AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, KGLO mobile app — 1A district quarterfinal baseball at Newman:
= 5:00 — Northwood-Kensett vs. CAL
= 7:00 — Newman vs. North Iowa
AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, KRIB mobile app — Clear Lake baseball vs. Mason City High — 7:30
MANLY — Central Springs pounded out 23 hits, nine for extra bases as the Panthers punched their ticket to the state softball tournament for the fourth straight year and the fifth year in team history with a 15-5, six-inning win over St. Ansgar last night in a Class 2A regional final played in Manly, as you heard on KRIB. Central Springs jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings, but St. Ansgar plated five runs of their own to tie the game in the top of the fourth. It was all Panthers after that, who scored twice in the fourth, three times in the fifth and five times in the sixth to win it. Anna Dietrich was 4-for-5 with six runs batted in off of a game-ending three-run homer and a double, while Hannah Ausenhus was 2-for-2 with four RBI including a two-run homer and a double. Central Springs coach Belinda Nelson says heading back to the state tournament is a thing that never gets old.
Nelson says she didn’t say much to her team when they gave up the lead in the fourth.
Nelson says her team continues to hit the ball well, having the third-best batting average in Class 2A.
Nelson says while it’s great to get back to the state tournament, they still need to prepare for next week’s challenge.
The Panthers in the last three years have lost their opening-round game at the state tournament, and Nelson says they aren’t going to look at the past heading into next week.
Central Springs is the 4th seed in the state tournament and they’ll face Logan-Magnolia in the 2A state quarterfinals on Monday at 3:30 at the Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge.
— High school baseball district baseball tonight
== 1A District 4 quarterfinals
@ Newman (games on KGLO)
5:00 — Northwood-Kensett vs. CAL
7:00 — Newman vs. North Iowa
@ St. Ansgar
5:00 — West Fork vs. Riceville
7:00 — Belmond-Klemme vs. St. Ansgar
== 2A District 4 semifinals at Forest City
5:00 — Lake Mills vs. Garner-Hayfield-Ventura
7:00 — Eagle Grove vs. Forest City
Final Radio Iowa/Baseball Coaches Association High School Poll 7/9/18
Final Class 4A
1. Johnston (30-5) LW#1
2. Urbandale (29-6) LW #2
3. Cedar Rapids Prairie (28-8) LW #5
4. Iowa City West (28-9) LW #9
5. Southeast Polk (28-10) LW #4
6. Indianola (30-3) LW #3
7. Davenport Central (23-9) LW #8
8. Waukee (24-10) LW #10
9. Dowling Catholic (26-10) LW #7
10.WDM Valley (25-13) LW (X)
Final Class 3A
1. Harlan (25-3) LW #1
2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (26-9) LW #6
3. Davenport Assumption (27-9) LW #3
4. Carlisle (28-7) LW #2
5. Solon (28-9) LW #5
6. Sioux City Heelan (26-10) LW #4
7. Waverly-Shell Rock (27-7) LW #7
8. West Delaware (22-7) LW (X)
9. North Polk (19-8) LW #8
10.Decorah (19-6) LW (X)
IOWA CITY — In regular season baseball, Mason City swept Ottumwa at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City Monday afternoon by scores of 4-1 and 7-3. Dylan Miller and Jake Rood picked up the wins on the mound while Bryce Butler was outstanding in relief in both games. Dawson Wedeking had four hits in the second game including a solo homer. The Mohawks travel to Clear Lake tonight to wrap up the regular season in a game you’ll hear on KRIB starting at about 7:30
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Escobar had three hits and drove in the game-winning run in the seventh to support Jose Berrios’ strong outing as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Monday night. Escobar plated Joe Mauer with a seventh-inning single as Minnesota took advantage of Kansas City’s struggling bullpen to win its fifth straight game.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed forward Anthony Tolliver to a one-year deal worth $5.75 million. The team announced the agreement without releasing details. The Associated Press reported details of the deal last week. The 6-foot-8 Tolliver spent two seasons in Minnesota, from 2010 to 2012, averaging 5.5 points and 3.9 rebounds.