Viking running back Adrian Peterson could return to the field Sunday against Jacksonville but no decision has been made yet. Viking head coach Leslie Frazier says if Peterson does play it will be with limited exposure. Frazier says a decision on Peterson could go all the way up to game-time. Peterson has been working his way back from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. Peterson sustained the injuries against Washington on December 24 of 2011.
The Twins lost 4-2 in Chicago to the White Sox Monday night. Gordon Beckham went 2-4 with a 2-run homerun and 3 RBIs to lead the White Sox. Jamey Carroll was 2-3 with a solo homerun, his first as a Twin. The 38-year old Carroll now has 13 homeruns in his career. Justin Morneau had a RBI single for the Twins. Chris Parmelee went 2-4 for Minnesota. Sam Deduno threw 6 innings with 2 earned runs allowed to take the loss and drop to 5-3.
The Cold Spring Springers lost 5-3 and 4-1 to the Victoria Vics in the Class B State Amateur Baseball championship games Monday in St. Cloud at Dick Putz Field. The Springers needed just 1 win on the day while Victoria needed two. Ryan Morse took the loss in game one with Garrett Fuchs going 2-4 with 2 RBIs for the Springers. Zach Femrite took the loss for the Springers in Game 2. Cold Spring managed just 6 hits in game 2.
Kansas City beat the Twins 6-4 in K.C. Sunday to salvage the final game of the 3-game series. Esmerling Vazquez made his first major league start and allowed 7 hits and 5 earned runs in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss and drop to 0-1. Chris Parmelee was 2-4 with a solo homerun, Joe Mauer was 3-4 and Alexi Casilla went 2-4 with 2 RBIs for the Twins.
The Twins swept a doubleheader in Kansas City Saturday after having their game rained out on Friday night. Minnesota won game 1 3-1 before winning game 2 8-7. In game one Cole DeVries threw 6 2/3 innings with 7 hits and 1 earned run allowed to get the win and improve to 4-5. Justin Morneau was 1-2 with 2 RBIs, Jamey Carroll had 3 hits and Chris Parmelee chipped in 2 hits.
The St. John's football team pounded Northwestern College 52-7 Saturday. St. John's posted 586 yards of total offense against Northwestern. Connor Bruns threw for 208 yards and a touchdown, Nick Schneider and Stephen Johnson each ran for 52 yards with Schneider scoring twice and Johnson scoring once. Schneider also had a receiving touchdown. Ben Krebsbach had 2 catches for 103 yards and a touchdown for St. John's.
It would be nice if Canada geese weren’t so darn smart. However, talk to any hunter that has spent a lot of time in the field and they will have story after story about birds that have learned to avoid the trouble associated with decoy spreads.
The Minnesota State Fair is drawing to a close. But there's plenty to do, see and eat before the gates close Monday night. Here's just a sampling of all the fun at the fair, through the lens of photographer Joe Bielawa.
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