Sports Briefs 9-14PARKSTON — Jordan Bormann, a senior at Parkston High School, has verbally committed to play golf at Augustana.
By: Sports Staff, The Daily Republic
Parkston’s Jordan Bormann verbally commits to play golf for Augustana
By The Daily Republic
PARKSTON — Jordan Bormann, a senior at Parkston High School, has verbally committed to play golf at Augustana.
Parkston girls’ golf coach Tyler Hockett told The Daily Republic of the news Thursday afternoon.
Bormann is the 2012 girls’ SDGA junior champion, and she will begin her collegiate career in the fall of 2013.
Joe Mauer misses 3rd straight game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins All-Star Joe Mauer was out of the starting lineup for the third straight night against Kansas City due to back spasms.
Drew Butera started at catcher for the second straight game Thursday night. Mauer’s back tightened up before batting practice Tuesday.
Mauer, who appeared in just 82 games last season because of various ailments, had played in 131 of a possible 143 games entering Thursday, splitting his time among catcher, DH and first base. He is hitting .319 with nine homers and 76 RBIs.
Manager Ron Gardenhire said Mauer felt better but wasn’t ready to return.
Twins rally late to beat Kansas City
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Denard Span had a game-ending RBI double in the 10th inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
Trailing 3-1, the Twins capitalized on a bases-loaded walk by Royals closer Greg Holland in the eighth and Trevor Plouffe’s homer in the ninth to tie it.
Alexi Casilla led off 10th with a double to right-center off Francisley Bueno (1-1) that fell just beyond the glove of diving center fielder Lorenzo Cain, who injured his leg on the play and had to leave the game. Span then hit a double over the head of right fielder Eric Hosmer for the win.
Closer Glen Perkins (3-1) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.
Josh Willingham also connected for Minnesota and Salvador Perez had two RBIs for the Royals.
RB Peterson says he’s not yet full strength, but soon
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson says his left knee has been a little sore and stiff this week after a successful season opener for Minnesota.
Peterson said Thursday the expected discomfort lasted about two days but is “nothing that would hold me back.” He rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns last Sunday for the Vikings, a little more than eight months after reconstructive surgery.
Peterson says he’s at about 95 percent strength. He says he’ll reach 100 percent soon and predicts the difference, once he regains the remaining explosiveness in his leg, will be “like night and day.”
Peterson had 17 carries last week, but the Vikings (1-0) aren’t ready to promise more heading into Sunday’s game against the Colts (0-1).