Six baseball players from Minnesota junior colleges have been named to Division III All-America teams by the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Outfielder Dustin Nelson of Rochester Community and Technical College made the first team while pitchers Mitch Kelly of Riverland Community College and Ryan Schlosser of Century College were named to the second.

The third team included infielders Jacob Bruner of Mesabi Range College and Eric Olheiser of Century, as well as outfielder Zach Schwieters of Riverland.

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U runner seventh at NCAA meet in 800

Junior Goaner Deng of the Gophers finished seventh in the 800 meters (1 minute, 47.32 seconds) at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore.

In the hammer throw, junior Gian Ferretti of Minnesota placed 12th with a toss of 214 feet, 2 inches. Sophomore Luca Wieland, his teammate, withdrew from the decathlon because of an injury.

Junior Jess Herauf of the Gophers was 13th in the heptathlon after four of seven events

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• The St. Paul Saints beat the visiting Joliet Blasters 9-4 to improve to an American Association-best 17-2. Angelo Songco hit a two-run homer for the Saints in a four-run first inning.

• Former Wild forward Mark Parrish will be named the Orono boys' hockey coach on Thursday. Parrish, a native of Bloomington, played in the NHL for 11 seasons on seven teams.

• Three NSIC male athletes were named to the Academic All-America Division II at-large teams. St. Cloud State wrestler Ben McPhail and Minot State golfer Kowan O'Keefe both made the first team, Augustana wrestler Jayd Docken the second team.

• Former Minnesota Duluth forward Adam Krause recently signed with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. Krause is from Hermantown, Minn.

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