Saturday Scores

Weather cancelling most of the high school events from Friday and Saturday.
A few of the bigger ones:
HMS track meet canceled on Friday
Girls Golf Meet @ Le Mars on Saturday canceled
Boys Golf Meet @ Sibley Saturday canceled

College Softball:

Game 1: Northwestern 4  Hastings 0
Game 2: Hastings 6  Northwestern 1
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Iowa softball team was unable to close out the opening game of a three-game set at No. 9 Michigan on Saturday, falling 5-3 at Alumni Field. Michigan grabbed its first lead of the game with four runs in the bottom of the sixth.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (19-23, 4-7 Big 12) trailed Texas Tech (28-21, 2-9 Big 12) heading into the final inning and, although the home team made a valiant effort in scoring three runs in the seventh, the Cyclones could not complete the comeback against the Red Raiders who evened the series with a 6-4 victory on Saturday afternoon. The loss ended Iowa State’s perfect record at the new Cyclones Sports Complex as well.
College Baseball:
(Fremont, Nebraska) A Ben Van Kekerix two-hitter on the mound wasn’t enough in game one of the doubleheader between Dordt and Midland in Fremont, Nebraska on Saturday afternoon. The Defenders surrendered a fifth inning run in losing 1-0 in a game where the two teams had a total of seven baserunners.  Dordt stranded two runners in the third and one in the fifth, getting a runner as far as second once.  Midland’s run came in the bottom of the fifth when a sacrifice fly scored the runner that initially reached after being hit by a pitch.  Jason Wapnick, Aaron Parks and Andy Kollbaum each had singles for the Defenders. Van Kekerix took the loss after allowing two hits with one hit batsmen. He struck out five and walked none.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The University of Iowa baseball team split a doubleheader at Penn State on Saturday at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.  The Nittany Lions rallied for an 8-7 victory in the opener before the Hawkeyes won the night cap, 5-2.

(Crete, Nebraska) Dordt College was limited to three hits in an 8-0 loss to the Doane Tigers in game one of their doubleheader in Crete, Nebraska on Saturday afternoon, April 20.  The Defenders had runners as far as second base in the first and fifth innings while Doane scored three in the third, three in the fourth and another pair in the fifth for the shortened win.  Doane outhit the Defenders 11-3.  Dordt got singles from Shantelle Gritters, Sadie Bolze and Kassidy Van Voorst while Ashton Beaird absorbed the loss while walking three and allowed eight earned runs.

Game 1 of 2: Northwestern 2, Concordia 1
Game 2 of 2: Northwestern 4, Concordia 0

MLB Baseball:

Final Score: Milwaukee 5, Chicago 1

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Jonathan Lucroy hit a solo homer and scored twice and Martin Maldonado had a pair of hits with an RBI as the Milwaukee Brewers downed the Chicago Cubs, 5-1, at Miller Park. Logan Schafer and Blake Lalli also drove in one run apiece for the Brewers, winners in six straight. Hiram Burgos (1-0) was solid in his major league debut, allowing one run on five hits over five frames. Alfonso Soriano drove in the lone run for the Cubs, losers in five of their last six. Edwin Jackson (0-3) was tagged for five runs — one earned — on four hits over six innings to absorb the loss.

Final Score: Minnesota 2, Chicago 1 (10 innings)

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Ryan Doumit scored in the 10th inning when Alexei Ramirez committed a throwing error, attempting to get Eduardo Escobar out at first, as the Minnesota Twins edged the Chicago White Sox, 2-1, on Saturday. Josh Willingham drove in the other run for the Twins, who did not play in Wednesday and Friday’s games against the Angels and White Sox, respectively, as both games were postponed. Along with a game against the Mets that was supposed to be played on Sunday, the Twins have three games this season that were canceled. Twins starter Vance Worley was solid, allowing a run on five hits and two walks over seven innings in a no decision. Casey Fien (1-1) got the final out in the ninth to pick up the win. Glen Perkins allowed just a walk to end the game and picked up his fourth save of the season. Alejandro De Aza had a home run, but it was the only score for the White Sox, who saw starter Jake Peavy strike out nine and give up a run on six hits and four walks over seven innings.

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