The Saints got manager George Tsamis his 1,000th victory, rallying for two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat Fargo-Moorhead 6-5 on Tuesday night at CHS Field.
Tsamis joined Butch Hobson (Chicago Dogs), Doug Simunic (formerly with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks), and Greg Tagert (Gary SouthShore Railcats) as the only Independent League managers to reach 1,000 wins. Tsamis has 817 victories with the Saints.
The RedHawks led 5-3 in the seventh when Josh Allen drilled his second home run of the night to get the Saints within a run. St. Paul tied it in the eight on Justin O’Conner’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly and went ahead on JJ Gould’s RBI single.
Defending champ leads Mid-Players
Defending champion Trent Peterson was among the first-day winners at the MGA Mid-Players’ Championship at Brackett’s Crossing. Peterson, of Valleywood Golf Course, beat Austin Eaton of Brackett’s Crossing 2 up.
Valleywood’s Justin Burleson, the runner-up in 2017, advanced in the 32-man field by beating Joe McCormick of Crow River GC in 19 holes.
Hockey players file suit
Eleven former members of the now-eliminated UND women’s hockey program filed a class-action lawsuit against the North Dakota University System, alleging sex discrimination and Title IX violations in accusing UND of “repeated failure to determine the athletic interests and abilities of women students and women athletes before it eliminated the women’s ice hockey program.”