Wednesday May 17th Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Dodgers — pre-game 1:30, first pitch 2:10
CLEAR LAKE — Ethen Roberts fired an opening-night no-hitter as Mason City High beat Clear Lake 6-0 last night at Lions Field in Clear Lake, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com. Roberts struck out 17 batters, retiring the last 10 he faced, and allowed only four batters to reach in the contest on three walks and a hit batsman. Roberts also helped his cause by reaching in three of his four plate appearances, scoring a run and knocking in another. Alex Deets was 3-for-4 with an RBI in the contest. The Riverhawks will hit the road again tonight as they travel to Charles City. Clear Lake drops to 0-1 and they are off until Monday when they travel to West Fork.
— other high school baseball last night
Osage 13, Crestwood 0
Fort Dodge 8, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 4
Charles City 3, Algona 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bailey Ober allowed one run in six innings, Kyle Farmer homered and drove in three runs, and the Minnesota Twins defeated Los Angeles 5-1 Tuesday night as Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw took the mound three days after the death of his mother. Kershaw struck out seven in four innings, but faced constant traffic. He allowed seven hits, one walk and hit a batter. Ober (3-0) allowed one run on six hits and struck out six. The Twins got their leadoff batter aboard four times and converted that into runs three times.
DENVER — Former NIACC pitcher Brandon Williamson made his major league debut last night with the Cincinnati Reds against the Colorado Rockies in Denver, becoming the first former Trojan to play in the major leagues. Williamson pitched 5 ⅔ innings and at one point had retired 14 in a row after allowing a first inning single, but gave up a solo home run to Ezequiel Tovar in the sixth and was removed two batters later. David Law came in to relieve Williamson and was later credited with the win as he was able to get the Reds out of the inning with no more damage. Cincinnati then scored two in the seventh and one in the eighth to go on to a 3-1 victory. Williamson was 2-4 with 27 strikeouts and 20 walks in 34 innings with the Reds’ Triple-A affiliate Louisville before being called up. Williamson, who prepped at Martin County West in Sherburn Minnesota, pitched for the Trojans in 2017 and 2018 before going to TCU in 2019. He was a second-round pick by the Seattle Mariners in 2019 and was later traded to the Reds.
IOWA CITY — Iowa baseball coach Rick Heller will continue with his revamped pitching rotation for Thursday’s start of a three game Big Ten series at Northwestern. Marcus Morgan and Ty Langenberg moved up a day and Brody Brecht moved from game one to game three and the Hawkeyes responded by sweeping Michigan State. Heller says all three will be working on one day less rest.
The changes worked. The starting pitchers combined for 17 innings of work and gave up only three runs.
Heller says the Hawkeyes are not taking anything for granted but all signs point to an NCAA Regional. Iowa is 37-12 overall 13-7 in the Big Ten.
Iowa finished 36-19 last season but was not given an at-large bid.
Heller believes the Hawkeyes have already done enough to get into a regional.
The Hawkeyes are still waiting to see if they will get leading hitter Keaton Anthony back in the lineup. Anthony has missed the last two weekends as the university investigates more than two dozen athletes who are accused of on-line gambling.
The series with Northwestern runs through Saturday.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Sparks have waived former Iowa center Monika Czinano. Czinano averaged 16 points per game while at Iowa and was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft. With limited spots on WNBA rosters, that’s typically led to teams making difficult decisions on their rookie players. 42% of WNBA players drafted since 1997 never made a roster, according to a 2022 article from the Washington Post. Czinano now enters a 48-hour waiver period in which other teams can place a claim under her current contract. If she is not claimed, she will become an unrestricted free agent.
— girls high school regional soccer this evening
== Class 1A Region 6
Hampton-Dumont-CAL at Clear Lake
Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck at #11 Dike-New Hartford
Humboldt at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura
East Sac County at #4 Gilbert