Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Updated: Thursday, May 3, 2012 16:05
Baseball wins final non-conference game
Minot State was in Fargo on Friday to take on the Bison, as NDSU closed their non-conference slate with a 6-1 win over the Beavers. NDSU is now 33-11 during the regular season.
Anthony Kliniske pitched five scoreless innings to earn his second win of the season. Kliniske struck out two batters, issued three walks and gave up four hits. Jake Heck and Mark Hermes pitched four innings of relief, with Hermes giving up one run.
Wes Satzinger was 1-3 with two RBIs, Tim Colwell was 0-2 with an RBI, Kirk Kenneally was 1-3 with an RBI and Blake Turbak was 1-2 with an RBI to round out the offense for the Herd. The Bison will host a four-game set with Southern Utah starting at 6:30 on Friday at Newman Outdoor Field.
Anderson headed back to NCAA Tournament
Junior women’s golf standout Amy Anderson has been selected to her third-straight NCAA Tournament. Anderson was one of 18 at-large individuals selected for the tournament, and she will play in the NCAA West Regional in Erie, C.O. May 10-12.
Anderson is coming off of another historic season, with her team placing second in the Summit League Championship, their highest finish ever. Anderson also won the tournament, was named player of the year and was tournament MVP.
Anderson will compete at the Colorado National Golf Club, and will be the only member from NDSU competing.
NDSU’s Johnson named pitcher of the week
The Summit League has announced that NDSU junior Whitney Johnson has been named Summit League Pitcher of the Week. It’s the third time this season that Johnson has been given the award. Johnson pitched a shutout against South Dakota State last weekend, striking out 12 batters and giving up just five hits.
Johnson also pitched 2/3 of an inning last weekend in relief. Johnson and the Bison will host Southern Utah this weekend in their final regular season series of the season.
Luke Anderson receives weekly award
NDSU senior pitcher Luke Anderson earned Summit League Pitcher of the Week last week, his second of the year. Anderson shut out IPFW 6-0, pitching his sixth shutout of the season striking out six, walking one and allowing five hits.
Anderson and the Bison will be hosting Southern Utah this weekend starting at 6:30 Friday.
Group of Bison football players getting calls from NFL teams
Aside from Matt Veldman, three other former NDSU football players have received invites from NFL teams. Paul Cornick, D.J. McNorton and Josh Gatlin all have offers for tryouts.
Paul Cornick, former offensive tackle for the Herd, has received an invite from the New York Jets to tryout in their mini-camp this weekend. Cornick was part of an offensive line that allowed just 18 sacks this season.
D.J. McNorton, former NDSU runningback, was invited to the same type of mini-camp as Cornick with the Washington Redskins. McNorton is sixth all-time on the NDSU rushing list with 2,965 yards. He ran for 27 touchdowns and ran for over 1,000 yards in his final season with NDSU.
Former NDSU cornerback Josh Gatlin will be attending Vikings mini-camp this weekend. Gatlin, whose eligibility ran out after the 2011 season, will be attempting to earn a spot on the Minnesota roster.