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KLEM Local Schedule (week of July 8)



(high school softball)

Le Mars (19-12) 11, Sioux City West 1, five innings

LE MARS — Brook Berkenpas fired a two-hitter and struck out nine in the pitcher’s circle and went 2 for 2 at the plate with three RBI’s to lead Le Mars to an 11-1, ‘Ten-Run Rule’ verdict over visiting Sioux City West Monday night.  The Lady Bulldogs scored ten runs over their final three at-bats.  Eighth-grader, Libby Leraas, also had three RBI’s on a pair of hits.  Annie Ellis’ second hit of the night, a RBI double in the fifth inning, ended the game.  Le Mars runs their record 19-and-12 with their seventh win in a row.


REMSEN — Gehlen Catholic opened post season play with a 12-0, three inning victory over winless Whiting Monday night in the 1A Regionals at Remsen.  The Lady Jays scored seven runs in the first inning, two more in the second and then capped a three-run third on Sydney Livermore’s walk-off double.  Livermore finished with three hits, two RBI’s three runs and a pair of stolen bases.  Rylee Schnepf allowed just two base runners on a walk and a single in the second inning and finished with eight strikeouts.  Gehlen improves to 18-and-9 and will play again Wednesday in the quarterfinals.

In the second game at Remsen Monday, Remsen St. Mary’s broke a 3-3 tie with a three-run fifth inning on an error and RBI’s by Tori and Emma Galles.  Emma Galles earned the win in the pitching circle for the Hawks, turning in three innings of one-hit shutout relief after taking over for Haley Klein after the fourth inning.  St. Mary’s improves to 14-and-14 and like Gehlen will play in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

(region 1)
Gehlen Catholic 12, Whiting 0, three innings

Remsen St. Mary’s 6, Clay Central-Everly 3

MMCRU 6, Harris-Lake Park 2

Kingsley-Pierson 10, GTRA 7

#10-South O’Brien 12, Trinity Christian 0, three innings

River Valley 9, Storm Lake St. Mary’s 5

(region 4)
Western Christian 7, Lawton-Bronson 2

MVAOCOU 7, Unity Christian 4

(region 5)
Sibley-Ocheyedan 6, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 5

East Sac County 8, Pocahontas Area 0

(high school baseball)

Le Mars (11-13) 10, Sioux City West 5

LE MARS — Cade Webner and Camden Schroeder combined to limit Sioux City West to six hits and no earned runs Monday night as Le Mars beat the Wolverines 10-5 in high school baseball at the Bulldog Complex.  Alec Dreckman and Josh Pratt had two hits and two RBI’s each to lead the offense.  Le Mars erupted for nine runs in the third inning to erase a 4-0 deficit.  The Bulldogs are now 11-and-13 for the season.

(little league tournaments)

10-Year Old Tournament at Pulaski Park in Sioux City
Le Mars All-Stars (2-1) 24, Sergeant Bluff 11

11-Year Old Tournament at John Britton Complex in Le Mars
Le Mars All-Stars (3-0) 4, Sergeant Bluff 3


CLEVELAND (AP) – Toronto Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. set a Home Run Derby record by slamming 91 in the three rounds, but he lost the $1 million first prize when New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso went deep on his final swing. Guerrero belted 29 home runs in the first round and bettered that mark by hitting 40 in overtime to beat Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. Alonso won each of his rounds in walk-off fashion, beating first baseman Carlos Santana and Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr.




(high school softball)

Le Mars (20-12) 9, Sioux City East 3

SIOUX CITY — The Le Mars Lady Bulldogs closed out the regular season by winning their eighth straight game, 9-3, at Sioux City East Tuesday night.  Emily Carlson and Kady Leusink had three hits each for Le Mars.  Brook Berkenpas threw a five-hitter for the Lady Bulldogs with no earned runs allowed, with no walks and six strikeouts.  She also had a pair of hits and drove in three runs.  Le Mars (20-12) travels to Storm Lake Thursday night for a 7 p.m. 4A Regional quarterfinal game.  Coverage on KLEM begins at 6:50.

(high school baseball)

Glenwood 11, Le Mars (11-14) 1, five innings

LE MARS — Michael Radford checked the Bulldogs to three hits and recorded eight strikeouts to pitch Glenwood (18-8) to an 11-1, five-inning victory over Le Mars (11-14) Tuesday night at the Bulldog Sports Complex.  Eli Bales drove in three runs for the Rams on a three hits.  Josh Pratt drove in the lone Bulldog run in the third inning.  Braiden Hurd, the first of three pitchers for Le Mars, took the loss.

Western Christian 10, Gehlen Catholic (5-16) 9

LE MARS — Western Christian used a six-run second inning to build an early lead and went on to post a 10-9 victory over Gehlen Catholic Tuesday night at the Riverview Complex.  While Derek Von Arb had a rough night on the pitching mound, he went 4 for 5 at the plate with a double and four RBI’s.  Jeff Augustine had three hits for the Jays, including a two-run homer.  The Jays close out the regular season with a 5-and-16 record heading into their 1A District tournament opener Saturday against Trinity Christian at Akron.

(little league tournaments)

12-Year Old Tournament at Pulaski Park in Sioux City
Le Mars All-Stars (3-1) 6, Morningside 5

(major league baseball)

All-Star game — American League 4, National League 3

CLEVELAND (AP) – Joey Gallo belted a solo homer and American League pitchers combined to strike out 16 batters in a 4-3 victory over the National League in the All-Star Game last night at Cleveland. Game MVP Shane Bieber struck out the side in the fifth before Liam Hendriks and Aroldis Chapman each recorded three strikeouts in their one inning of work. The AL has won the last seven midsummer classics and leads the overall series, 45-43 with two ties.




(high school baseball)

Le Mars (12-14) 4, Sioux Center 3

SIOUX CENTER — Jakob Bixenman opened the seventh inning with a triple and scored the go-ahead run on Alec Dreckman’s sac-fly to lift the Le Mars Bulldogs to a 4-3 win at Sioux Center Wednesday night.  It was Dreckman’s second RBI of the night.  Josh Pratt led an 11-hit Bulldog attack with three hits while Mason Parrott added a pair of hits for Le Mars.  Carter Alcorn started and worked the first 4 1/3 innings before Camden Schroeder threw the final 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief to get the win.  The two combined on five hits and five strikeouts.  Le Mars improves to 12-and-14 for the year.

(high school softball)

CLEGHORN — Freshman Alyssa Kolbeck blooped a two-out, two-run single over the shortstop’s head in the fifth inning Wednesday night to lift Gehlen Catholic to a 2-1 1A Regional quarterfinal victory over MMCRU at Cleghorn.  Taylor Harpenau broke up a scoreless pitchers duel with a lead-off home run in the fourth inning to put the Royals in front 1-0.  Gehlen freshman Rylee Schnepf allowed just three hits, two by Harpenau, and closed the  game by retiring the final eight batters.  She struck out nine.  Three errors by MMCRU kept the pressure on sophomore pitcher Molly Reuter, as Gehlen left a runner stranded at third base in three of the first four innings.  Harpenau, the Royals catcher, made two good defensive plays in the first four inning to cut down Gehlen runners trying to score.  Reuter finished with a four-hitter with four walks and two strikeouts.  MMCRU closes out a 16-and-11 season while Gehlen advances to a Friday night semifinal showdown with No. 8 Akron-Westfield in Akron, sporting a 19-and-9 record.

(region 1)
#8-Akron-Westfield (21-12) 7, Kingsley-Pierson (14-22) 2
Gehlen Catholic (19-9) 2, MMCRU (16-11) 1
#13-Westwood (29-10) 3, Remsen St. Mary’s (14-15) 1
#10-South O’Brien (27-3) 4, River Valley 2

(region 4)
#13-Alta-Aurelia 12, MVAOCOU 1
Woodbury Central 17, Cherokee 7
#15-West Sioux 9, Western Christian 4
West Lyon 10, Hinton 6

(region 5)
Central Springs 11, Sibley-Ocheyedan 0
North Union 10, Sioux Central 0
East Sac County 7, Emmetsburg 1
South Central Calhoun 7, Manson NW-Webster 0

(region 2)
(at Humboldt)
Algona 2, Estherville/Lincoln Central 1
#3-Humboldt 10, Sheldon 0

(at Spirit Lake)
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 13, George-Little Rock 1
Spirit Lake 12, Okoboji 0

(region 7)
Sioux Center 9, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 3
#7-Treynor 7, OA-BCIG 2
Kuemper Catholic 6, Atlantic 5
Southeast Valley 8, Carroll 3

(little league tournaments)

12-Year Old Tournament at Pulaski Park in Sioux City
Hinton/Tri-County 4, Le Mars All-Stars (3-2) 3




(high school softball)

(region 8)
Le Mars (21-12) 7, Storm Lake 1
Denison-Schleswig 10, Spencer 0

STORM LAKE — Le Mars won their ninth straight and their 16th in the last 19 games, taking advantage of a mistake-prone Storm Lake team to win 7-1 Thursday night in the 4A Regional quarterfinals at Storm Lake.  Brook Berkenpas was stellar once again, checking the Tornados to three base runners for the first five innings while the Lady Bulldogs were building a 3-0 lead.  Storm Lake made a push in the sixth and seventh innings but could only muster an unearned run in the sixth off Berkenpas.  She struck out eight while scattering six hits.  Le Mars broke the game open with a four-run seventh inning, capitalizing on three errors.  For the night, the Lady Bulldogs scored on two passed balls and two wild pitches.   Berkenpas led the offense with a RBI triple and a double and Brooke Haage had a triple.  Le Mars improves to 21-and-12 and play Bishop Heelan (15-13) at 5 pm Saturday night in the semifinals at the Briar Cliff diamond.

(region 1)
Council Bluffs A-L 8, Council Bluffs T-J 6

(region 3)
Sioux City East 3, Sioux City West 0

(little league tournaments)

10-Year Old Tournament at Pulaski Park in Sioux City
Le Mars All-Stars (3-1) 3, Hinton 1

11-Year Old Tournament at John Britton Complex in Le Mars
Le Mars All-Stars (4-0) 10, Hinton 1




(high school baseball)

(#4-3A)Harlan 10, Le Mars (12-15) 2

Harlan — The Harlan Cyclones took advantage of four Bulldog errors and eight walks to beat Le Mars 10-2 Friday afternoon in Harlan in a regular season baseball match-up.  Three Harlan pitchers combined to pitch a five-hitter with ten strikeouts while Alec Dreckman and Cam Schroeder worked the game for Le Mars, giving up eight hits and striking out six.  No Bulldog hitter had more than one hit.  Le Mars falls to 12-and-15.

(high school softball)

(region 1)
Gehlen Catholic (20-9) 9, #8-Akron-Westfield (21-13) 5
#13-Westwood (30-10) 15, #10-South O’Brien (27-4) 14

AKRON — Gehlen Catholic used a big first inning to get up early on No. 8 Akron-Westfield and the Lady Jays beat the Westerners 9-5 Friday night in the 1A Regional semifinals in Akron.  The loss by Akron-Westfield ends a string of 16 straight years of playing in the Regional finals.  The Lady Jays scored four runs in the first inning, sending ten batters to the plate and never trailed for the remainder of the game.  But it took a four-run seventh inning for Gehlen Catholic to secure the outcome.  The Jays took a 9-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh before holding off a rally by A-W that saw them score four runs while collecting four of their nine hits.  Rylee Schnepf improved to 20-5 for Gehlen while Natalie Nielson finished at 11-5, walking seven Gehlen batters and giving up eight earned runs.  Akron-Westfield finishes at 21-and-13 and will return everybody next season.  They started five freshman Friday night.  Gehlen Catholic extends their winning streak to seven straight and will take a 20-and-9 record to the Regional finals Monday against No. 13 Westwood (30-10) at Sloan.  The game will be carried on KLEM.

(region 4)
#13-Alta-Aurelia 10, Woodbury Central 3
#15-West Sioux 4, West Lyon 3

(region 2)
Algona 4, #3-Humboldt 2
Spirit Lake 6, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 2

(region 7)
#7-Treynor 8, Sioux Center 0
Southeast Valley 4, Kuemper Catholic 3

(little league tournaments)

11-Year Old Tournament at John Britton Complex in Le Mars
Le Mars All-Stars (5-0) 6, Morningside 2

12-Year Old Tournament at Pulaski Park in Sioux City
Sergeant Bluff 3, Le Mars All-Stars (3-3) 1




(high school baseball)

Fort Dodge 6, Le Mars (12-16) 2

FORT DODGE — Sophomore Dylan Zimmerman limited Le Mars hitters to two hits through five innings and drove in a pair of runs on two hits to lead Fort Dodge to a 6-2 high school baseball win Saturday afternoon.  The Dodgers built a 6-0 lead before the Bulldogs scored twice in the seventh inning on RBI hits by Alex Irwin and Jakob Bixenman.  Josh Pratt took the loss.  Le Mars falls to 12-and-16 for the season.


AKRON — Zach Kraft and Dylan Lehmann combined on a one-hitter with eleven strikeouts Saturday night to pitch Gehlen Catholic to an 8-1 1A District Tournament win over Trinity Christian in quarterfinal round action at Akron.  Mitchell Hunt broke-up a scoreless pitcher’s duel with a two-run single in the fourth inning and two batter later, Zach Kraft unloaded a grand slam to cap a six-run inning.   The Jays added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings on a sacrifice fly by Dylan Lehmann and a RBI single by eighth-grader Keaton Logan.  Logan had three hits for Gehlen.  Zach Kraft worked the first four innings for Gehlen and didn’t allow a hit while Dylan Lehmann gave up only a solo homer to Dawson Vis in the fifth inning.  He struck out five.  The Jays improve to 6-and-17 and play No. 8 Kingsley-Pierson (27-4) Tuesday in Kingsley in the 7 o’clock semifinal game.  KLEM will have the coverage of the contest.

Central Lyon won the second game in Akron Saturday night, 3-0 over Akron-Westfield.  Kaden Huisman threw a four-hitter and struck out 14 batters for the Lions.  He also had a RBI single during a three-run sixth inning.  Nick Jacobs had a single and double for A-W and suffered the loss after relieving starter Jack Anderson in the fifth inning.  The Westerners end the year at 13-and-14.

(district 1 / sub-state 1)
(at Akron)
Gehlen Catholic (6-17) 8, Trinity Christian 1
Central Lyon 3, Akron-Westfield (13-14) 0

(at Kingsley)
Lawton-Bronson (13-11) 3, Westwood 1
#8-Kingsley-Pierson (26-4) 14, Whiting 0, five innings

(district 2 / sub-state 1)
(at Remsen)
George-Little Rock (4-17) 7, Ridge View 2
#10-Remsen St. Mary’s (23-7) 14, River Valley 1, five innings

(at Moville)
MMCRU (13-10) 2, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 1
Woodbury Central (20-13) 12, South O’Brien 2, five innings

(district 1 / sub-state 1)
(at Orange City)
Western Christian 5, Sioux Center 3, eight innings
Unity Christian 3, Sheldon 2

(district 2 / sub-state 1)
(at Milford)
Spirit Lake 8, Emmetsburg 5, nine innings
Okoboji 6, Sibley-Ocheyedan 0

(district 16 / sub-state 8)
(at Alta)
Missouri Valley 6, OA-BCIG 5
Alta-Aurelia 13, Cherokee 7

(high school softball)


SIOUX CITY — Bishop Heelan edged Le Mars 2-1 Saturday night in the girls 4A Regional semifinals at the Briar Cliff field in Sioux City, halting the nine-game winning for the Lady Bulldogs and ending their season at 21-and 13.  Brooke Haage’s RBI single in the third put Le Mars in front 1-0.  Heelan tied it in the bottom of the third on a fielder’s choice ground out.  The Crusaders won it in the bottom of the seventh when Kenley Meis tripled and then scored on a fielder’s choice grounder by Kennedy Bork.  Joslyn Verzal limited Le Mars to two hits while Brook Berkenpas threw a three-hitter for the Lady Bulldogs.

(region 8)
Bishop Heelan 2, Le Mars (21-13) 1
Dension-Schleswig 6 #12-Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3

(region 1)
#1-Waukee 14, Council Bluffs A-L 0
Sioux City North 2, Urbandale 1

(region 3)
#2-Fort Dodge 9, Sioux City East 0
Ankeny 5, Des Moines East 0

(little league tournaments)

10-Year Old Tournament at Pulaski Park in Sioux City
Headid 7, Le Mars All-Stars (3-2) 1

Junior Girls Tournament in Le Mars  —  Le Mars All-Stars finished 2nd  ..  losing 6-2 to the Swarm  ..  winning 13-0 over Spencer and 6-0 over Storm Lake.

Major Girls 12 and under Tournament at Le Mars  —  Le Mars All-Stars finished 2nd  ..  losing 8-5 to the Swarm  .. winning 15-2 over Dutch Diamonds and 5-1 over Storm Lake.

Major Girls 10 and under Tournament at Le Mars — Le Mars All Stars finished 2nd  ..  winning 16-10 over Sergeant Bluff  ..  losing 8-1 to MVAO  .. and winning 10-9 over Spencer.

Junior Boys Tournament at Worthington, MN. —  Le Mars All-Stars won 8-5 over Granite City and 5-4 over Worthington.  Le Mars plays two more games Sunday.




(little league tournaments)

10-Year Old Tournament at Pulaski Park in Sioux City
2:00-Championship Game

11-Year Old Tournament at John Britton Complex in Le Mars
6:30-Le Mars All-Stars (5-0) vs. Westside

12-Year Old Tournament at Pulaski Park in Sioux City
6:00-Championship Game