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2023 recruiting class continues to take shape for NDSU football

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North Dakota State football recruiting.
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North Dakota State landed Lemont (Ill.) High School’s Noah Taylor, a defensive prospect with position versatility.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Taylor verbally committed to NDSU for football Monday, July 4, and projects to play either safety or linebacker for the Bison, he said.

NDSU offered Taylor a couple days ago after he attended a three-day camp in Fargo.

“I absolutely loved it there,” Taylor said. “I was able to stay on campus so I experienced all of it. All the coaches were very cool with me. … I’m excited to be a Bison and join the community.” >>> Full story here.

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Here's a running list of NDSU football verbal commitments for the 2023 recruiting class.

Twins turn triple play, break away in extra innings to beat White Sox

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Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton (25) celebrates after hitting a two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois, on July 4, 2022.
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There isn’t much Byron Buxton can’t do on a baseball field. That much was on display on Monday.

He just can’t do it on his own.

The Twins center fielder put on a show defensively, beginning a crucial triple play to keep the game tied in the seventh inning. He also hit a two-run home run, producing all of the Twins’ offense through the first nine innings of the game.

In the 10th, he finally got some much-needed help. Luis Arraez’s third hit of the game gave the Twins a lead, and they tacked on three more runs in the inning to beat the White Sox 6-3 on Monday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. >>> Full story here.

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On Sunday, that meant scoreless performances from Cody Stashak, who followed Paddack and threw 2⅔ innings, Caleb Thielbar, who struck out all three batters he faced, Joe Smith, Tyler Duffey and Emilio Pagán, who locked down the save after allowing a pair of baserunners in the ninth.

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