Monday June 19th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Mason City High baseball vs. Johnston (doubleheader) — 5:00

AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB — Clear Lake baseball vs. Iowa Falls-Alden — 7:30



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Edwin Encarnacion homered twice, Trevor Bauer pitched seven strong innings and Jose Ramirez had his sixth straight multihit game on Sunday as the Cleveland Indians completed a four-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 5-2 victory.

Cleveland came into the series trailing the Twins by two games in the AL Central. The sweep vaulted the Indians two games ahead and gave the defending AL champions sole possession of first place in the division for the first time since May 10.

Bauer (6-5) allowed two runs and four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. He retired 15 straight before hitting Kennys Vargas with a pitch in the seventh. Eduardo Escobar and Eddie Rosario followed with RBI hits to put Minnesota on the board.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins have signed shortstop Royce Lewis, the first overall pick in the draft this week.

The 18-year-old Lewis put his signature on the contract Saturday during a news conference at Target Field.

Lewis was the 2017 Gatorade Player of the Year for California, where he starred at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano in Orange County. In 2016, Lewis won the Most Valuable Player award at the Under Armour All-American Game at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Lewis will start his professional career with Minnesota’s rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida.

Major League Baseball’s recommended slot value for his bonus was $7.77 million, but the Twins were expecting to sign him for less than that for more money in the pool for later picks.



— Joe Campbell Softball Invitational at Mason City High School on Saturday
Forest City 10, Mason City 4
Mason City 10, South Hardin 4
Clear Lake 12, Osage 1 (5)
Clear Lake 10, South Hardin 0 (5)
Charles City 15, Rockford 0 (3)
Charles City 6, Forest City 5
Rockford 13, Osage 0





IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes have a new offensive coordinator, a new quarterback and lack of depth at receiver heading into next season but it may be the schedule that prevents the Hawkeyes from making a run in the Big Ten West. Phil Steele’s College Football Preview has the Hawkeyes tabbed for a fourth place finish in the division.

Iowa has crossover games against Ohio State and Penn State and plays the other division contenders on the road.

Steele says a key will be how the skill positions develop on offense to go with a veteran line.

Steele says another strength for the Hawkeyes will be the front seven on defense.

The Hawkeyes open the season at home September second against Wyoming.



ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Wild have exposed defensemen Matt Dumba and Marco Scandella and forwards Erik Haula and Eric Staal for the NHL expansion draft.

The league announced Sunday protected players from the 30 existing teams for the Vegas Golden Knights, who join the NHL this season. The expansion draft takes place Wednesday.

Teams could either designate a combination of eight skaters plus one goaltender for protection, or declare seven forwards, three defenseman and one goaltender off-limits. Players with no-trade clauses were required to be protected. That meant forwards Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise and Jason Pominville and defenseman Ryan Suter were on the list.

Also protected by the Wild were forwards Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund, Nino Niederreiter and Jason Zucker, defensemen Jonas Brodin and Jared Spurgeon and goalie Devan Dubnyk.



ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Jasmine Thomas and Alyssa Thomas scored 20 points each and the Connecticut Sun handed the Minnesota Lynx their first loss this season, 98-93, on Saturday night.

Alyssa Thomas’ 20 points are a season high as she reached 1,000 for her career and added a career-high eight assists. The Sun (5-5), who won their fourth straight, had a season-high 26 assists to go with 55-percent shooting from the field, including 45 percent (10 for 22) on 3-pointers.

Maya Moore scored 22 points to lead the Lynx (9-1), who shot 51 percent. Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota’s leading scorer at nearly 22 points per game, was held to 12. The Lynx were outrebounded 36-21.

Jonquel Jones gave Connecticut lead for good at 81-79 on a long jumper with 7 1/2 minutes left. The Sun went up by eight but Maya Moore hit a 3 to cut the lead to 96-93 with 21 seconds remaining. Jasmine Thomas missed a pair of free throws with 19 seconds left but Moore was short of the rim with a 3-pointer.

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