Twins stay hot in Kansas City, Wolverines take out Norsemen
The Minnesota Twins defeated Kansas City in Game 2, but the St. Cloud Norsemen found themselves eliminated from the Robertson Cup with a loss to Anchorage in Game 2, and the Minnesota Lynx were defeated by Dallas on the road Saturday.
– The Twins picked up a 9-2 victory in Game 2 of the series against the Royals. Luis Arráez led Minnesota with three points, while Gio Urshela added two more. Joe Ryan threw six strikeouts and allowed five hits and a run in nearly six innings. Caleb Thielbar, Joe Smith and Cody Stashak combined for two strikeouts, two hits and a run in the remainder of the game. The Twins control the series 2-0 and improve to 24-16 and the Royals drop to 14-25. The teams will take to the field at Kauffman Stadium to close the series with Game 3 on Sunday. Pregame coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. on AM 1240 and 95.3 FM WJON.
– The Norsemen saw their season ended when they were swept 6-2 by Anchorage in Game 2 of the Robertson Cup semi-final series. Hunter Bischoff led all scorers with two goals for the Wolverines. Brandon Lajoie and Broten Sabo each scored one for St. Cloud. Tomas Bolo made 20 saves in the loss. St. Cloud outscored Anchorage 36-24 in the loss. The Norsemen end the season 47-18-5-1 on aggregate. The Wolverines will advance to the championship game to compete for their first-ever NAHL title.
– The Lynx blew up a close game in the third quarter and failed to recover in the fourth, falling to Dallas 94-78. Minnesota held a 27-22 lead after the first period and a 45-43 advantage at halftime, but gave up 36 points while only managing to score 19 in the third. Marina Mabrey led all scorers with 22 points for the Wings. Sylvia Fowles, Jessica Shepard and Kayla McBride each had 14 points for Minnesota. The Lynx fall to 1-6 and mark their worst start since the 2007 season when they started 0-7. They will have another opportunity to turn things around on Tuesday when they host the also struggling New York Liberty 1-4. Tipping is set at 7:00 p.m. at Target Center.