Wednesday May 22nd Local Sports

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marwin Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs as the Minnesota Twins rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Gonzalez’s two-run shot in the sixth tied the game at three. AL batting leader Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario each had two hits and drove in two runs for the Twins, who have won five of six on their road trip. The teams wrap up their series tonight — pre-game at 7:30, first pitch just after 8:05 on AM-1300 KGLO.

 

 

OMAHA — The Iowa Hawkeye baseball team opens the Big Ten Tournament in Omaha this afternoon by playing regular season champion Indiana. The eighth seeded Hawkeyes were swept by the top seeded Hoosiers to open Big Ten play.

That’s Iowa coach Rick Heller. The Hawkeyes dropped their final five Big Ten games and Heller says most of their problems have been pitching.

Heller hopes the spacious dimensions of TD Ameritrade Park is an advantage against the Big Ten’s top hitting team in Indiana.

The Hawkeyes finished the regular season 30-22.

 

 

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa point guard Jordan Bohannon is out indefinitely with a hip injury that could put his senior season in jeopardy.

The Hawkeyes say Bohannon, who suffered the previously undisclosed injury early in 2018-19, will undergo surgery Wednesday in Iowa City.

Bohannon ranked third on the team with 11.6 points per game as a junior last season, and he led the Big Ten in free throw shooting percentage.

Iowa said Bohannon was able to manage the injury last season and he had hoped the rest and rehabilitation would heal it. But Bohannon ultimately decided on surgery, and Iowa says it’ll reevaluate Bohannon throughout the summer and fall.

 

 

PLYMOUTH, Ind. – NIACC sophomore Ben Boerjan shot an 80 Tuesday on the opening day of the four-round NJCAA Division II national tournament at Swan Lake Resort.

The tournament had a three-hour rain delay Tuesday morning.

Boerjan, who placed 43rd at last year’s national tournament, parred the first three holes once the tournament started.

The second round of the tournament is set for Wednesday and some golfers will have to finish their first round on Wednesday.

 

 

AMES — Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard did not want sports betting to become legalized in the state but he can accept several aspects of the new law. Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill which will allow Iowans to legally wager on things like Cyclone football games beginning next season.

Pollard likes the fact the new law prevents bets on individual players.

Pollard says he knew it was only of matter of time until sports betting became a reality in Iowa.

A United States Supreme Court decision last year allowed states and other governmental bodies the right to authorize sports betting.

 

 

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is paying an outside lawyer $280 per hour to investigate unspecified NCAA violations in its women’s volleyball program.

A letter released Tuesday shows the university hired the law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King on May 4 for “review, evaluation and counsel regarding potential NCAA rules violations.”

Attorney Jason Montgomery in the firm’s Overland Park, Kansas, office is the primary lawyer and billing $280 per hour. Other attorneys and paralegals charging between $140 and $445 per hour may also be assigned work.

Athletic director Gary Barta reported what he called serious rules violations to the NCAA on Monday. He also put coach Bond Shymansky on leave in accordance with his contract, which requires a 30-day written notice before the university could fire him for cause.

Shymansky’s contract runs through the 2022 season and pays him a base salary of $215,000.

If Shymansky is fired without cause, the university would have to pay him $600,000. But if he resigns before July 1, he would be required to pay $300,000 in damages to Iowa.

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