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Iowa's McDonald throws no-hitter

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Junior starting pitcher Cole McDonald tossed a no-hitter to lead USA Team to an 8-0 victory over the Czech Republic on Friday night in a Super Round game at Tianmu Stadium. Iowa baseball hasn't had a no-hitter since 1965.

McDonald, a New Hampton, Iowa, native, faced two batters over the minimum and he needed just 97 pitches to complete the gem. The right-hander walked two batters in the first before retiring 11 straight batters from the first to the fifth inning.

Following a sixth inning USA error, McDonald sat down 10 straight before issuing a one-out walk in the ninth. He got Arnost Dubovy to hit into a game-ending 6-4-3 double play to close it out. McDonald had seven strikeouts.

USA's offense spotted McDonald with early run support with a six-run first inning. Senior Tyler Cropley had a two-run double in the inning and USA was the beneficiary of three Czech errors.

Gilman takes silver at worlds

PARIS, France -- University of Iowa All-American Thomas Gilman dropped a 6-0 decision to Japan’s Yuki Takahashi in the gold medal match of the 2017 UWW World Championships in Paris, France, on Friday.

Gilman, who was competing in his first senior level World Championships, will bring a silver medal back to the United States, where he trains for the Hawkeye Wrestling Club in Iowa City.

Gilman will represent Team USA at the 2018 World Cup at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on April 7-8. United World Wrestling Announced on Friday that the top eight men’s freestyle teams in the world will meet April 7-8 in Iowa City, Iowa.

Plitzuweit hosting second year of Pack

VERMILLION, S.D.– South Dakota women’s basketball head coach Dawn Plitzuweit invites girls entering grades 3-8 to join Coach P’s Pack for its second season in 2017-18.

Membership to Coach P’s Pack includes a two-hour clinic with Plitzuweit and the team, a T-shirt, letters from Coyote players throughout the season, free admission to a USD home game, a custom in-game video board message, coupon codes for discounted tickets and an invitation to Coach P’s Pack Night.

The basketball clinic will be held Oct. 1 from 1-3 p.m. with registration to begin at noon. Players will be provided with the opportunity to learn and improve on basketball fundamentals through drills, competition and fun games. The clinic will focus on passing, ball handling, shooting and concepts of the game.

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