Wednesday, April 23, 2014
TUESDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MWL BASEBALL - Peoria 4, Cedar Rapids 1.....COLLEGE BASEBALL - Cornell 10, Coe 8.....COLLEGE SOFTBALL - Coe 5-1, Central 2-3.....GIRLS TENNIS - Kennedy 9, Jefferson 0.....Washington 9, Waterloo East 0.....Dubuque Walhert 8, Xavier 1.....City High 5, Prairie 4.....BOYS TENNIS - Xavier 6, Dubuque Walhert 3.....Oelwein 6, Marion 3.....Kennedy 7, Jefferson 2.....BOYS SOCCER - Center Point-Urbana 6, Cedar Valley Christian 0.....Linn-Mar 2, Dubuque Wahlert 0.....Marion 5, Independence 1.....Jefferson 2, Xavier 0.....Washington 1, Kennedy 0.....GIRLS SOCCER - Xavier 4, Jefferson 0.....Kennedy 1, Washington 0.....Iowa City West 3, Prairie 0.....Linn-Mar 5, Washington 0
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Riders on brink of elimination

DUBUQUE - Robby Darrar scored the only goal of the game at 11:11 of the second period and Dubuque's defense did the rest as the Fighting Saints downed the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, 1-0, in Game 3 of their USHL playoff series Friday night before 2,848 fans at the Mystique Ice Center.

The win gives Dubuque a 2-1 lead in the best-of-5 series. The defending Clark Cup champions can close out the series with a win at home on Saturday night. A RoughRiders win Saturday would force a decisive fifth game Monday night at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.

Dubuque goaltender Kevin Reich stopped all 27 shots he faced while Cedar Rapids' Danny Tirone stopped 32 of 33 shots. The Riders went 0-for-3 on the power play while Dubuque was 0-for-2 with the extra man.

Cedar Rapids   0 0 0 - 0
Dubuque        0 1 0 - 1

D - Robby Darrar (Brett Boeing, Jarrid Privitera)


Farmer hands Kernels 4th loss in row

The $4.5 million bonus baby pitched fairly well for the Cedar Rapids Kernels Friday night, but the $225,000 college kid pitched better for West Michigan.

Buck Farmer struck out 11 batters and allowed only two hits as the Whitecaps handed the Kernels their fourth straight defeat, 5-2, before 1,346 fans on a mild night at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Kohl Stewart had a solid outing for Cedar Rapids, allowing only two runs in five innings, but he absorbed his first loss in the Midwest League when the Kernels had trouble mounting an attack.

A year ago, Farmer was a senior at Georgia Tech and Stewart was a senior in high school. Farmer might be slightly ahead of Stewart as a professional pitcher at this point, but Farmer is 23 years old and the 19-year-old Stewart is a millionaire.

Stewart sailed through the first three innings Friday, but was touched for three hits - including two doubles - and two runs in the fourth inning.

"I left a couple of balls up," he said. "I got behind a couple of times in the count to those guys in the fourth inning. But overall, yeah, I felt good."


Jenks, Evans lead Metro parade to Drake

Linn-Mar distance stars Stephanie Jenks and Josh Evans are poised to leave their mark on the Drake Relays again next week.

Jenks, a sophomore, is seeded first in the 1500 meter run, first in the 3000 meter run and second in the 800. She won the 1500 and 3000 at Drake last year as a freshman.

Evans, a senior, is seeded first in the 3200, third in the 1600 and 10th in the 800. He and his teammates are seeded No.1 in the 4x800 relay and the sprint medley, with Evans the anchor on both relays when they ran their best times.

Evans set a meet record at the Drake Relays last year when he captured the 1600 in 4 minutes, 10.86 seconds. He also finished second in the 3200.


Merced stars as KCC sweeps twinbill

CRESTON - Angel Merced went 7-for-11 and drove in six runs Friday as the Kirkwood Eagles swept an ICCAC doubleheader from Southwestern, 12-2 and 17-15, in Creston.

Merced was 4-for-5 with two RBIs in the first game. He continued his hot hitting by going 3-for-6 with four more RBIs in the nightcap.

Kirkwood (22-11, 7-7) pounded out 15 hits in both games.

Zach Patterson, Eric Schenck-Joblinske, Nick Jones and Randy Perez had two hits in the first game. Schenck-Joblinske collected a double, triple and two RBIs. Cale Henke struck out 11 batters in seven innings for the victory.

Patterson, Sulliam Rios Reyes and Schenck-Joblinske - the top three batters in the lineup - combined to score 10 runs in the second game.

Perez went 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Shawn Hagarty was 3-for-4 and scored three times. Patterson had two more hits.



Snakebit Kohawks drop pair at Central

PELLA - The baseball gods have been unkind to the Coe Kohawks this season.

The Kohawks have lost eight one-run games this year after dropping a pair of Iowa Conference squeakers at Central College Friday, 2-1 and 5-4.

Coe committed three errors in the opener and both of Central's runs in the ballgame were unearned. Connor Alberhasky (2-4) was the hard-luck loser, allowing six hits in six innings.

AJ Reuter went 2-for-3 for the Kohawks in the first game.

Jack Hoffmann's three-run double helped Coe take a 4-3 leading into the bottom of the eighth inning in the second game, but Central scored two runs in the frame and held on for the victory. Michael Goerdt went 2-for-4 for the Kohawks.

Coe's records fell to 11-17 overall and 7-13 in the league. Central raised its marks to 18-11 and 10-8.






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Metro Schedule

Monday, April 21 Friday, April 25
MWL: Peoria, 5 Kernels, 3 MWL: Kernels at Clinton, 6:35 p.m.
SB: Kirkwood at Southeastern (2), ppd BTRK: Drake Relays in Des Moines
GSOC: Linn-Mar 2, Cedar Falls 0 GTRK: Drake Relays in Des Moines
GTEN: Marion at Maquoketa GSOC: Davenport North at Jefferson, 4:15 p.m.
BTEN: Marion 5, Maquoketa 4 GTEN: Marion at Union, 4:15 p.m.
BGLF: Marion 170, Independence 186 BTEN: Union at Marion, 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22 BB: Luther at Coe (2), 1 p.m.
MWL: Kernels at Peoria, 6:30 p.m. MGLF: Coe in Iowa Conf. Tourney at Iowa City
GTRK: Jefferson at Mediapolis Invitational 5 p.m. MGLF: Kirkwood in Scot/Fire Classic
GTRK: Linn-Mar, Xavier at Hempstead Inv., 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26
GTRK: Marion at Solon Invitational, 4:30 p.m. MWL: Kernels at Clinton, 2 p.m.
GTRK: Prairie at Mount Pleasant Relays, 5 p.m. BTRK: Drake Relays in Des Moines
BTRK: Marion at Hempstead Invitational, 4 p.m. GTRK: Drake Relays in Des Moines
BTRK: Xavier at  South Tama Invatational, 5 p.m. BTEN: Dubuque Hempstead at Jefferson, 9 a.m.
GTEN: Jefferson at Kennedy, 4 p.m. BTEN: Dubuque Wahlert at Jefferson, 1 p.m.
GTEN: Prairie at Iowa City High, 4 p.m. BTEN: Dubuque Senior at Kennedy, 9 a.m.
GTEN: Waterloo East at Washington, 4 p.m. BTEN: Dubuque Hempstead at Kennedy, 1 p.m.
GTEN: Xavier at Dubuque Wahlert, 4 p.m. BTEN: Linn-Mar at Ankeny Invitational, 9 a.m.
BTEN: Kennedy at Jefferson, 4 p.m. MWL: Kernels at Clinton, 6:30 p.m.
BTEN: Oelwein at Marion, 4 p.m. BTEN: Dubuque Wahlert at Washington, 9 a.m.
BTEN: Iowa City High at Prairie, 4 p.m. BTEN: Dubuque Senior at Washington, 1 p.m.
BTEN: Dubuque Wahlert at Xavier, 4 p.m. BTEN: Waterloo West at Xavier, 1 p.m.
GSOC: Jefferson at Xavier, 4:15 p.m. GTEN: Kennedy at Waterloo East, 9 a.m.
GSOC: Kennedy at Washington, 5:45 p.m. GTEN: Kennedy at Cedar Falls, 1 p.m.
GSOC: Dubuque Wahlert at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m. GTEN: Linn-Mar at Waterloo West, 9 a.m.
GSOC: Marion at Independence, 5 p.m. GTEN: Linn-Mar at Waterloo East, 1 p.m.
GSOC: Prairie at Iowa City West, 7 p.m. MWL: Kernels at Clinton, 6:30 p.m.
BSOC: Xavier at Jefferson, 4:15 p.m. GTEN: Xavier at Cedar Falls, 9 a.m.
BSOC: Kennedy at Washington, 7:30 p.m. GTEN: Xavier at Waterloo West, 1 p.m.
BSOC: Linn-Mar at Dubuque Wahlert, 4:15 p.m. GSOC: Linn-Mar at Johnston, 11:30 a.m.
BSOC: Independence at Marion, 4:15 p.m. GSOC: Xavier in WDM Dowling Tourney, 10 a.m.
BSOC: Iowa City West at Prairie, 7 p.m. BSOC: Xavier in Iowa City Regina Tournament
BSOC: Center Point-Urbana at Cedar Valley, 5 p.m. GGLF: Prairie in Benton Inv,   8:30 a.m.
GGLF: Jefferson in Quad, Bunker Hill, 3:15 p.m. BGLF: Marion in Washington (Iowa) Invy, 9 a.m.
GGLF: Kennedy, Prairie in Quad, Brown Deer, 3:15 p.m. MGLF: Coe in Iowa Conf. Tourney at Iowa City
GGLF: Linn-Mar, Wash in Tri, Gardner, 3:15 p.m. MGLF: Kirkwood in Scot/Fire Classic
GGLF: Xavier in Tri, Pleasant Valley, 3:15 p.m. WTEN: Coe in Iowa Conference Tournament
BGLF: Marion in DeWitt Invitational, 11 a.m. MWTRK: Coe at Loras Invitational
BB: Coe vs Cornell, 5 p.m. Vets Memorial Stadium BB: Luther at Coe (2), 1 p.m.
SB: Coe at Central (2), 3 p.m. BB: NIACC at Kirkwood (2), 1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 23 SB: Wartburg at Coe (2), 2 p.m.
MWL: Kernels at Peoria, 11 a.m. SB: Kirkwood at Iowa Central (2), 1 p.m.
GGLF: CRANDIC Meet, Jones Park, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 27
Thursday, April 24 MWL: Kernels at Clinton, 2 p.m.
BTRK: Drake Relays in Des Moines BB: NIACC at Kirkwood (2), 1 p.m.
GTRK: Drake Relays in Des Moines SB: Kirkwood at Ellsworth (2), 12 p.m.
GTRK: Marion at West Delaware Inv., 5 p.m. MTEN: Wisconsin-Whitewater at Coe, 10 a.m.
GTEN: Washington at Jefferson, 4 p.m. WGLF: Coe at Loras Invitational
GTEN: Linn-Mar at Prairie, 4 p.m.
GTEN: Camanche at Xavier, 4 p.m.
GSOC: Waterloo East at Jefferson, 4:15 p.m.
GSOC: Kennedy at Waterloo West, 4:15 p.m.
GSOC: Linn-Mar at Hempstead, 4:15 p.m.
GSOC: Iowa City High at Prairie, 7 p.m.
GSOC: Dubuque Senior at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
GSOC: Xavier at Dubuque Wahlert, 4:15 p.m.
BSOC: Jefferson at Waterloo East, 4:15 p.m.
BSOC: Waterloo West at Kennedy, 7 p.m.
BSOC: Dubuque Hempstead at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m.
BSOC: Prairie at Iowa City High, 4:15 p.m.
BSOC: Washington at Dubuque Senior, 7 p.m.
BSOC: Dubuque Wahlert at Xavier, 4:15 p.m.
BB: Kirkwood at Marshalltown (2), 2 p.m.
MWL: Kernels at Peoria, 6:30 p.m.

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