New Bemidji State Track and Cross Country Coach Kevin Kean will be introduced at a press conference this afternoon which you can hear on the Beaver Radio Network. Kean is coming off his third season as the assistant track and field coach at NCAA Division II Tiffin University, where he has been responsible for training the multi-event athletes and jumpers. Kean takes over for Craig Hougen who retired after last season. The press conference this afternoon will air on 1300 The Sports Fox at 1pm.
The Bemidji American Legion baseball team was swept by Detroit Lakes yesterday afternoon at Bemidji State's Security Insurance Field. The Legion lost to Detroit Lakes 3-1 and 7-6. Bemidji is off until this weekend when they travel to the Gopher Classic. Bemidji will play Denver, Manitoba, Hopkins, Champlain and Sartell in pool play. If they win their pool, the tournament continues into next Monday.
The Bemidji Axemen have hired their new coach and General Manager. The Star Tribune is reporting that Richard Davis has been hired by the team. Davis replaces Lee Patten, who replaced Dixie Wooten who replaced Robert Fuller. The Axemen lost their last ten games last season. Wooten was replaced in mid-season.
Brian Dozier's two-run home run with one out in the 10th inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. Dozier lined a 2-1 pitch from Tommy Hunter (2-2) into the left field seats for his 17th home run of the season. It scored Danny Santana, who singled one batter earlier. Trevor May (5-7) pitched a scoreless 10th inning to earn the win in his first relief appearance of the season. Prior to the game, Ryan Pressly was put on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain. He was replaced on the roster by OF Shane Robinson.
The Twins announced that RHP Ricky Nolasco will have surgery to remove bone fragments from his right ankle on July 13. Nolasco has not pitched since May 31. No timetable for his recovery was given.
Early yesterday, Brian Dozier was selected as one of the five candidates for the final roster spot on the AL All-Star team. Twins closer Glen Perkins was selected as an American League Reserve. The All Star Game is set for Cincinnatti on July 14th.
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