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KLEM Local Schedule (week of June 26)



(high school softball)

(#12-3A)Cherokee 2, Le Mars 0

CHEROKEE — Lindsay Williams twirled a four-hit shutout and struck out eight to pitch No. 12 (3A) Cherokee to a 2-0 Lakes Conference softball win over Le Mars Monday night.  The Braves scored an unearned run in the first and added another in the fifth inning on Kayla Riedemann’s RBI single.  Brook Berkenpas limited Cherokee to six hits.  Jenn Schneider had two of the four Le Mars hits.  The Lady Bulldogs fall to 11-and-17 for the season and 5-and-6 in league play.

South O’Brien 4, Gehlen Catholic 1

PAULLINA — South O’Brien defeated Gehlen Catholic 4-1 Monday night in War Eagle Conference softball in Paullina.  Bailey Tjossem led the Wolverines with a four-hitter with no walks and six strike outs to outduel Gehlen’s Brooke Woerdehoff in the pitching circle.  Taryn Hintz had the big hit of the night, a two-run homer in the fifth inning to extend a 2-1 lead.  Gehlen’s lone run came in the first inning.  The Lady Jays drop to 10-and-15 for the season and 6-and-4 in the W-E-C.

(high school baseball)

Le Mars 7, Cherokee 6

CHEROKEE — Le Mars rallied from an early 3-0 deficit and then had to hold off a seventh inning threat by Cherokee to win a 7-6 Lakes Conference baseball victory Monday.  Trailing 7-3 entering the bottom of the seventh inning, Cherokee loaded the bases with one out.  Devyn Hember dropped a bloop single into shallow center field to score one run, a bases-loaded walk to Mason Pitts made it 7-5 and Jack Benson’s RBI single reduced the deficit to 7-6.  Reliever Trent Hilbrands struck out Eric Peterson and then got clean-up hitter Kam Johnson to hit into a game-ending fielder’s choice to earn his first save of the season.  Gabe Eckstaine (5-1) worked the first five innings to earn the win.  Kyle Kliever led the Dogs’ offensive effort with two hits and three RBI’s.  His fourth inning double tied the score at 3-all and his two-run single an inning later put Le Mars in front to stay.  The Bulldogs were aided by five Cherokee errors.  Le Mars improves their season mark to 14-and-8 and they remain a game ahead of Estherville/Lincoln Central in the Lakes Conference race at 8-and-2.  E-L-C visits Le Mars Wednesday night.

Gehlen Catholic 7, South O’Brien 1

PAULLINA — Lucas McCarty drove in two runs on three hits to lead Gehlen Catholic to a 7-1 War Eagle Conference baseball victory over South O’Brien Monday night in Paullina.  The Jays scored three first inning runs and then added single runs in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings.  Cooper Davis struck out nine while allowing just five hits in six innings of work.  Joey Pohlen worked a perfect seventh inning to close out the victory.  Gehlen Catholic, who had dropped three of the last four games, improved to 14-and-9 for the season and 6-and-4 in the War Eagle Conference.

(college baseball’s World Series championship series)

Florida 4, L-S-U 3  (Florida leads best-of-three series, 1-0)

(major league baseball)

L.A. Angels 4, L.A. Dodgers 0

Boston 4, Minnesota 1
Cleveland 15, Texas 9
N.Y. Yankees 6, Chicago White Sox 5

Arizona 6, Philadelphia 1
St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 2
Chicago Cubs 5, Washington 4
San Francisco 9, Colorado 2




(high school softball)

(#2-3A)Sioux Center 5, Le Mars 4

SIOUX CENTER — No. 2 (3A) Sioux Center ran their record to 19-and-5 with a 5-4 win over Le Mars Monday night in Sioux Center.  The Warriors snapped a 2-2 tie with a three-run hit and error off the bat of winning pitcher Hannah Dykshorn in the fifth inning.  Le Mars answered with two runs in the sixth on a RBI single by Brook Berkenpas and another run scored on an error.  Dykshorn retired the Lady Bulldogs in order in the seventh and finished with a six-hitter.  Grace Milbrodt had two hits and scored two runs for Le Mars while Shayla Post and Lindi Fritz had three hits each for Sioux Center.  Kali Berkenpas took the loss in the pitching circle.  Le Mars has now dropped seven of the last eight to fall to 11-and-18 for the season and will be out to halt a four-game losing streak Wednesday night at home against Estherville/Lincoln Central.

(high school baseball)

Sioux Center 6, Le Mars 1

SIOUX CENTER — Sioux Center used a four-run third inning as a springboard toward a 6-1 victory over the Le Mars Bulldogs Tuesday night in a non-conference baseball match-up in Sioux Center.  Six different Warriors drove in runs with Jacob Cleveringa and Isaac Vieter leading an eight-hit attack with two hits each.  Cody VanDenBerg combined with Zeke Foltz on a six-hitter.  Gabe Eckstaine and Colin Nemmers had two hits each for the Bulldogs.  Jacob Pottebaum drove in the lone Le Mars run with a fifth inning single.  Logan Boylan took the loss for the Bulldogs, turning in a complete game effort.  The loss drops Le Mars to 14-and-9 for the season while Sioux Center improves to 16-and-7.  The Dogs have now lost 6 of the last 8.

(college baseball’s World Series championship series)

Florida 6, L-S-U 1  (Florida wins best-of-three series, 2-0)

OMAHA, Neb. – There’s a new champion in the college baseball world and it’s Florida. The Gators scored four runs in the eighth inning Tuesday night to defeat Southeastern Conference rival L-S-U 6-1. Florida took away the trophy for the first time in the school’s 103-year history. The victory in Omaha, Nebraska, came a year after the Gators went two games and out with a team seeded No. 1.

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 8, Saint Paul Saints 1

(major league baseball)

Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2, 10 innings
L.A. Dodgers 4, L.A. Angels 0
Philadelphia 8, Seattle 2

Baltimore 3, Toronto 1
Boston 9, Minnesota 2
Detroit 5, Kansas City 3
Texas 2, Cleveland 1
Chicago White Sox 4, N.Y. Yankees 3
Oakland 6, Houston 4

Washington 6, Chicago Cubs 1
Cincinnati 8, Milwaukee 6
Miami 6, N.Y. Mets 3
Arizona 6, St. Louis 5, 10 innings
Atlanta 3, San Diego 0
San Francisco 4, Colorado 3, 14 innings




(high school baseball)

Le Mars 9, (#10-2A)Estherville/Lincoln Central 3

LE MARS — Le Mars claimed the Lakes Conference baseball title Wednesday night with a 9-3 win over No. 10 (2A) Estherville/Lincoln Central at the Bulldog Sports Complex.  The Dogs snapped a 1-1 tie with a four-run third and added another run in the fourth and put the game on ice with three more runs in the fifth.  Keaton Candor was the hitting star for the Bulldogs with three doubles, two runs and one RBI.  Colin Nemmers also had three hits, including a triple, and scored twice to pace a 13-hit offensive attack.  Trent Hilbrands turned in a complete-game, six-hitter with no walks and five strike outs.  Jacob Bosch had three hits for the Midgets, including a two-run homer in the fifth that closed a 6-1 deficit to 6-3.  E-L-C committed five errors to aid the Bulldog cause.  Le Mars improves to 15-and-9 for the season and 9-and-2 in the conference with one league game to go.

Gehlen Catholic 8, Harris-Lake Park 3

GRANVILLE — Gehlen Catholic scored five runs in the first inning to give starting pitcher Colin Budden a nice early cushion and the Jays went on to post an 8-3 non-conference baseball victory over Harris-Lake Park at Granville’s Vosburg Field Wednesday night.  The Wolves closed to within 5-3, scoring all of their runs against Budden in the second inning before the Jays padded their lead with a three-run third to secure the victory.  Budden teamed with Joey Pohlen on a two-hitter with four walks and nine strikeouts.  Gehlen had eight hits in the game but no one had a multiple hit night.  Colin Wise and Lucas McCarty drove in two runs each for the Jays.  Gehlen improves to 15-and-9 for the season.

(high school softball)

Le Mars 6, Estherville/Lincoln Central 5

LE MARS — It was ‘Senior Night’ at the Bulldog Complex Wednesday night and the lone senior on the Le Mars girls softball team, Kali Berkenpas, earned the pitching win in relief, halting a seventh inning rally by Estherville/Lincoln Central to win 6-5.  The Midgets scored twice in the seventh and had the tying run at second base with two outs when Berkenpas fielded a come-backer to the pitching circle and threw to first to end the game.  Brook Berkenpas worked the first 4 1/3 innings before running into trouble in the fifth inning.  Kali came in with one out and the bases loaded and the game tied 3-3 when she got Olivia Troug to hit into a 5-2-4 inning-ending double play.  Christina Konz broke the tie with a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth, her first home run since her eighth grade year, to put Le Mars in front 4-3.  The Lady Bulldogs added two more runs in the sixth on an error and a wild pitch to extend the lead to 6-3.  Kady Leusink also homered for Le Mars in the third, a career-first for the freshman.  The win halts a four-game losing skid for Le Mars and improves their record to 12-and-18 with a 6-and-6 Lakes Conference mark.

Gehlen Catholic 4, Harris-Lake Park 1

GRANVILLE — The Gehlen Catholic Lady Jays scored three runs in the fourth inning to open up a 4-0 lead and went onto beat Harris-Lake Park 4-1 in non-conference softball action in Granville Wednesday night.  Addison Weber had a two-run double and Sydney Livermore also had a RBI double to key the three-run fourth.  Livermore made a couple good defensive plays in center field according to coach Tony Gunter to back a solid pitching performance by Brooke Woerdehoff.  Woerdehoff allowed six hits with one walk and five strike outs.  Gehlen improves to 11-and-15 for the season.

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 8, Saint Paul Saints 5

(major league baseball)

Philadelphia 5, Seattle 4
Pittsburgh 6, Tampa Bay 2
L.A. Angels 3, L.A. Dodgers 2

Toronto 4, Baltimore 0
Cleveland 5, Texas 3
Kansas City 8, Detroit 2
Minnesota 4, Boston 1
N.Y. Yankees 12, Chicago White Sox 3
Houston 11, Oakland 8

San Francisco 5, Colorado 3
Washington 8, Chicago Cubs 4
Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 3
N.Y. Mets 8, Miami 0
St. Louis 4, Arizona 3
San Diego 7, Atlanta 4




(high school softball)

Gehlen Catholic at Whiting – cancelled

(high school baseball)

Gehlen Catholic at Whiting – postponed

(American Association baseball)

Saint Paul Saints 6, Sioux City Explorers 3

(major league baseball)

Pittsburgh 4, Tampa Bay 0
L.A. Dodgers 6, L.A. Angels 2

Cleveland 5, Texas 1
Detroit 7, Kansas City 3
Houston 6, Oakland 1
Baltimore 2, Toronto 0
Boston 6, Minnesota 3
Chicago White Sox 4, N.Y. Yankees 3

St. Louis 10, Arizona 4
Chicago Cubs 5, Washington 4
Milwaukee 11, Cincinnati 3
N.Y. Mets 6, Miami 3
San Diego 6, Atlanta 0




(high school baseball)

Gehlen Catholic 3, (#4-1A)Akron-Westfield 1

LE MARS — Colin Wise fired a two-hitter with one walk, one unearned run and two strike outs to out duel Austin Allard as Gehlen Catholic knocked off No. 4 (1A) Akron-Westfield 3-1 Friday night.  The loss dropped the Westerners out of a share of the War Eagle Conference lead and allowed West Sioux to repeat as W-E-C champions.  The loss also halts a 21-game Akron-Westfield winning streak since a loss to West Sioux four games into the 2017 season.  Wise completed a trifecta of sorts, beating Remsen St. Mary’s, West Sioux and now Akron-Westfield this season to improve to 3-and-2.  Austin Allard, who scattered six hits for the Westerners, suffered his first loss after a 7-and-0 start.  The Jays scored twice in the first inning on a RBI double by Cole Wiltgen and he scored on a single by Wise.  After the Westerners scored on an error in the top of the sixth to close to within 2-1, the Jays padded the lead in their half of the sixth on a Elijah Freking single.  Gehlen Catholic improves to 16-and-9 and finish the War Eagle race at 7-and-4 while Akron-Westfield falls to 24-and-2 and finished 9-and-2 in the league.

Gehlen head baseball coach Marty Kurth was honored by the J-Club with a batter’s statue to commemorate his 500th career win recently prior to the start of Friday’s game.  About 40-50 ex-Gehlen players surprised coach Kurth by walking out on the field and lining up behind him.

(#4-3A)Sergeant Bluff-Luton at Le Mars – postponed

(high school softball)

(#2-1A)Akron-Westfield 16, Gehlen Catholic 0, three innings

LE MARS — No. 2 (1A) Akron-Westfield tuned up for the start of post-season play next week with a 16-0, three inning win over Gehlen Catholic Friday night at the Riverview Complex.  The Westerners scored six runs in a 12-batter first inning with Danika Smith’s three-run homer starting the onslaught.  Two more unearned runs in the second extended the lead to 8-0 and an eight-run third that featured 13 batters sent the Westerners to 16-run cushion and a ‘Mercy Rule’ victory.  Baily Davis had two hits and two RBI’s for A-W and worked the final inning in the pitching circle, retiring three of the four batters she faced, walking Jade Goergen to open the third.  Ann Hedlund pitched the first two innings for the Westerners to earn her 14th win against one loss.  She struck out six of the seven batters she faced.  Sydney Livermore drilled a single past the third baseman in the first inning for Gehlen’s lone hit.  The Westerners claim yet another War Eagle Conference title at 11-and-0 and improve to 30-and-2 heading into games with state-rated Newell-Fonda and Cherokee Saturday at the Storm Lake Classic.  Gehlen finishes the regular season at 11-and-16 with a 6-and-5 league mark.  The Lady Jays host Lawton-Bronson (9-17) Monday at 7 p.m. in the 1A Regionals.

Western Christian at Le Mars – cancelled

(American Association baseball)

Kansas City T-Bones 10, Sioux City Explorers 8

(major league baseball)

Atlanta 3, Oakland 1

Cleveland at Detroit, ppd.
Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 4, 10 innings
Boston 7, Toronto 4, 11 innings
Chicago White Sox 8, Texas 7
N.Y. Yankees 13, Houston 4
Kansas City 8, Minnesota 1
Seattle 10, L.A. Angels 0

San Francisco 13, Pittsburgh 5
Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 0
N.Y. Mets 2, Philadelphia 1
Milwaukee 3, Miami 2
St. Louis 8, Washington 1
Colorado 6, Arizona 3
L.A. Dodgers 10, San Diego 4




(American Association baseball)

Kansas City T-Bones 6, Sioux City Explorers 2

(major league baseball)

Atlanta 4, Oakland 3

Boston 7, Toronto 1
Detroit 7, Cleveland 4, 1st game
Cleveland 4, Detroit 1, 2nd game
Kansas City 11, Minnesota 6, 1st game
Minnesota 10, Kansas City 5, 2nd game
Tampa Bay 10, Baltimore 3
Houston 7, N.Y. Yankees 6
Texas 10, Chicago White Sox 4
L.A. Angels 4, Seattle 0

San Francisco 2, Pittsburgh 1, 11 innings
Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 3
Milwaukee 8, Miami 4
N.Y. Mets 7, Philadelphia 6
St. Louis 2, Washington 1
Arizona 6, Colorado 2
L.A. Dodgers 8, San Diego 0




(American Association baseball)

Kansas City T-Bones 6, Sioux City Explorers 4

(major league baseball)

NEW YORK – Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper is the major league’s top vote-getter for the upcoming All-Star game and will be joined in the National League outfield by Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon and Marcell Ozuna of the Marlins. The NL infield has Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, Reds shortstop Zack Cozart, Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and Nats second baseman Daniel Murphy. Giants catcher Buster Posey will handle the pitchers early in the game at Miami.

NEW YORK – The American League starting outfielders for next week’s All-Star game are slated to be Houston’s George Springer, Yankees rookie slugger Aaron Judge and Angels star Mike Trout. Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and Houston second baseman Jose Altuve are starting infielders, as are Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez and Toronto first baseman Justin Smoak. Kansas City’s Salvador Perez will be the starting catcher for the Junior Circuit, and Corey Dickerson of the Rays with be the designated hit

Atlanta 4, Oakland 3, 12 innings

Boston 15, Toronto 1
Cleveland 11, Detroit 8
Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 1
Chicago White Sox 6, Texas 5
Houston 8, N.Y. Yankees 1
Kansas City 6, Minnesota 2
Seattle 5, L.A. Angels 3

Chicago Cubs 6, Cincinnati 2
Philadelphia 7, N.Y. Mets 1
San Francisco 5, Pittsburgh 3
Miami 10, Milwaukee 3
Arizona 4, Colorado 3
San Diego 5, L.A. Dodgers 3
Washington 7, St. Louis 2