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Area High School Baseball/Softball Scores from Sat., June 15th 2013


June 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Treynor 12 Atlantic 2 (6 inn)
Roland-Story 15 East Mills 0 (4 inn)

West Harrison Tournament
Fremont-Mills 9 West Monona 1
Fremont-Mills 8 West Harrison 5
West Monona 8 West Harrison 1

Other Scores….
Glenwood 4 Pleasant Valley 1
Ames 10 Glenwood 3
Waukee 5 Abraham Lincoln 1
Des Moines Hoover 5 Abraham Lincoln 1
Thomas Jefferson 4 Pleasant Valley 3
Ames 7 Thomas Jefferson 0
Waukee 4 North Scott 3
North Scott 2 Des Moines Hoover 1

Guthrie Center Tournament – Cancelled

Red Oak vs. ClarindaAcademy – postponed

Fort Dodge Tournament
Winterset 1 Harlan 0
Atlantic 2 Sioux City East 0 

AHST Tournament
AHST 7 Essex/South Page 1
Woodbine 14 Nishnabotna 11
Essex/South Page 17 Nishnabotna 3

The Griswold, and IKM-Manning Tournaments were cancelled.

Guthrie Center 10 West Harrison 9
(The rest of the Tournament was cancelled)

Treynor Classic
Glenwood 2 Treynor 0
Abraham Lincoln 11 Glenwood 7
Abraham Lincoln 12 Charter Oak-Ute 2
Charter Oak-Ute 8 Treynor 3

Shenandoah Tournament
Shenandoah 12 East Mills 7
Shenandoah 8 Stanton 0
Shenandoah 7 Missouri Valley 0 (called after 5 innings due  to rain)
Missouri Valley 14 East Mills 5
Stanton 7 Missouri Valley 5
East Mills vs. Stanton (did not finish due to rain)

DeNato pitches Indiana to 2-0 win over Louisville


June 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Joey DeNato threw a four-hitter and Indiana looked right at home in beating Louisville 2-0 on Saturday night in the Hoosiers’ first appearance in the College World Series. The Hoosiers manufactured their runs early, and DeNato (10-2) made them stand up in a masterful performance in front of a TD Ameritrade Park-record crowd of 27,122.
Indiana (49-18) has beaten the Cardinals (51-13) in three of four meetings, shutting them out twice. The Hoosiers will play Monday against Mississippi State, and the Cardinals will face Oregon State in an elimination game. DeNato allowed three singles and a double in his second complete game. He struck out eight and walked three. Louisville starter Chad Green (10-4) left after Indiana loaded the bases with none out in the third inning. 

Indiana is the first Big Ten team in the CWS since Michigan in 1984 and gave the conference its first win in Omaha since the Wolverines beat Stanford in 1983.

Beltran homers twice as Cards beat Marlins 13-7


June 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

MIAMI (AP) – Carlos Beltran homered from each side of the plate and tripled to lead a 17-hit attack Saturday, and Lance Lynn notched his ninth victory when the St. Louis Cardinals outslugged the Miami Marlins 13-7. Swinging left-handed, Beltran hit his 15th home run in the second inning and tripled for the first time since May 2012 in the eighth. He hit another home run from the right side in the ninth – the 11th time he has homered from both sides in a game. 
Yadier Molina singled home two runs in the Cardinals’ five-run first inning, and David Freese’s fourth homer in the third inning put them ahead to stay. Lynn (9-1) allowed a career-high seven runs in five innings against the lowest-scoring team in the majors, but his two-run single hit in the fifth inning gave the Cardinals a three-run lead to help them pull away.

Rea doubles in MSU’s 5-4 win over Beavers at CWS


June 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mississippi State took the lead on Wes Rea’s two-run double in the eighth inning, closer Jonathan Holder turned back two Oregon State threats, and the Bulldogs beat the Beavers 5-4 on Saturday in the opening game of the College World Series. The Bulldogs (49-18) advanced to a Monday game against Indiana or Louisville. The Beavers (50-12), the No. 3 national seed, are one loss from elimination.Hunter Renfroe’s comebacker off Matt Boyd (10-4) put runners on first and second in the eighth. Rea then sent the go-ahead double into the right-center gap.

Holder got out of a jam after Oregon State put two runners on base in the eighth. The Beavers had two runners on in the ninth when Danny Hayes drove a ball to right that Renfroe caught on the warning track to end the game and give Holder his 19th save. Ross Mitchell (13-0) got the win.

(Podcast) Saturday Sports – 6/15/13

Podcasts, Sports

June 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A podcast of the 7:19-a.m. Sports report with Ric Hanson….


ISU economics proffessor tries to use stat analysis for sports


June 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An assistant professor of economics at Iowa State University is trying to use what he’s learned through statistical analysis to give sports fans a better breakdown of games and make projections on future matchups. Gray Calhoun created a website he calls VisualScoreboard.com.  The website has statistical graphs to visually represent scoring at points during a game. “So that way you can see if one team makes a big run and gets a big lead, and you can if the other team comes right back, or if they chip away for 15 minutes. So, you can see a lot more about what’s going on during the game,” Calhoun says. He started with calculations for N-F-L games as well as N-H-L at the request of a friend. Calhoun says his graphs use a number of variables.

“For different leagues instead of looking at win-loss percentage…just use statistics to keep track of what their opponents were. And so adjust the win loss percentage to kind of account for all the records of all the other teams that they’ve played,” he explains. While the website can give you an idea of the team that is statistically likely to win, there’s one factor that Calhoun says you can’t factor in. “If you follow sports then you kind of know this already — there’s a lot of luck,” Calhoun says. He cites the Baltimore Ravens which were a top 10 team, but not many people had them picked to win the N-F-L championship. Calhoun says the Ravens played well and they won. He says using statistics gets even tougher in the playoffs because most of the teams are usually pretty evenly matched. But Calhoun says the stats do give you an idea of past performance of teams and that can be an indicator of what they might do.

“So they tell you that about the stock market, past performance doesn’t predict the future, but if a fund has been doing badly, then you probably don’t want to invest in it. But you can still learn something,” Calhoun says. He says the website is something that’s a work in progress and he hopes to be able to do more with it in the future. Calhoun says the website for now is just a hobby, as the data collection and processing is very time consuming.

(Radio Iowa)

Friday’s area high school baseball/softball scores (from 6/14/13)


June 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Baseball Scores… (PPD: Game postponed; CNX – Game cancelled due to weather)
A-H-S-T, Avoca 9, Tri-Center, Neola 3
Stanton 8, Essex 1
Treynor 11, Riverside, Oakland 4
Villisca 5, East Mills 3 (suspended in 3rd inning)
Missouri Valley vs. Audubon — PPD
IKM-Manning Coon Rapids-Bayard — CNX
Lenox vs. Southeast Warren — PPD
Mount Ayr vs. Central Decatur — PPD
Interstate-35 vs. Orient-Macksburg — CNX

Softball Scores…
Fort Dodge Tournament
Harlan 8 BCLUW 0
Ankeny 10 Atlantic 0
Webster City 2 Atlantic 0
Fort Dodge 8 Sioux City East 2
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 6, Clarinda 4
East Mills 7, Villisca 1
IKM-Manning 10, Boyer Valley 3
Logan-Magnolia 9, Woodbine 3
Sidney 5, Fremont-Mills 4
Treynor 10, Riverside, Oakland 0
Tri-Center, Neola 8, A-H-S-T, Avoca 6
Underwood 5, Griswold 2

Fernandez pitches Marlins past Cardinals 5-4


June 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

MIAMI (AP) – Rookie Jose Fernandez outpitched a rusty Jake Westbrook, and the team with the worst record in the majors beat the team with the best record. Fernandez had a career-high 10 strikeouts in seven innings Friday, and the Miami Marlins spoiled Westbrook’s return from an elbow injury by defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4.
The 20-year-old Fernandez (4-3) became the first pitcher under the age of 21 to strike out 10 or more since Felix Hernandez with Seattle in 2007. Relying heavily on breaking balls, he threw a career-high 107 pitches and allowed three runs, two earned.
Westbrook (2-2), who had been sidelined with elbow inflammation, went five innings in his first game since May 8. He allowed five runs, two of them unearned because of a misplayed grounder by second baseman Matt Carpenter, and his ERA rose to 2.05.

It’s all about baseball for now in Hoosier State


June 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The College World Series opens in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday with Mississippi State facing No. 3 national seed Oregon State in the afternoon and Indiana playing Louisville at night. Mississippi State (48-18) features All-America right fielder Hunter Renfroe. He’s the No. 13 overall draft pick of San Diego. The only higher draft choice in the CWS is North Carolina third baseman Colin Moran, taken sixth by Miami. Oregon State (50-11) has tied its record for wins.
Indiana (48-18) is making its CWS debut as the first Big Ten team in 29 years to reach Omaha. Louisville (51-12) is in the CWS for the second time (2007).
Sunday’s games have No. 1 seed North Carolina (57-10) against rival North Carolina State (49-14) and UCLA (44-17) against No. 4 seed LSU (57-9).

Iowa LB Shaull injured in accident


June 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa linebacker Dalton Shaull was in stable condition Friday after his scooter ran into the back of another vehicle. Iowa City police Sgt. Brian Krei says Shaull was on a highway near the edge of Iowa City on Thursday afternoon when he rear-ended another vehicle.

The university says in a statement that Shaull, a redshirt freshman linebacker from Oskaloosa, Iowa, remains at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. No further details were provided.