Friday June 9th Local Sports


AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Toronto — pre-game 5:30, first pitch 6:05


AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Toronto — pre-game 1:30, first pitch 2:05


AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Toronto — Inside Twins 11:30, pre-game 12:00, first pitch 12:35


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Minnesota’s Bailey Ober retired all nine batters through three innings against the MLB-best Tampa Bay Rays. Then the umpires had him wash his hands after a foreign substance inspection before taking the mound in the fourth and before the inning was done the 6-foot-9 right-hander had lost his perfect game and lead as the Rays went on to beat the slumping AL Central-leading Twins 4-2. Randy Arozarena walked with two outs in the fourth. Luke Raley had an RBI triple and Harold Ramírez hit a two-run shot on back-to-back pitches off Ober to put the Rays up 3-1. Ober said he had sweat and rosin on his hand. The Twins drop below .500 but remain on top of the AL Central standings with a 31-32 record. Minnesota is a game-and-a-half ahead of Cleveland and three-and-a-half games ahead of Chicago and Detroit. The Twins head to Toronto for a weekend series. Tonight’s game is a 6:05 start with a 5:30 pre-game on KGLO. Saturday is a 2:05 first pitch while Sunday’s game is a 12:35 start, with all the games on KGLO.


AMES — The Mason City High baseball team split their doubleheader at Ames last night. The Riverhawks needed extra innings to down the Little Cyclones 10-5 in 13 innings, but then they dropped the nightcap 6-5 on a walkoff hit. Kaden Tyler homered and had four hits and four RBI in the doubleheader. Alex Deets also had four hits and four RBI. James Fingalsen picked up the win on the mound in the opener. Mason City is 14-6 overall and 6-4 in the Iowa Alliance Conference and are off until they travel to Des Moines Hoover next Wednesday.


GARNER — After losing to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows to start the week, the Clear Lake baseball team has won three straight, winning at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 11-4 last night in non-conference play. Tate Garman led five players that had two hits with three runs batted in. Clear Lake is 7-4 overall and will host Hampton-Dumont-CAL in North Central Conference play tonight.


— other high school baseball on Thursday
West Hancock 23, Rockford 8
West Fork 7, Clarksville 6
Humboldt 15, Central Springs 4
Hampton-Dumont-CAL 10, North Butler 0
Don Bosco 15, Nashua-Plainfield 0


AMES — The Mason City High softball team dropped their Iowa Alliance Conference doubleheader at Ames last night. The Riverhawks dropped game one 9-1, and a rally in the nightcap fell short as they scored six in the fourth and two in the sixth in a 9-8 loss. Mason City drops to 3-8 overall and 2-6 in the conference.


GARNER — Clear Lake scored seven times in the sixth and then held off Garner-Hayfield-Ventura’s seventh inning rally in an 11-9 win in non-conference softball in Garner on Thursday night. The Lions improve to 5-6 overall and will host Hampton-Dumont-CAL tonight with an earlier than normal start time of 6:00 PM.

— other softball on Thursday
Osage 10, Charles City 8
St. Ansgar 2, Lake Mills 1
West Hancock 18, Rockford 8
Humboldt 6, Belmond-Klemme 1
South Winneshiek 27, Nashua-Plainfield 0


DES MOINES — New softball rankings have been released by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union:

== Class 1A
School Record LW
1 North Linn 13-1 4
2 Martensdale-St. Marys 9-1 8
3 Southeast Warren 12-3 1
4 Newell-Fonda 11-3 2
5 Sigourney 9-1 5
6 Fort Dodge St. Edmond 11-2 10
7 Wayne 9-3 7
8 Remsen St. Mary’s 9-1 3
9 Mason City Newman Catholic 12-2 9
10 Clarksville 12-0 12
11 Collins-Maxwell 9-2 6
12 Logan-Magnolia 7-2 11
13 Earlham 11-4 NR
14 Exira-EHK 9-1 13
15 Twin Cedars 6-2 15
Dropped Out: Woodbine (14)

== Class 2A
School Record LW
1 Iowa City Regina 8-3 1
2 Central Springs 11-1 2
3 Lisbon 8-2 3
4 Van Meter 12-3 5
5 Wilton 12-4 4
6 West Monona 12-3 10
7 North Union 10-3 6
8 Cascade 8-6 8
9 Northeast 6-6 9
10 Interstate 35 7-7 14
11 Missouri Valley 15-1 NR
12 Alburnett 11-3 12
13 South Hardin 12-4 7
14 Osage 11-3 11
15 Waterloo Columbus 13-3 NR
Dropped Out: Louisa-Muscatine (13), Ridge View (15)

== Class 3A
School Record LW
1 Williamsburg 13-0 1
2 Davenport Assumption 11-2 2
3 Davis County 11-0 5
4 Dubuque Wahlert 11-2 4
5 Estherville Lincoln Central 15-0 6
6 Mount Vernon 10-2 7
7 Saydel 7-1 3
8 Solon 10-3 8
9 West Lyon 11-0 12
10 Center Point-Urbana 9-3 10
11 Albia 8-3 9
12 Sumner-Fredericksburg 12-2 11
13 Sioux Center 9-3 13
14 Chariton 9-1 14
15 Grinnell 9-3 NR
Dropped Out: Benton (15)

== Class 4A
School Record LW
1 Indianola 12-2 5
2 Norwalk 7-2 3
3 Dallas Center-Grimes 9-3 1
4 Fort Dodge 9-3 2
5 Carlisle 10-1 6
6 North Scott 8-4 7
7 North Polk 10-2 8
8 Winterset 10-4 13
9 Burlington 8-1 9
10 Western Dubuque 11-2 10
11 Cedar Rapids Xavier 8-5 4
12 Clear Creek-Amana 9-3 11
13 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 13-2 15
14 Storm Lake 11-0 NR
15 Knoxville 7-2 NR
Dropped Out; Creston (12), ADM (14)

== Class 5A
School Record LW
1 Ankeny Centennial 10-1 7
2 West Des Moines Valley 8-3 1
3 Waukee Northwest 11-2 2
4 Ankeny 9-4 6
5 Linn-Mar 10-3 4
6 Southeast Polk 10-6 3
7 Muscatine 10-1 8
8 Pleasant Valley 7-3 5
9 Johnston 7-6 9
10 Bettendorf 6-4 10
11 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 10-3 13
12 Des Moines Lincoln 11-4 11
13 Ottumwa 7-5 NR
14 Dubuque Hempstead 10-5 NR
15 Dubuque Senior 9-3 NR
Dropped Out: Urbandale (12) Ames (14), Sioux City East (15)



UNDATED — The NCAA is changing its penalty for delay-of-game violations in women’s basketball and adding a new rule on flopping. Players will no longer get charged a technical foul for certain delay-of-game violations, including the one Iowa star guard Caitlin Clark got called for in the Hawkeyes’ NCAA championship game loss to LSU. The All-American received a technical foul because she didn’t pass the ball to an official after a foul was called late in the third quarter. That was deemed to be a delay of game by the officials. Under the new rule, that play would have resulted in the team getting a technical foul and not Clark.



UNDATED — The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Committee on Thursday approved a major change in college wrestling, making all takedowns three points instead of two starting next season. Members of the Wrestling Rules Committee, which proposed the change, agreed that increasing the scoring for takedowns by an additional point will enhance the sport by rewarding offensive actions and risk-taking. The committee also agreed there was a need to create a more appropriate point differential between takedowns and escapes and incentivize offense when competitors are in the neutral position. To help balance the new takedown scoring rule, there also are new requirements for the top wrestler to work toward a near fall or pin. A 3-point near-fall scoring component was added. Previously, officials could award 2 or 4 points for near falls. The rationale for the rule change includes giving wrestlers a chance to be more creative in attempting to earn points.



CHICAGO — The Big Ten Conference will end divisional play in football when USC and UCLA join the league in 2024. The conference released a schedule that finds Iowa visiting USC and Ohio State and hosting UCLA. The flex schedule finds Iowa playing every other league team over two years while preserving traditional rivalries with Minnesota, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

That’s Big Ten Commissioner Tony Petitti on the BTN show releasing the schedule. The new schedule included 11 protected rivalries. Iowa has three of them.

The new schedule has been set for two years but Petitti believes the flex schedule format will continue down the road.

In 2024 the Hawkeyes will also host Maryland, Nebraska and Wisconsin while playing at Minnesota, Illinois and Rutgers.



SAN FRANCISCO — Former Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy says he is right on track following offseason elbow surgery. Purdy replaced injured quarterbacks Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo and led the San Francisco 49ers to five straight regular season wins before suffering the injury early in a loss in the NFC Championship game. It is the first time in his career he has had to rehab after surgery.

Purdy underwent surgery in March and hopes to be ready for the start of next season.

Purdy has resumed throwing a few times each week and hopes to make steady progress.

In eight starts last season Purdy threw for 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions.



MASON CITY — NIACC women’s basketball player Audrey Martinez-Stewart has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The 5-5 guard from St. Paul was a first-team all conference selection and was named the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference’s defensive player of the year this past season. Martinez-Stewart led the conference in steals with 104. Missouri-St. Louis is an NCAA Division II school which was 9-17 overall and 7-13 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference last season.