Five players with ties to the state of Minnesota were taken in the Major League Baseball draft on Wednesday, including three from college teams.
Minnesota State Mankato pitcher Brody Rodning was selected in the 13th round by the Toronto Blue Jays. Rodning, a lefthander from Gaylord, was 6-4 with a 3.47 ERA for the Mavericks this season.
South Dakota State catcher Luke Ringhofer, a junior from East Ridge High School, was drafted in the 22nd round by the Baltimore Orioles.
Winona State pitcher Mitchell Stalsberg, a junior lefthander from Viroqua, Wis., was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 23rd round.
Woodbury High School pitcher Max Meyer was taken in the 34th round by the Twins and St. Cloud Tech pitcher/first baseman Trevor Koenig in the 40th round by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Rally Cycling riders lead
Brandon McNulty of Rally Cycling was the men’s leader after two stages of the North Star Grand Prix Bike Race. He won the time trial on East River Road in the morning; Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Victoria won the criterium on Avon Street in the evening.
Emma White of Rally Cycling is the women’s leader after taking first in the criterium. Rushalee Buchanan of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling, the time trial winner, is second, four seconds behind.
The third stage will be a road race at 3 p.m. Thursday in Cannon Falls, Minn.
• Gophers decathlete Luca Wieland was named the Big Ten outdoor field athlete of the year. The senior from Saarbrucken, Germany, was third in the decathlon in the NCAA meet.
• Gophers women’s hockey associate head coach Joel Johnson was named the head coach of the U.S. women’s national under-18 team for the 2017-18 season.
• Two interim Augsburg coaches — Melissa Lee in softball and Nora Stauber in women’s swimming and diving — were named the head coaches in those sports.
• Former Concordia (St. Paul) associate athletic director Brian Jamros was named athletic director at St. Scholastica.
• The St. Paul Saints defeated the Sioux City Explorers 8-1 at CHS Field behind Ryan Zimmerman, who gave up one run on five hits in seven innings. Anthony Gallas had a three-run double in the first inning.