WEDNESDAY - JULY 26,  2017

CROOKSTON 12U BASEBALL TEAM TO PLAY IN STATE TOURNAMENT

The Crookston Park and Rec 12U Baseball team will be competing in the Minnesota Sports Federation Class 12AA Youth Baseball State tournament at Pinecone Park in Sartell and Whitney Fields in St. Cloud.  Members of the team are - Braxton Volker, Tatum Lubinski, Hunter Kressl, Cayden Ames, Sam Sundquist, Martino Garcia, Ethan Boll, Ethan Bowman, Thor Harbott, Alex Longoria, Jack Doda, Hunter Knutson, Layten Fuentes, and Jackson Demarais.  The team is coached by Chito Longoria.
Crookston will play two games on Saturday in pool play.  The first game will be against Royalton at 8:00 a.m. and Alexandria Cardinals Red at 10:15 a.m.
There are eight pools of play with three teams in each pool.  East Grand Forks is also competing in the tournament.


Back row- Braxton Volker, Tatum Lubinski, Hunter Kresl, Coach Chito Longoria, Cayden Ames, Sam Sundquist, Martino Garcia, Ethan Boll
Front row - Ethan Bowman, Thor Harbott, Alex Longoria, Jack Doda, Hunter Knutson, Layten Fuentes, Jackson Demarais

 

 

 

TUESDAY - JULY 25, 2017

UMC FOOTBALL ADDS AN ASSISTANT COACH/STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH

The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) football program announced the addition of Derek Derr as an assistant coach. Derr will serve as strength and conditioning coordinator and tight ends coach for the Golden Eagles. Derr comes to UMC from Peru State College in Peru, Neb., where he spent the last seven seasons, most recently serving as defensive coordinator, linebacker coach and strength and conditioning coordinator. “Derek is very highly regarded by his peers at Peru State College,” said Head Coach Mark Dufner. “He has a great passion for coaching; in addition, Derek has a firm background in strength and conditioning. He will be an outstanding addition to the Golden Eagle football staff.”

In 2016, Derr was named the Co-Assistant Coach of the Year for the Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division. His defense was ranked in the top 20 nationally for total defense, pass defensive efficiency and pass defense per game. They led the Heart of America Athletic Conference in total defense per game and pass defense per game and were fourth in pass defense efficiency and fifth for overall sacks. In 2015, Derr helped the Bobcats to a 7-4 mark, their best record since 2000. His 2015 squad was ranked in the top 20 nationally for rushing defense per game and was second in the conference for total defense per game.

During his time at Peru State, he coached nine all-conference players in two years as defensive coordinator. He had eight players named all-conference during his time as linebacker coach.

Derr also helped mold the Bobcats into a strong team with his work in the weight room as strength and conditioning coach. He developed football specific programs for weight-room and field conditioning, organized lifting/running programs, improved student-athlete lifting/running techniques and instructed proper techniques to ensure safety. Derr is a USAW Certified Sports Performance Coach.

During his time at Peru State, he also served as intramural director for two years and was an adjunct professor for one year.

Derr earned his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management in 2010 from Peru State, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He obtained his Master of Science in Organization Management with an emphasis in Sports and Recreation Management in 2014 from Wayne State College (Neb.).

Derr, a native of Maitland, Mo., lettered for four years for Peru State, serving as team captain as a senior. He was a member of the Peru State College 3.0 club for four years and was named an NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete two years. He played indoor football for the Iowa Blackhawks from 2010-11, winning the American Professional Football League (APFL) Championship in 2010.

Derr joins a staff at UMC that includes: Mark Dufner (Head Coach), Dave Volk (Co-Offensive Coordinator/Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line-Running Backs), Michael Orts (Co-Offensive Coordinator/Pass Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks-Wide Receivers), Levi Bullerman (Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line-Linebackers), Tom Miller (Assistant Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator/Safeties) and Sam Smith (Special Teams Coordinator/Cornerbacks. The Golden Eagles will commence the 2017 schedule Aug. 31 as they host Upper Iowa University on a Thursday evening at 4 p.m. at Ed Widseth Field.

 

 

MONDAY - JULY 24,  2017

TRAVIS ROSS FINISHES THIRD AT MINNESOTA STATE OPEN GOLF TOURNEY

Crookston’s Travis Ross competed in the Minnesota State Open Golf tournament this past weekend at StoneRidge Golf Club in Stillwater.  Travis shot a three round total of 9 under par and tied for third place.  Travis was consistent over the three rounds of golf with a 3-under par (69) in each round and shot a three round total of 207.  Travis turned in the second best professional score and received $5,000 in prize money.  There were over 150 golfers competing in the tournament with 63 making the cut.
The tournament was won by Ben Greve, of Minneapolis Golf Club, with a 15-under par 201.  It was the second straight year Greve won the title.  John Harris and Tom Lehman are the only other two-time State Open tournament champions.

 

 

FRIDAY - JULY 21,  2017

CROOKSTON PONIES SOFTBALL TEAM WINS ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP

The Crookston Ponies fastpitch softball team traveled to Fosston and won the tournament by going 3-0 on the day on Thursday. 

In the first round Crookston beat Fosston 3-1.
Second round – Crookston beat Warroad 4-3
In the championship – Crookston beat Fertile 5-0.

The championship was the second of the summer for the Crookston Ponies team.  They took second place in the other tournament they played in.
Members of the team are Jenna Coauette, Kendall Bergquist, Brianna Kelly, Lexi Reinhart, Kailee Magsam, Macy Fee, Quinn Seigle, Julia Lalliare, Emilee Tate, Halle Winjum and Ally Perrault.  The team is coached by Lacia Hanson, Jasmin Hanson and Kenze Epema.

 
Back row - Coach Kenze Epema, Jenna Coauette, Kendall Bergquist, Brianna Kelly, Lexi Reinhart, Kailee Magsam, Macy Fee, Coach Jasmin Hanson
Middle row - Quinn Seigle, Julia Lalliare, Emilee Tate, Halle Winjum
Front row - Ally Perrault

 

 

 

KROX IS WORKING ON A CARE PACKAGE FOR MATT BISHOP

KROX's Matt Bishop is currently battling a rare blood disease.  Matt has beaten cancer twice and after having a bone marrow transplant, he found out he has a rare blood disease.  Matt had to postpone his wedding that was scheduled for August 12 and after a couple tough months, he is starting to feel better and has been improving slowly, but surely.  We thought it would be a good idea to give him a pick me up and we will be sending a care package to him in his hospital room in the Twin Cities.  If you have some cards, small gifts, etc.  You can send it to the address below and we will send everything we receive.   Thank you!
 
KROX Radio
C/O Matt Bishop
PO Box 620
Crookston MN  56716

 

 

 

TUESDAY - JULY 18,  2017

CROOKSTON HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT A FINALIST IN SCHEELS ESSAY CONTEST

The Crookston High School Athletic Department has been selected as one of the top finalist schools for the Scheels Back to Practice Essay Contest.  Area schools turned in an essay and three finalists were selected.  The second phase of the contest is online voting for the first, second and third place prizes. The voting page is live now, so make sure to spread the news for people to vote for Crookston High School.  To vote, click on the following link and vote for Crookston High School - http://experience. scheels.com/event/back- practice-essay-contest/.

 

 

SATURDAY - JULY 15,  2017

CROOKSTON REDS SWEEP WARROAD

The Crookston Reds got a big sweep over the Warroad Muskies in a double header played in Warroad on Saturday afternoon.  Crookston won the first game 8-3 and edged Warroad in the second game 7-6.

GAME ONE-
The Crookston Reds started the game on a good note when they scored a run without getting a hit in the first inning.  Seth Desrosier reached on a walk and advanced to second base on a wild pitch, stole third base and then stole home to score and the Reds took a 1-0 lead.
Crookston added another run in the second inning when Noah Zimmerman doubled and came into score on a Cody Magsam single for a 2-0 lead.  The Reds added two more runs in the fourth inning when Lars Brevik walked, Zimmerman singled and Mikey Hajostek walked to load the bases.  Brevik scored on a sacrifice fly by Magsam and Zimmerman scored on a wild pitch and Crookston led 4-0.  
The Reds opened up the game with a four run fifth inning and it all started with a single by Matt Morin.  Rob Silvers followed with a double and Brevik singled to score a run.  Zimmerman followed with an rbi single and after a Hajostek walk, Magsam singled in a run and the final run of the inning scored on a Morin single for an 8-0 lead.  Warroad answered with a run in the fifth inning and two runs in the sixth, but that would be all they would get and Crookston held on for an 8-3 victory.
Noah Zimmerman picked up the win on the mound going six innings.

Game One 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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Crookston Reds 1 1 0 2 4 0 0 8 9 0
Warroad 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 8 1

For Crookston
Noah Zimmerman - 3-3, 3 runs, rbi
Cody Magsam - 2-2, 3 rbi's

 

GAME TWO-
Crookston had another good start in the second game when they scored two runs in the top of the first inning.  Seth Desrosier and Matt Morin singled and both came into score to give the Reds a 2-0 lead.  Warroad answered in a big way when they scored five runs in the second inning for a 5-2 lead.  Warroad added another run in the fourth inning for a 6-2 lead.  Crookston responded with a run in the fifth inning when Cody Magsam doubled and later scored on an error.  The Reds regained the lead in the sixth inning when they scored four runs.  Tanner Reinhart and Rod Silvers had back-to-back singles and after the next two batters were retired, Mikey Hajostek, Cody Magsam and Alex LaFrance all singled to score the four runs and Crookston led 7-6.  The Reds pitching and defense shut down the Warroad offense in the final two innings for a 7-6 victory to complete the sweep.
Crookston improves to 6-11 on the year and will take on Roseau in a double header on Sunday.

Game Two 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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Crookston Reds 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 7 13 0
Warroad 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 11 1

For Crookston
Tanner Reinhart - 2-3, run
Cody Magsam - 2-3, 2 runs
Seth Desrosier - 2-4, run
Rod Silvers - 2-4, rbi, run
Alex LaFrance - 2-4, rbi
 

 

 

WEDNESDAY - JULY 12,  2017

CROOKSTON REDS BEAT MOORHEAD MINERS IN CROOKSTON

The Crookston Reds Amatuer Baseball team had an excellent pitching performance from Lars Brevik and scored enough runs to beat the Moorhead Miners 4-3 in a game played at Jim Karn Field in Crookston on Wednesday evening.
Moorhead took advantage of a Crookston error in the first inning and took a 1-0 lead.  Moorhead added two more runs in the fourth inning with back to back base hits and another Reds error and the Miners took a 3-0 lead.
Crookston responded in the sixth inning when the pitcher, Lars Brevik, was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning.  After a fly out to right field, the Reds had back-to-back hits by Sean Minder, Mikey Hajostek and Alex LaFrance and the game was tied at 3-3.
The Reds added another run in the seventh inning when Brady Butt (soon to be a sophomore at Crookston High School) singled and later scored on a Brevik double and Crookston led 4-3. 
The pitching and defense was solid the rest of the way and the Reds held on for a 4-3 victory to snap a seven game losing streak and improve to 4-11 on the year.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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Moorhead Miners 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1
Crookston Reds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 2

 

 

 

CHRIS WAVRA AND AREA BASEBALL PLAYERS NAMED TO BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-STATE ACADEMIC TEAM

Crookston's Chris Wavra (pictured right) was recently named to the Minnesota Baseball Coaches Association All-State Academic team.  Wavra was one of five Section 8AA players named to the team.  He just graduated from Crookston High School and will be attending the University of Minnesota Duluth and will major in Biology.

The following players from Section 8A and 8AA made the team.

Class AA

Ben Thoma (Bagley)
Joey Roste (Barnesville)
Chris Wavra (Crookston)
Adam Hedlund (Roseau)
Nick Streiff (Warroad)

Class A
Brandon Klipping (Red Lake County)
Isaac Mills (West Marshall)
Hunter Chaput (Win-E-Mac) 

 

 

 

TUESDAY - JULY 11,  2017

CROOKSTON'S KAITLYN THINGELSTAD SIGNS TO PLAY SOFTBALL AT NORTHLAND IN TRF

Recent Crookston High School graduate, Kaitlyn Thingelstad, has signed to play softball at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls.  The program announced this week that it has signed nine players to National Junior College Athletic Association Letters of Intent for the 2017-2018 Season.
Players that have signed include Brenna Dallager (Strathcona, and played for Badger/Greenbush/Middle River); Megan Berberich (Gatzke and played for Red Lake County Central), Kaitlyn Thingelstad, (Crookston; Bailey Nepean (Bagley); Mikenna Housker (Roseau); Dana Black (Woodmore, Manitoba); Teizha Kaluna (Kailua Kona, Hawaii); Nasadyria Kendricks (Fairbanks, Alaska) and Mikailah Salway (Fairbanks, Alaska).  
“I am very excited for this recruiting class,” says Head Softball Coach Paul Peterson.  “We are still in the building process since I will be in my second year, but we have some good softball players coming in that have a passion for the game.”  We still have a few pending athletes for this fall, but we will be much improved and I look for the sophomores to bring in experience and leadership and the freshman to step right in and contribute right away.”
Returners to the team include Adrianna Vasek (Fisher); Emily Anderson (Middle River); Emily Hesekind (Newfolden); Megan Swedberg (Ogema); Jaiden Dahl Util (Baudette) and Lauren Carter (Thompson, ND).

 

 

 

FRIDAY - JULY 7,  2017

CROOKSTON REDS FALL TO BEMIDJI BLUE OX

The Crookston Reds were no hit last time they played the Bemidji Blue Ox and the second time around they lost again, but this time they were able to get the bats going in a 16-9 loss in Bemidji.
Bemidji struck first with a double and a run scored on an error and the Blue Ox led 1-0 after the first inning.  Bemidji added two runs in the second inning after three hits in the inning for a 3-0 lead. Crookston answered with a run in the third inning when Matt Morin singled and scored on a Rob Silvers hit and the Reds trailed 3-1.  Bemidji broke the game open in the third inning when they started the inning with a solo home run and followed with three more runs while taking advantage of a Crookston error and the Blue Ox led 7-1.  Bemidji added five more runs in the fourth inning, including back-to-back home runs for a 12-1 lead.  To Crookston’s credit, they didn’t lay down and give up.  They did the opposite, by scoring eight runs to get back into the game.  The inning started with two walks, which was followed by an rbi single by Silvers.  After another walk, Sean Minder had an rbi single and back-to-back bases loaded walks to Mikey Hajostek and Alex LaFrance.  The next Reds batter struck out, but Seth Desrosier followed with an rbi single and Morin drew a bases loaded walk and after the inning was complete, Crookston trailed 12-9.  The Reds weren’t able to get any more runs the rest of the way and Bemidji added four more runs over the next four innings and held on for the 16-9 victory.
Crookston has lost five games in a row and drops to 3-9 on the year and will travel to Moorhead for a double header on Sunday.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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Crookston Reds 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 9 11 3
Bemidji Blue Ox 1 2 4 5 1 3 0 0 0 16 19 1

For Crookston-
Seth Desrosier - 4 for 6, 2 rbi's
Rob Silvers - 3 for 5, 2 rbi's, run
Sean Minder - 2 for 5, rbi, run

 

 

 

MONDAY - JULY 3,  2017

UMC Teambackers Set Record at Olsonawski Scholarship Golf Tournament

A gorgeous day made for some great golf at the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) Teambackers Olsonawski Scholarship Golf Tournament held on Thursday, June 22 at Two River Golf Course in Hallock, Minn. It proved to be a record-setting day for the 16th annual golf tournament with 92 golfers participating and raising more than $6,000 in support of scholarships for student athletes. Mark your calendars, next year's tournament will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Two River Golf Course.
The Mark Olsonawski Scholarship is awarded to UMC Football player from the northwest Minnesota region or northeast North Dakota region. To date, nearly $14,000 has been awarded from the endowment.
The winning team of Mike Olsonawski, Cameron Mortenson, Jeff Backous, and Josh Hauert finished with a score of 58. Second place went to Rod Hennen, Hayden Hennen, Tyler Hennen, and Robert Carr with a score of 59. The third place team of Jason Tangquist, Brad Heppner, Nate Anderson, and Derek Martin finished with a score of 61.
Golfers are encouraged to participate in the upcoming UMC Teambacker Golf Classic to be held Friday, July 14 at Minakwa Golf Course in Crookston, Minn. To sign up for the Classic, contact Beth Novak at 218-281-8436.
The UMC is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
To learn more, visit www.goldeneaglesports.com/teambackers or download the Teambacker membership brochure at https://z.umn.edu/2tdg.


Golfers at the Mark Olsonawski Memorial Golf Tournament in Hallock

 

 

 

FRIDAY - JUNE 30,  2017

CROOKSTON HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT A FINALIST IN SCHEELS ESSAY CONTEST

The Crookston High School Athletic Department has been selected as one of the top finalist schools for the Scheels Back to Practice Essay Contest.  Area schools turned in an essay and three finalists were selected.  The second phase of the contest is online voting for the first, second and third place prizes. The voting page is live now, so make sure to spread the news for people to vote for Crookston High School.  To vote, click on the following link and vote for Crookston High School - http://experience. scheels.com/event/back- practice-essay-contest/.

 

 

 

THURSDAY - JUNE 29,  2017

UMC MEN'S BASKETBALL SIGNS 6'10 SPANIARD

The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) men’s basketball team announced the signing of Javier Nicolau (F/C, 6-10 210, Castellon, Spain/Universidad Catolica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM Murcia) to a National Letter of Intent. Nicolau brings strong international experience to the roster after playing in Spain for UCAM Murcia. He is slated to have three years of eligibility for UMC.
“We are excited to welcome Javier to the Golden Eagle men’s basketball family,” said Head Coach Dan Weisse. “He will provide our team with more height, length, and add even more depth and competition to our post positions. Javier is an active player that will help us improve our rebounding, something that we struggled with this past season. He is also athletic enough to guard on the perimeter when needed.”

Nicolau is the fifth signee for Minnesota Crookston joining Malcolm Cohen (G/F, 6-6 190, Detroit, Mich./Macomb Community College), Ben Juhl (G, 6-1 175, Clive, Iowa/Des Moines Christian H.S.), Brian Sitzmann (G, 6-4 180, Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) and Joey Meyer (C, 6-9 245, Shullsburg, Wis./Shullsburg H.S.).
He is the second transfer to join the program along with Cohen, who joins the program from Macomb Community College in Michigan. He joins Gabrys Sadaunykas (R-Fr., G/F, 6-4 202, Vilnius, Lithuania) as international players on the UMC roster.

Nicolau comes to UMC after playing two seasons for UCAM Murcia. In 2016-17, he averaged 21.5 minutes per game. In addition, Nicolau averaged 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. He shot 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 55.0 percent from the field. In his first season at UCAM Murcia, Nicolau played in 18 games and averaged 17.7 minutes per game. He tallied 5.2 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game. Nicolau was 58.0 percent from the field. He helped lead his team last year to a 13-13 mark overall. “Javier is a team oriented player that will fit into our program’s culture and our style of play,” Weisse said. “I’m excited to be able to coach him and get working with him and the rest of our players. I want to thank his family in trusting us with their son. He is coming a long way from home, but he will be in good hands.”
He is the son of Javier Nicolau and Paz Aledon. His full name is Javier Nicolau Aledon. He was born Jan. 21, 1997. He plans to major in marketing at UMC.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 28,  2017

CROOKSTON SEVENTH GRADE BASKETBALL TEAM WINS STATE CONSOLATION CHAMPIONSHIP

The Crookston seventh grade girls basketball team played in the State Pacesetters tournament in Maple Grove on Saturday and won the consolation championship. 
In the first round they lost to Marshall.  In the second round they bounced back to beat Esko and in the consolation championship they beat Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.  The girls now advance to the Great Four-State Championship the XCEL Energy Center in St. Paul the end of July.

 
Back row:  Ellie Nesseth, Hannah Loraas, Hayden Winjum, Bailey Cameron, Grace Miller, Jenna Coauette

Front:  Coach Brandi Nesseth, manager Amanda Schultz, Madison Hoiland, Emma Osborn

 

 

 

TUESDAY - JUNE 27,  2017

CROOKSTON FIFTH GRADE CYBA GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM COMPETES AT STATE TOURNEY

The Crookston Fifth Grade CYBA Girls basketball team competed in the State Pacesetters tournament on Sunday, June 18.  Though they lost all three games, they played competitively and were proud to represent Crookston at this competitive level. 

Crookston lost to Lake City 30-17, lost to Grand Rapids 26-21 and lost to Pelican Rapids 26-19.  


Back Row:  Coach Leah Winjum, Halle Winjum, Grace Meiners, Elsa Dingmann, Bailey Turnwall, Calleigh Fanfulik, Emma Gunderson, Coach Nate Smith
Front Row:  Amelia Cordova, Miracle Bernia, Katelyn Christensen, Isabelle Smith, Brooke Simpkins, Keona Arnold

 

 

 

MONDAY - JUNE 26,  2017

UMC MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM WRAPS UP SUCCESSFUL CAMPS

The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) men’s basketball team wrapped up a trio of summer camps on campus last week. The Golden Eagle program is in their third year of running summer camps. They brought in 97 campers for their two individual camps and hosted eight teams in their inaugural UMC Varsity High School Team Camp last Friday.  “We had a very successful camp season,” said Head Coach Dan Weisse. “In total, we had 97 campers, not including our team camp participants. I want to thank our sponsors in KROX Radio and Crookston United Insurance. With their support, we are able to not only provide one of the best camps in the area but also the most affordable. What makes our camps run so efficient is the workers we have. They did a great job interacting with the campers and they made it a first class experience. We want every camper that attends to have a great experience and be able to participate and feel comfortable and confident. Thank you to all that attended, we hope to see you at a game next season and back at camp next June.”
The camps brought in nearly 100 campers for the second-consecutive year as they have created one of the premier camps in the region for youth basketball. The Golden Eagles had 56 campers for their Junior Eagle Day Camp and 41 campers for their Offensive Skills Day Camp. The campers had individual instruction from Golden Eagle student-athletes and coaches. At the conclusion of the camp, each participant received t-shirts from KROX Radio and camp basketballs from Crookston United Insurance.
The eight teams that participated in the UMC Varsity High School Team Camp were: Crookston Stephen-Argyle, Roseau, Fosston, Underwood, Grand Forks Central, East Grand Forks Sacred Heart, and Badger-Greenbush-Middle River. The teams took part in a round-robin tournament on Friday and concluded the tournament with a semi-final and Championship game. Fosston H.S. would win the Championship of the inaugural UMC Varsity Team Camp by defeating Roseau.  “We added our team camp this year and I thought it went very well,” Weisse said. “We thank all the teams that participated. They did a great job and we hope to get them back and continue to grow the camp.”
The camps were held June 12-23 at Lysaker Gymnasium and the UMC Wellness Center. The UMC Wellness Center was an addition this year, providing added space for the Golden Eagles to use for both the individual camps and the team camp.  


The attendees of the UMC Youth Basketball camp held earlier in June

 

 

SUNDAY - JUNE 25,  2017

ROSEAU SWEEPS CROOKSTON REDS IN DOUBLE HEADER

The Crookston Reds had a good late rally in the first game, but it fell short in a 10-7 loss and it was all Roseau in the second game 18-2 in a double header played at Jim Karn Field in Crookston.

GAME ONE –
In the first game, Crookston struggled early, but picked up the offense as the game went a long and a late Crookston rally fell short in a 10-7 loss to Roseau.
Roseau scored a run in the first inning and added another in the second inning for a 2-0 lead. Crookston got on the board in the second inning after Sean Minder struck out, but reached on a wild pitch.  Logan Forseth and Alex LaFrance reached on walks to load the bases.  After a strike out, Adam Burgess singled to score the Reds first two runs of the game to even the score at 2-2.  Roseau blew the game open in the third inning with five runs for a 7-2 lead.  Crookston added another run in the fourth inning when LaFrance singled and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Tanner Reinhart.
Crookston added two more runs in the sixth inning when Burgess and Matt Morin had back-to-back singled.  Burgess scored on an error and Morin scored on a Rob Silvers single.
The Reds tried to keep the late rally going in the seventh inning when LaFrance walked, Noah Zimmerman singled before LaFrance scored on an error and Zimmerman scored on a Morin single, but it wasn’t enough as Roseau held on for a 10-7 victory.
 

Game One 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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Roseau 1 1 5 1 1 1 0 10 15 4
Crookston Reds 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 7 10 4

For Crookston-
Adam Burgess – 4-5, run
Matt Morin – 2-3, 2 walks
Alex LaFrance – 1-2, hit by pitch, walk, run

 

GAME TWO-
Roseau pounded out 21 hits in five innings and cruised to an 18-2 victory in five innings because of the 10 run rule to complete the double header sweep.
Crookston took the lead in the first inning when Noah Zimmerman walked, stole second base and scored on an Adam Burgess single (his fifth hit of the day) for a 1-0 lead.  The Crookston lead didn't last long as Roseau scored six runs in the second inning, added three more in the third and eight runs in the fourth inning for a 17-1 lead.  Crookston answered with a run in the bottom of the fourth inning when Tanner Reinhart singled and came into score on a Sean Minder single and the Reds trailed 17-2.  Crookston wasn't able to score another run and Roseau cruised to the 18-2 victory.
Crookston drops to 3-7 on the year.

Game Two 1 2 3 4 5

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Roseau 0 6 3 8 1 18 21 0
Crookston Reds 1 0 0 1 0 2 6 3

For Crookston-
Adam Burgess - 3-3, run (He was 7-8 on the day)
 

 

 

THURSDAY- JUNE 22, 2017

UMC's STEWART HONORED WITH GOLD GLOVE

University of Minnesota Crookston outfielder Anthony Stewart (R-Jr. Oak Harbor, WA.) was named to the 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division II Gold Glove Team, as announced June 21 by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Stewart is the first U of M Crookston baseball player in program history to win the award and the first player in program history to win a national award. Stewart was one of just nine NCAA Division II baseball players to earn Gold Glove honors in the entire nation.
Stewart earned All-NSIC Second Team honors in his first year playing for the Golden Eagles after redshirting the 2016 season. He is the only player for the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) who earned the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove. Stewart was a standout in center field all season long for the Golden Eagles. He posted a flawless 1.000 fielding percentage with no errors and 125 putouts on the season. Stewart showcased his phenomenal arm on several occasions, posting five outfield assists on the season. He also was strong from the plate on the year, hitting .332 on the season with a team-leading 47 runs scored, five home runs and 34 RBI's.
The Golden Eagles had another impressive season under Head Coach Steve Gust in 2017, going 24-28 and reaching the NSIC Tournament for the second year in a row.


 


CROOKSTON
REDS FALL IN ROAD TILT AT ADA

The Crookston Reds had a hard time fielding a team on Wednesday night, which led to many players playing out of position and it showed as they lost to the Ada A’s, 10-0, in Ada.
The A’s jumped out to an early lead, making it 2-0 after the bottom of the first inning. The A’s extended the lead in the second with a two-out rally where they tallied three straight base hits, plating two more runs to stretch the lead to 4-0 after two innings.
Despite getting some things going at the plate, the Reds’ couldn’t get those big hits to push runners across and the defense struggled throughout the night. Crookston never sent more than five batters to the plate in an inning as the A’s went on to the 10-0 victory.
Crookston, who hadn’t been able to play in a few games due to multiple factors, was led by former Pirate Seth Desrosier’s 2-for-4 day at the plate and Rob Silvers had two hits as well.
The Reds are 3-5 on the season, their scheduled game at  Mayville on Thursday night has been postponed, as Mayville has been unable to schedule a lighted field.


 

 

 





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