Local Sports Today: Monday April 29th

Track & Field

The Bergan track and field teams competed in the Centennial Conference Meet at Columbus’ Pawnee Park on Saturday.  The Bergan boys finished ninth with 29 points and the Bergan girls finished ninth with seven points.

Koa McIntyre took first in the 100 meter dash in 11.27.  McIntyre also won the 200 meters in 22.45.

Tennis

After winning a share of the regular season Great Plains Athletic Conference title, Midland University’s men’s tennis team solidified their claim as the best team in the conference by winning the postseason tournament on Saturday.

On Friday morning, the third-seeded Warriors swept past Northwestern, 5-0. They won the three doubles matches, (8-3, 8-2, and 8-0) before clinching the victory with wins at No. 4s and No. 5s over the Red Raiders.

With high winds and cooler temperatures in the forecast, the championship matches were moved indoors on Saturday to the Fremont YMCA. Waiting in the way between the Warriors and their first ever conference tournament championship was top-seeded Doane, where Midland won, 5-3.

Midland (12-8, 5-1 GPAC) will compete in the NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championships in Mobile, Alabama next month. Play begins May 14th at the Mobile Tennis Center and run through May 18th.

Baseball

Midland University’s baseball team earned a split on Saturday in a late-night doubleheader to put a cap on an up and down 2019 regular season after dropping both games of a doubleheader on Friday.

The Warriors (23-23, 16-12 GPAC) fell in both games to the Morningside Mustangs (25-16, 13-12 GPAC) on Friday and dropped game one to the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers (21-20, 15-11 GPAC) on Saturday, but followed that up with an impressive 7-1 win thanks to a spectacular pitching performance from sophomore James Scurto.

Next, the Warriors set their sights on the GPAC Postseason Tournament which runs Thursday May 2 through Saturday May 4. Midland will be the No. 3-seed and will face 6-seed Northwestern (21-23, 15-13) at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. They are joined in the four-team double-elimination bracket by 2-seed Jamestown (31-16, 19-9) and 7-seed Morningside (26-17, 14-13). Games will be played Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Jamestown, North Dakota at Jack Brown Stadium.

Golf

The Midland women’s golf team wrapped up it’s season at GPAC Qualifier #2 at the York Country Club, Saturday.  Midland finished the conference race in tenth place after a four-round scored of 1499. Morningside won the team total with a score of 1276.  Jessica Rehtus was the top Warrior tying for 18th at 349.  Laia Badosa of Morningside was the meet medalist at 311.

The Nebraska men’s golf team made history, placing fifth out of 14 teams at the 2019 Big Ten Championships. NU’s previous best finish at Big Ten’s was ninth, which happened in 2013. First-year Head Coach Mark Hankins and his team also finished fourth at the Big Ten Match Play Championships in February, another school record.

The Omaha men’s golf team sits in seventh place after the first round of the Summit League Championship on Sunday. The Mavericks shot a team score of 304 after the first 18 holes at the Sand Creek Station Golf Club.  They are just six strokes out of fourth place with 36 holes to play.

Softball

The Creighton softball team claimed two victories on Sunday at Cacciatore Stadium in Chicago to earn a series win against DePaul during the Bluejays’ final road weekend of the regular season. Creighton ended the day with a 2-1 record after completing a 7-5 victory in a suspended game that started on Saturday morning and claiming a 6-4 win during the final game of an originally scheduled doubleheader against the Blue Demons. DePaul earned a one-run win during the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader, 6-5.

The Bluejays improved to 7-11 in BIG EAST play and 19-22 overall, while the Blue Demons dropped to 10-4 during league play and 31-12 overall.

Creighton concludes the regular season with a three-game series against Seton Hall. The Bluejays and Pirates will start the weekend by playing a doubleheader at noon on Saturday. Creighton will recognize its five seniors between the games of doubleheader.

 

Coming up today:

Golf

Due to expected bad weather in Newton on Tuesday, the Maverick’s golf tournament will conclude on Monday with the final two rounds.  Play will begin at 8 a.m. on holes one and nine.

MLB

LAA- 7, KCR- 3; vs. TB- 7:15 tonight on Boomer 97.3, FM

CHC-6, ARZ- 5 (15); @ SEA- Tue- 9:30pm on Boomer 1490 and 104.1, FM

MiLB

In the Pacific Coast League, yesterday, in a doubleheader, Memphis defeated Omaha, 5-1, then Omaha won 11-10.   The Stormchasers play at Nashville, tonight, at 6:35.

 

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