Eduardo Estrada had an RBI double and a bases-loaded walk to drive in two runs and Eli Wilson had a two-run single as the Gophers beat South Dakota State 5-0 on Tuesday night in nonconference baseball at Siebert Field.
Minnesota (22-23) scored a run in the first inning and four in the second. Four Gophers pitchers held the Jackrabbits (24-18) to four hits.
Nick Lackney got the win, striking out four in 1⅔ innings in relief.
Vikings sign one, cut one
The Vikings announced the signings of undrafted free agent defensive back Terrence Alexander on Wednesday. Safety Jordan Martin was waived.
Alexander played four seasons at Stanford and one as a graduate transfer at LSU. He started five games for the Tigers last season.
Martin, who signed with the Vikings on April 10, played for San Diego in the Alliance of American Football before it folded. He was undrafted out of Syracuse in 2018.
The Vikings roster is at the maximum of 90 players.
• Three players with ties to Minnesota State Mankato will play in the 2019 IIHF World Championship from Friday to May 26 in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia. Former Maverick Teddy Blueger, now with the Penguins, will play for Latvia. Current player Marc Michaelis will play for Germany. And Evan Mosey, another former player, will play for Great Britain.
• Karine Icher, a player on the LPGA Tour from Chateauroux, France, shot back-to-back rounds of 70 at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove for medalist honors in sectional qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Open. She was the lone qualifier. The top state golfer was Katherine Smith of Detroit Lakes, tying for seventh with a 150 total.
• The Minnesota State women’s golf team was tied for fourth (931) after three rounds of the NCAA Central Regional in Muskogee, Okla. Alissa Carlson of the Mavericks is eighth with a 227 total.