Sunday Roundup 5/5/19
After the draft it's all about signing the new guy's and seeing if any other young players are able to stand out in rookie mini-camp. That just wrapped today so I haven't read or heard much about that part of the offseason but that could change as early as tomorrow at 9 am. What is known right now is that of the 12 players the Vikings drafted, 10 have put pen to paper. That's quick work and a far cry from the day's of long holdouts! The prepster however was not one of the 10 to come to terms but I would say that he will sign his deal soon as well.
The women of Spring finished out their set schedule today unlike how most of the year had gone - with a loss. After already taking the series over North Dakota, they weren't able to finish with a sweep. Considering the bigger picture, I don't think the loss is anything to worry about - since you know, it was only their second L since early March. They'll rip their way through the tournament and then probably manage to give another power conference team fits.
On the smaller ball side, the guy's also finished the week with a series win over conference leader, Omaha. It took 13 innings to close it out today but they managed the walk-off winner. With the winless Mastodons coming to town as their next "serious" opponent, they'll have a great chance to put some distance between themselves and Western Illinois. All seven of their remaining scheduled games are in Fargo so get out and support the diamond players while you can!
Away from the ball field, the Bison were on a snoozer this week.
For the Cobbers it was a week dominated by Track & Field with a quality dose of Baseball for good measure. Junior Matt Bye stole the show at the MIAC Decathlon, winning by more than 300 points with a total that ranks fifth highest in all of D3. The Moorhead high graduate has a great chance to continue his season at the national meet later this month. It's a run of success that has continued from the Winter so he may be able to make some noise on the grand stage!
On the women's side of the action, Carly Fornshell and Jenna Stilwell represented the Maroon with wins of their own in the 800 meter & Javelin, respectively. Some of their teammates travelled to Bemidji for a dual with the same result coming, a collective first place score.
Which leaves only the Baseball team. They took two of two from St. Thomas on Monday and split a doubleheader against Bethel on Saturday. While the season as a whole may not have gone as well as they wanted, that's a strong way to end the year!
The year has ended for most but who knows, the best may be yet to come for some of the Cobbers!
The first step in the latest retool of the Wolves was the employment of a team president. By many accounts, the man they settled on was a good choice. If Gersson Rosas can bring the sort of success that Houston has had in recent years then it will be the move that Thibs was supposed to be. There are still more question's than answers for the Wolves today but like the Twins, a small step forward is better than nothing!
A tremendous run of play over Baltimore and Houston gave way to another lost series against the NYY. Until they can actually manage to get that monkey off their back, I will remain skeptical of their chance's for the highest of successes but the win over the Astros was a great step in the right direction! It's only a single step but getting back to a good 162 requires that sort of approach.
High School Sports
Plenty of new game galleries from action that happened this week. If I were pressed to choose one, the highlight of the bunch would probably be the championship rematch between Sheyenne & Davies in girl's Soccer. It played to a 1-1 tie but don't let that stop you from checking out the photos!
Fargo's men of Summer only just started practicing in the last hours of the week so not much to say on any front regarding them, But it's a major step toward them taking the field in Fargo so it still deserves notice!
One week in and the semi-amateur's already got a bye. It's not the only week they'll have off this Summer but is still a bit of curious scheduling.