Michael Conforto went 4 for 4 and drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the fifth inning.
Donato, a natural center who mostly played left wing after arriving from Boston, received a two-year, $3.8 million contract.
Thomas appeared in five games for the Vikings last year as an undrafted rookie from Jacksonville State.
Fowles finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds for her fourth consecutive double-double and broke Lisa Leslie’s mark of 156 set from 1997-2009.
Athlete of the Week is back.
This week’s honoree was just the 8th girl in Cotter school history to score 1,000 points, but her talents in the circle of a softball diamond are second to none Section 1.
She’s played on the varsity since the 7th grade, been named All-State twice.
At the U.S. Bank Stadium, the Final Four Fan Fest is underway.