Local Sports Scoreboard from Tuesday, June 30th
Iowa High School Softball:
Okoboji def. Sibley-Ocheyedan 4-0
--Sibley-Ocheyedan wraps up the regular season with a 4-18 record and will begin play in the Class 2A-Region 1 tournament on Monday night in Hull against Western Christian
George-Little Rock/Central Lyon def. Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen-Union 5-4
Iowa High School Baseball:
Spirit Lake def. Okoboji 5-4
Minnesota Twins def. Cincinnati Reds 8-5
--Torii Hunter and Eduardo Nunez each had 3 hits with Hunter hitting his 12th homerun of the season in the victory. Phil Hughes was the winning pitcher giving up 2 earned runs on 7 hits and striking out 4 in 6 and 2/3 innings. Glen Perkins earned his 25th save of the season. Minnesota is now 41-36 on the season and will wrap up their series with the Reds in a day game today. Listen live on AM 730 KWOA at 11:00am this morning
Women’s World Cup
World Cup Semifinals
The United States beat Germany 2-0 on a penalty kick from Carli Lloyd and a late goal from Kelley O'Hara, sending the Americans to the title match of the Women's World Cup.
Goalkeeper Hope Solo posted her fifth straight shutout, continuing a dominant run for the American defense. The second-ranked U.S. women have gone 513 minutes without conceding a goal.
The United States is seeking its third World Cup title, but first since 1999. The Americans went to the final in Germany four years ago but fell in the end on penalty kicks to Japan.
Now the Americans wait to learn their opponent for the final: Defending champion Japan, ranked fourth in the world, faces sixth-ranked England in the other semifinal on Wednesday night.
The title match is set for Sunday at BC Place in Vancouver. Germany will play the loser of the second semifinal in the third-place game in Edmonton on Saturday.