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KLEM Local Schedule (week of June 27)



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who helped boost the women’s game to the big time in a 38-year career at Tennessee, has died at 64.  With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the Lady Vols to eight national championships and prominence on a campus steeped in the traditions of the football-rich south until she retired in 2012.  Her son, Tyler Summitt, issued a statement Tuesday morning saying his mother died peacefully at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most.

UNDATED – Former NFL coach Buddy Ryan has died at the age of 82. He coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles. And his twin sons Rex and Rob have also been successful NFL coaches. His agent says Ryan died today in Kentucky. The always outspoken Ryan was a linebackers coach for the 1968 New York Jets and coordinated the ground-breaking 46 defense for the ’85 Chicago Bears, one of the NFL’s greatest defenses. He was a head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1986 to 1990, and later for the Arizona Cardinals.

(high school softball)

Le Mars (11-16/6-5) 5, Cherokee 3

Gehlen Catholic (15-11/6-3) 10, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 8

LE MARS — Freshman Brook Berkenpas retired Cherokee’s top two hitters on a foul out and a ground out to end the game with runners at second and third and Le Mars held off Cherokee to win their Lakes Conference softball match-up 5-3 Monday night at the Bulldog Complex.  Senior Crystal Eppling’s bases loaded double off the top of the left field fence scored three runs in the fifth inning to erase a 3-0 deficit and Berkenpas squeeze bunted the go-ahead run across the plate to cap a four-run inning.  Two Cherokee errors in the sixth led to an insurance run.  The win avenged a 7-2 loss earlier this month to a Cherokee team fighting for second place in the Lakes Conference.  Le Mars improves to 11-and-16 for the season and 6-and-5 in the Lakes Conference.

HARTLEY — Gehlen Catholic’s offense was hitting on all cylinders Monday night at Hartley, collecting 13 hits, in a 10-8 War Eagle Conference softball win over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.  Meghan Heying led the way for the Lady Jays with three hits and one RBI.  She was also the winning pitcher, scattering nine hits.  Sydney Livermore and Carly Bunkers had two RBI’s each for Gehlen and Jill Kessenich and Paris Schroeder had two hits each.  The Lady Jays improve to 15-and-11 for the season and 6-and-3 in league play.

(high school baseball)

Le Mars (11-14/5-6) 8, Cherokee 1`

Gehlen Catholic (12-9/5-5) 7, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 0

LE MARS — Trent Hilbrands was dominate Monday night, throwing a complete game, three-hitter with one walk and eight strikeouts to pitch Le Mars to an 8-1 victory over Cherokee in Lakes Conference baseball at the Bulldog Complex.  The victory avenged a 15-10 loss June 8th in Cherokee.  Gabe Eckstaine paced the Bulldogs at the plate, collecting three of the Bulldogs five hits, including a triple.  Eckstaine finished with four RBI’s.  Le Mars is now 11-and-14 for the season and 5-and-6 in the Lakes Conference.

HARTLEY — Evan Budden fired a six-hit shutout to pitch Gehlen Catholic to a 7-0 War Eagle Conference baseball win at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Monday night.  The Jays scored three runs in the first and added three more in the seventh to put the game out of reach.  D.J. Loutsch led the offense with three hits and a RBI and Roman Freking drove in two runs on a pair of hits, including a double.  Gehlen is now 5-and-5 in the W-E-C and 12-and-9 for the season.

(College World Series)

at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha
(championship series – best-of-three)
Game One – Arizona 3, Coastal Carolina 0  (Arizona leads series 1-0)

OMAHA — J.C. Cloney pitched a four-hitter and Ryan Aguilar drove in two runs to lead Arizona to a 3-0 win over the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in Game 1 of the College World Series best-of-three championship series at T-D Ameritrade Park in Omaha Monday night.  The Wildcats look for their second national championship in five years Tuesday when the two schools meet in Game 2.

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 12, Laredo Lemurs 5

(major league baseball)

Cleveland 8, Atlanta 3
Kansas City 6, St. Louis 2
Colorado 9, Toronto 5
Oakland 8, San Francisco 3

Texas 9, N.Y. Yankees 6
Tampa Bay 13, Boston 7
Houston 4, L.A. Angels 2

L.A. Dodgers 5, Pittsburgh 4
Washington 11, N.Y. Mets 4
Chicago Cubs 11, Cincinnati 8
Philadelphia 8, Arizona 0




(high school baseball)

Gehlen Catholic (13-9) 5, Remsen St. Mary’s (20-5) 4

Sioux Center 15, Le Mars (11-15) 14

REMSEN — Remsen St. Mary’s saw their 16-game winning streak come to an end as Gehlen Catholic stunned the Hawks with a 5-4 victory Tuesday night in Remsen in a non-conference baseball match-up that was a make-up to a June 14th postponement.  The loss was the first for St. Mary’s since June 7th and dropped their record to 20-and-5.  Gehlen has now won six of their last seven to improve to 13-and-9 and the win avenged 13-5 and 9-1 losses this summer to the Hawks.  Another sparkling relief performance by Colin Wise sealed the deal for the Jays.  Wise came on in the sixth inning with runners at second and third with one out and the Jays leading 5-4 with Brady Harpenau, a .608 hitter, and Jacob Wesselmann, a .403 hitter coming up for the Hawks.  Wise got Harpenau out on a grounder to first with no advancement of the runners and then Wesselmann popped out to short to end the threat.  Wise retired the side in order in the bottom of the seventh for his second save of the season.  Gehlen took advantage of two first inning errors to score twice for an early 2-0 lead.  St. Mary’s went in front 3-2 with a three-run third only to commit another costly error in the top of the fourth to open the door to a three-run inning for the Jays and a 5-3 lead.  St. Mary’s scored one run in the sixth to cut Gehlen’s lead to 5-4 before Wise slammed the door.  Justin Jungers worked 5 1/3 inning for Gehlen to get the win, eight days after the Hawks knocked him out of the game in three innings in that 13-5 win in Le Mars.  Ethan Biezuns took the loss for the Hawks, his first in five decisions.  Wesselmann finished with three hits for St. Mary’s while Cooper Davis had two RBI’s for the Jays.

LE MARS — It was a wild night of baseball at the Bulldogs Complex Tuesday night!  Sioux Center and Le Mars combined for 29 runs, 24 hits and ten errors in a game that featured several big innings before Sioux Center prevailed 15-14 in a non-league baseball match-up.  Le Mars scored six runs in the first and five more in the sixth but it was Sioux Center’s nine-run fifth inning that doomed the Dogs.  The Bulldogs took a 9-6 lead into the fifth but trailed 15-9 by the time it finally ended.  The Bulldogs made it interesting though with a five-run sixth inning to draw to within one.  Neither team scored in the seventh.  Probably from exhaustion!  Nine pitchers worked in the game with Blake Kamerman getting the save with a shutout seventh inning.  Kamerman struck out the side in the Bulldogs’ final at-bat after putting the potential tying run on base with a walk.  Jon Hovden, the second of five pitchers to work the game for Le Mars, took the loss.  Colin Nemmers had three hits and two RBI’s for Le Mars and Gabe Eckstaine had three RBI’s on two hits.  Payton Boone had three hits for the Warriors.  Le Mars falls to 11-and-15 for the season.

(high school softball)

Sioux Center 16, Le Mars (11-17) 1, five innings

LE MARS — Sioux Center unleashed some late-game offense to pound Le Mars 16-1 in five innings in summer softball Tuesday night in Le Mars.  The Warriors scored six runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to turn a 4-1 game into a one-sided affair.  Sioux Center finished with 19 hits in the game while Hannah Dykshorn was holding Le Mars to just three hits.  Grace Milbrodt had a RBI single for the Lady Bulldogs to forge a 1-1 tie after the first inning.  Kayla Van Regenmorter had a big night for Sioux Center with three hits and four RBI’s.  She had a three-run homer in the Warriors six-run fourth.  Le Mars falls to 11-and-17 for the season.

(College World Series)

at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha
(championship series – best-of-three)
Game Two – Coastal Carolina 5, Arizona 4 (series tied 1-1)

OMAHA — Connor Owing’s bloop RBI single sparked a three-run eighth inning, and Coastal Carolina beat Arizona 5-4 on Tuesday night to send the College World Series finals to a deciding Game 3.  The two teams meet Wednesday night at T-D Ameritrade Park in Omaha for the title.

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers at Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks, suspended after 16 innings due to curfew with the score tied 3-3

(major league baseball)

Cleveland 5, Atlanta 3
Detroit 7, Miami 5
St. Louis 8, Kansas City 4
Toronto 14, Colorado 9
Baltimore 11, San Diego 7
Seattle 5, Pittsburgh 2
Oakland 13, San Francisco 11

Texas 7, N.Y. Yankees 1
Boston 8, Tampa Bay 2
Minnesota 4, Chicago White Sox 0
Houston 7, L.A. Angels 1

Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 0
Chicago Cubs 7, Cincinnati 2, 15 innings
L.A. Dodgers 6, Milwaukee 5
Philadelphia 4, Arizona 3




(high school softball)

(#1-1A)Akron-Westfield (28-1) 14, Gehlen Catholic (15-12) 0, four innings

Estherville/Lincoln Central 5, Le Mars (11-18/6-6) 4

AKRON — Top-rated Akron-Westfield erupted for nine runs during a 14-batter second inning and closed out a 14-0 romp over Gehlen Catholic Wednesday night in four innings.  The Westerners scored five more runs in the fourth and the game ended on Bailey Davis’ three-run homer to wrap up a ’12-Run Rule’ verdict.  Ann Hedlund and Bailey Davis combined on a one-hit shutout for the Westerners with Jill Kessenich lacing a first inning double to right-center for the lone hit for the Lady Jays.  A-W collected 16 hits off sophomore Brooke Woerdehoff but it was two Gehlen errors in the second inning that opened the flood gates.  Everybody in Todd Colt’s line-up had a hit Wednesday night.  Colt was honored before and after the game on his 500th career win, earned up at the Spencer Tournament last weekend.  Gehlen falls to 15-and-12 for the season while the Westerners improve to 28-and-1 with their 11th straight win since losing to Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley two weeks ago in the Akron-Westfield Tournament finals.

ESTHERVILLE — A sacrifice fly by Karmen Hazen snapped a 4-all tie in the fifth inning and sent Estherville/Lincoln Central to a 5-4 Lakes Conference softball win over Le Mars Wednesday night in Estherville.  Hallie Jensen’s RBI double an inning before tied the game.  Le Mars took a 4-0 lead with two runs in the second and two more in the third.  Brook Berkenpas and Kady Leusink had RBI’s in the second and Christina Konz and Crystal Eppling drove in the third inning runs.  E-L-C pulled to within 4-3 with three runs in the third.  Brook Berkenpas took the loss despite allowing just five hits.  Berkenpas and Grace Milbrodt led an eight-hit Lady Bulldog hitting attack with two hits each.  The loss drops Le Mars to 11-and-18 for the season and 6-and-6 in league play.

(high school baseball)

(#10-1A)Akron-Westfield (20-4) 8, Le Mars (13-10) 4

Le Mars (12-15/6-6) 2, (#4-3A)Estherville/Lincoln Central (19-3/12-2) 1

AKRON — No. 10 (1A) Akron-Westfield erased a 4-3 Gehlen Catholic lead after two innings with two runs in the fourth, two more in the fifth and a single run in the sixth to beat the Jays 8-4 Wednesday night in a non-league baseball match-up at Akron.  Cooper Davis, Justen Jungers, Chandler Willett and Lucas McCarty drove in runs during a four-run second inning for the Jays.  Caleb Colt had three RBI’s to lead the Westerners and Jess McMahon added two ribbies.  D.J. Loutsch had two of Gehlen’s five hits in the game while Aaron Allard and Kyle Johnson had two hits each for Akron-Westfield.  Caleb Colt picked up the win on the mound for the Westerners with relief help from Spenser Wardrip.  Isaac Herbst took the loss for Gehlen with Gerardo Beltran working the final inning for the Jays.  Gehlen Catholic falls to 13-and-10 for the season while Akron-Westfield moves to 20-and-4.

ESTHERVILLE — Trent Hilbrands accounted for both Le Mars runs, doubling home a run in the fourth and scoring the tie-breaking run in the seventh on an error, as Le Mars stunned the Lakes Conference leading Estherville/Lincoln Central Midgets 2-1 Wednesday night at Estherville.  The Bulldogs managed just two hits off Briar Rowley and Hilbrands had them both.  Gabe Eckstaine threw a four-hitter for Le Mars with three walks and five strikeouts.  He nailed down the upset win by halting a seventh inning threat, stranding a pair of base runners when the game ended.  E-L-C tied the game in the fifth inning on an error.  Le Mars improves to 12-and-15 for the season and 6-and-6 in league play after knocking off the top two teams in the league this week.  No. 4 (3A) Estherville/Lincoln Central falls to 19-and-3 with a 12-and-2 league mark.

(College World Series)

at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha
(championship series – best-of-three)
Game Three – Arizona vs. Coastal Carolina (series tied 1-1) – POSTPONED

(American Association baseball)

Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks 5, Sioux City Explorers 4, 17 innings (finish of suspended game from Tuesday)  (second game was suspended in the 7th inning, tied 6-6 due to weather)

(major league baseball)

Detroit 10, Miami 3
Toronto 5, Colorado 3
Baltimore 12, San Diego 6
Cleveland 3, Atlanta 0
Kansas City 3, St. Louis 2, 12 innings
Oakland 7, San Francisco 1
Pittsburgh 8, Seattle 1

Tampa Bay 4, Boston 0
Houston 10, L.A. Angels 4
N.Y. Yankees 9, Texas 7
Chicago White Sox 9, Minnesota 6

Chicago Cubs 9, Cincinnati 2
Philadelphia 9, Arizona 8, 10 innings
Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 2
Milwaukee 7, L.A. Dodgers 0





(high school softball)

Gehlen Catholic (16-12/7-3) 6, West Sioux 5 (make-up)

IRETON —  Gehlen Catholic held off a late push by West Sioux to win a War Eagle Conference softball game in Ireton, 6-5, Thursday night.  The game was a make-up from a June 3rd postponement.  The Falcons scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth and another run in the seventh to close a 6-2 deficit to 6-5 but the rally fell short.  Gehlen built their lead with a run in the second to forge a 1-1 tie and then erased a 2-1 deficit with three runs in the third and added two more in the fourth.  Meghan Heying scattered eight hits to earn the win in the pitching circle and she also led the Lady Jays at the plate with three hits, including a double and triple, and one RBI.  Carly Bunkers had a RBI double for Gehlen and Jolee Linden and Paris Schroeder drove in a run each.  Gehlen improves to 16-and-12 for the season and 7-and-3 in the War Eagle Conference, a game out of second place.  The Lady Jays wrap up the regular season Friday in Hull against Trinity Christian and then begin 1A Regional Tournament play Tuesday against Remsen St. Mary’s at the Riverview Complex in Le Mars.

(College World Series)

at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha
(championship series)
Coastal Carolina 4, Arizona 3 (Coastal Carolina wins series 2-1)

OMAHA, Neb. – Coastal Carolina capitalized on two errors on the same play for four unearned runs in the sixth inning, and the Chanticleers won their first national championship in any sport with a 4-3 victory over Arizona in Game 3 of the College World Series finals on Thursday.  The Chanticleers (55-18) became the first program since Minnesota in 1956 to win the title in its first CWS appearance. Arizona (49-24) was trying for its second national title since 2012.

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 7. Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks 6, 11 innings (completion of suspended game from Wednesday)                                                                       Sioux City Explorers 4, Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks 1

(major league baseball)

Kansas City 4, St. Louis 2
San Francisco 12, Oakland 6

N.Y. Yankees 2, Texas 1
Chicago White Sox 6, Minnesota 5
Cleveland 4, Toronto 1
Detroit 10, Tampa Bay 7
Seattle 5, Baltimore 3

L.A. Dodgers 8, Milwaukee 1
Washington 13, Cincinnati 4
Atlanta 8, Miami 5
N.Y. Mets 4, Chicago Cubs 3





Gehlen Catholic (17-12/8-3) 8, Trinity Christian 3

Western Christian 12, Le Mars (11-19/6-7) 7

HULL — Gehlen Catholic closed out their regular season Friday night with an 8-3 War Eagle Conference softball victory over Trinity Christian at Hull.  The Lady Jays opened play with three runs in the first inning and added two more in the third for an early 5-1 advantage.  The Lady Jays won despite being outhit by the Lady Tigers 10-6.  Jill Kessenich and Addison Webber drove in two runs each for Gehlen and Sydney Livermore scored three times.  No one had a multiple hit night.  Meghan Heying had a triple for the only extra base hit for the Jays.  Meghan Heying improved to 11-and-9 in the pitching circle with a complete game victory.  Gehlen Catholic finishes the regular season at 17-and-12 and close out War Eagle Conference play at 8-and-3, good for a second place tie with Unity Christian.  The Lady Jays open 1A Regional play next Tuesday at home against Remsen St. Mary’s at 7 p.m.

HULL — Western Christian broke away from a 5-4 lead with seven runs in their final two at-bats Friday night to beat Le Mars 12-7 in Hull in Lakes Conference softball action.  The outcome gives the two teams a split for the season.  Le Mars opened the night with three runs in the first inning but the Wolfpack answered with three in their half of the first.  Le Mars went back in front 4-3 in the second on Grace Milbrodt’s second RBI of the game but Western scored twice in the bottom of the second and never trailed again.  A four-run sixth for the Wolfpack extended an 8-7 lead.  Le Mars slips to 11-and-19 for the season and 6-and-7 in Lakes Conference play.  Le Mars closes out the regular season next Tuesday when they host Storm Lake and begin 4A Regional play on Thursday when Spencer visits the Bulldog Complex.

(high school baseball)

Trinity Christian 4, Gehlen Catholic (13-11/5-6) 3

Le Mars (13-15/7-6) 6, Western Christian 5

LE MARS — Trinity Christian scored four runs in their first two at-bats and then held off Gehlen Catholic to beat the Jays 4-3 in War Eagle Conference baseball action at the Jays’ Riverview Complex.  The Tigers took a 4-0 lead, thanks to a three-run second inning that proved to be decisive in the game.  Gehlen tried to rally with three runs in the sixth but Trinity held on for the victory.  Lucas McCarty’s two-run double keyed the sixth inning for the Jays with Gerardo Beltran driving in the other run.  Roman Freking had three hits for the Jays.  Gehlen falls to 13-and-11 for the season and finish War Eagle Conference play at 5-and-6.  The Jays return to action next Wednesday with a non-league game at South O’Brien before closing out the regular season next Thursday at Western Christian.  They’ll open post-season play on Tuesday July 12th in Akron against Kingsley-Pierson.

HULL — Parker Magnussen’s seventh inning double snapped a 5-all tie and Le Mars rallied past Western Christian 6-5 Friday night in Hull in Lakes Conference baseball.  Western took advantage of four Bulldog errors in the first three innings to lay claim to a 5-2 lead but Le Mars tied the game with three runs in the sixth on Logan Boylan’s two-run single and Trevor Renken’s RBI hit.  Trent Hilbrands earned the win on the mound with three innings of shutout relief.  Hilbrands struck out Ross Van Heuvelen with two runners on base in the seventh to nail down the victory.  Trevor Renken started for Le Mars and worked the first four innings.  The Bulldogs improve to 13-and-15 for the season and 7-and-6 in the Lakes Conference.  They return to action following the holiday lay-off on Tuesday with a home game against Storm Lake.

(American Association baseball)

Gary-Southshore Railcats 3, Sioux City Explorers 2

(major league baseball)

Philadelphia 4, Kansas City 3
Pittsburgh 7, Oakland 3
San Diego 7, N.Y. Yankees 6

Cleveland 2, Toronto 1, 19 innings
Boston 5, L.A. Angels 4
Detroit 10, Tampa Bay 2
Houston 5, Chicago White Sox 0
Texas 3, Minnesota 2, 10 innings
Seattle 5, Baltimore 2

Washington 3, Cincinnati 2, 14 innings
N.Y. Mets 10, Chicago Cubs 2
Miami 7, Atlanta 5, 12 innings
St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 1
San Francisco 6, Arizona 4
L.A. Dodgers 5, Colorado 0




(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 6, Gary-Southshore Railcats 4

(major league baseball)

Kansas City 6, Philadelphia 2
Pittsburgh 4, Oakland 2, 10 innings
San Diego 2, N.Y. Yankees 1

Toronto 9, Cleveland 6
Minnesota 17, Texas 5
Chicago White Sox 7, Houston 6
Detroit 3, Tampa Bay 2
L.A. Angels 21, Boston 2
Seattle 12, Baltimore 6

St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 0
Atlanta 9, Miami 1
Cincinnati 9, Washington 4, 10 innings
N.Y. Mets 4, Chicago Cubs 3
Arizona 6, San Francisco 5
L.A. Dodgers 6, Colorado 1





(American Association baseball)

Gary-Southshore Railcats 10, Sioux City Explorers 2

(major league baseball)

Philadelphia 7, Kansas City 2
Pittsburgh 6, Oakland 3
N.Y. Yankees 6, San Diego 3

Toronto 17, Cleveland 1
Detroit 5, Tampa Bay 1
Boston 10, L.A. Angels 5
Chicago White Sox 4, Houston 1
Minnesota 5, Texas 4
Seattle 9, Baltimore 4

N.Y. Mets 14, Chicago Cubs 3
Washington 12, Cincinnati 1
St. Louis 9, Milwaukee 8
L.A. Dodgers 4, Colorado 1
San Francisco 5, Arizona 4
Miami 5, Atlanta 2