HAMPTON — Eric Ritter tossed a no-hitter as Clear Lake beat Hampton-Dumont-CAL 6-0 in North Central Conference baseball last night in Hampton. The junior right-hander struck out 13 as the Lions improve to 3-4 on the season. Clear Lake travels to Lake Mills tonight. Hampton-Dumont-CAL falls to 3-3 on the year.
ROCKFORD — Sammy Kratz struck out 15 as Newman picked up a 17-1, six-inning win at Rockford last night in Top of Iowa Conference East Division baseball. The Knights scored eight times in the sixth to seal the victory. Newman is now 5-1 on the season and travel to Forest City tonight. Rockford drops to 3-3.
MASON CITY — The Mason City High baseball team swept Des Moines Roosevelt in a doubleheader last night at Roosevelt Field. In the opener, Alex Gold had two hits and two RBI to lead the Mohawks to a 4-2 win. Bradley Vaith picked up the win, striking out nine. Connor Wiemann twirled a three-hit shutout in the nightcap, striking out three, as the Mohawks won 5-0. Avery Mellman had two runs batted in. Mason City improves to 5-2 on the season and will travel to Des Moines Roosevelt on Friday.
— other baseball last night
St. Ansgar 7, Nashua-Plainfield 4
Osage 13, North Butler 0
West Fork 4, Central Springs 3
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 9, Bishop Garrigan 1
North Iowa 3, West Hancock 2
Spirit Lake 20, Forest City 18
Algona 12, St. Edmond 4
Humboldt 7, Webster City 5
HAMPTON — Alivia Hauge fired a two-hit shutout as Clear Lake beat Hampton-Dumont-CAL 3-0 in North Central Conference softball last night, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com. Hauge struck out four and allowed only four Bulldog batters to reach base. Sara Faber had a two-run double in the third inning for the Lions. Clear Lake is now 2-5 on the season and will host Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Friday night. Hampton-Dumont-CAL with the loss drops to 2-4.
ROCKFORD — Newman scored three times in the first and seven times in the second on their way to a 13-3, five-inning win over Rockford in Top of Iowa Conference East Division softball last night in Rockford, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com. Paige Leininger was 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI and picked up the win in the circle, striking out four. Newman is now 8-1 on the season and will travel to Forest City tonight. Rockford drops to 1-5 with the loss and received a two-run homer from Gabby Keith in the third.
MASON CITY — The Mason City High softball team swept Des Moines East in a doubleheader at home last night. In the first game, the Mohawks plated four runs each in the third and fourth innings en route to an 11-5 win. In the nightcap, Mason City scored four in the bottom of the seventh to tie it up, and then scored twice in the bottom of the ninth for a 10-9 win. The Mohawks improve to 4-5 on the season and travel to Des Moines Roosevelt for a doubleheader tomorrow night.
— other softball last night
North Butler 11, Osage 1
Central Springs 9, West Fork 0
Bishop Garrigan 12, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 0
North Iowa 14, West Hancock 4
Spirit Lake 16, Forest City 0
North Union 4, Spencer 0
Charles City 14, Waukon 7
Humboldt 6, Webster City 5
Algona 12, Iowa Falls-Alden 2
NEWTON — A limited number of remaining tickets for next month’s INDYCAR Series doubleheader at the Iowa Speedway will go on sale Friday. The Speedway says each group of fans will be separated by at least 6 feet in accordance with Iowa state COVID-19 guidelines. Previously purchased tickets for July 17 and 18 will be honored, including season tickets. The Indycars will hold two races along with an ARCA Menard Series race. Mark Miles is President of Penske Entertainment, which operates the INDYCAR SERIES.
Miles says putting on these races is a lot of work, even without all the extra health precautions.
The Iowa Speedway says ticketholders will be notified about their specific seat locations in the coming days, and tickets will either be emailed or printed and distributed beginning July 1st.