AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. St. Louis — pre-game 6:30, first pitch 7:10
FORT DODGE — Neveah Hildebrandt socked a solo homer in the bottom of the first and then ended the game with a walkoff single, leading Northeast of Goose Lake to a 5-4 win over Central Springs in the Class 2A quarterfinal round at the state softball tournament in Fort Dodge, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Northeast went up 2-0 in the first, with the Panthers tying it in the top of the second with a Kaylea Fessler RBI double. Abigayle Angell gave Central Springs a 4-2 lead with a two-run homer in the third, but Northeast tied up the game with an RBI groundout in the bottom of the third and a leadoff homer in the fourth. The game remained tied until Hildebrandt’s game-winning single. Central Springs coach Belinda Nelson says it may have been one of the toughest losses she’s faced at the state softball tournament.
Nelson says her team should be proud the way they succeeded in a season that was in doubt earlier in the spring.
The one bright spot for the Panthers is they don’t lose any players to graduation.
Central Springs with the loss ends their season with a 17-4 record. Northeast will face top-ranked North Linn in the 2A semifinals later today.
== other 2A quarterfinal scores
North Linn 10, Ridge View 0 (5 innings)
Louisa-Muscatine 6, Underwood 1
Ogden 5, Mount Ayr 2
== 2A semifinals this afternoon
5:00 — North Linn vs. Northeast
3:30 — Louisa-Muscatine vs. Ogden
FORT DODGE — Newman fell to top-ranked and two-time defending champion Collins-Maxwell 5-2 in the Class 1A quarterfinals at the state softball tournament in Fort Dodge, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Mikayla Houge struck out eight to pick up the win for Collins-Maxwell while Alexis Houge was two-for-two with two runs scored. Newman coach Tom Dunn says despite the loss he was pleased with his team’s effort.
Dunn talks about Hailey Worman’s offensive effort, as she was three-for-three with a two-run homer for Newman’s only runs.
Dunn told his team after the game how proud the coaching staff was of their effort this season.
The Knights end their season with a record of 19-4. Collins-Maxwell faces Lynnville-Sully in tonight’s Class 1A semifinals.
=== other 1A quarterfinal scores
Lynnville-Sully 9, Wayne 4
Lisbon 3, Newell-Fonda 0
Clarksville 7, Akron-Westfield 6 (8 innings)
=== 1A semifinals tonight
7:00 — Collins-Maxwell vs. Lynnville-Sully
7:30 — Lisbon vs. Clarksville
=== 3A quarterfinals Tuesday
Davenport Assumption 15, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 0 (3 innings)
Williamsburg 3, Algona 1
=== 3A semifinals this afternoon
4:30 — Albia vs. Mount Vernon
3:00 — Davenport Assumption vs. Williamsburg
=== 4A semifinals today
11:30 — Winterset vs. Dallas Center-Grimes
1:00 — Carlisle vs. North Scott
=== 5A semifinals today
11:00 — Cedar Rapids Kennedy vs. Muscatine
12:30 — Fort Dodge vs. Ankeny Centennial
DES MOINES — State baseball continues at Principal Park in Des Moines
=== 3A quarterfinals Tuesday
Norwalk 4, Clear Creek-Amana 3
Marion 3, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1
Dallas Center-Grimes 1, Benton Community 0
Gilbert 4, ADM 0
=== 4A quarterfinals Wednesday
10:30—Urbandale vs. Waukee
1:30—Johnston vs. Cedar Falls
4:30—Dubuque Hempstead vs. Iowa City City High
7:30—Ankeny vs. Pleasant Valley
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson homered and drove in two runs in his Target Field debut with Minnesota, Jorge Polanco hit a two-run shot and the Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in their home opener. Homer Bailey pitched five innings for the victory in his first start for the Twins. Bailey allowed a two-run homer to Tyler O’Neill in the fifth. Cardinals starter Carlos Martínez was pulled after 3 2/3 innings, when the homer by Donaldson ended his night. Polanco’s drive capped a five-run second for the Twins, who began their 60th season in Minnesota.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has added Ball State to its 2020 home football schedule to replace the canceled Cy-Hawk Series game at Iowa. The Cyclones and Cardinals will play Sept. 12. Ball State was available because its game at Michigan was canceled as part of the Big Ten’s decision to play conference games only. Iowa State beat Ball State 38-0 in 1998 in the teams’ only meeting. The Cyclones will play their first four games at home and eight of their 12 at Jack Trice Stadium.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Michael Pierce has opted out of the 2020 season because of concern about the coronavirus. Pierce has asthma. He flew to Minnesota to meet with the team on Tuesday before making his final decision. Pierce signed a three-year contract that included $18 million in guaranteed money. He will receive a $350,000 stipend for the season because he’s considered a non-voluntary absence. His contract terms won’t kick in until 2021. Pierce is working out at home in Alabama with the hope of rejoining the Vikings in the spring.