run on 5 hits. St. Cloud looked to do the same in Game 2 getting up on Sioux Falls 7-1. However, the Huskies would give up 5 runs in the 7th and then 5 more in the 8th to let the Cougars steal the game. The two teams will square off in another doubleheader on Saturday.

-- The University of Minnesota opened Big 10 play with a 16-9 win over Iowa. The Gophers were down early, trailing 7-0 in the 3rd when they scored 7 runs of their own on doubles by Jake Perry, Ike Mezzenga, and an HR by Josh Fitzgerald. The U scored 3 more times in the 4th, once in the 5th, and  5 more runs in the 6th to get up to a big 16-7 lead.  The Hawkeyes would get two runs in the 8th to reach the final score. The Gophers are 11-10 overall and 1-0 in conference play.



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