Wednesday June 22nd Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland — pre-game 6:00, first pitch 6:40
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrés Giménez had an RBI single in the 11th inning and the Cleveland Guardians beat Minnesota 6-5 to move percentage points ahead of the Twins atop the AL Central Division. Bryan Shaw, Sam Hentges and Trevor Stephan each tossed a scoreless inning of relief before Emmanuel Clase earned his 16th save in 18 chances for the Guardians. With Oscar Gonzalez on second, Giménez singled to center field with one out and the Guardians improved to 10-2 in their last 12 games and 16-4 since May 30. Luis Arraez hit a three-run home run for Minnesota.
MASON CITY — Newman needed two runs in the bottom of the seventh to keep their conference record perfect as they downed St. Ansgar 4-3 in Top of Iowa Conference East Division play. Nash Holmgaard had a two-run homer in the contest while Max Burt knocked in the other two runs for the Knights. Doug Taylor picked up the win, going the full seven innings, striking out 13 and allowing only three hits. Newman is 13-0 in conference play and 22-3 overall. The Knights stay in conference play tonight with a trip to Rockford.
— other high school baseball Tuesday night
Nashua-Plainfield 5, Central Springs 0
North Butler 10, Rockford 9
Osage 23, Northwood-Kensett 4
Hampton-Dumont-CAL 15, West Fork 0
Forest City 10, Lake Mills 0
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 14, North Union 4
Eagle Grove/Belmond-Klemme 12, North Iowa 6
Bishop Garrigan 8, West Hancock 4
MASON CITY — The Newman softball team scored four times each in the third and fourth innings and added three more in the sixth for an 11-4 win over St. Ansgar last night in Top of Iowa Conference East Division play. Ellyse Ball was 3-for-4 with four runs batted in while Madi Elwood and Leah Martinez each knocked in two runs. Newman is now 16-8 overall and 7-5 in the conference and will travel to Rockford tonight.
— other high school softball last night
Central Springs 14, Nashua-Plainfield 4
North Butler 6, Rockford 0
Osage 30, Northwood-Kensett 0
West Fork 3, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 0
Lake Mills 11, Forest City 6
Eagle Grove 14, North Iowa 7
North Union 21-13, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 0-0
Bishop Garrigan 7, West Hancock 1
Charles City 12-9, New Hampton 0-3
IOWA CITY — Iowa basketball players are excited about a challenging non-conference schedule that awaits next season. The Hawkeyes play three ACC opponents, including a game against Duke in Madison Square Garden. There is a game against Iowa State and a possible matchup against TCU and a yet unnamed foe from the Big East in the Gavitt Tipoff Games. Junior forward Kris Murray.
Sophomore forward Payton Sandfort talks about the schedule.
Sandfort feels the Hawkeyes will be able to handle the difficult slate.
The Hawkeyes were 26-10 last season and won the Big Ten Tournament.
NASHVILLE — Former Iowa standout Amani Hooker says communication has been a focus during workouts with the Tennessee Titans. Hooker is entering his fourth season as a safety with the Titans after finishing fifth on the team in tackles a year ago.
Hooker says the secondary is deep for a defense that ranked sixth in the NFL last season.
Tennessee won the AFC South with a 12-5 record and lost in the divisional round of the playoffs to Cincinnati.