AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Class 1A state baseball semifinal — Newman vs. St. Mary’s of Remsen — first pitch 1:30, pre-game at about 1:10
AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland — pre-game 5:30, first pitch 6:07
DES MOINES — Newman faces St. Mary’s of Remsen in the semifinal round of the Class 1A state baseball tournament today. The Knights are 18-5 after beating St. Albert of Council Bluffs 6-5 in the quarterfinals on Saturday, while St. Mary’s only needed five innings to beat Burlington Notre Dame 11-1 in the quarterfinal round. You can hear the Newman-St. Mary’s game on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting with the pre-game about 1:10 with the first pitch scheduled for 1:30. Today’s other 1A semifinal has Kingsley-Pierson facing Don Bosco.
== 2A semifinals today
4:30 — Van Meter vs. West Lyon
7:30 — North Linn vs. Des Moines Christian
== 4A quarterfinals last night
Urbandale 2, Waukee 0
Johnston 11, Cedar Falls 7
Dubuque Hempstead 7, Iowa City City High 6
Ankeny 5, Pleasant Valley 4
FORT DODGE — The semifinal round in all five classes of the state softball tournament took place in Fort Dodge yesterday:
== Class 1A
Collins-Maxwell 7, Lynnville-Sully 0
Clarksville 4, Lisbon 0
== Class 2A
North Linn 10, Northeast Goose Lake 1
Ogden 4, Louisa-Muscatine 2
== Class 3A
Albia 2, Mount Vernon 1
Williamsburg 5, Davenport Assumption 4
== Class 4A
Carlisle 8, North Scott 3
Winterset 2, Dallas Center-Grimes 1
== Class 5A
Fort Dodge 5, Ankeny Centennial 3
Cedar Rapids Kennedy 9, Muscatine 0
Class 5A and 4A championship and third place games take place today, while the other three classes have their championship and third place games tomorrow.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rich Hill pitched five scoreless innings in a smooth Minnesota debut and the Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0. Eddie Rosario homered, Nelson Cruz had an RBI double and Alex Avila had an RBI single for the Twins. Taylor Rogers pitched a perfect ninth for his first save, and the Twins finished a two-game sweep to improve to 4-1. The 40-year-old Hill is currently the second-oldest player in the majors. He needed 68 pitches to pick up his first victory for the Twins. Minnesota signed him this winter with the assumption he’d be ready around midsummer after his recovery from elbow surgery.
CEDAR FALLS — AJ Green is returning to the Northern Iowa basketball team. Green officially withdrew his name from the NBA Draft on Wednesday after declaring as an early entrant in late April. Green was the Missouri Valley Conference’s Player of the Year after averaging 19.7 points per game and leading UNI to a 25-6 record and the Valley’s regular season title.
CEDAR RAPIDS — While most Division III conferences have canceled fall sports the American Rivers Conference is planning to move ahead with reduced schedules for fall sports. Chuck Yrigoyen is commissioner of the league.
Yrigoyen says school presidents felt it was worth the effort to give fall sports a shot.
He says the next step is to develop a schedule for fall sports.
The American Rivers Conference features eight Iowa schools — Buena Vista, Central, Coe, Dubuque, Loras, Luther, Simpson and Wartburg — as well as Nebraska Wesleyan.
UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo, linebacker Cameron Smith and offensive tackle Oli Udoh on their reserve list for COVID-19. That brings the team’s total on the list to seven players. Smith and Udoh were 2019 draft picks. Odenigbo is in line to take over as a starter, with the departure of 10-year veteran Everson Griffen. The reserve list was created by the NFL for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.