Bryan Clark - Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:42:05 CDT
Treynor and Missouri Valley to meet for WIC title (Griswold) -- The Treynor Cardinals and Missouri Valley Big Red had little trouble in semifinal action at the Western Iowa Conference Tournament on Wednesday. The Treynor Cardinals defeated AHST 15-3 while Missouri Valley took care of Underwood 11-1. Treynor and Missouri Valley will play for the conference tournament title on Friday night in Griswold. That game will follow the consolation final between AHST and Underwood. OTHER BASEBALL SCORES Sioux City Heelan 7 St. Albert 2 CAM 17 Corning 0 Orient-Macksburg 11 Central Decatur 1 Interstate-35 Winterset Martensdale-St.
Sports Network - Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:36:09 CDT
(Saint Louis) -- Yadier Molina hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning and Jake Westbook threw seven solid innings to give the St Louis Cardinals a 4-1 win over the Chicag o Cubs, and a 2-1 lead in the four-game series. Pete Kozma and Allen Craig had an RBI apiece for the Cardinals as Westbrook (3-2) gave up just one unearned run on two hits. Darwin Barney knocked in the lone run for the Cubs. Edwin Jackson (3-9) allowed four runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings for the Cubs.
Bryan Clark - Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:14:06 CDT
(Omaha) -- Matt Boyd threw a complete-game four-hit shutout to lift the Oregon State Beavers to the Bracket 1 Final with a 1-0 win over Indiana, eliminating the Hoosiers. Boyd walked three and struck out 11. Oregon State will play Mississippi State on Friday afternoon at 2:00. The Beavers will have to beat the Bulldogs twice in consecutive days to advance to the championship series. Oregon State got its lone run in the fourth inning. Kavin Keyes singled to start the inning, and moved to third on a Ryan Barnes double. Keyes would score the game's lone run on a sacrifice fly by Jake Rodriguez. Indiana's Aaron Siegers took the complete-game loss giving up seven hits and one earned run while walking two and striking out five.
Sports Network - Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:43:18 CDT
(Cleveland) -- Michael Brantley hit two home runs in a game for the first time in his career as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Wednesday to win the series from Progessive Field. Mike Aviles drove in two runs for the Indians, who have won six of eight. Justin Masterson (9-5) earned his first win since May 29 after tossing 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on nine hits with eight strikeouts. Luis Mendoza (2-4) pitched well early, but began struggling in the sixth, and ended up giving up four runs on four hits with three walks over five plus frames. Eric Hosmer and David Lough each had three hits and drove in a run for the Royals while Elliot Johnson also drove in a run for the Royals.
Derek Martin - Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:42:54 CDT
(Malvern) -- Almost two weeks ago, the East Mills and Essex/South Page baseball teams staged one of the wildest, wackiest, craziest (just go ahead and pick your own superlative) games you will ever see. The Wolverines, who trailed 12-0 at one point, by eight runs at another and by four going into the bottom of the seventh, ended up defeating the Trojans by the hard-to-believe score of 27-26. The game lasted four hours and eight minutes and finished after midnight. The two teams combined to break the state record for walks in a game and each had an inning where they scored 10 runs or more. The crazy numbers are all over the place in this one. On this week's Wednesday Word, I went to Malvern and talked with East Mills Coach Cole Buchholz and some of the heroes - Kyle Ryun, Austin Sommerla, David Howell and Jacob Schafer - of the game.
Ryan Matheny - Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:14:59 CDT
(Tabor) -- With just over three weeks remaining until the district tournament, the Fremont-Mills Knights baseball team is sitting in second place in the Corner Conference with a 6-1 conference record. KMA Sports talked with the head coach of the Knights, Toby Young, on Wednesday's Sports Feature, and Young says that early on it has been the pitching staff that has led the Knights. So far, that pitching staff has consisted mostly of Mackenzy Lang and Clayton Wilson, who have combined to throw 65 of the 72 total innings for the Knights. Wilson (6-1) has thrown 34 innings on the season and has struck out 64 batters, tied for third in Class 1A. Lang (2-1) has been equally impressive, striking out 57 batters in 31 innings of work. His strike out total ranks him sixth in Class 1A. Offensively, Wilson has led the way, hitting .419, slugging .806 and belting three homers.
Bryan Clark - Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:13:28 CDT
(KMAland) - Coming off a tremendous night of sports last night, I want to talk high school sports. I have a couple quick thoughts on last nightís regional and national headlines and you can read those at the bottom of the page. First though, the Western Iowa Conference invites everyone to Griswold tonight. In Griswold are the semifinals of the WIC Baseball Tournament. Treynor meets AHST at 6:00, then Underwood and Missouri Valley match up in the nightcap. Friday night, head back to Griswold for the conference finals. Iíll have a full recap of Friday nightís final, with video, available on-line late Friday night. Thursday night the ladies take center stage in Avoca for the conference finals. Iíll have the call on KMA 960 starting with Missouri Valley/Audubon in the consolation final in progress at 6:20, then itís Underwood and Treynor in the final.
Bryan Clark - Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:44:27 CDT
Treynor and Underwood to meet in WIC Final (Treynor/Underwood) -- The Treynor and Underwood softball teams will meet for the Western Iowa Conference Tournament softball title on Thursday night. The top-seeded Cardinals beat Riverside 12-2 and Audubon 11-1 on Tuesday night at home while the second-seeded Eagles defeated AHST 4-1 and Missouri Valley 12-8. Audubon advanced to the semifinal with a 10-2 win over Griswold while Missouri Valley advanced to the semifinal with a 4-1 win over Tri-Center. The Treynor/Underwood game will be played in Avoca and can be heard on KMA 960. The consolation final will start the night on Thursday between Missouri Valley and Audubon and can also be heard on KMA 960. Sidney rocks Saintes (Sidney) -- The Sidney Cowgirls got three RBI from Bailey Shirley and Jordan Bennett in a 15-3 win over St. Albert. Seven different Cowgirls had hits.
Bryan Clark - Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:17:36 CDT
(Omaha) -- Nick Vander Tuig scattered four hits over seven-plus innings as UCLA defeated North Carolina State 2-1 on Tuesday night in a winners bracket game at the College World Series. Vander Tuig retired 13 of 14 batters heading into the eighth inning, but gave up a leadoff single, just his fourth hit given up on the night, and left the game. Vander Tuig struck out six. David Berg recorded his NCAA record-tying 23rd save for giving up one hit and striking out three in two shutout innings. UCLA has scored just four runs in two CWS games, but its been enough for two wins and a berth in the Bracket 2 final on Friday evening. A single and two walks loaded the bases in the fifth, with UCLA trailing 1-0, and chased Wolfpack starter Logan Jernigan from the game. Kevin Kramer singled to tie the game, then a wild pitch gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead.
Sports Network - Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:11:34 CDT
(Saint Louis) -- Jeff Samardzija pitched 8 1/3 innings to help the Chicago Cubs even the series with the St Louis Cardinals with a 4-2 win on Tuesday. Samardzija (4-7) scattered seven hits and a walk and gave up two runs while striking out six. Ryan Sweeney hit a two-run home run, Cody Ransom added a solo shot and Alfonso Soriano hit an RBI double in the win. Carlos Beltran hit a solo home run and Yadier Molina added an RBI single for the Cardinals. Adam Wainwright (10-4) had a five-start winning streak snapped, giving up four runs on seven hits over seven innings. The Cardinals trailed 4-1 in the ninth, but Molina singled in Holliday to cut the lead to 4-2, but Kevin Gregg got David Freese to ground into a double play, aided by an interference call, to give the Cubs the win. The Cubs got all their runs in the first inning, and all with two outs.
Sports Network - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:54:02 CDT
(Cleveland) -- The Cleveland Indians scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Tuesday evening at Progressive Field, evening the series. Cleveland trailed 3-1 going into the bottom of the 8th. Ryan Raburn started the inning with a walk against Kelvin Herrera, then went to second on a ground out. Michael Bourn's single scored Raburn to make it 3-2. Mike Aviles followed with a single, then Jason Kipnis doubled to tie the game. Two batters later a sacrifice fly by Michael Brantley gave the Indians the lead. Eric Hosmer grounded out to end the game with the bases loaded in the ninth. Hosmer and Salvador Perez had an RBI each for the Royals. Ervin Santana gave up just one run on three hits with six strikeouts in seven innings, his seventh straight start of seven or more innings.
Bryan Clark - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:37:53 CDT
(Omaha) -- North Carolina closer Trent Thornton started the game and threw seven strong innings as North Carolina defeated LSU 4-2 in an elimination game at the College World Series on Tuesday. Thornton gave up nine hits and two earned runs while walking four and striking out three in the win. Chris McCue surrendered just one hit and one walk in two shutout innings for the Tar Heels. Tar Heel catcher Brian Holberton had two hits including a two-run homerun in the first inning that gave the Tar Heels a 2-0 lead. Colin Moran added three hits for top-seeded North Carolina. After falling down 3-0, LSU scored one in the fifth and one in the seventh. Mark Laird had three hits for the Tigers while Sean McMullen and Mason Katz had two hits each in LSU's final game of the season. North Carolina advances to another elimination game on Thursday evening.
Bryan Clark - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:37:19 CDT
Konsor sparkles in WIC Tourney (Underwood) -- The Underwood Eagles are into the semifinals of the Western Iowa Conference Baseball Tournament. The second-seeded Eagles beat Riverside 3-0. The Eagles got a three-hit shutout on the mound from Austin Konsor to advance to the semifinals on Wednesday night in Griswold. Kuemper takes down Harlan (Harlan) -- The Kuemper Catholic Knights built a 5-0 lead after 3 1/2 innings and held on to beat Harlan 5-4 on Monday evening in Hawkeye Ten Conference play. Riley Bach gave up three runs over five innings for the win while Chris Halbur worked the seventh on the mound for the save. Four different Knights had two hits. Lenox gets past Nishnabotna (Lenox) -- Caleb Lange had two hits, including a home run, as Lenox defeated Nishnabotna 5-3 on Monday evening in non-conference play.
Bryan Clark/Missouri Athletics - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:59:03 CDT
(Columbia) -- Former Drake head men's basketball coach Mark Phelps is a new assistant coach at Missouri. Phelps won 77 games in his five seasons at Drake leading the Bulldogs to a pair of postseason berths. Phelps has 17 seasons of experience as a head coach or assistant at the Division I level. Phelps started in Division I as an assistant at North Carolina State in 1996. He moved onto Arizona State in 2006 where he was the Associate Head Coach under Herb Sendek. Phelps moved to Drake in 2008 where he won 77 games. Phelps was fired following the 2012/13 season after the Bulldogs finished 15-17 overall and 7-11 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The full story from Missouri Athletics can be found here.
Ryan Matheny - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:40:08 CDT
(Hamburg) -- Hamburg/Farragut Superintendent Jay Lutt has announced the approval of two new coaching contracts in the Nishnabotna Athletic Department. The Hamburg School Board approved the hiring of Blair Holman as the new head girl's basketball coach and Tommie Lenhart as the new boy's track coach. Holman, who currently serves as the Baseball and Football head coach, takes over a girls basketball program that finished last season 16-8, before losing in a regional quarterfinal to Fremont-Mills. The Blue Devils graduated five seniors off of last year's team, including Molly Goltz, who led the team with 16.1 points/game. Lenhart is currently the girls and boys Cross Country coach for the Blue Devils. Lenhart will take over for outgoing coach Jon Koenig. In other news, the board approved bids for the removal of the bleachers from the football field and for a new press box.
Ryan Matheny - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:07:19 CDT
(Underwood) -- After a June 7th loss to Treynor, the Underwood Eagle softball team has won six straight games and have racked up a 9-1 conference record in the Western Iowa Conference. KMA Sports talked with Underwood head coach Skip Yates for Tuesday's Sports Feature, and Yates says that the Eagles have played a tough schedule early in the season and that he is pleased with the way his team navigated those early season tests. Leading the way in the circle for the Eagles this season has been senior Katelynn Dilts. Dilts has pitched 94 1/3 innings with a 1.34 ERA and an opponent batting average of .178. Yates says that Dilts' success is due to the fact that she is able to keep batters off balance as well as an improved Eagle defense behind her. Sophomore Tobey Yates has also had a nice season pitching, allowing only two earned runs in 15 2/3 innings.
Sports Network - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 05:56:17 CDT
(Saint Louis) -- Yadier Molina had two hits, two RBI, and a run scored as the St Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Monday evening at Busch Stadium. Shelby Miller (8-4) went just five innings because of a cramp, but gave up just two hits, two walks, and no runs. Kevin Siegrist, Seth Maness, Trevor Rosenthal, and Edward Mujica combined to throw the final four innings for the Cardinals. Travis Wood (5-6) took the loss for the Cubs giving up four runs, three earned, on seven hits over seven innings. The start of the game was moved back two hours due to rain. Yadier Molina drove in Carlos Beltran and Matt Holliday with a fourth-inning single to put the Cardinals up 2-0. The Cardinals added two runs in the seventh.
Bryan Clark - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 05:19:19 CDT
(Omaha) -- Mississippi State scored three runs in the eighth inning lifting the Bulldogs to a 5-4 win over Indiana in winner's bracket action on Monday evening. The Bulldogs trailed 3-2 going into the eighth inning before tying the game on Demarcus Henderson's RBI single. Trey Porter followed driving in two with a single of his own. Indiana scored one run on two hits in the bottom of the ninth, but stranded runners at second and third to end the game. Trevor Fitts struggled early for the Bulldogs, but Chad Girodo came on in relief and pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and two earned runs. Will Coursen-Carr gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings in the start for Indiana. Mississippi State advances to the Bracket 1 Final on Friday afternoon. Indiana will play Oregon State in an elimination game on Wednesday evening.
Sports Network - Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:41:19 CDT
(Cleveland) -- Elliot Johnson scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch in the ninth inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a three-game series. Billy Butler doubled to start the ninth inning. Lorenzo Cain walked, then David Lough reached on a bunt single to load the bases. Matt Albers threw a wild pitch that allowed Johnson, who had pinch-run for Butler, to scored the eventual winning run. Greg Holland gave up a one-out double to Michael Bourn in the bottom of the ninth and a wild pitch moved him to third with one out, but Holland struck out Mike Aviles and forced Jason Kipnis into a groundout for Holland's 15th save of the season. Aaron Crow (3-2) recorded the final two outs of the eighth inning for the win. Eric Hosmer had the lone RBI for the Royals. Carlos Santana homered in the sixth for the Indians.
Bryan Clark - Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:07:44 CDT
(Omaha) -- The Oregon State Beavers eliminated the Louisville Cardinals 11-4 in the first elimination game. Oregon State scored seven runs, all with two outs, in the fourth to take a 10-0 lead. Oregon State sent 12 batters to the plate in the inning, which broke the record for most runs scored in an inning at TD Ameritrade Park in the CWS. Max Gordon singled with one out to start the rally, then after a strikeout, Oregon State got three consecutive singles including a two-run infield single to make it 5-0. After a walk to reload the bases, a throwing error added two more runs. A hit batter, a walk, and a single plated three more runs to finish the inning. Gordon had the final single as well giving him a two-hit inning, matching his previous tournament total. The Beavers will now play another elimination game on Wednesday evening.
Radio Iowa - Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:23:10 CDT
(Des Moines) -- Updated baseball rankings are out from the Iowa Baseball Coaches Association and Radio Iowa. The top ten in all four classes are ranked and shown below with last week's ranking. Area teams are highlighted. Class 1A 1. Mason City Newman, LW #1 2. Van Meter, LW #2 3. Twin Cedars, LW #3 4. Don Bosco, LW #4 5. Martensdale-St. Maryís, LW #5 6. Lawton-Bronson, LW #6 7. Coon Rapids-Bayard, LW #7 8. West Lyon, LW #8 9. Hinton, LW #9 10.Algona Garrigan, LW #10 Class 2A 1. North Polk, LW #2 2. Dyersville Beckman, LW #1 3. Cascade, LW #6 4. Roland-Story, LW #4 5. Wilton, LW #3 6. Carroll Kuemper, LW #7 7. Iowa City Regina, LW #5 8. Council Bluffs St. Albert, LW #8 9. Ogden, LW #9 10.Monticello, LW (X) Class 3A 1. Clear Lake, LW #2 2. Davenport Assumption, LW #4 3. Glenwood, LW #5 4. Sioux City Heelan, LW #1 5.
Bryan Clark - Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:25:41 CDT
(KMAland) - Itís finally here. Derek is on vacation. This is Bryan, and no, Iím not excited. Iím usually happily sleeping when the first morning sportscast starts and by that time I've been up for over an hour. I canít leave you, our loyal readers and listeners, without some sort of blog for two weeks, so you'll see something at least Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of both weeks. I'll try to be somewhat awake and excited for early in the morning. We'll have some fun. Iíll admit, I didnít spend too much of the weekend in front of the TV watching sports, or even out at TD Ameritrade Park watching a great college baseball weekend, more on that shortly. Nearly two weeks ago, our second son, Levi came into the world much earlier than expected, so Iíve been spending much of my time with him and my wife, Mary. All are doing well.
Ryan Matheny - Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:13:20 CDT
(Harlan) -- A year after finishing 31-10, the Harlan Cyclones softball team has picked up right where they left off. The Cyclones have rattled off 8 straight conference wins and are the best hitting team in the conference. KMA Sports talked with first-year head coach and former Missouri softball player Megan Hoch for Monday's Sports Feature. Early on, senior Taylor Schaben has led the Cyclones in the circle, throwing 67 innings and compiling a 1.36 ERA. Schaben is also striking out 1.3 batters every inning. Offensively, Logan Schaben leads the Cyclones with a .543 average, just .017 ahead of Taylor. Logan has driven in 16 runs with seven doubles and one triple. Taylor has compiled an impressive slugging percentage of 1.026 courtesy of four homers and seven doubles. In total, eight Cyclones are hitting over .318.
Bryan Clark - Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:39:33 CDT
(Clarinda) -- The Clarinda A's continued their great start to the season on Sunday with a 10-8 non-league win over the Rossville (KS) Rattlers. The A's gave up five runs in the first inning and still trailed 8-6 heading to the bottom of the 8th, but the A's put up four runs, all with two outs, in the 8th inning to get the win. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Shenandoah, but was moved because of wet grounds. Clarinda leads the MINK League going into a three-game series with Nevada beginning Monday evening. The Griffons are first in the MINK's south division. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday's games all begin at 7:00 in Clarinda. Monday and Wednesday's games are "free nights" sponsored by the Clarinda Chamber and Hy-Vee respectively. One other Clarinda A's note, North Carolina State third baseman Grant Clyde played for the A's three years ago.
Bryan Clark - Mon, 17 Jun 2013 05:33:01 CDT
(KMAland) -- The 2013 Western Iowa Conference Baseball/Softball Tournament are this week. The baseball tournament starts on Monday with the higher seed hosting and 7:00 p.m. start times for all games. The semifinals will be held in Griswold on Wednesday starting at 6:00 p.m. The finals and consolation game will also be held in Griswold and will be held Friday with the consolation game being held at 6:00 p.m. with the finals to follow. The softball version of the tournament will play the first round and semifinals in the same night on Tuesday. Host sites will be Treynor and Underwood, with the first games starting at 5:00 p.m., and the other two games to follow. The finals and consolation will be hosted by AHST, Avoca on Thursday, with consolation starting at 6:00 p.m. with the finals to follow. You will be able to hear the consolation and finals of the softball tournament on KMA 960.
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