WEDNESDAY - JULY 20,  2016

CROOKSTON REDS FALL TO THE MOORHEAD MINERS

 

The Crookston Reds had two costly errors in the seventh inning and gave up four runs in a 6-2 loss to the Moorhead Miners in a game played at Jim Karn Field in Crookston.
After four scoreless inning, Crookston recorded the first run when Cody Magsam singled and later scored on a Scotty Mortenson double for a 1-0 lead.
Moorhead took advantage of errors and some walks to score four runs in the seventh inning. The inning started with a walk, single, a fielder’s choice, another walk, an error, a pop out another error and a walk to score the four runs to give Moorhead a 4-1 lead.
Crookston responded with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning when Seth Desrosier and Magsam singled, Johny Olson walked and a sacrifice fly by Mortenson to bring the Reds within a 4-2 deficit after seven innings. 
Moorhead added two insurance runs in the top of the eighth and held off a ninth inning rally by Crookston for a 6-2 victory.
Crookston drops to 6-9 on the year and will host the Warroad Muskies on Sunday for a double header starting at 1:00 p.m.

 


Seth Desrosier beat the throw home and scores the second run of the game

 

 
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6 7 8 9
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Hits
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Moorhead

0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 6 8 1
CROOKSTON 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 8 3



  Aaron Hollcraft with a pitch in the sixth inning


Seth

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO
Aaron Hollcraft - Crox (LP) 6.1 4 4 1 6 3
Joe Kvidt - Crox .2 0 0 0 1 0
Matt Morin - Crox 1 4 2 2 1 0
Justin Johnson - Crox 1 0 0 0 0 0


For Crookston

Scotty Mortenson - 2-4, rbi, stolen base
Cody Magsam - 2-3, walk, run
Johny Olson - 2-3, double

 

 

 

 

CROOKSTON'S SETH HEPPNER WINS ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD

 

Former University of Minnesota Crookston and Crookston Pirate golfer Seth Heppner was named a NCAA Division II Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar-Athlete. A total of 91 golfers in NCAA Division II earned the honor.

To be eligible for the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar-Athlete award an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50 percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a strong average under 78.0 in Division II and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

Heppner was a four-year member of the UMC men’s golf program. He averaged a 77.2 on the 2015-16 season, his senior season with the program. In the classroom, Heppner had a 3.3 in management and marketing. 

 

 

TUESDAY - JULY 19,  2016

UMC MEN'S BASKETBALL SIGNS A LITHUANIAN SWINGMAN FROM A CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL

The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s basketball program announced the signing of Gabrys Sadaunykas (G/F, 6-4 190, Vilnius, Lithuania/St. Joseph H.S. (Calif.) to a National Letter of Intent. Sadaunykas is the fifth signee for the 2016-17 recruiting class for the Golden Eagles. “I have spoken to different coaches in California about Gabrys and they all said the exact same things about him,” said Head Coach Dan Weisse. “He is a hard worker that just needs an opportunity to play at the next level. Gabrys is a great scorer who was named the Offensive Player of the Year in his high school league, but he also passes the ball very well and is an intelligent player. He will fit right in with our current players and with what we are doing as a program. I’m looking forward to having Gabrys as part of our program.”

Gabrys Sadaunkyas/G-F/6-4 190/Vilnius, Lithuania/St. Joseph H.S. (Calif.)
Sadaunykas is originally from Vilnius, Lithuania, but he attended St. Joseph High School in Santa Maria, Calif., for the last two years. As a senior, he led St. Joseph H.S. to a 31-4 record on their way to a 2015-16 CIF Southern Section Division 5-AA Championship. He also helped lead his team to the Pac 8 Conference Championship. Sadaunykas averaged 16.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.1 steals per game as a senior. He was named Pac 8 League MVP during his senior season, while also being named All-Area Offensive Player of the Year. As a junior, he averaged 9.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. 
Sadaunykas shot 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the charity stripe during his senior season. He was also named All-CIF Southern Section and helped lead his team to the Las Vegas Invitational Championship and White Mountain Holiday Classic Championship, where he was named Tournament MVP both times.
He is the son of Gaudenis and Ina Sadaunykas. He was born Feb. 28, 1997. He was a member of the honor roll in high school. He came to the U.S. to pursue a college basketball scholarship, putting in a lot of hard work to help achieve his goal.

Sadaunykas joins previous signees Harrison Cleary (G, 6-1 165, Oak Creek, Wis./Oak Creek H.S.), Chase Johnson (G-F, 6-7 200, La Crosse, Wis./La Crosse Logan H.S.), Josh Lanasa (F-C, 6-6 230, Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie H.S.) and Benjamin Rounds (G-F, 6-6 175, McFarland, Wis./McFarland H.S.).
The Golden Eagles return 11 players from last season's team, 10 of which were in their first years playing with the Golden Eagles.

 

 

SUNDAY - JULY 17,  2016

CROOKSTON REDS LOSE TO MAYVILLE IN 10 INNINGS

The Crookston Reds baseball team had a cancellation of a double header because Halstad wasn't able to field a team last week and a team they were suppose to play this week had folded due to lack of players forcing them to scramble to find some more games and they talked to Mayville and they were happy to come to Crookston and play a game on Sunday and Mayville was probably a little happier after they beat Crookston with four runs in the 10th inning for a 9-5 victory in a game played at Jim Karn Field.
Mayville had a great start to the game when they took advanatage of a single, two walks and a hit batter in their first four batters of the game to score a run.  Mayville added another run to take a 2-0 lead.
Crookston responded in the third inning when Noah Zimmerman reached on an error, Josh Edlund singled and a run scored on a ground out by Aaron Hollcraft.
The Reds took the lead in the fourth inning when Johnny Olson walked, Mikey Hajostek and Tanner Reinhart singled.  Justin Johnson grounded out to third base to score a run, Zimmerman singled to score a run and Edlund followed with another single to score a run to give Crookston a 4-2 lead. 
Crookston kept the hot bats going as Olson singled and stole second base and Reinhart singled to score Olson to give the Reds a 5-2 lead after five innings. 
Mayville scored three runs in the seventh inning, again taking advantage of Crookston control problems with two singles, two walks and a hit batter to tie the game at 5-5.
Neither team scored the until Mayville exploded for four runs in the top of the 10th inning.  The inning started with the Mayville leadoff batter reaching on an error, three walks and two singles scored the four runs for a 9-5 lead.  In the bottom of the 10th inning Crookston's Hollcraft singled and stole second base, but the next three batters were retired and Mayville won 9-5.
Crookston drops to 6-8 on the year and will host the Moorhead Miners on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m.

 
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Mayville

2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 9 7 1
CROOKSTON 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 2

 

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO
Noah Zimmerman - Crox 7 4 5 4 8 7
Seth Desrosier - Crox (LP) 3 3 4 3 5 2


For Crookston
Tanner Reinhart - 2-3, run, rbi, walk
Josh Edlund - 2-5, rbi
Johnny Olson - 1-3, 2 runs, 2 walks
Noah Zimmerman - 1-5, run, rbi
 

 

 

TUESDAY  -  JULY 12, 2016

SHORT HANDED CROOKSTON AMERICAN LEGION POST 20 BASEBALL LOSES PLAYOFF GAME AT WARROAD

Strike outs were a problem all spring for the Crookston Pirate Baseball team and the struggles at the plate carried over into the summer legion season as the Crookston American Legion Post 20 Baseball team struck out 10 times in a five inning loss to Warroad Post 25 in a District 9 Division II tournament play-in game played in Warroad.  Crookston was also short handed as two of their top players, Cody Wardner (minor knee surgery) and Chris Wavra (RYLA Camp) were not able to make the game and the team only had 10 players available for the game.
In the top of the first inning, Crookston had two outs and Tanner Reinhart singled up the middle, but the next batter grounded out to short stop and Crookston was retired.  In the bottom of the inning, Crookston pitcher, Seth Desrosier, got the first two batters to pop out, but he walked Beau Wilmer, who stole second base and came into score on a Nick Streiff double for a 1-0 lead.
In the top of the second inning, all three Crookston batters struck out and Warroad answered in the bottom of the inning when Phil Ness hit a solo home run for a 2-0 lead.
In the third inning, the first two Crookston batters struck out (the fourth and fifth straight Crookston batters to do so) before Blake Kawlewski singled and stole second base.  The next Crookston batter popped out to the first baseman and the threat was over.  Warroad opened up the game in the bottom of the third inning when Beau Wilmer singled, Streiff walked and the two advanced to second and third base on a wild pitch.  Jackson Nash hit a sacrifice fly to left field for a 3-0 lead.  Dylan Storey was hit by a pitch and after a strike out, Andrew Thompson hit a three run home run just over the glove of a leaping Crookston left fielder and Warroad had a 6-0 lead after three innings of play.
Crookston didn’t have a threat in the fourth inning, but Warroad added some insurance with five runs in the inning.  After the first Warroad batter flew out, Warroad singled, walked, reached on an error, another single, a hit batter, a walk and the third single of the inning to score the five runs for an 11-0 lead.
In the top of the fifth inning, the first Crookston batter struck out before Ethan Stroot singled.  The next two Crookston batters struck out and Warroad won 11-0 in five innings because of the 10 run rule.
Crookston ends the season with a record of 3-13.  Warroad improves to 9-8 on the year and will play Win-E-Mac on Friday.
 


        Seth Desrosier eyes down the ball on a swing in one of his two at bats
 

 
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CROOKSTON

0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Warroad 1 1 4 5 - 11 9 0


    Ryan Swenson with a pitch in the fourth inning        Tanner Reinhart gets ready to swing at a pitch

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO
Seth Desrosier- Crox (LP) 3 6 6 6 0 2
Ryan Swenson - Crox 1 3 5 3 2 0
Beau Wilmer- War (WP) 3 2 0 0 0 6
Logan Wilmer- War 1 1 0 0 0 1
Nick Streif - War 1 1 0 0 0 3


For Crookston

Blake Kalewski, Tanner Reinhart, Seth Desrosier, and Ethan Stroot were 1-2

For Warroad
Andrew Thompson - 3-3, home run, 3 rbi
Beau Wilmer - 1-1, 3 runs, 2 walks
Jaron Moyer - 2-4

 




FRIDAY - JULY 8,  2016

BEMIDJI BLUE OX BEAT THE CROOKSTON REDS 6-2

The Bemidji Blue Ox scored four runs in the final three innings to beat the Crookston Reds 6-2 in a game played in Bemidji.
Bemidji’s leadoff batter reached on an error and came around to score the first run of the game in the first inning.  In the second inning the Bemidji’s first batter reached on a single and advanced on another Crookston error and later scored on another single for a 2-0 lead.  Bemidji added another run in the sixth inning after a double, stolen base and a sacrifice for a 3-0 lead.
Crookston scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning when Justin Johnson reached on a walk, Noah Zimmerman singled and the two advanced after a wild pitch and Lars Brevik singled to score two runs and the Reds trailed 3-2.  Bemidji added a run in the seventh inning on a solo home run by Nick Hovila for a 4-2 lead.  The Blue Ox added two more insurance runs in the eighth inning and held on to win 6-2.
Crookston drops to 6-7 on the year and were scheduled to travel to Larimore on Sunday, July 17, but Larimore has folded their team so the Reds are trying to find some games to fill the schedule.

 
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CROOKSTON

0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 11 2
Bemidji 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 - 6 11 0

 

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO
Joey Koenig - Crox 8.0 11 6 3 2 6


For Crookston
Lars Brevik - 2-4, 2 rbi's, walk
Ryan Porter - 2-4, walk
 

 

 

UMC MEN'S GOLF SIGNS FOUR PLAYERS

The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s golf team announced the signing of four student-athletes who will begin competing for the Golden Eagles during the 2016-17 season. UMC has signed Eric Gullicks (Finley, N.D./Lake Region State College), Spencer Harvey (Cambridge-Isanti H.S.), Jordan Leiting (Fertile-Beltrami H.S.) and Casey Swanson (East Grand Forks/Bemidji State University). “I am very pleased with the incoming class of student-athletes we are bringing in,” said Head Coach Jason Tangquist. “We needed to bring in some new guys who could gel with our returners, who have some maturity, and who are willing to work hard and I think we have done that.  We were young last year as a team and I believe the guys as a whole will be able to focus and be much improved moving into the Fall 2016 season.  I know everyone is excited to get off to a great start and our focus will be to compete each week.”

Eric Gullicks/Finley, N.D./Lake Region State College
Gullicks placed in third at regionals while competing at Lake Region State College. He qualified for the NJCAA National Tournament. Gullicks will have two years to compete at Minnesota Crookston. He competed on the high school level for Finley-Sharon Public School. He is the son of Brent and Cindy Gullicks. Gullicks was born Jan. 22, 1995. He plans to major in agronomy. Gullicks was a 4.0 student and was on the President’s List four semesters at Lake Region State College.

Spencer Harvey/Cambridge, Minn./Cambridge-Isanti H.S.
He placed in a tie for second on the Minnesota Junior Tour at Forest Hills Golf Club June 15, 2015. Harvey finished in 10th in June of 2015 at the Timber Creek Golf Course and Falcon Ridge Golf Course. As a junior, shot an 80 with five birdies at The Refuge.

Jordan Leiting/Fertile, Minn./Fertile-Beltrami H.S.
Leiting was a six-year letter winner at Fertile-Beltrami H.S. He was named 2016 Pine to Prairie All-Conference. Leiting competed in the sections golf meet five of his six seasons. He earned fifth place in the 2016 sub-sections. Leiting also competed in football where he was a 2016 Football All-Section pick and in basketball, where he was named All-Conference. Leiting is the son of Joe and Angie Leiting. He plans to major in natural resources. Leiting was born June 13, 1998. He was an honor student in high school. 

Casey Swanson/East Grand Forks, Minn./Bemidji State University
Swanson was a High School Sub-Section Champion at East Grand Forks H.S. He was a Minnesota Golf Association State Qualifier and a junior tour champion and point leader in 2014. Swanson attended Bemidji State University last season but did not compete in a golf tournament. He is the son of Janna and Brian Swanson. Swanson plans to major in business management. He was born March 4, 1997.

The Golden Eagles will have 11 golfers on the roster for the 2016-17 season. UMC returns seven members of the 2015-16 team, which was a young roster, only graduating one senior in Seth Heppner (Crookston). UMC returns Reed Bohm (Sr., St. Hilaire), Ricky Phillips (Sr., Grand Forks, N.D.), T’mone Kleindl (Jr., Graceville, Minn.), Brandon Brown (So., Stanchfield), Ethan Johnson (So., Roseau), Nick Kennedy (So., Lake Bronson) and Ben Koisti (So., Lake Norden, S.D.).

 

 

 

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