Wolves win, way to Wild Clinch playoffs
The Timberwolves secured a thwarted victory over the Utah Jazz, the Wilds won their seventh straight game and secured a playoff berth, and the Twins failed to get much of an offense in a loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday. . The local college baseball and softball teams also had a pretty successful day. Between St. Cloud State, St. John’s and St. Ben’s, three teams won doubles sweeps and one was swept.
– Wolves put on a strong defensive performance which led to a 101-96 victory over Jazz. Karl-Anthony Towns led the team with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Anthony Edwards finished with 23 points and nine rebounds, and D’Angelo Russell added 23 points and three rebounds. Minnesota improves to 17-44, while Utah drops to 44-16. The two teams will face off at Target Center on Monday night. The tip-off is set at 7:00 p.m.
– The Wild opened up a 3-0 lead in the first period, never giving up their advantage on their way to a 6-3 victory over the Sharks. It was a complete team effort with goals from Nick Bonino, Kevin Fiala, Jared Spurgeon, Marcus Foligno, Kirill Kaprizov and Ryan Suter. Kaapo Kähkönen made 27 saves and allowed three goals. The Wild improve to 31-13-3 and return home to host the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday. Pre-game coverage begins at 5:45 p.m. on AM 1390 and 93.9 FM Granite City Sports.
– The Twins failed to secure back-to-back wins, losing to the Pirates 6-2 and bringing the series to 1-1. Jorge Polanco and Jake Cave each scored points for Minnesota. Michael Pineda recorded his first loss since 2019, scoring five strikeouts, six hits and four runs. The Twins fall to 7-12 and the Pirates improve to 10-11. Both teams will conclude the series with the third game on Sunday. Pre-game coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. on AM 1240 and 95.3 FM WJON.
– The St. Cloud State baseball team swept the University of Minnesota – Crookston on Saturday. The Huskies shut out the Golden Eagles 9-0 in Game 1 and won Game 2 8-1. Paul Steffensen and Jake Shusterich each scored three points during the day. Max Gamm added two points. Matt Osterberg and Trevor Koenig combined for 23 strikeouts, three hits and one run. SCSU head coach Pat Dolan also recorded his 500th victory. The Huskies improve to 14-10 and will host Crookston again on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
– The St. Cloud State softball team failed in both games in their double at Winona State University. The Huskies fell to the Warriors 5-4 and 3-1. Jasmin Estrada, Megan Conrads, Raven Vanden Langenberg, Cassie Francesconi and Maya Keating each scored a run for SCSU. The Huskies fall to 18-12 and host Upper Iowa in a double on Sunday.
– The St. John’s University baseball team topped Carleton College 5-3, 12-2. Owen Dauk led the way for SJU with four points on the day. Nathan Brandecker and Kody Dalen combined for 13 strikeouts, 13 hits and five runs. The Johnnies improve to 19-8 and close the series against Carleton on Monday.
– The St. Benedict College softball team also won a sweep on Saturday, beating St. Kate’s 14-0, 8-0. Jordyn Swoboda, Lexi Hanson and Tori Harren each earned three points that day. Elly Novak threw eight strikeouts and four hits en route to breaking the 129 single-season strikeout record set in 2007. Novak’s total currently stands at 135 with six games remaining in the regular season. The Bennies improve to 21-5 and travel to Macalester to play a double title on Sunday.
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