No. 15-ranked Iowa scored four runs in both the first and second innings en route to a 10-2 victory over the visiting Gophers on Saturday in Big Ten baseball in Iowa City.
Dan Potempa was 3-for-4 with four RBI for the Hawkeyes (36-12, 17-3 Big Ten), including a three-run double in the first. Tyler Peyton had a three-run triple in the second inning.
The Gophers (19-28, 7-13) scored one run in the fourth on Connor Schaefbauer's single and another in the eighth on an error.
SCSU wins title
Zak Hoffman hit two two-run homers to lead No. 1 St. Cloud State to a 10-5 victory over host Augustana on Saturday in the title game of the NSIC baseball tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The Huskies (51-3) built a 10-1 lead through 7½ innings before Patrick Fiala hit a grand slam for the Vikings (37-17) in the bottom of the eighth. Ryan Diers was the winning pitcher, allowing only one run and four hits in 7⅓ innings.
The conference title gives the Huskies an automatic bid in the NCAA Division II tournament, which starts later this week.
Tommies stay unbeaten
St. Thomas outslugged Concordia (Moorhead) in the winners' bracket final of the MIAC baseball tournament at Veterans Field in Minnetonka. Everyone in the Tommies' lineup had at least one hit, and Zach Gottfredsen had a homer and three RBI.
St. John's edged top seed Bethel 9-7 in the losers' bracket behind Logan Hershey, who went 4-for-5 with five RBI. One of his hits was a two-run homer in the eighth that put the Johnnies ahead 8-5.
St. John's later beat Concordia 9-5 in the losers' bracket final to reach the title game against St. Thomas at 11 a.m. Sunday. Mike Stegora had three hits, including a homer, three runs scored and three RBI in the Johnnies' second win of the day.
•Virginia, 25-3 and the third seed overall, defeated the Gophers 4-0 in the round of 32 in the NCAA men's tennis tournament. They met in a regional at Charlottesville, Va. Minnesota ends the season with a 21-8 record.
•Linfield, of McMinnville, Ore., defeated St. Thomas 6-0 in the NCAA Division III softball regional in Decorah, Iowa. … Gustavus also lost, 3-2 in 12 innings to Aurora (Ill.) in a regional in Pella, Iowa.
• Detroit Lakes junior Katie Smith set the women's course record at the Vintage Golf Course in Staples, Minn., with an 8-under 64 on Saturday in the Staples-Motley Invitational. Smith is the three-time defending Class 2A state champion. Detroit Lakes won the team title in the 12-team meet with a 311.
• Minnesota State Mankato won its fourth NSIC men's outdoor track and field title at Sioux Falls, S.D., scoring 202.5 points by taking first in five individual events and one relay. Emmanuel Matadi of the Mavericks won the 100- and 200-meter dashes. His time of 10.19 in the 100 preliminaries was a conference record and the fastest time in Division II this season. Sioux Falls' Bobby Brockmueller amassed a meet-high 22 points after winning the 1,500, placing second in the 5,000 and fifth in the 10,000.
• The University of Mary won the NSIC women's track and field meet with 162 points, 53 more than Augustana. Minnesota Duluth's Amelia Maher was the top individual in the meet, scoring 26.5 points. She won the high jump (5-5¾), was second in the heptathlon (4,893) and the 400 hurdles (1:02.04) and ran on the 4X400 relay team that finished seventh.
• St. Thomas swept the MIAC men's and women's track and field titles. The men won just three events — Connor Gross was first in the 110 and 400 hurdles — but still beat Hamline by 26 points. The women won four events and beat runner-up Concordia (Moorhead) by 18.5 points for their 11th title in a row.
• Caitlin Nichol went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI as Augustana defeated Central Oklahoma 5-1 in the Central Region softball semifinals in Sioux Falls, S.D. Winning pitcher Jenelle Trautmann of the Vikings (52-9) allowed just two hits over six innings. East Central defeated Winona State 5-2 in the other semifinal by scoring three runs in the top of the eighth. Morgan Lintz's double in the bottom of the seventh enabled the Warriors to tie the score at 2-all.