MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota baseball team earned its first series sweep of the 2002 season with a convincing 25-7 win over Valparaiso Sunday afternoon in the Metrodome.
Josh Krogman started the game for Minnesota. He completed five innings of work, allowing just one earned run and tied a career-high with six strikeouts. It is Krogman's first victory in 2002.
Valparaiso's starter, Eric Brauer lasted just more than an inning, permitting 12 Minnesota runs. The Golden Gophers scored 14 times in the first three innings, disheartening the Crusaders (0-3) in their opening weekend. Minnesota racked up 52 runs and 61 hits in the three-game series.
On Saturday, the Gophers clinched their first series victory of the season by defeating Valparaiso 15-4.
Craig Molldrem pitched 5 1/3 innings in relief to collect his first win of the season. His nine strikeouts set a career high.
Scott Howard led the way for the Golden Gophers, going 4-for-4 with three RBI.
Minnesota beat Valparaiso 12-2 on Friday.
Minnesota-Morris coaches won't return
MORRIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota-Morris announced its men's and women's head basketball coaches will not return next season.
Jim Severson took over the men's program at his alma mater in 1995. The Cougars were 51-138 in seven seasons under Severson, including this season's 4-23 overall record and 2-16 in the NSIC.
Tad Banker, a graduate of Adams State College, took over as head women's basketball coach in the 2000-01 season. The Cougars were 0-54 in two seasons under Banker.
de Matta repeats in Grand Prix
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- Cristiano da Matta successfully defended his Monterrey Grand Prix title and became the first CART FedEx Series driver to win three straight races since Juan Montoya in 1999.
Irwin sets Toshiba Classic record
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Hale Irwin shot a final-round 65 and set a tournament record with a 54-hole score of 196 in winning the Toshiba Senior Classic by five shots over Allen Doyle.
Irwin's 17-under total at the 6,584-yard, par-71 Newport Beach Country Club course was three strokes better than the previous record set by George Archer in 1995 -- the inaugural year of the tournament over the par-70 Mesa Verde CC course.
MDHA recommends halt to wild deer feeding
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A hunters group wants people in Minnesota to stop feeding deer after the discovery of chronic wasting disease in wild deer in South Dakota and Wisconsin.
While the disease -- a fatal brain ailment in deer and elk -- hasn't been found in Minnesota, the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is recommending that people who feed deer consider stopping, fearing that deer feeding together could spread the disease.
Wildlife biologists also believe unnatural concentrations of deer at feeding stations could help spread chronic wasting disease. Biologists know it can be transmitted from deer to deer.
The Minnesota DNR is considering tightening the law prohibiting deer baiting to close legal loopholes that allow hunters to flaunt the law. But the DNR deliberately has avoided any proposals that would restrict recreational deer feeding.
The MDHA has no immediate intention of proposing a law that would ban recreational deer feeding.
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