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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
MONDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MWL - Kernels 3, Clinton 1
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Kernels can taste playoff spot now

BURLINGTON - The Cedar Rapids Kernels can start putting the champagne, beer and cider on ice any time they want now.

A cherished spot in the Midwest League playoffs is just a sip or two away and it's nearly time to celebrate.

The Kernels won for the 10th time in their last 11 games Friday by whipping Burlington, 8-2, before 870 fans on a steamy night near the Mississippi River.

When the Kernels hopped on the bus for the ride back to Cedar Rapids Friday night, they left Burlington with an eight-game lead for the final playoff position with only 10 games left in the regular season.

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Hinojosa, bullpen lift Kernels by Bees

BURLINGTON - The Cedar Rapids Kernels chanted "M-V-P!, M-V-P!" and slapped Jonatan Hinojosa on the back after they rallied to trim Burlington, 6-5, Thursday night before 1,119 fans at Community Field in Burlington.

Hinojosa lined a three-run triple into the right-field corner in the seventh inning to tie the game, 5-5, and then scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball.

"I like to hit when I've got men on base," said Hinojosa. "I got a chance to get an RBI for the team. I don't worry with men on base. "I was waiting for the fastball and I hit it."

The victory moved Cedar Rapids a step closer to clinching a spot in the Midwest League playoffs with 11 games left in the regular season. The Kernels have won 9 of their last 10 games, in no small part to Hinojosa's arrival from Elizabethton in the Appalachian League last week.

"He's brought some energy, there's no doubt about it," said Manager Jake Mauer. "That was huge. Bases loaded triple. How cow. Brought us back."

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WMT ends broadcasts of prep sports

Radio station WMT (AM-600) of Cedar Rapids has decided to stop broadcasting high school football and basketball games, effectively immediately.

WMT has broadcast prep games on a regular basis since at least 1988 and carried events prior to that as well, according to a company employee.

Radio station KXIC of Iowa City also has decided to end its prep broadcasts. Both companies are owned by Clear Channel Communications of San Antonio, Texas, which owns and operates more than 1,200 stations in the United States.

WMT also has ended its football scoreboard show on Friday nights, a program it called "Football Night in Iowa."

WMT employees directed questions about the company's decision to J.J. Cook, the operations manager at WMT, but the Metro Sports Report was unable to reach Cook Thursday.

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Kernels fall in sleeper to Bandits

The Cedar Rapids Kernels have won 30 of their last 40 games and are undoubtedly headed to the Midwest League playoffs, but Manager Jake Mauer does not want to see his club develop any bad habits coming down the stretch.

The Kernels saw their eight-game winning streak come to end Wednesday night in a 5-2 snoozer to the Quad Cities River Bandits before 1,673 fans at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The Kernels hold a commanding lead over their competitors for a playoff spot with 12 games left in the regular season, so Mauer did not need to hold any closed-door meetings or chew anybody out after his guys committed three errors and a few other mistakes.

Cedar Rapids opens a three-game commuter series at Burlington Thursday night, followed by another three-game commuter series at the Quad Cities. That means six straight days of getting on the bus, playing games, coming right home and doing it again the next day without spending any nights in hotel rooms.

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Kernels win again, but Stewart hurt

The Cedar Rapids Kernels won their eighth straight game Tuesday night, but they may have paid a severe price as they chase the Midwest League pennant.

Kohl Stewart, their $4.5 million bonus baby, had to leave the game in the top of the second inning with what could be a recurrence of the shoulder ailment that landed him on the Disabled List for 19 days recently.

The Kernels rallied for a 5-3 victory over Quad Cities before 1,678 fans at Veterans Memorial Stadium, but Stewart looked dejected as he left the mound after conferring with Cedar Rapids Manager Jake Mauer, pitching coach Ivan Arteaga and the Kernels trainer.

"It's frustrating," Stewart said in the locker room. "It didn't feel right the first inning, but I tried to get through it. We'll see what happens."

Stewart was placed on the DL from July 25 through Aug. 13 with an "impingement" in his right shoulder. He pitched four strong innings against Beloit Aug. 13 and looked good, according to Mauer, but Stewart struggled from the outset Tuesday.

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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Aug. 31 Thursday,  Sept. 4
MWL: Clinton 1, Kernels 0 MWL Playoffs: Kernels at Burlington, 6:30 p.m.
MSOC: Coe 3, Cornell 2 HSFB: Kennedy at Washington (Kingston), 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Sept 1 HSFB: Xavier at Davenport Assumption (Brady Street Stadium), 7:15 p.m.
MWL: Kernels 3, Clinton 1 BGLF: Jefferson at MVC meet, Waterloo, 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 2 BGLF: Kennedy, Prairie at MVC meet, Airport National, 3:15 p.m.
HSVB: Jefferson at Iowa City West, 7 p.m. BGLF: Linn-Mar, Xavier at MVC meet, St. Andrews, 3:15 p.m.
HSVB: Kennedy at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m. BGLF: Washington at MVC meet, Gardner, 3:15 p.m.
HSVB: Xavier at Prairie, 7 p.m. GCC: Kennedy at Iowa City Invitational (UI Course), 5:30 p.m.
GSWM: Jefferson at Kennedy 6 p.m. BCC: Kennedy at Iowa City Invitational (UI Course), 5:30 p.m.
GCC: Jefferson at Iowa Mennonite Invitational, 5 p.m. HSVB: Marion at Vinton-Shellsburg, 7:30 p.m.
BCC: Jefferson at Iowa Mennonite Invitational, 5 p.m. HSVB: Cedar Valley Christian at GMG, 5 p.m.
CVB: Iowa Wesleyan at Coe, 7 p.m. GSWM: Washington at Wahlert (Loras pool), 6 p.m.
MGLF: Coe at Loras Invitational Friday, Sept. 5
MGLF: Mount Mercy at Clarke Invitational, 10 a.m. MWL Playoffs: Kernels at Burlington, 6:30 p.m. (if necessary)
WSOC: Mount Mercy at Waldorf, 3 p.m. USHL: RoughRiders at Atlantic Challenge, 5 p.m.
MSOC: Mount Mercy at Waldorf, 5 p.m. HSFB: Prairie at Jefferson, 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 3 HSFB: Pleasant Valley at Linn-Mar, 7:15 p.m.

MWL Playoffs: Burlington at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.

HSFB: Washington (Iowa) at Marion, 7 p.m.
CVB: Northeast CC at Kirkwood, 6:30 p.m. HSFB: Clarksville at Cedar Valley Christian (LaSalle), 7 p.m.
WSOC: Coe at Cornell, 5 p.m. CVB: Kirkwood Invitational, 4 p.m.
CVB: Coe at Illinois Wesleyan Tourney, 3:30 p.m.
WSOC: Coe at ACM Colleges Tourney, 4 p.m.
MSOC: Coe at Macalester, 4:30 p.m.
M/WCC: Coe, Mount Mercy at 5 Seasons Dual, 6 p.m.
WGLF: Mount Mercy at Spirit Hollow Invitational, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Sept 6
USHL: RoughRiders at Atlantic Challenge, 6:30 p.m.
CFB: Coe at Wheaton, 1 p.m.
HSVB: Washington Invitational, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Kennedy at WDM Valley Invitational, 8:30 a.m.

HSVB: Cedar Valley Christian at Prince of Peace Tournament, 10 a.m.
GCC: Linn-Mar Invitational, 8:30 a.m.
GCC: Prairie at Pleasant Valley Invitational, 9 a.m.
BCC: Linn-Mar Invitational, 8:30 a.m.
BCC: Prairie at Pleasant Valley Invitational, 9 a.m.
BGLF: Wahlert Invitational, Spirit Hollow, 10 a.m.

GSWM: Linn-Mar at Muscatine Invitational, 10 a.m.

CVB: Coe at Illinois Wesleyan Tournament, 10 a.m.

CVB: Kirkwood Invitational, 9 a.m.

MGLF: Mount Mercy Invitational, Hunters Ridge, noon

WGLF: Coe at Wartburg Invitational

WGLF: Mount Mercy at Monmouth Invitational, 9 a.m.

WSOC: Benedictine at Mount Mercy, 1 p.m.
MSOC: Benedictine at Mount Mercy, 3 p.m.



Sunday, Sept. 7

WSOC: Coe at ACM Colleges Tourney, 11:30 a.m.

WSOC: Mount Mercy at Mount Marty, 2 p.m.

MSOC: Coe at Knox, 11:30 a.m.

MSOC: Mount Mercy at Mount Marty, 4 p.m.

MGLF: Mount Mercy Invitational, Hunters Ridge, 9 a.m.

WGLF: Coe at Wartburg Invitational









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