Wednesday September 15th Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland — pre-game 6:00, first pitch 6:40
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Triston McKenzie turned in another stellar start for Cleveland. He cruised through six innings of the first game of a doubleheader to lead the Indians past Minnesota 3-1. The Twins won the second game 6-3 behind Nick Gordon’s go-ahead RBI single in a four-run fourth. McKenzie had seven strikeouts with just three hits, one run and one walk allowed. This was his fifth straight outing of six innings or more and one run or less. Twins starter Joe Ryan was right there with him in the first game until a comebacker off his wrist ended his outing in the sixth.
IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says the Hawkeyes need to keep their lofty ranking in perspective. After impressive wins over Indiana and Iowa State, the Hawkeyes have vaulted to 5th in the AP Poll heading into Saturday’s game against Kent State.
Ferentz says it is too early to get caught up in a ranking.
Ferentz says he is not concerned about the play of the Iowa offense through two games and feels it is just a matter of time before a young offensive line gels.
Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 2:30, with the pre-game starting at 12:30 on AM-1300 KGLO
AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says the Cyclones need to play with better rhythm, especially on offense. The ISU offense committed four turnovers and never got going in a 27-17 loss to Iowa.
Campbell says all segments have a role in getting things turned around.
Campbell says as well as the defense has played, that unit needs to find a way to generate turnovers.
Kickoff in Las Vegas is scheduled for 9:30 Iowa time on Saturday night.
— high school volleyball last night
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 3-1 Clear Lake (25-19, 19-25, 27-25, 25-13)
Northwood-Kensett 3-0 Newman (25-22, 26-24, 28-26)
Central Springs 3-0 Rockford (25-17, 25-22, 25-13)
Forest City 3-0 West Hancock (25-11, 25-10, 25-9)
Lake Mills 3-0 Garner-Hayfield-Ventura (25-14, 25-9, 25-12)
Belmond-Klemme 3-1 North Iowa (21-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-21)
CLEAR LAKE — Both Clear Lake cross country teams have cracked into the rankings. In the latest rankings issued Tuesday by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches, the Lions girls are ranked 16th in Class 2A while the boys are ranked 20th. Both Newman teams are also ranked, with the Newman girls ranked 8th in Class 1A and the boys being 11th. Among the other area teams ranked, the Charles City boys are 15th in Class 3A, while the Central Springs boys are ranked 16th in Class 1A. You can find the full rankings by clicking here