Sports Briefs 8-14Today's sporting briefs
By: Sports Staff, The Daily Republic
Twins send struggling IF Nishioka back to Triple-A Rochester
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have sent middle infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka back to Triple-A Rochester after a rough week in the majors.
The move was made Monday before the Twins played Detroit to make room for third baseman Trevor Plouffe, who was returned from his rehabilitation assignment with Rochester and reinstated from the disabled list. Plouffe bruised his right thumb and has been out since July 21. He played in two games for Rochester over the weekend before being cleared to rejoin the Twins.
Nishioka was recalled from Rochester a week ago, but the former Japanese league batting champion went 0 for 12 with three errors at second base plus a number of other blunders in the field. He didn’t appear in any of the games against Tampa Bay over the weekend.
MHS golfers finish 10th at Lynx Invite
By The Daily Republic
BRANDON — In the first meet of the season, the Mitchell High School boys’ golf team finished 10th at the Lynx Invite Monday at Brandon Golf Course in Brandon.
The Kernels finished with a team score of 351. Brandon Valley Red won the event with a 279. Jaron Weich had the best score among Mitchell golfers, finishing 29th in the standings after carding an 80.
Other Kernels golfers to compete included Jacob Rice, Aaron Sudbeck, Ryan Solberg, Tyler Houwman and Landon Pooley. For results from the tournament, see this page.