Thursday July 8th Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — 4A regional softball — Mason City at North Polk — 7:00
AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit — joined in progress after softball
MASON CITY — Faith Wadle socked a grand slam as part of a seven-run fifth inning as 12th-ranked Newman downed North Iowa 10-0 in five innings in a Class 1A Region 6 quarterfinal round softball contest last night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com. Madi Elwood picked up the win, allowing only two hits and striking out five. Newman is now 26-10 on the season and will host St. Ansgar in Friday night’s regional semifinal round that you’ll hear on KGLO starting at 7 o’clock. St. Ansgar edged Riceville last night 6-5.
— other 1A and 2A quarterfinal round games last night
== Class 1A Region 6
North Butler 5, Turkey Valley 3
Kee 4, Edgewood-Colesburg 3
== Class 2A Region 5
#5 Central Springs 12, Manson-Northwest Webster 1
Belmond-Klemme 6, West Fork 1
#13 Waterloo Columbus 12, Aplington-Parkersburg 0
South Hardin 14, Eagle Grove 4
— Class 4A regional quarterfinal round softball tonight
== Class 4A Region 5
Mason City at North Polk (KGLO)
Waterloo East at Gilbert
== Class 4A Region 7
Waverly-Shell Rock at Charles City
Dubuque Walhert at Decorah
DIKE — In high school baseball, #1/1A Newman used a four-run second inning on their way to a 7-1 win over #9/2A Dike-New Hartford last night. Owen Casey knocked in a pair of runs to lead the Knights offensively, with Doug Taylor picking up the win, going six innings, striking out nine. Newman is now 31-1 and they will wrap up the regular season tonight hosting Algona.
DES MOINES — Mason City High split a pair of games on Wednesday during a road trip to Des Moines. The Mohawks dropped their first game to Des Moines Lincoln 5-1. Cooper Wiemann had the lone run batted in for Mason City. Wiemann then led the Mohawks to an 11-1 win in five innings over Des Moines North. Wiemann struck out five and got the win, helping his own cause with three hits and two RBI. Mason City is now 20-15-1 on the season and will host Indianola tonight at Roosevelt Field.
IOWA FALLS — Clear Lake scored single runs in the second, third and fourth innings on their way to a 3-2 win at Iowa Falls-Alden last night. The Lions wrap up North Central Conference play with an 8-5 record and improve to 16-11 overall. Clear Lake travels to Decorah tonight before hosting Waverly-Shell Rock tomorrow night.
— other baseball last night
Charles City 8, St. Ansgar 6
Forest City 13, Northwood-Kensett 11
Lake Mills 15, New Hampton 14
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 10, Emmetsburg 6
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lance Lynn allowed one run over six innings in his first start since earning a berth on the AL All-Star team, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 after cutting outfielder Adam Eaton. Tim Anderson had four hits and Leury García hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the second inning and added a run-scoring triple and a single. Chicago is 10-2 against Minnesota this season, outscoring the Twins 91-47. Lynn gave up four hits and three walks, striking out six, lowering his ERA to 1.99. Four relievers combined for three scoreless innings of two-hit relief.
DES MOINES — With nearly the entire roster returning from last year’s team that earned Drake’s first at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament, expectations will be lofty for the Bulldogs next season. All five starters return from last year’s team that beat Wichita State to earn the program’s first NCAA Tournament win in 50 years.
That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries. Several starters took advantage of the extra season provided by COVID.
There were two key losses. Guard Joe Yesufu transferred to Kansas after emerging late in the season and backup forward Issa Samake will miss the upcoming season after suffering a torn ACL in summer workouts.