Thursday July 5th Local Sports

TODAY:

== AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, KRIB mobile app — Clear Lake baseball vs. Humboldt — 11:45 AM

== AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, KGLO mobile app — Class 4A softball regional quarterfinal, Mason City High vs. Waterloo East — 6:45

 

MASON CITY — High school tournament softball continues tonight with Class 4A quarterfinal-round games. Mason City High will host Waterloo East in a Region 8 contest. The Mohawks are 10-22 heading into tonight’s game while East is 7-31. First pitch is scheduled for 7 o’clock at the Mohawk Softball Complex tonight, a game you’ll hear on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at about 6:45. The winner will face 3rd-ranked Charles City on Saturday night in Charles City. On the other side of the bracket, Decorah travels to Center Point-Urbana. The winner of that game will travel to 15th-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock on Saturday night.

 

CLEAR LAKE — In high school baseball this afternoon, Clear Lake will host Humboldt in a make-up game from a rain out last week. The Lions wrapped up the North Central Conference title on Tuesday night with a 4-1 win at Iowa Falls-Alden. Zach Lester in that game pitched a complete game, striking out seven. The Lions are 12-1 in the conference and 20-9 overall, while Humboldt comes in at 7-5 in the conference and 13-13 overall. Clear Lake beat Humboldt back on June 1st 2-1. You can hear the Clear Lake-Humboldt game on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com and through the KRIB mobile app starting at about 11:45 this morning.

 

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nate Orf hit a solo homer in Milwaukee’s two-run seventh after going hitless in his first seven major league at-bats, helping the Brewers beat the sliding Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Wednesday.

Brad Miller homered to right-center off Jose Berrios (8-7) to lead off the bottom of the seventh for the Brewers. Two batters later, Orf sent a 2-2 curveball down the left-field line for a two-run lead.

Jesus Aguilar and Manny Pina lifted Orf up by his legs at the dugout steps to help the rookie answer a plea for a curtain call from a vocal crowd.

Jeremy Jeffress (6-1) picked up the win despite allowing inherited runner Brian Dozier to score from third on Jorge Polanco’s bloop single to left for a 1-all tie in the top of the seventh. The hit snapped a stretch of 20 1/3 scoreless innings for Minnesota against the Brewers.

Corey Knebel worked a rocky ninth for his 10th save. Eduardo Escobar hit his 13th homer and Jorge Polanco singled with two out, but Max Kepler flied to left to end the game.

Knebel was helped by a sparkling defensive play from Keon Broxton. The center fielder ran full speed back to the wall and jumped with an outstretched glove to rob Dozier of a homer for the second out.

Berrios allowed five hits, struck out three and walked two in seven innings. He got little support from Minnesota’s punchless offense, which managed just three hits in the first 6 1/3 innings against Chase Anderson.

The NL Central-leading Brewers picked up their seventh sweep of the season. Minnesota dropped to 1-8 on its nine-game road trip.

 

 

DES MOINES — A pair of graduate transfers will give the Drake basketball some much needed experience next season under new coach Darian DeVries. Point guard Nick Norton started all 32 games at Alabama-Birmingham last season and averaged seven and a half points and five assists.

DeVries says Iowa transfer Brady Ellingson will provide some added perimeter shooting for the Bulldogs.

Ellingson appeared in 94 games for the Hawkeyes.

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