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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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Kernels fall despite 16 strikeouts

Normally, when Cedar Rapids Kernels pitchers rack up 16 strikeouts in a game at Veterans Memorial Stadium, you would feel pretty confident the home fans will leave the ballpark happy.

But the remaining few of the 574 fans that paid to attend the game Tuesday night and stuck it out to the end also saw Kernels pitchers give up 13 hits to the third-worst hitting team in the Midwest League so far this season.

As a result, they saw the Kernels drop a 7-5 decision to the South Bend Silver Hawks.

The night started out poorly for the Kernels as South Bend hitters touched Cedar Rapids starting pitcher Ryan Eades (1-2) for five of their runs on eight hits during the game’s first three innings. Eades struck out five Sliver Hawks before Josue Montanez took the mound for the Kernels to start the fourth inning.

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Lions, Hawks shine at Prairie Relays

Josh Evans has a small dilemma.

He's qualified for the Drake Relays in five events and could win all of them with a little help from his teammates in the relays, but he'll be limited to four races at the Blue Oval in Des Moines next week.

Those are the rules.

"We'll figure out what I'm going to run and what's going to be best to benefit the team," he said Tuesday after putting on another show at the 49th Prairie Hawkins Relays. "We'll figure all that out once everything is in."

Qualifying for the Drake Relays ends Thursday.

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Kirkwood splits with No. 6 Heartland

Jamison Steege pitched a strong game for the Kirkwood Eagles Tuesday as they defeated No.6 Heartland, 3-1, in the second game of a doubleheader at Kirkwood.

Heartland won the first game, 13-11.

Steege allowed only two hits in 5.1 innings and struck out six batters for Kirkwood (19-11). Will Ross and Randy Perez finished the game in relief. Perez went 2-for-3 and got the save.

Angel Merced went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and five RBIs for the Eagles in the first game. Eric Schenck-Joblinske and Matt Paciello went 2-for-3.

The split left Heartland with a 24-6 record.

   

No. 5 Kirkwood enjoying another streak

The Kirkwood softball team won 50 straight games last season, a feat that might never happen again for the Eagles.

They're coming close, however.

Kirkwood swept a doubleheader from Muscatine Tuesday, 6-2 and 15-7, and has won 30 of its last 31 games this season.

Tara Walls went 3-for-4 for the fifth-ranked Eagles (42-5) in the first game. Lexi Quandt went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Shy Saladino (18-0) pitched a complete game for the victory.

Walls and Quandt hit home runs for Kirkwood in the second game. Chasney Jenkins was 4-for-5. Walls went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Brianna Farley was 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Quandt, Brooke Prior and Krysta Tutsch had two RBIs. Natalie Clark went 2-for-4.

Sam Belz (21-4) was the winning pitcher.

 

Kernels rally for 6th win in row

Mitch Garver was the designated hitter for the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Monday night, so he got to stay a little warmer than his teammates who had to play in the field on a frigid evening at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Garver did everyone a favor in the bottom of the ninth, however, when his squib single with the bases loaded gave the Kernels their sixth straight victory with a 5-4 verdict over South Bend.

Nobody wanted to see extra innings with the temperature in the low 30s and the wind whipping from left to right. Thanks to Garver, the Kernels got out of the cold and into the heated clubhouse for a hearty meal.

It was nasty-cold on the field and for the announced crowd of 2,021, many of whom took advantage of special $1 tickets.

"That's a new low for me. That's the coldest it's been," said Garver. "I've seen a lot in Albuquerque (his hometown) and places I've played, but that's a new low."

The game last 3 hours and 7 minutes, but thanks to Garver and his teammates it did not last a minute longer.

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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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