Two sophomores from the state of Iowa led the Gophers to an 8-0 victory in six innings over the Hawkeyes on Thursday in a Big Ten softball game in Iowa City.
Amber Fiser, of Van Horne, pitched a two-hitter and struck out six, and catcher Kendyl Lindaman, of Ankeny, hit a two-run homer and had an RBI single.
Lindaman has 14 homers this season, five in her past eight games. Carlie Brandt added two RBI doubles for Minnesota (22-14, 5-3 Big Ten).
Bueckers going to Cup trials
Hopkins sophomore guard Paige Bueckers was one of 35 players invited to the USA Basketball Women's U-17 World Cup team trials in Colorado Springs in late May.
She is coming off a championship in the Team USA U18 Women's 3-on-3 Tournament in late March and has been named to the 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic women's basketball team that will compete in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games Oct. 6-18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Bethel baseball icon dies
Bill Hargis, a Bethel volunteer assistant baseball coach for 27 years, died Wednesday from brain cancer at age 68. The Royals' home field, Hargis Park, is named for him.
Hargis also was mayor of Woodbury for 17 years, from 1993 to 2010.
Funeral services for Hargis will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Woodbury.
•Notre Dame defenseman Jordan Gross signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Coyotes. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Gross, a senior from Maple Grove, had 10 goals and 20 assists in 40 games this season for the Fighting Irish who reached the NCAA championship game.
•Junior goalie Sydney Scobee will transfer from Vermont to play for the Gophers women's hockey team this coming season. She will be eligible immediately. The native of Minnetrista, Minn., and a 2016 Breck graduate played 31 games for the Catamounts. She had a 9-15-4 record with a 2.59 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage.
•Volleyball player Kira Grev of Martin Luther College and football player Nick McCormick of Crown College were selected as the winners of the 2018 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete Leadership Awards.
•Michigan State senior Sarah Burnham, a Wayzata High School product, is ranked No. 16 in the latest NCAA Division I golf rankings.