Thursday, July 02, 2015
WEDNESDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MIDWEST LEAGUE: Kernels 3, Wisconsin 2 ... PREP BASEBALL: Prairie 5, Linn-Mar 4 (8 innings) ... Prairie 3, Linn-Mar 0 ... Jefferson 7, Clinton 1 ... Davenport North 3, Washington 2 ... Xavier 5, North Scott 4 ... West Delaware 5, Marion 4 (8 innings) ... West Delaware 13, Marion 6 (9 innings) ... PREP SOFTBALL: Marion 5, Washington 3 ... Marion 1, Union 0 ... Washington 4, Union 2 ... Linn-Mar 9, Clinton 0 ... Jefferson 10, Waterloo East 0 (6 innings) ... Jefferson 12, Waterloo East 0 (3 innings) ... Prairie 6, Mid-Prairie 0 ...
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Xavier baseball team sweeps twinbill

The Xavier Saints swept Waterloo East, 4-1 and 11-1, in a Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader Monday at Ken Charipar Field.

The twin-killing lifted Xavier to 10-15 overall and 7-11 in the MVC.

Matt Callahan pitched a three-hitter for the Saints in the 4-1 victory. Nolan Arp had two hits.

Max Hammerberg tossed a one-hitter for Xavier in the 11-1 victory, which ended after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. Hammerberg collected nine strikeouts.


Xavier girls swept by Waterloo West

The Xavier girls softball team lost a pair of Mississippi Valley Conference games to Waterloo West on Monday, 6-4 and 7-4, at Xavier.

The Saints, who began the day with a nine-game winning streak, fell to 17-11 overall and 11-9 in the conference. Waterloo West raised its records to 16-9 overall and 13-7 in the conference.

Maria Steffen suffered the loss for Xavier in the 6-4 setback. Kylie Oldridge was the losing pitcher in the 7-4 defeat.

Claire Christianson and Jamie Feltes scored twice for the Saints in the nightcap.



Ex-Kernel returns and beats former team

Christian Powell remembers the date like it was yesterday, even though it happened more than a year ago during the 2014 season in Cedar Rapids.

"May 11th. A rainout with Peoria," he said Sunday.

That was the day Kernels Manager Jake Mauer told Powell that the Minnesota Twins had decided to give him his unconditional release from baseball. In other words, he was fired.

"To be honest with you, I kind of felt it coming the whole year," he said. "I just felt off. I just wasn't pitching very well.

"I expected it to happen, which is kind of a bad thing and probably didn't help the way I was performing. It got into my head too much."

Powell signed with the Houston Astros as a free agent this March and was assigned to the Quad Cities River Bandits, putting him back in the Class A Midwest League with the Kernels.


Washington splits softball twinbill

The Cedar Rapids Washington softball team split a Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader with Waterloo East on Monday at Franklin Field.

Waterloo East won the first game, 5-3. The Warriors rebounded with a 7-5 victory in the nightcap.

Dana Riley went 2-for-3 and belted a home run for Washington in the opener. Brady Packingham was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Riley went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and belted another home run in the second game. Caiti Peterson was 2-for-3. Emily Oler was the winning pitcher.

The split left Washington at 12-14 overall and 7-11 in the conference. Waterloo East is 11-15 overall and 6-12 in the league.


Steepleton tosses shutout for Marion

CENTER POINT - Alicia Steepleton pitched a five-hit shutout Monday night as the Marion Indians blanked Center Point-Urbana, 3-0, in the first game of a Wamac Conference doubleheader.

Center Point-Urbana won the second game, 5-1.

Steepleton struck out five batters and walked only one in the 3-0 shutout. Sydney Nielsen went 3-for-3 with two RBIs to pace the offense.

Haley Dullea and Maddie Knapp had two hits for Marion in the second game.



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Metro Schedule

Sunday, June 28 Thursday, July 2
MWL: Quad Cities 6, Kernels 1 MWL: Kernels at Burlington, 6:30 p.m.

BB: Prince of Peace vs. Cedar Valley Christian at Daniels Park (2), 4 p.m.
Monday, June 29 BB: Xavier at Dubuque Wahlert (2), 4 p.m.
MWL: Kernels 4, Wisconsin 0 BB: Waterloo West at Jefferson (2), 5 p.m.
BB: Marion 10-12, Center Point-Urbana 7-0 BB: Dubuque Senior at Washington (2), 5 p.m.
BB: Alburnett 13-16, Cedar Valley Christian 2-7 SB: Marion at South Tama (2), 5 p.m.
BB: Kennedy 8-6, Dubuque Hempstead 7-7 SB: Prairie at Dubuque Senior (2), 4 p.m .
BB: Iowa City West 10-8, Washington 3-2 SB: Washington at Jefferson (2), 5:30 p.m.
BB: Xavier 11-4, Waterloo East 1-1 SB: Xavier at Kennedy (2), 5:30 p.m.
BB: Linn-Mar 3-3, Jefferson 1-1 SB: Linn-Mar at Waterloo West (2), 5 p.m.
BB: Prairie 9-12, Waterloo West 3-1
SB: Marion 3-1, Center Point-Urbana 0-5 Friday, July 3
SB: Waterloo West 6-7, Xavier 4-4 MWL: Kernels at Burlington, 6:30 p.m.
SB: Kennedy 9-0, Linn-Mar 7-4 BB: Dyersville Beckman at Marion (2), 5 p.m.
SB: Waterloo East 5-5, Washington 3-7 BB: Linn-Mar at Dubuque Hempstead (2), 12 p.m.

Tuesday, June 30

BB: Waterloo East at Jefferson (2), 5 p.m.
MWL: Kernels 3, Wisconsin 2

BB: Iowa City High at Prairie (2), 5 p.m.

BB: Cedar Valley Christian 8. HLV 6 BB: Kennedy at Waterloo West (2), 5 p.m.
BB: Bettendorf at Jefferson, canceled (wet grounds)

SB: Jefferson at Ottumwa Tournament

BB: Kennedy 10-8, Ankeny Centennial 0-3

SB: Xavier, Kennedy at Iowa City West Tournament

BB: Waterloo West at Washington (2), 5 p.m.

BB: WDM Dowling 5, Xavier 2 Saturday, July 4
SB: Mount Vernon 5, Marion 0

MWL: Burlington at Kernels, 5:05 p.m.

SB: Jefferson 7-8, Iowa City West 4-4 BB: North Scott at Kennedy, 10 a.m.

SB: Prairie 10-5, Dubuque Hempstead 0-3

BB: Johnston at Kennedy, 2 p.m.
SB: Xavier 10-5, Washington 1-3 SB: Xavier, Kennedy at Iowa City West Tournament
SB: Linn-Mar 5-10, Cedar Falls 0-0
SB: Kennedy 9-9. Waterloo East 0-1 Sunday, July 5

MWL: Burlington at Kernels, 2:05 p.m.

Wednesday, July 1

MWL: Kernels 3, Wisconsin 2
BB: West Delaware 5-13, Marion 4-6


BB: Jefferson 7, Clinton 1
BB: Davenport North 3, Washington 2
BB: Prairie 5-3, Linn-Mar 4-0
BB: Xavier 5, North Scott 4

SB: Marion Classic
Marion 4, Washington 3
Marion 1, Union 0
Washington 4, Union 2

SB: Linn-Mar 9, Clinton 0
SB: Jefferson 10-12, Waterloo East 0-0
SB: Prairie 6, Mid-Prairie 0


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