SPORTS 4-21-14

Golf:   South Dakota State @ Summit League Championships

Baseball:  Sioux Falls O’Gorman @ Brookings Freshmen/Sophomore, 5:00pm

SUMMIT GOLF… South Dakota State University’s Hudson Carpenter and Sydney MacDonald earned All-Summit League honors.
   The awards were based on Golfstat rankings prior to Monday’s start of the three-day 2014 Summit League Men’s and Women’s Golf Championship in Keller, Texas.
   Carpenter, a 2013 second team All-Summit League selection, was named to the first team. He leads The Summit League and the Jacks with a 72.46 scoring average in 28 rounds.
   MacDonald, a sophomore, was named second team All-Summit League after leading the Jackrabbits and ranking eighth in The Summit League with a 78.64 scoring average.

SDSU BASEBALL… Fort Wayne put together three four-run innings, salvaging the final game of a four-game Summit League baseball series with a 12-2, seven-inning victory over South Dakota State Sunday afternoon at Mastodon Field.
   SDSU, which won the first three games in the series, dropped to 20-18 overall, 5-5 in league play.
Five SDSU pitchers uncharacteristically combined to walk eight batters and hit five others.  SDSU’s seven hits came from only three players – Al Robbins was 3-for-3, while Matt Johnson and Paul Jacobson each tallied two hits.
   Saturday, SDSU swept Fort Wayne 3-2 and 3-0.  Chad Hodges pitched a three-hit seven-inning shutout in the second game, after Chris Anderson allowed two runs – one earned – in six-plus innings in the opener, a game the Jackrabbits eventually won in nine innings.
   Friday, Adam Bray pitched seven shutout innings and the South Dakota State offense pounded out 14 hits as the Jackrabbit baseball team won 11-1.

BHS BASEBALL… The Brookings baseball team split with Rapid City Stevens Saturday, falling to the Raiders 2-1 but winning game two 16-10.
   Rapid City Central topped Brookings 8-7 in a seesaw high school baseball game at McKeague Field on Friday.  Brookings came back to win the nightcap 15-6.

SIOUX VALLEY BB…Madison picked up an 11-0 win over Sioux Valley Friday in high school baseball.
   Layne Lucas and Kyler Krogh managed hits off Madison starter Jacob Leighton, who struck out eight and walked two in the win.
   Jacob Giles had three hits and two RBI to lead the Madison offense.
   Krogh allowed seven runs on five hits over two innings and took the loss.  Jake Larson allowed four runs on one hit over two innings.  The Cossacks committed nine errors in the game. 

SDSU SOFTBALL… The South Dakota State softball team battle for the first three innings, but the visiting Omaha Mavericks came on strong in the latter innings to secure a 12-4 win over the Jackrabbits to complete the three-game series sweep.
   The Jacks fall 7-19 with the loss overall and to 2-13 in Summit League play.
   Devan Larsen led the Jacks at the dish with a 2 for 3 game, with a double, two RBI and a run scored.
   Ashlyn Bender took the loss after surrendering 10 runs, nine earned, on 11 hits, with a strikeout and four walks.
   Friday, the Mavericks stole the day, sweeping both games of the doubleheader, winning 6-0 score and 11-2 in six innings
   Bender took the game one loss for the Jacks after giving up six runs on six hits in six innings with three strikeouts and six walks.
   In game two, Sammy Bingham led SDSU with a triple.  Katie Lang took the loss for the Jacks.

SDSU WOMEN’S TRACK… SDSU top-10 marks were set Saturday at the Long Beach State Invite, including Alex Suhr’s time of 10 minutes, 59.56 seconds in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
   Carly Carper placed third in the long jump with her distance of 18-8 1/2.  Carper also recorded a top-five finish in the 100-meter dash. She posted a time of 11.99 to place second.
   Gina Fritz represented the Jackrabbits in the 200-meter dash. Fritz ran an overall time of 25.28 to finish 25th.

SDSU MEN’S TRACK…Cullen Mack posted a top-10 finish in the hammer throw at the Long Beach Invitational.  He took 10th-place with his toss of 173 feet, 9 inches.
   Justin Carson was 25th in the hurdles in :54.86.  Jake Sanderson took 13th in the triple jump event as he tallied a mark of 45-1 1/2.

LAYLIN TO HAMLINE…Brookings Blizzard head coach Cory Laylin has accepted the head coaching position at the Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.
   Laylin has been head coach of the Blizzard the past two seasons and lead the Blizzard to the NAHL playoff in his first year with the team.
   Laylin played at the University of Minnesota from 1988 to 1992. His teams won two WCHA titles and played in the 1988 NCAA National Championship game. He played professionally for 16 years in the United States and in Europe before starting his coaching career.
   Hamline University is a NCAA Division III program and is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). 
   The Blizzard have already begun a national search for a new head coach. No timetable has been set to fill the position.
PARISH TO WASHINGTON… Jamie Parish , an Augustana and USD grad, is  the choice to be the new Washington girls head basketball coach.
   Pending school board approval, Parish will replace 10-year coach Nate Malchow, who resigned last month to take over the school's activities director position. The Warriors are coming off their third Class AA state championship in seven seasons.
   Before serving as an assistant under Washington boys coach Craig Nelson for the past two seasons, Parish was the head girls basketball coach at Centerville from 2010-12 and at Vermillion from 2003-09, which included a Class A state championship with the Tanagers in 2007.

MINOT FB COACH… Minot State University has named Tyler Hughes as head football coach.
   The school says Hughes, who is currently the head coach at Southern Virginia University, accepted the offer Saturday afternoon.
   Hughes was named coach just days after newly hired coach Todd Hoffner decided to return to his old job in Minnesota.
   MSU hired Hoffner in late January. He decided to return to Minnesota State, Mankato last week. An arbitrator recently ruled that Hoffner had been wrongly fired from the Minnesota school about a year ago after charges were dismissed in an unfounded child pornography case.
   Hughes was hired at Southern Virginia in March after spending a year at Ohio State University as an assistant coach. Before Ohio State, Hughes was head football coach at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah.

KAUFMANN… Kim Kaufman of Clark made her debut on the LPGA Tour, tying for 42nd place at the Lotto Championship, which ended Saturday in Kapolei, Hawaii.
   She  had rounds of 72, 71, 74 and 74 to finish at 3-over-par 291. She had nine birdies, eight bogeys and two double bogeys in the tourney. She won $7,446.
   Michelle Wie shot a final-round 5-under 67 to win the event at 14-under 274. Angela Stanford was two shots back after a final-round 73. Amy Anderson, a former North Dakota State player, tied for seventh at 281.
   Kaufman has been one of the top players on the Symetra Tour in 2013 and ’14 with $49,368 in earnings. She won the Volvik Championship earlier this season.


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