AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, KRIB mobile app — 2A softball regional final — St. Ansgar at Central Springs — 6:45
CHARLES CITY — Charles City scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to beat Mason City 2-1 in a Class 4A regional semifinal softball game, as you heard on KGLO on Saturday night. The game was scoreless through six innings with the Mohawks scored their lone run when Hannah Faktor pushed across a run on an error. In the bottom of the seventh, Cora Crooks knocked in Payton Reams with a double to tie it, then Madeline Peters executed a suicide squeeze to score pinch runner Lydia Staudt for the winning run. Charles City with the win improves to 32-6 on the season and will host Center Point-Urbana in the regional final tomorrow night in Charles City. Center Point-Urbana knocked off Waverly-Shell Rock 6-4 in Waverly on Saturday night. Mason City ends their season with a record of 11-23.
MANLY — Classes 1A, 2A and 3A regional finals take place tonight across the state in high school softball. In Class 2A Region 5, Central Springs looks to make a return trip to state when they host St. Ansgar. Central Springs had no problem in the regional semifinal on Friday night, beating Nashua-Plainfield 13-0. St. Ansgar knocked off Emmetsburg on the road 5-1. Central Springs won 18-0 in St. Ansgar back on June 18th in the teams’ only meeting this year. You can hear the Central Springs-St. Ansgar game on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com and with the KRIB mobile app starting at about 6:45 tonight
— high school district baseball scores from Saturday
== Class 1A District 4
North Iowa 8, West Hancock 7
== Class 2A District 4 at Garner
Eagle Grove 5, Central Springs 0
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 13, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 9
== Class 2A District 5 at Waukon
Waukon 10, Osage 7
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Odorizzi pitched six scoreless innings and Mitch Garver, Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier homered as the Minnesota Twins completed a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 10-1 victory on Sunday.
Odorizzi (4-6) turned in his third consecutive strong outing, allowing just five hits and a walk while striking out five. In his last three starts, he’s allowed just two earned runs over 17 innings.
Baltimore’s Chris Davis homered off reliever Matt Magill with two outs in the ninth to break up the shutout.
Orioles starter Alex Cobb (2-11), Odorizzi’s former teammate in Tampa Bay, kept the Twins at bay for the first four innings but still ended up taking the loss. That ties him with Kansas City’s Jason Hammel for the most in the major leagues.
Garver broke up a scoreless game with a two-run homer in the fifth. After Max Kepler drew a leadoff walk, Garver worked the count full, then slammed a Cobb fastball and drove it high and deep down the left-field line. The ball curled just inside the foul pole for Garver’s fourth home run of the season and a 2-0 Twins lead.
The Twins took command with an eight-run sixth. Dozier led off with a double and Eduardo Escobar followed with a 426-foot home run onto the plaza in right field for his 14th homer of the season.
Minnesota strung together four singles and an error to score three more runs before Dozier capped the inning with a three-run shot to the second deck in left-center off reliever Ryan Meisinger.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed rookie forward Keita Bates-Diop. The team announced the signing on Saturday. Terms of the deal were not released. Bates-Diop, from Ohio State, was picked by the Timberwolves last month in the second round of the NBA draft at No. 48. Bates-Diop was the leading scorer in the Big Ten as a fourth-year senior in 2017-18 at 19.8 points per game.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Canadian James Hinchcliffe passed Josef Newgarden with just over 40 laps left to win the IndyCar race at the Iowa Speedway on Sunday, his first victory of the season.
Hinchcliffe, a series veteran who failed to qualify for this year’s Indianapolis 500, picked up his first win since Long Beach in 2017 and his second win at Iowa. Hinchcliffe also took first on the 0.894-mile track in 2013.
Spencer Pigot was a career-best second, followed by Takuma Sato.
Newgarden dominated much of the race, leading 229 of the 300 laps before Hinchcliffe seized control.
QUAD CITIES — The John Deere Classic has been known over the years for giving young golfers their first chance to play on the PGA Tour and this week’s tournament near the Quad Cities is no exception. One of the players receiving a sponsor exemption is Broc Everett. The West Des Moines native burst onto the scene by winning the NCAA title this past season as a senior at Augusta University. Clair Peterson is tournament director.
Everett began his pro career following the NCAA Tournament.
Among the other sponsor exemption is one for the world’s top ranked Amateur.
The first round of the John Deere Classic is Thursday.