AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Houston — pre-game 6:30, first pitch 7:10
HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Royce Lewis homered with four RBIs in his season debut and Ryan Jeffers hit a two-run shot in the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros Monday.Max Kepler started the 10th as the automatic runner on second base before Jeffers smacked the first pitch from Bryan Abreu (2-1) into the seats in left field for his third hit to put the Twins on top 7-5. Lewis gave the Twins an early lead with a three-run homer in the third. The Astros took the lead when Jose Altuve hit a grand slam in the seventh. But Lewis came through again late, tying it with an RBI single off closer Ryan Pressly with two outs in the ninth.
FORT DODGE — The Mason City High baseball team hit eight home runs in an Iowa Alliance Conference North Division doubleheader sweep at Fort Dodge on Monday. Kaden Tyler and Justyn Rivera each hit three homers while James Fingalsen and Kale Hobart also homered as the Riverhawks posted wins of 9-1 and 16-4 in six innings. Ethen Roberts and Breyden Baker picked up the wins. Mason City is 10-0 overall and 4-0 in conference play and will travel to Des Moines Roosevelt on Wednesday for a doubleheader.
MASON CITY — After allowing a run in the top of the first, Newman responded with a six-run bottom half of the inning and cruised to an 11-1, five-inning win over Estherville Lincoln Central at home last night in non-conference baseball. Newman improves to 11-1 on the season and will host West Fork in a Top of Iowa Conference East Division contest tonight.
DES MOINES — Radio Iowa/Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association rankings released on May 29th, 2023:
1. Remsen St. Mary’s (5-1), LW #1
2. Mason City Newman (10-1), LW #2
3. North Linn (7-0), LW #3
4. Kingsley-Pierson (5-0), LW #5
5. Lisbon (4-0), LW #4
6. Lynnville-Sully (6-0), LW #6
7. Burlington Notre Dame (5-1), LW (X)
8. Coon Rapids-Bayard (6-0), LW (X)
9. West Harrison (6-1), LW #10
10. South Winneshiek (4-0), LW (X)
Others mentioned: Don Bosco, LeMars Gehlen, Newell-Fonda, St. Ansgar, Sigourney
1. Mid-Prairie (5-2), LW #2
2. Van Meter (7-3), LW #1
3. Carroll Kuemper (5-2), LW #3
4. Williamsburg (5-3), LW #6
5. Estherville Lincoln Central (5-2), LW #7
6. Dyersville Beckman (5-5), LW #4
7. Cascade (4-1), LW #9
8. Underwood (2-1), LW #8
9. Dike-New Hartford (2-2), LW #5
10. West Marshall (6-2), LW (X)
Others mentioned: Clarinda, New Hampton, Pleasantville, West Liberty, West Lyon
1. Western Dubuque (9-2), LW #1
2. Marion (4-1), LW #2
3. Lewis Central (5-1), LW #5
4. Cedar Rapids Xavier (6-3), LW #3
5. North Polk (6-1), LW #7
6. Ballard (7-1) LW, (X)
7. Knoxville (8-0), LW (X)
8. Boone (5-2), LW (X)
9. MOC-Floyd Valley (4-1), LW #9
10. Davenport Assumption (2-5), LW #4
Others mentioned: Dubuque Wahlert, Independence, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Sioux City Bishop Heelan, West Delaware
1. West Des Moines Dowling (9-1), LW #1
2. Ankeny Centennial (8-0), LW #2
3. Cedar Rapids Prairie (10-0), LW #4
4. Johnston (8-2), LW #3
5.Cedar Rapids Kennedy (10-2), LW #7
6. Southeast Polk (10-2), LW (X)
7. Pleasant Valley (6-4), LW #6
8. Waukee Northwest (7-4), LW #5
9. Urbandale (8-4), LW (X)
10. Dallas Center-Grimes (6-2), LW (X)
Others mentioned: Indianola, Iowa City High, Linn-Mar, Mason City, West Des Moines Valley
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa baseball team heads to Indiana to the Terre Haute Regional as a No. 2 seed, it was announced Monday during an NCAA Baseball Tournament Selection Show on ESPN2.
The Hawkeyes will face No. 3 seed North Carolina on Friday, June 2 (CT) at 6 p.m. (CT). No. 1 seed Indiana State faces No. 4 Wright State at Noon. The game will be broadcast on the ACCN.
Iowa is making its third NCAA Tournament appearance under head coach Rick Heller and the sixth in school history. The Hawkeyes earned an at large selection to the tournament after finishing third in the Big Ten and runner up at the Big Ten Tournament. Iowa is 42-14 overall – the 42 wins are the second-most victories in school history.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are the regional’s 3 seed after winning 35 games.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says the Philadelphia 76ers have hired Iowa native Nick Nurse weeks after he was fired by the Toronto Raptors. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move. Nurse led the Raptors to the 2019 NBA championship after they beat the 76ers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Nurse will replace Doc Rivers, who was fired after he led the 76ers to their second straight 50-win season behind NBA MVP Joel Embiid but again failed to lead them to the Eastern Conference finals. Nurse, a native of Carroll played at Northern Iowa, then started his coaching career there as an assistant.
DENVER — Former Iowa standout Riley Moss is trying to carve out a role on the Denver Broncos. Moss was a third round pick by the Broncos in last month’s NFL Draft.
Moss credits his track success in high school for elevating his career in football.
Moss says he has also learned how to be physical as a defensive back.
Offseason training for the Broncos resumes today.