Errors prove costly for Vistas
OMAHA, Neb. - The Minot Vistas committed four errors and allowed eight runs in the final two innings in a 10-6 loss to Woodward (Okla.) on Friday at the Decker Sports College World Series Tournament.
The Vistas (8-6) led 3-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, but Woodward scored five in the frame to take its first lead of the game. Minot fell to 0-4 in tournament play.
"In the fifth inning our defense got really sloppy," Vistas coach Todd Larson said. "We threw the ball around and we weren't playing a game of catch. When you give good teams extra outs they take advantage."
Minot chased Woodward starting pitcher Thomas Sanden after just two-thirds of an inning. He allowed two runs - both unearned - on one hit and walked two before being replaced by Matt Cook. The reliever pitched the remaining 6 1?3 innings to earn the win.
Austin Bernston took the loss for the Vistas, throwing 4 2?3 innings, allowing five runs on six hits, striking out four and walking two.
Marcus Quist and Austin Eggl each had two RBIs to lead Minot.
"We competed well, but we just couldn't get over the hump," Larson said. "We're getting better. We may not be winning games, but we're getting better and that's the goal."
The Vistas play their final game of the tournament at 2 p.m. today against host Creighton Prep (Neb.).
-Daily News Staff
Area throwers compete at
DES MOINES, Iowa - Minot High School graduate Jayd Eggert finished fourth and Carrington graduate Sierra Rosenau took ninth in the javelin Friday at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium.
The junior championships feature the country's top track and field athletes from ages 16-19.
Eggert, who recently finished her freshman season at the University of North Dakota, advanced to the final round by placing sixth through three throws. Her fifth attempt traveled 149 feet, 7 inches and held up as the fourth-best heave of the meet.
Megan Glasmann of Mercury Track Club (Ga.) won the event with a mark of 166-7. Glasmann has signed to compete with Stanford in the fall.
Rosenau, a rising sophomore at North Dakota State University, just missed qualifying for the finals with her toss of 141-4. Only the top eight throwers advanced to the finals.
- Daily News Staff