Monday May 10th Local Sports
DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins’ series finale against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday was postponed because of rain. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on July 16, what originally had been scheduled as a night game between the teams at Comerica Park. The makeup game will start at 2:10 p.m. and be followed by the second game at 7:10 p.m. The Twins are off today and start a three-game series at the Chicago White Sox tomorrow night, with the pre-game starting at 6:30 with the first pitch at 7:10 on AM-1300 KGLO
DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins put outfielder Byron Buxton on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a strained right hip. The Twins also announced that they have selected the contract of outfielder Trevor Larnach. The injury interrupts a stellar start for the 27-year-old Buxton, who is hitting .370 with nine home runs and five stolen bases. Buxton has played over 100 games just once in his big league career. Larnach now has a chance to make his big league debut. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Twins designated left-hander Brandon Waddell for assignment.
MASON CITY — The NIACC baseball and softball teams had their seasons come to an end in Region XI tournament play over the weekend:
=== In baseball, Iowa Central took both games of a best of three quarterfinal round series on Sunday, beating the Trojans 6-4 and 9-0. NIACC finishes the season with a record of 22-27.
=== In softball, NIACC dropped both their games in the double-elimination Region XI-B tournament in Cedar Rapids on Saturday. The Lady Trojans fell 5-0 to the highest seed Kirkwood and then dropped an 8-7, 10-inning decision to Ellsworth in an elimination game. NIACC ends their season with a record of 14-32.
IOWA CITY — Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced that redshirt senior Austin Ash will return to the Hawkeye roster in 2021-22 and will be put on scholarship.
The 6-foot-3 guard from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been an integral piece of the scout team the past four seasons. Ash saw action in nine games last season, matching his single season high in scoring.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell each scored 27 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves built a 30-point halftime lead, led by 43 in the third quarter and cruised to a 128-96 rout of the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. Rookie guard Anthony Edwards added 16 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season to help the Timberwolves end a three-game losing streak. Ricky Rubio added 18 points for Minnesota, which made 16 3s and shot 48.5%. Russell also had eight assists, six rebounds and five made 3s. Orlando dressed just 10 players, but only after signing former G League player Donta Hall for the rest of the season. R.J. Hampton scored a career-high 19 points off the bench for the Magic.
GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA — The Northwestern College football team plays for the NAIA national championship tonight in Grambling, Louisiana, against 3rd-ranked Lindsey Wilson of Kentucky. The Red Raiders have won 11 straight games, including a win over top ranked, and two time defending national champion Morningside in the semifinal round. Northwestern head coach Matt McCarty says with a national championship on the line there is some added pressure, but his team will be ready.
With a season ending injury suffered by quarterback Tyson Kooima on the final offensive play of the game against Morningside, redshirt sophomore Blake Fryar will start at quarterback tonight for Northwestern.
Lindsey Wilson is making its first ever championship game appearance, after advancing to the semifinal round last season. McCarty says they are a hungry team.
Northwestern College comes in with an 11-1 record.