The St. Paul Saints have their first losing streak of the season.

One day after falling at home to Sioux City, the Saints began a seven-game road trip with a 1-0 loss to the last-place Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks on Thursday night.

The Saints (26-7) had only two hits — a pair of singles in the fifth inning — in being shut out for the second time this season. They weren't short of baserunners, however. They walked nine times but left 13 on base.

The RedHawks (10-24) had lost three in a row.

Mead finishes third

Minneapolis native and former Gopher Hassan Mead finished third in the men's 10,000-meter final on the first day of the U.S. outdoor track and field championships in Eugene, Ore. His time was 28:16.54.

Other results involving former Gophers included:

• Ben Blankenship of Stillwater finished first in his heat and third overall in the men's 1,500 prelims. Blankenship's time was 3:44.86.

• Harun Abda of Fridley advanced to the men's 800 semifinals with a prelims time of 1:48.66.

• Jamie Cheever of Minneapolis advanced in the steeplechase (10:02.71).

Women's Four-Ball

Sarah Burnham and Kenzie Neisen followed up their first-round 5-under 67 with an 8-under 64 to win the Minnesota Women's State Four-Ball Championship by 11 strokes at Alexandria Golf Club.

It's the second consecutive title for Burnham, who won the event last year with Lexi Bollant in a playoff over Neisen and Neisen's older sister, Steffi.


Gophers decathlete Luca Wieland was named a second-team Capital One Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Wieland is majoring in international business and marketing in the Carlson School of Management with a 3.71 grade-point average.

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