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Midwest Sports Update, 6/25/1

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June 25th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison homered and starter Gerrit Cole pitched six innings, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday night. Cole extended his winning streak to three games, allowing five hits and one run with five strikeouts and two walks. Slumping St. Louis has dropped eight of its last 11.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Vargas earned his major league-leading 11th victory, pitching seven efficient innings to lead the surging Kansas City Royals over the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Saturday. The Royals won for the 11th time in 13 games.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) —Michael Papierski homered from both sides of the plate and LSU beat the Oregon State 6-1 Saturday to reach the College World Series finals. Caleb Gilbert held the Number 1 national seed Beavers to two hits in seven and one third innings in Omaha. The Tigers beat the Beavers 3-1 on Friday to force the second game.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Alex Faedo pitched three-hit ball for seven and one third shutout innings in a second straight strong performance against TCU, and Florida moved to the College World Series finals with a 3-0 win Saturday night. Number 3 national seed Florida will play Number 4 seed LSU in the best-of-three finals beginning Monday night.

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Rookie William Byron grabbed the lead with just over 20 laps and won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway night for first series victory. A seven-time winner last year in the Truck Series, Byron, broke through just a week after an agonizingly close loss to Denny Hamlin at Michigan.

Mercer, Harrison homer in Pittsburgh’s win over St. Louis

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June 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison homered and starter Gerrit Cole pitched six innings, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.

Cole (6-6) extended his winning streak to three games, allowing five hits and one run with five strikeouts and two walks. In Cole’s four losing starts from May 22 through June 8, he surrendered 23 runs in 19 1/3 innings. Since then, he has reeled off three solid starts. Before Saturday, he allowed just three hits and one run in seven innings in each of his previous two starts.

Pittsburgh has won four of its last six games. Slumping St. Louis has dropped eight of its last 11. The 33-40 start for the Cardinals is their worst since 2007.

KJAN Saturday Morning Coaches Show 6/24/2017

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June 24th, 2017 by Chris Parks

KJAN Sports Director Chris Parks speaks with Atlantic Head Baseball Coach Gaylord Schelling, Baseball Outfielder Gratt Reed, and Head Softball Coach Terry Hinzmann.

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Class 3A and 4A District baseball assignments released

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June 24th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released the District baseball assignments for Class 3A and 4A.

Atlantic has been placed in Class 3A District 15 with Glenwood, Creston, and Denison-Schleswig. The other side of their regional is district 15 which includes ADM, Carroll, Greene County, and Harlan.  Actual seedings and pairings will be announced at a later date.

Check out the full assignments at the links below.

Class 3A

Class 4A

Western Iowa Conference baseball and softball tournament brackets

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June 24th, 2017 by Chris Parks

2017 WIC BB Tournament

2017 WIC SB Tournament

High School Baseball Scoreboard Friday 6/23/2017

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June 24th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Atlantic 5, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 4
AHSTW, Avoca 6, Logan-Magnolia 1
Audubon 6, IKM-Manning 1
Clarinda 4, Denison-Schleswig 1
Coon Rapids-Bayard 10, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 0
EHK-Exira 6, CAM, Anita 2
Essex 13, Sidney 11
Griswold 10, Riverside, Oakland 0 (5 innings)
Harlan 4, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3
Interstate 35, Truro 7, Mount Ayr 0
Lewis Central 9, Red Oak 1
Martensdale-St. Marys 6, Nodaway Valley 1
Orient-Macksburg 3, Murray 2
Pleasantville 16, Bedford 1 (4 innings )
River Valley, Correctionville 3, OA-BCIG 2
Sioux City, East 6, Glenwood 5
Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 5, Southwest Valley 2
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 11, Shenandoah 4
Stanton 14, East Mills 0 (6 innings)
Treynor 5, Underwood 1
Tri-Center, Neola 10, Missouri Valley 0 (5 innings)

High School Softball Scoreboard Friday 6/23/2017

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June 24th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Ballard 8, Glenwood 1
Boyer Valley 10, Coon Rapids-Bayard 6
Exira-EHK 5, CAM, Anita 1
IKM-Manning 14, Audubon 4
Interstate 35, Truro 11, Mount Ayr 0
Kingsley-Pierson 9, Charter Oak-Ute 0
LeMars 15, Denison-Schleswig 4
Lewis Central 7, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 0
Martensdale-St Marys 8, Nodaway Valley 1
Missouri Valley 12, Tri-Center, Neola 2
Murray 13, Orient-Macksburg 1
OA-BCIG 2, River Valley 1
Sidney 17, Essex 3
Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 8, Southwest Valley 3
Stanton 9, East Mills 4
Treynor 4, Underwood 0

Former Cyclones Mitrou-Long and Thomas agree to NBA Summer League deals

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June 23rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

Former Iowa State Guards Naz Mitrou-Long and Matt Thomas have signed deals to play for NBA Summer League teams. Mitrou-Long has agreed to play for the Indiana Pacers in the Orlando league and for the Sacramento Kings in the Las Vegas League.

Thomas has signed to play for the Toronto Raptors in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League.

Their deals now make 4 Cyclones getting a shot at the NBA this year, joining Deonte Burton who signed to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves this summer and Monte Morris who was drafted in the second round by the Denver Nuggets.

ISU’s Burton, Iowa’s Jok sign NBA contracts

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June 23rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

Two other in-state players have signed with NBA teams following the NBA Draft conclusion last night.

Iowa Guard Peter Jok signed a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans to play on their summer league squad in Las Vegas. They begin play on July 7th. Jok led the Big Ten in scoring at 19.9 points per game last season and shot 41.3% from the field for his career.

Iowa State Forward Deonte Burton has agreed to join the Minnesota Timberwolves according to his agent.  Burton led the Cyclones with 6.2 rebounds per game and also averaged 15.1 points per game in his only full season as a Cyclone.

7:18 am Sportscast 6-23-2017

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June 23rd, 2017 by Jim Field

w/Chris Parks.

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