Wednesday May 24th Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. San Francisco — pre-game 11:30, first pitch 12:10
CLEAR LAKE — #2/1A Newman and Clear Lake split a non-conference baseball doubleheader in Clear Lake last night with each team taking advantage of one big inning in their win, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com. In the opener, Clear Lake sent 14 batters to the plate in the bottom of the fifth, scoring eight runs to lead them to a 10-5 victory. Dylan Bieber and Taylor Plagge each had two runs batted in to lead the Lions, while Josh Monson pitched the final 3 ⅓ innings, not allowing a hit. In the nightcap, Newman led all the way, scoring four runs in the first and held a 9-6 lead after five innings, but the Knights sent 20 batters to the plate in the top of the sixth, scoring 15 runs in a 24-6, six inning win. Doug Taylor had a two-run home run in the first and ended the game with four runs batted in, Andrew Fitzsimmons had two, two-run singles in the sixth, pitcher Cal McGuire helped his own cause with four RBI while Jonathon Olsen and Toby Kesten both knocked in three runs in the nightcap. Newman is now 7-1 on the season and will host North Butler in Top of Iowa Conference East Division play tonight. Clear Lake is 2-2 and will travel to St. Edmond to open up North Central Conference play on Friday night.
— other high school baseball last night
St. Ansgar 8, Crestwood 1
Northwood-Kensett 16, Belmond-Klemme 3
Nashua-Plainfield 5, Central Springs 3
Spirit Lake 21, Forest City 6
Independence 7, Charles City 1
— high school softball last night
Clear Lake 8, Waverly-Shell Rock 7
Newman 5, Algona 2
Central Springs 12, Nashua-Plainfield 0
St. Ansgar 8, Crestwood 3; Crestwood 4, St. Ansgar 0
Charles City 2, Independence 1
AMES — West Fork has finished as the runner-up in the Class 1A boys state golf tournament at the Ames Golf & Country Club. The Warhawks improved 21 shots from day one to day two, firing a 317 to have a two-day total of 655, five shots behind the championship Hillcrest Academy. Sage Suntken had West Fork’s best score with a 156, tying for seventh place in the medalist race. North Butler’s Nolan Reser finished tied for fifth in the medalist race with a 12-over 154.
AMES — In the Class 2A boys golf tournament at the Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, Leo Klapperich of Osage finished tied for 14th with an 11-over 153. Freshman Judd Jirovsky of Grundy Center broke the state golf tournament record for most strokes under par after 36 holes as he shot an 11-under 131, shooting a 63 on Monday and following it up with a 68 on Tuesday. He broke the state record by four strokes and won the 2A medalist competition by a margin of 11 strokes. Grundy Center breezed to the 2A team championship with a 597, 13 shots better than Dyersville Beckman.
AMES — Hampton-Dumont-CAL’s Michael Showalter finished tied for 50th in the Class 3A boys state golf tournament at the Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames. Showalter had a two-day total of 150, shooting a 96 on Tuesday after firing an 84 on Monday. Roman Roth of Washington was the medalist with 1-under 143. MOC-Floyd Valley won the 3A team title with a 629, 14 shots better than runner-up Knoxville.
— girls post-season soccer Tuesday
== Class 3A Region 3 semifinals
#14 Mason City High 5, Des Moines North 2
#3 Johnston 7, Indianola 0
– Regional final Thursday at Johnston
== Class 1A Region 6 semifinals
#11 Dike-New Hartford 5, Clear Lake 0
#4 Gilbert 8, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 0
IOWA CITY — The Mason City High boys tennis doubles team of Reed Kruger and Justin Yarahmadi are into the semifinals at the state tournament in Iowa City. The pair beat a team from Waukee Northwest in the round of 16 by scores of 4-6, 6-3, and 6-4. They then beat a pair from Marshalltown 6-2 and 6-4. They’ll face the second seeded doubles team from Pleasant Valley in today’s semifinals.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 for their seventh win in eight games. Michael Conforto doubled to spark a slow-developing sixth-inning rally and hit the go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh for the Giants against Twins reliever Jorge López. Giants starter Alex Cobb improved to 4-1 by finishing seven innings for the third time in four starts this month. He worked around a two-run home run by Byron Buxton in the first inning and a solo shot by Michael Taylor in the fifth that gave the Twins a 3-0 lead.
OMAHA — A big fifth inning lifted Iowa at the Big Ten Baseball Tournament in Omaha in the opening game of the tournament Tuesday. Brayden Frazier’s grand slam capped a six-run fifth as the Hawkeyes beat Michigan 13-3 in a game shortened to eight innings. Sam Peterson provided insurance in the bottom of the seventh with a three run blast. Frazier’s homer opened the floodgates as the Hawkeyes won their 40th game of the season.
That was Frazier on the postgame show on the Big Ten Network. The Hawkeyes scored 12 runs in the final four innings.
Iowa is 40-13 and advances to Thursday afternoon’s second round where they will face Indiana.
DES MOINES — Tickets to the general public go on sale this morning for the Iowa basketball doubleheader at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines in December. The Hawkeye men will play Florida A&M while the Hawkeye women will take on Cleveland State. Maury Hanks of Global Sports Management says tickets may be purchased online.
Hanks says a ticket is good for both games.
Hanks says fans will be able to select their seats,
The doubleheader takes place on December 16th.