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Prairie pitchers baffle Kennedy in 5-2 win

Spencer "Wild Thing" Dean got his nickname at Prairie High School the last few years when he had trouble throwing strikes in ballgames.

It used to be an insult. Now it's a compliment, because Spencer "Wild Thing" Dean is pitching very well for the Hawks this season.

"I don't mind it," he said Monday night. "Maybe last year it might have bothered me when I was having a rough game, but this year I've been pitching pretty well and helping the team out.

"I just laugh when I hear it now. It's pretty entertaining."

Dean pitched the seventh inning and got the save Monday as Prairie clipped the error-prone Kennedy Cougars, 5-2, in a Mississippi Valley Conference game at Prairie.


Pair of 5s lead Kernels to win

GENEVA, Ill. – The Cedar Rapids Kernels scored five runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings and came from behind to beat the Kane County Cougars, 10-4, Monday night at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.

The win was the Kernels' sixth in their last seven games. They hold a four-game lead over Quad Cities in the Western Division with 12 games left in the first half.

Kane County jumped out to a 4-0 lead.  Jeimer Candelario’s RBI single in the first inning put the Cougars up, 1-0.


Local players in pro baseball

SCOTT SCHEBLER (Prairie, Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers)) - Started in left field Monday and was 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the Quakes' 4-3 loss to Inland Empire. Season stats: G - 48, Avg. - .266, AB - 177, H - 47, HR - 6, RBI - 24, SB - 6.

KELLEN SWEENEY (Jefferson, Lansing (Blue Jays)) - Entered Monday's game as a defensive replacement at third base and did not bat in the Lugnuts' 2-1 win at Great Lakes. Season stats: G - 44, Avg. - .196, AB - 148, H - 29, HR - 3, RBI - 11, SB - 0.

RYAN SWEENEY (Xavier, Chicago Cubs) - The Cubs did not play Monday. Season stats: G - 20, Avg. - .303, AB - 33, H - 10, HR - 1, RBI - 3, SB - 0.


Times set for MSR Classic basketball

Do you like Metro boys basketball?

Do you like getting an early peek at the local teams?

Would you like to see all eight Metro clubs on the same day, at the same place and at a reasonable cost?

The inaugural Metro Sports Classic is just for you.

All eight Metro boys basketball teams will play in the MSR Classic on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Johnson Hall on the Kirkwood Community College campus.



Kernels lose game, Goodrum

GENEVA, Ill. - The Cedar Rapids Kernels lost more than a game Sunday afternoon at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.

A bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning brought home the winning run and ended the Kernels' five-game winning streak.

Earlier shortstop Niko Goodrum was removed from the field by ambulance after suffering a concussion in a homeplate collision. He is expected to miss at least the next seven days.

Kernels pitcher Tyler Jones walked Rock Shoulders, lifting Kane County to a 3-2 win.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Oct. 4 Friday, Oct. 9
MTEN: Coe at ITA Regional, St. Peter, Minn.

USHL: RoughRiders at Tri-City, 7:30 p.m.

MGLF: Kirkwood at Ronnie Eastman Invitational HSFB: Waterloo East at Kennedy, 7:15 p.m.
M/WBOWL: Mount Mercy at Midwest Championships HSFB: Dubuque Wahlert at Xavier, 7:15 p.m.

HSFB: Linn-Mar at Cedar Falls (UNI-Dome), 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 5 HSFB: Marion at Western Dubuque, 7:15 p.m.
BGLF: Linn-Mar in Class 4A District at Palmer Hills GC, Bettendorf HSFB: Jefferson at Waterloo West, 7:15 p.m.
MGLF: Kirkwood at Ronnie Eastman Invitational HSFB: West Central at Cedar Valley Christian, 7 p.m.
MGLF: Mount Mercy at Grand View Invitational BGLF: Class 4A State Meet at Elmcrest, 9 a.m.
MSOC: Coe 5, Iowa Wesleyan 0 CVB: Coe at Naperville Tournament, 8 p.m.

CVB: Mount Mercy at Waldorf, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 6 CVB: Kirkwood at DMACC Invitational, 5 p.m.
BGLF: Kennedy, Prairie, Jefferson, Washington, Xavier in Class 4A District at Finkbine WGLF: Iowa Conference Meet at Peosta, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Jefferson 3, Washington 0 Saturday, Oct, 10
HSVB: Prairie 3, Waterloo West 0 CFB: Coe at Wartburg, 1 p.m.
HSVB: Kennedy 3, Dubuque Senior 0 BGLF: Class 4A State Meet at Elmcrest, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Linn-Mar 3, Dubuque Wahlert 1 HSVB: Jefferson Invitational, 8 a.m.
HSVB: Dubuque Hempstead 3, Xavier 0 HSVB: Prairie Invitational, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Marion 3, South Tama 0 HSVB: Cedar Valley Christian in Waterloo Christian Tournament, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Cedar Valley Christian at Maquoketa Valley GSWM: Washington Invitational, 10 a.m.
GSWM: Washington 111, Dubuque Hempstead 75 B/GCC: Marion at North Linn Invitational, 9 a.m.
GSWM: Cedar Falls 97, Kennedy 89 CVB: Kirkwood at DMACC Invitational, 10 a.m.
GSWM: Iowa City High 110, Jefferson 75 CVB: Coe at Naperville Tournament, 1 p.m.
B/GCC: Marion at West Delaware Invitational M/WCC: Coe Invitational at Noelridge, 11:45 a.m.
MGLF: Mount Mercy at Grand View Invitational M/WCC: Mount Mercy at St. Ambrose Invitational, 10:30 a.m.
CVB: Mount Mercy 3, Saint Ambrose 0 MSOC: Buena Vista at Coe, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 7 MSOC: Mount Mercy at Viterbo, 1 p.m.
CVB: Kirkwood at Southwestern, 7 p.m. WSOC: Buena Vista at Coe, 3 p.m.
CVB: Coe at Wartburg, 7 p.m. WGLF: Iowa Conference Meet at Peosta, 11 a.m.
MSOC: Cornell at Coe, 7 p.m.
MSOC: Mount Mercy at Ashford, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11

MGLF: Kirkwood at Region XI Tournament at Lake Panorama, 10 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 8 WGLF: Mount Mercy at William Penn Invitational, 12 p.m.
USHL: RoughRiders at Fargo, 7:05 p.m.
HSFB: Prairie at Washington, 7:15 p.m.
B/GCC: MVC Super Meet at Waterloo, 3:15 p.m.


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