Wild re-sign defenseman Marco Scandella
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenseman Marco Scandella to a 2-year contract.
The team announced the deal on Monday.
Scandella was eligible to be a restricted free agent, but the Wild locked the 23-year-old before he could hit the market. Scandella missed training camp in January because of a groin injury and spent most of this season with the Houston Aeros in the AHL, recording 17 points in 45 games.
The second-round pick in the 2008 draft played in six regular season games for the Wild. Added to the active roster again right before the playoffs, Scandella had a goal and an assist in five games against the Chicago Blackhawks. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound native of Montreal has four goals and 11 assists in 89 career NHL games.
Trevor Mbakwe gets chance to work out for Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves are working out another group of draft prospects.
Their guests on Monday afternoon included a player that president of basketball operations Flip Saunders is quite familiar with: former Gophers standout Trevor Mbakwe (im-BAHK'-way).
Saunders watched Mbakwe play often last season at Williams Arena, where the team's new boss once starred himself. Mbakwe has been widely projected as a pick in the second round, where the Wolves have two selections.
Others being evaluated by team officials on Monday included Reggie Bullock of North Carolina, Tony Snell of New Mexico, Deshaun Thomas of Ohio State, Carrick Felix of Arizona State and Jason Washburn of Utah.
The NBA draft takes place on June 27.
MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT-CLASS 3A
Mounds View beats Rocori 8-0 for 3A title
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Max Knutson gave up only four hits as Mounds View shut out Rocori of Cold Spring 8-0 for the Class 3A state championship at Target Field on Monday.
Knutson struck out nine Spartan batters and yielded only one base on balls during the seven-inning game. He threw 90 pitches, 60 for strikes.
The Mustangs (20-6) tagged three different Rocori pitchers for 14 hits, plus getting four walks.
Sam Hentges ended a home run short of hitting for the cycle, scoring three times and knocking in two. Lars Anderson also had three hits, and Justin Ortt had two.
Mounds View won its first state title in its fifth overall appearance. It was the Mustangs' first appearance at state since 2000 when they finished third.
MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT-CLASS 2A
Kasson-Mantorville tops Perham for 2A title
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Joey Hyde pitched a complete game to guide the Kasson-Mantorville Komets to an 8-1 victory over the Perham Yellowjackets in the Class 2A state championship at Target Field on Monday.
Hyde scattered five singles over seven innings while striking out five, letting in the lone run in the second.
Nine different players had at least one hit for the Komets (25-6), who scored three times in the first inning and three more in the fourth to win their first baseball title. Riley Donovan had two runs and two RBIs, and Wade Starkey hit an RBI double.
The Komets previously appeared at state in 2005 and 2011.
MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT-CLASS 1A
BOLD wins Class 1A state title at Target Field
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Logan Sandgren's one-hit shutout spurred the BOLD Warriors to a 3-0 victory over the Osakis Silverstreaks in the Class 1A state championship game at Target Field on Monday.
Sandgren struck out six over seven innings. He took his no-hitter one out into the sixth inning, when Doug Zimmel hit a solid single to center field.
Austin Weis drove in two runs and Tyler Seehusen had two singles, two walks and two runs for the Warriors (18-6).
BOLD, a consolidated school comprising several communities, is located in Olivia, about 95 miles west of Minneapolis.
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