Friday, June 11
American Legion Baseball: Border Battle at Mandan Memorial Ballpark: Bismarck Governors vs. Mandan, 10 a.m.; Governors vs. Minot, 12:15 p.m.; Mandan Chiefs vs. Sheridan, Wyo. and Billings Blue Jays at Billings, Mont.
Auto racing: Dacotah Speedway, Mandan, 7 p.m.
NAHL playoffs: Central Division Finals, Game 3: Aberdeen at Bismarck, VFW Sports Center.
Northwoods League: LaCrosse at Bismarck, 7:05 p.m., Municipal Ballpark.
Saturday, June 12
American Legion baseball: Border Battle at Mandan Memorial Ballpark: Bismarck Governors vs. Detroit Lakes, 10 a.m.; Bismarck Governors vs. Billings Royals, 12:15 p.m.; Mandan Chiefs at Buffalo Wild Wings Tournament, Billings, Mont.
IFL: Iowa Barnstormers at Bismarck, 6:05 p.m., Event Center.
NAHL playoffs: Central Division Finals, Game 4: Aberdeen at Bismarck, 7:15 p.m.), VFW Sports Center, (if necessary).
Northwoods League: LaCrosse at Bismarck, 6:35 p.m., Municipal Ballpark.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
KXMR (710 AM) – Houston at Minnesota
COLLEGE BASEBALL SUPER REGIONALS
ESPN2 — Game 1: East Carolina at Vanderbilt
ESPNU — Game 1: Stanford at Texas Tech
ESPNU — Game 1: N.C. State at Arkansas
NCAA COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
ESPN2 — Outdoor Championships: Day 3, Eugene, Ore.
GOLF — Champions Tour: University Ridge Golf Course, Madison, Wisconsin
GOLF — PGA Tour: Congaree GC, Ridgeland, S.C.
GOLF — LPGA Tour: Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City, Calif.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
MLBN — St. Louis at Chicago Cubs
MLBN — San Diego at N.Y. Mets
BSN – Houston at Minnesota
ESPN — Game 3: Philadelphia at Atlanta
ESPN — Game 3: Phoenix at Denver
ESPN — Euros: Turkey vs. Italy, Group A
TENNIS — ATP: French Open, Semifinals, Paris
NBC/NBCSN — ATP: The French Open, Semifinals, Paris
10 YEARS AGO (2011): The Bismarck Governors opened the season with a win, but had to settle for a split with visiting Pierre, S.D., in American Legion baseball. Austin Zorn had four hits in the two games for the Governors, while Tom Keller collected three hits. Jordan Kenner was the winning pitcher in Bismarck's 13-1 victory in the first game.
20 YEARS AGO (2001): Sawyer-Surrey battled back from a pair of deficits to defeat Velva 8-7 and claim the title in the Bismarck Class B Classic Legion baseball tournament. The title was the third in a row for the Blue Sox. Dave Vogel pitched six innings to earn the win. Devin Morey, the third of four Velva pitchers, took the loss.
50 YEARS AGO (1971): Chuck Zander ripped a two-run single in the top of the 10th inning to give Mandan a 5-3 American Legion baseball victory over Bismarck. Zander's heroics gave Mandan's Terry Froehlich the upper hand in a pitchers' duel with Bismarck's Scott Hewitt. Bismarck was charged with five errors in losing its first game in four starts.
Roger Clemens, at the age of 42, had an ERA of 1.87 during the 2005 season for the Houston Astros.
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