If you were watching the Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies game last week, you witnessed a good-feel story. Todd Frazier hit his 100th career homer, and the ball was caught on a carom by an elderly gentlemen. He then handed the ball to a young fan sitting behind him. Since it was Frazier’s 100th career homer, Jim Day of the Reds went out to right field to retrieve the baseball.After some friendly negotiations between Jim and the boy’s father, they agreed to give the ball to the Reds in exchange for an autographed item from Frazier. The Reds had anticipated this happening, and they produced an autographed baseball in a case for the young man. He gladly exchanged it for the batted ball.Two good things happened here. The elderly season ticket holder gave the ball to the young man, and the young boy was not greedy and made the exchange. He even congratulated Frazier on his accomplishment.
Congratulations to Justin Roden and the East Central Trojans in winning the Class 4A state football championship this past Saturday! Alex Maxwell accounted for both touchdowns in their 14-7 win over the Lowell Red Devils. He passed for a first half touchdown and ran for the 4th quarter touchdown. The other hero for the Trojans was Nathan Lloyd who intercepted 2 passes including the one that ended the final drive by Lowell. Great job Trojans!!
Wilmington, Oh. — Officials from the National Weather Service have “high confidence” that accumulating snow will move into the region this weekend.Meteorologist Ashley Novak says the system moves into the area tonight bringing mixed precipitation that changes to snow by Saturday morning. The snowfall tapers off by mid-day, then a second disturbance moves into southeast Indiana. Snowfall returns Saturday afternoon and ends in the evening. Total accumulation is expected to be 2 to 4 inches.
“The apex could be a plateau and we could be on that plateau now,” he said, adding that the trajectory should become clearer this week.A total of 574 new hospitalizations were reported in New York on Sunday, as compared to 1,095 on Saturday and 1,427 on Friday.The last time that fewer than 600 new hospitalizations were reported in the state was on March 22, with 586.“That’s partially a function of more people being discharged,” Cuomo said. “And that’s great news.” An additional 594 New Yorkers have died from the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday.While still significant, that number actually represents the state’ first daily decline in many days, as hospitalizations also dropped.By comparison, he reported 630 fatalities on Saturday, which was the worst day in New York’s fight to stop the spread of COVID-19.A total of 4,159 New Yorkers have died out of 122,031 confirmed cases, says Cuomo, who continues to advise people to be cautious.“The coronavirus is truly vicious and effective,” he said in his now-daily Albany press briefing. “It’s an effective killer.”As far as the reasoning behind the decrease in the number of deaths, Cuomo suggested that his state is now be reaching the disease’s apex, which could be more of a leveling out as opposed to a sharp peak.I wish I could promise New Yorkers this will be over soon. I can’t.Here’s what I can promise.I will continue to give you the facts and I will make decisions based on science and data.New Yorkers deserve nothing less.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 5, 2020
…Barbados Tridents take on St. Kitts& Vevis Patriots in second match By Clifton Ross THE quest for the elusive Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title bowls off today for the Guyana Amazon Warriors, who square off against long-time nemesis and ‘Bubble’ hosts, the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the first of two opening round matches played at the Brian Lara Academy in Trinidad & Tobago.If the recent rumours about TKR and the local players managing to sneak in training and practice are true, then Chris Green will certainly have his hands filled to the brim with responsibility as the Warriors new captain.On paper, TKR seems to be the ‘Eye-Candy’ of the two franchises, having the most experienced core of T20 Guns-for-hire at their disposal. The last 5 encounters between these two sides, over the course of the last 3 seasons dating back to 2018, has resulted in a 4-1 score-line in favor of the 5-time finalists, Warriors, who outpunched the Knight Riders.Dwayne Bravo and TKR Skipper Kieron Pollard have a lot of responsible this seasonThis season, however, is entirely different compared to the previous years as a number of overseas players have been kept out of the tournament due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The onus this year will lie on the shoulders of the local players in both franchises, who are likely to field a few new faces in a bid to find the right ‘combo’ as the tournament progresses.With New Zealand’s Ross Taylor being their premier overseas batsman, the Warriors will want to see more from their star core of West Indian stars like Nicholas Pooran and Brandon King.King, in particular, ended as the leading batsman for the Warriors last season before going on to gain some experience in the West Indies senior limited overs team, and will be tasked with doing more for his team in the absence of the globally recognised firepower in the batting department.The Warriors homegrown core of stars: Shimron Hetmyer, Anthony Bramble, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd and Sherfane Rutherford will have eyes on them. With their Windies experience and a seemingly more matured approach to cricket, it is likely that those aforementioned players will play a much higher brand of T20 cricket in the weeks to come.TKR, on the other hand, will field a more experienced, aggressive batting unit, led by Kieron Pollard and features T20 veterans Dwayne Bravo, his brother Darren, Lendl Simmons and Sunil Narine, who have more T20 experience than most of the players in the Warriors side.The international pair of Kiwi, Colin Munro, a proven match-winner and centurion in previous editions and newbie Zimbabwean all-rounder, Sikandar Raza, are a huge boost for the home team, especially with their opponents’ batting a more regionally-constructed unit. Given their IPL records, Narine, the Bravos, Pollard and Simmons are the key for TKR with the bat and ball when it’s all said and done.From a bowling angle, it’s a tussle as the Warriors have been one of the best bowling units over the years. Warriors have more international class bowlers who will be a handful, with the likes of South African ‘leggy’ specialist, Imran Tahir and the skipper, Green. They will rely on seamers, Paul, Rutherford and Shepherd, to complement the Warriors mixed bowling attack. The Trinidadian side will want more from their bowling stars like pacer Ali Khan, spinner Kharry Pierre, Narine and possibly the 48-year-old Indian spinner, Pravin Tambe, who has been a star in the IPL over the years.Both units also have a few young pieces amidst the veterans. The Warriors could allow some match time for the young pair of Kevin Sinclair and Ashmead Nedd– two highly-decorated West Indies youth players.Pollard will also be keen on seeing what his youngsters like the classy Amir Jangoo, or even a Windies U-19 stud the likes of Jayden Seales could offer sometime down the line.Apart from the talent, both teams will want to have a strong mental approach over the next month in the ‘Bubble’. With no fans, a number of restrictions and limited bonding among teammates and teams could upset the mentally unstable. Also, with most of the stars well-rested after months away due to lockdown, a higher level of cricket is expected to be on display over the next few weeks.Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Meanwhile, over at the same venue, defending champions Barbados Tridents will be on a mission to get their 2020 campaign off to a great start, when they do battle with the Rayad Emrit-led St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots.Action at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy Ground between GAW and TKR bowls off at 10:00h while the Tridents/Patriots encounter will top off the first day of action under lights from 17:30h.
Matt Karatsu | Daily TrojanOn Sunday afternoon, head coach Clay Helton released the football team’s official depth chart for USC’s season opener against Western Michigan on Saturday. The depth chart solidified the results of several position battles, but it also left other roster questions unanswered. With last year’s leading pass catchers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Darreus Rogers both gone to the NFL, wide receiver was the biggest question mark for the Trojans’ offense this offseason. While redshirt freshman Tyler Vaughns and sophomore Michael Pittman Jr. were in the mix for starting spots, experience won out as junior Jalen Greene and senior Steven Mitchell Jr. are slotted as the outside receivers for week one — although Pittman’s status is uncertain, as he’s been dealing with an injury. Junior Rose Bowl hero Deontay Burnett rounds out the receiving corps at the slot position, and junior Tyler Petite and redshirt sophomore Daniel Imatorbhebhe are listed as co-starters for tight end. On the offensive line, redshirt senior center Nico Falah and senior right guard Viane Talamaivao retain their starting positions from last year. They are joined by experienced and versatile redshirt junior Toa Lobendahn (21 career starts at four different positions) at left tackle, and juniors Chris Brown and Chuma Edoga man the two guard spots. In the backfield, junior Ronald Jones II begins the season as the sole starter at running back for the first time in his career. Meanwhile, the eclectic group of junior Aca’Cedric Ware, redshirt freshman Vavae Malepeai and freshman Stephen Carr will share the second string role, likely rotating based on the in-game situation.While redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold was the undoubted starter heading into this season, the Trojans did have an interesting competition to decide his understudy. Redshirt freshman Matt Fink ended up in the backup role, beating out true freshman Jack Sears. On offense, Helton also had to replace several key players from last year’s defensive unit. The loss of Stevie Tu’ikolovatu left a massive hole at nose tackle both figuratively and literally. Filling his shoes will be 315-pound senior Josh Fatu, who got the edge over fellow senior Kenny Bigelow Jr. and freshman Marlon Tuipulotu on the depth chart. Rounding out the defensive line are juniors Rasheem Green and Malik Dorton, both archetypal 3-4 defensive ends. Incumbent starting outside linebackers junior Porter Gustin and senior Uchenna Nwosu re-assume their roles, and junior Cameron Smith will return to the inside linebacker spot. Lining up next to Smith will be third-year sophomore John Houston Jr., who is backed up by Levi Jones — another true freshman who could see significant playing time right away.Experienced juniors Iman Marshall, Ajene Harris and Marvell Tell III all return to bolster USC’s defensive backfield. At the cornerback spot opposite Marshall, sophomore Jack Jones earned the first-string nod and the unenviable task of replacing Adoree’ Jackson (the outspoken Jones likely won’t let the pressure get to him — he’s already predicting he will compete for the Heisman Trophy). Replacing the graduated Leon McQuay III at strong safety is team captain Chris Hawkins. The fifth-year senior with 22 starts under his belt brings plenty of experience and leadership to the Trojan secondary. When Matt Boermeester was first suspended from USC in February, the Trojans’ placekicking situation was uncertain. Now, six months later, there still appears to be little clarity as to who will start in place of the dismissed kicker. On the depth chart, Helton listed redshirt freshman Michael Brown and freshman walk-on Chase McGrath as co-starters, and unless a starter is named sometime this week, the competition could end up continuing into the regular season. Overall the Trojans have seven returning starters on offense and seven on defense. Of all starters, only three (Darnold, Houston and Jones) are underclassmen.
OpTic Gaming, the esports organisation and NGAGE Esports – the broadcast and events management company launched by Infinite Esports and Entertainment, have announced a new event called “OpTic Arena”. OpTic at ELEAGUE Credit: ELEAGUEThe event will be held between June 8-10th and see a series of esports activities take place at A-Kon, a convention that accumulates 33,000+ attendees each year in Fort Worth, Texas.The Arena will feature a series of games events that attendees can participate in with the chance to earn prizes and merchandise. Tickets for the three-day event include access to A-Kon as well and start from $65 per person. The event will see Call of Duty, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Street Fighter V all there for players to compete in. OpTic’s initial rise to fame came through Call of Duty so it seems apt that it features amongst three FGC titles at the event.The Super Smash Bros tournament will have a $5,000 pot bonus and so too will Dragon Ball FighterZ and Street Fighter V. The release does not reveal any details about any potential prize money for playing Call of Duty, however.In addition to the aforementioned activities, OpTic professional gamers and and streamers will be at the event both streaming and taking part in the wider exhibition. The professionals have not been revealed yet but with OpTic playing in every single big esport title there’s bound to be some big names at the event. A-Kon is the longest running anime convention in North America and is one of the largest in the U.S. Founded in 1990, A-Kon is home to over 33,000 fans and active community enthusiasts of anime, gaming, cosplay, music, fashion, manga, art, film, media and Japanese culture. It’s not unusual to see gaming tournaments tagged onto anime conventions and it’s good to see OpTic driving fan engagement initiatives. Esports Insider says: For any OpTic Fans in Texas – head on down. You may have to endure some anime, but when there’s esports involved maybe it’s just about tolerable. As we said – it’s great to see fan engagement initiatives in the local area and we look forward to seeing more from different teams.
The Oklahoma City RedHawks are now the Dodgers.Mandalay Baseball, LLC, a joint venture between ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers and an investor group led by Mandalay Entertainment Chairman and CEO Peter Guber, says the team’s new logos and jerseys will mix elements of Dodgers history and the culture of Oklahoma City and Bricktown. The team will also come up with new mascots before the 2015 season. The group purchased the franchise in September. Oklahoma City will be the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate in 2015. Albuquerque, N.M. was the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate the past six seasons.Since Triple-A baseball began in Oklahoma City in 1962, the Dodgers are the fifth big league team to call Oklahoma City its Triple-A home. This will be the third name used in Oklahoma City, following 89ers and RedHawks. A Twin once againThe Minnesota Twins announced the signing of outfielder Torii Hunter to a $10.5 million, one-year contract.Hunter spent his first 11 seasons with the Twins before starting a $90 million, five-year contract with the Angels in 2008.He is a five-time All-Star and has won nine Gold Gloves.Hunter, who will turn 40 in July, spent the previous two seasons in Detroit. He hit .286 with 17 home runs and 83 RBIs for the Tigers last year. M’s, Jays make dealThe Seattle Mariners have traded outfielder Michael Saunders to the Toronto Blue Jays for veteran left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ. Toronto expects Saunders to immediately slot in as its left-fielder, potentially taking the Blue Jays out of the running for re-signing outfielder Melky Cabrera. Happ should be an option for Seattle’s rotation with veteran Chris Young a free agent. But Happ has thrown out of the bullpen in the past. Saunders appeared in 78 games and hit .273 with eight homers and 34 RBIs for Seattle. Happ, 31, appeared in 30 games and made 26 starts for the Blue Jays last season, going 11-11 with a 4.22 ERA in 158 innings.Johnson joins BravesThe Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with reliever Jim Johnson on a one-year contract. Johnson, 31, went 5-2 with a 7.09 ERA in a combined 53 1/3 innings last year for Oakland and Detroit. The former Baltimore closer is 23-28 with a 3.57 ERA and 124 saves in his career.The Braves hope Johnson can replace Jordan Walden as the primary setup man for closer Craig Kimbrel. Walden was traded with right fielder Jason Heyward to St. Louis last month in the deal that brought right-hander Shelby Miller to Atlanta.Johnson, an AL All-Star two years ago, led the majors with consecutive 50-save seasons in 2012-2013. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the fifth round of 2001.AlsoRight-hander Luke Hochevar and the Kansas City Royals agreed to a $10 million, two-year deal that should give the defending American League champions even more firepower in their bullpen. Hochevar missed last season after Tommy John surgery. … Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span had surgery for a sports hernia, and the team expects him to be ready for spring training in February. Span batted .302 last season for the NL East champions, with 31 stolen bases and a Nationals-record 184 hits, which tied for the league lead. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Super Bowl 53: Team records, stats since last Patriots-Rams championship Tom Brady’s career is about Super Bowls. Sure, he is top 10 all-time in passing yards, touchdowns and completions and has three MVPs to his name.But with Brady, the discussion of his greatness has to begin with his propensity to not only get to the Super Bowl, but to win when he gets there. No NFL QB has ever been to as many Super Bowls as Brady (9) and no one has won as many (5). We just have our own opinion here at Omnisport. Neither is right or wrong, but in the spirit of the controversial weekend we just went through in the NFL playoffs, here are Tom Brady’s best performances by the numbers, and by a differing opinion.No. 1: Super Bowl 52 (@optajerry); Super Bowl 49 (Omnisport)OpponentResultComp.Att.YardsComp. Pct.TDsINTsEaglesLoss, 41-33284850558.330SeahawksWin, 28-2437503287442Yardage-wise and touchdown-to-interception ratio is hard to argue here. Brady was fantastic last season in the Super Bowl. He lit up a very good Eagles defense and did everything he could to earn his sixth title. That’s a perfectly justifiable reason for Opta to pick that game.For us though, and especially when considering Tom Brady, winning matters. In Super Bowl 49, the Patriots faced probably the best defense, the Seahawks, of their nine Super Bowl runs. Despite that Brady completed 74 percent of his passes along with four touchdowns including one that resulted in a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter. And yes, he threw two picks in the game, but his fumble in the final minutes last season all but sealed the win for the Eagles. Taking the win, and late fumble into account, we chose Super Bowl 49 as our winner.No. 2: Super Bowl 51 (@optajerry); Super Bowl 38 (Omnisport)OpponentResultComp.Att.YardsComp. Pct.TDsINTsFalconsWin, 34-28436246669.421PanthersWin, 32-29324835466.731Spoiler alert: We don’t have a ton of disagreement here. These two games simply flip-flop in our rankings. But for Opta it’s easy to see why this is the pick. Brady led an epic comeback from down 28-3 and earned a record-setting fifth Super Bowl win. This one is iconic.However, for us here at Omnisport, we went with the Panthers game in Super Bowl 38 for a couple of reasons. For one, this was the one game out of Brady’s first three wins he took on his own. He carried the Patriots to a win and matched Jake Delhomme punch for punch in an epic shootout of a game. This was Brady showing he could carry a team with his arm in a big spot if he had to and not to mention the fact this was simply a great game from start to finish.No. 3 Super Bowl 38 (@optajerry); Super Bowl 51 (Omnisport)OpponentResultComp.Att.YardsComp. Pct.TDsINTsPanthersWin, 32-29324835466.731FalconsWin, 34-28436246669.421Like we said, we have very little disagreement here. Brady was fantastic against the Panthers as he set up Adam Vinatieri for yet another epic game-winning field goal.The only reason we had this game at third here at Omnisport is there was a reason the Patriots were down 28-3 in that game against the Falcons and Brady was part of that. Also, Kyle Shanahan gave that game away by not running the ball in the second half. That doesn’t change Brady leading the late comeback and his epic numbers though. We can’t take that away from him.No. 4 Super Bowl 49 (@optajerry); Super Bowl 52 (Omnisport)OpponentResultComp.Att.YardsComp. Pct.TDsINTsSeahawksWin, 28-2437503287442EaglesLoss, 41-33284850558.330This one simply came down to the numbers for us. Brady’s numbers against the Seahawks weren’t as good as Opta’s top three so this sat in fourth place for them.For us, Brady was so good last season, it’s undeniable. But, with Brady, the wins are what makes him what he is in the NFL pantheon. The Patriots lost Super Bowl 52. Hence the fourth-place ranking. We can’t deny the 505 passing yards and three touchdowns, though.No. 5 Super Bowl 46 (@optajerry); Super Bowl 36 (Omnisport)OpponentResultComp.Att.YardsComp. Pct.TDsINTsGiantsLoss, 21-17274127665.921RamsWin, 20-17162714559.310Did anyone remember Brady’s numbers were that respectable in New England’s loss to the Giants in Super Bowl 46? No? We certainly didn’t. The numbers aren’t bad at all. Brady just couldn’t lead his team to a win.As for Omnisport’s No. 5 performance, Brady was pretty darn mediocre through the first 58:30 of this game. But this one made Tom Brady who he is. He led a drive in the final minute to help New England win its first ever Super Bowl. It’s hard to argue with that. The numbers are pretty average though.No. 6 Super Bowl 42 (@optajerry); Super Bowl 39 (Omnisport)OpponentResultComp.Att.YardsComp. Pct.TDsINTsGiantsLoss, 17-14294826660.410EaglesWin, 24-21233323669.720In what will probably become unaffectionately known as the “ankle game” Brady was not himself in the Super Bowl after hurting his ankle in the AFC Championship game. He was even less mobile than normal and got sacked a whole bunch and his team lost. New England started the season 18-0. It finished it 18-1.Super Bowl 39 against the Eagles was more about Philadelphia than New England. Brady did enough to win that one and posted respectable numbers, but what people remember are Terrell Owens fighting through a leg injury and Donovan McNabb posting a lackluster final drive. This one is pretty forgettable in the Brady list of Super Bowls.No. 7 Super Bowl 39 (@optajerry); Super Bowl 46 (Omnisport)OpponentResultComp.Att.YardsComp. Pct.TDsINTsEaglesWin, 24-21233323669.720GiantsLoss, 21-17274127665.921Brady won. The Eagles were the story. The Patriots had three Super Bowls in four years. Not much to remember from this Super Bowl win according to Opta. So when talking about Brady’s legacy, Super Bowls have to be part of the conversation. But which performance was his best?Fortunately for us, we have Opta on our side to rank all of Brady’s Super Bowl performances 1 through 8. They did a lot of work with this and did a great job on it. Related News Super Bowl 53: Rams RBs vs. Patriots RBs The future Hall of Famer would like to forget this one. He was healthy and the Patriots were the better team. Brady just couldn’t get the best of Eli Manning. And he couldn’t lead a late game-winning drive. This one was uncharacteristic for the Patriots and Brady.No. 8 Super Bowl 36 (@optajerry); Super Bowl 46 (Omnisport)OpponentResultComp.Att.YardsComp. Pct.TDsINTsRamsWin, 20-17162714559.310GiantsLoss, 17-14294826660.410Before Brady led the final drive to put Vinatieri in position to win Super Bowl 36, he was 11-of-19 passing for 92 yards. Not his best performance at all. The defense was the star of this game, however, the star that is Tom Brady was born in this one.The Patriots were 18-0 coming into Super Bowl 46. They left 18-1. That’s about all you need to know as to why this was Brady’s worst performance. The 5.54 yards per pass attempt gives an even better indicator of his lackluster play.
MASON CITY — The Mason City High baseball team’s season came to an end last night as the 10th-ranked Mohawks fell to Ankeny 9-2 at Roosevelt Field in a Class 4A substate semifinal, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Mohawks fell behind 2-0 after the first inning and tied the game on a two-run single by Ben Pederson in the third. Ankeny then pushed across four runs in the fifth, highlighted by a three-run homer by Brody Brecht, and then pushed across more in the sixth and seventh for the final seven-run margin. Mason City ends their season with a record of 25-15, while Ankeny faces Des Moines Roosevelt in a substate final tomorrow night at Southeast Polk. FORT DODGE — Abby Kraemer fired a one-hit shutout, allowing only four batters to reach as Alta-Aurelia knocked off Central Springs 2-0 in a Class 2A state quarterfinal yesterday evening at the state softball tournament in Fort Dodge, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Kraemer struck out nine and walked three to shut down one of the more powerful hitting teams in the 2A field. Alta-Aurelia scored their two runs in the top of the second as Mallorie Jacobson and Sierra Hill pushed across a pair of unearned runs on ground outs. Central Springs coach Belinda Nelson after the game credited Kraemer for a solid effort.Nelson says her prediction of a pitcher’s duel heading into the game held up.Nelson says she told her girls after the game to be proud of their effort and get ready for today’s consolation game.For Nelson’s three seniors Hannah Ausenhus, Sydney Wurtzel and Kessa Fingalsen, today will mark the end of their careers that saw a state tournament appearance in each of their five years.Central Springs drops to a record of 28-8 and will face Ogden in a 2A consolation game at 1:30 this afternoon. You can hear the game on KGLO starting at about 1:15 with the pre-game. 14th-ranked Ogden fell to 5th-ranked East Marshall 4-0 in their quarterfinal round game. ST. ANSGAR — After being down 1-0 with a game suspended on Saturday due to rain, St. Ansgar scored six in the third and tacked on one in the fifth and six more in the sixth to down North Butler 13-5 in the 1A District 5 championship game completed last night in St. Ansgar. The Saints face South Winneshiek in the Substate 3 championship game tonight in Decorah. South Winn is 28-9 after beating Wapsie Valley in a district championship game on Saturday night. == Class 1A quarterfinals Monday#3 Clarksville 5, #9 Bishop Garrigan 0#2 Lisbon 1, Wayne 0#1 Collins-Maxwell 4, Gehlen of LeMars 0#4 Newell-Fonda 7, #7 Lynnville-Sully 5 ALGONA — Newman looks to add on to its state-record 22 state baseball tournament appearances as they’ll face Newell-Fonda in the 1A Substate 2 championship game tonight at Algona High School. The Knights are 34-3 and are looking for their 12th straight state tournament appearance, also a state record. Newell-Fonda is 17-14 after beating Sioux Central in a district championship game on Saturday night. You can hear the Newman and Newell-Fonda game on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting at 7 o’clock tonight. The winner will play in the state tournament either Friday or Saturday at Principal Park in Des Moines == Class 5A quarterfinals today5:00 p.m. – #1 Waukee (38-3) vs. #9 Ottumwa (33-7)5:30 p.m. – #4 Indianola (33-4) vs. #5 Johnston (34-8)7:00 p.m. – #2 Fort Dodge (34-6) vs. #8 West Des Moines Valley (29-10)7:30 p.m. – #3 Cedar Rapids Kennedy (37-2) vs. #6 Iowa City High (34-7) == Class 3A quarterfinals Monday and today#1 Davenport Assumption 3, Algona 2#6 Columbus of Waterloo 8, #5 Albia 511:00 AM — #2 Louisa-Muscatine (33-4) vs. #13 Mount Vernon (27-11)11:30 AM — #4 West Liberty (28-5) vs. #7 Treynor (30-3) TODAY ON AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, kglonews.com:== Class 2A state softball consolation game — Central Springs vs. Ogden — 1:15 pre-game, 1:30 first pitch== Class 1A substate baseball at Algona — Newman vs. Newell-Fonda — 6:50 pre-game, 7:00 first pitch== Twins-Yankees joined in progress after substate baseball WAVERLY — In the Class 3A District 6 championship game, Charles City kept their season alive, knocking off Waverly-Shell Rock 7-3 at Hertel Field in Waverly. Charles City will travel to #1 Xavier of Cedar Rapids on Wednesday for the substate championship game. == Class 4A quarterfinals today1:00 p.m. – #1 Carlisle (35-3) vs. Denison-Schleswig (26-13)1:30 p.m. – #5 Independence (30-11) vs. #6 West Delaware (30-10)3:00 p.m. – #3 North Scott (26-14) vs. #14 Oskaloosa (25-14)3:30 p.m. – #4 Charles City (35-3) vs. #7 Dallas Center-Grimes (25-14) == other 2A quarterfinals on Monday#1 North Linn 6, Wapello 0#9 Mount Ayr 3, #10 Beckman of Dyersville 2 (8 innings) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver hit two of Minnesota’s five home runs, and the Twins held on for an 8-6 victory over the New York Yankees after a tone-setting triple play in the first inning of a series opener between AL division leaders Monday night.Jorge Polanco, Nelson Cruz and Max Kepler also went deep, giving the Twins their eighth game with five or more homers this season. All but Garver’s second solo shot came off starter CC Sabathia (5-5), who lasted only four innings.The deciding factor, then, was those sharp grounders, starting with Edwin Encarnación after back-to-back walks drawn by AL batting leader DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge. The ball went straight to third baseman Luis Arraez, who stepped on the bag and whipped the ball to second baseman Jonathan Schoop in the same motion to barely get Judge. Then the relay to first baseman Miguel Sanó beat Encarnación by a step.The triple play by the Twins was their first in more than two years, since Sanó went around the horn to Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer against the Los Angeles Angels on June 1, 2017. Since becoming the only team in history to turn three twice in the same game, in 1990 against the Red Sox, the Twins have logged only three triple plays.