Sunday, August 31, 2014
SATURDAY SCOREBOARD - MWL - Clinton7, Kernels 5 ..... COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL - Coe 3, Lake Forest 0 ..... Coe 3, Elmhurst 0 ..... Lourdes 3, Mount Mercy 2 ..... Siena Heights 3, Mount Mercy 1 ..... MEN'S SOCCER - Mount Mercy 3, Hannibal-LaGrange 1 ..... WOMEN'S SOCCER - Mount Mercy 2, Holy Cross 0
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Kernels square record at 60-60

BELOIT, Wis. - The Cedar Rapids Kernels scored 10 runs in the fifth and sixth innings Tuesday night and belted the Beloit Snappers, 12-5, in a Midwest League game before 889 fans at Pohlman Field.

Chad Christensen drove in three runs for the Kernels. J.D. Williams,Engelb Vielma and Tanner Vavra had two RBIs apiece.

Logan Wade, Christensen, Mitch Garver, Alex Swim and Max Murphy had two hits apiece.

Ryan Eades (8-11, 5.67 ERA) allowed only two runs in six innings and got the victory.

The Kernels raised their overall record to 60-60. The Kernels have a 29-21 mark for the second half of the season and stand one game behind Kane County in the Western Division standings.


Ellie Anderson wins Metro Spotlight Award

Linn-Mar sophomore Ellie Anderson is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school girls this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Anderson was selected to compete at the prestigious USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Tulsa, Okla., July 22-26. Only 33 girls from the entire country were selected for the event.

Anderson participated at the USA Level, which is the highest level for high school players in USA Volleyball. This was the third straight year she was invited to compete.

Anderson was the starting setter for the Linn-Mar volleyball team last season as a freshman. She collected 379 assists, 143 digs and 41 kills. She also connected on 96 percent of her serves (285 or 297) and had 14 aces.

The Lions finished with a 23-15 record last year.

Anderson also competes for the Six Pack Volleyball Club of Cedar Falls.


Kernels tumble in 15 without Mauer

Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer left for the Twin Cities before the Cedar Rapids Kernels took the field Sunday, but Minnesota pitcher Ricky Nolasco still had some unfinished rehab business of his own this weekend.

Chances are, even Nolasco, who left the game with two outs in the sixth inning, was nearing home by the time the Kane County Cougars finished off the Kernels, 7-4, in the 15th inning in a game that lasted an even five hours.

Nolasco surrendered three runs to the Cougars on seven hits.

After throwing two shutout innings in the 13th and 14th innings, Chris Mazza (3-3) took the loss when he gave up three runs in the 15th.

The Kernels could muster just two hits in 13 opportunities with runners in scoring position, something Manager Jake Mauer was disappointed with after the game.


Jordan Even wins Metro Spotlight Award

Xavier senior Jordan Even is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school boys this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Even captured the Pribyl Rotary junior golf title this past week with a 72-hole score of 297 for a two-stroke victory.

Even played steady golf all week with rounds of 75, 74, 74 and 74 at four different courses, including the final round at Elmcrest Country Club on Friday.

Even competed in the Class 4A state tournament last fall with the Xavier Saints. He hopes to play golf in college, but has not made a decision.

The Class 4A high school golf season begins Thursday with the Mississippi Valley Conference Super Meet at Gates Park in Waterloo.


Burdi gets a save and his jersey (for $500)

Cedar Rapids pitcher Nick Burdi wanted a souvenir of his summer with the Kernels, so he asked his girlfriend to bid on the special Hawaiian jersey he wore during Saturday night's game at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

It reportedly cost $500 for his girlfriend to submit the winning bid during the silent auction, but Burdi figured it was worth it.

The 6-foot-5 flamethrower collected his fourth save by tossing a scoreless ninth inning as the Kernels trimmed Kane County, 3-2, before a season-high crowd of 5,570 fans on Jimmy Buffett Night and Hawaiian Jersey Night at the ballpark.

Burdi got the save and the shirt.



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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Aug. 24 Thursday, Aug. 28
MWL: Quad Cities 8, Kernels 6 MWL: Kane County 3,  Kernels 2
WSOC: Mount Mercy 5, Roosevelt 4 BGLF: MVC Quad, Twin Pines
Monday, Aug. 25 BGLF: MVC Triangular, Pleasant Valley, ppd
MWL: Quad Cities 3, Kernels 2 BGLF: MVC Quad, Jones Park
Tuesday, Aug 26 BGLF: MVC Quad, Dubuque Golf & CC
MWL: Kernels 6, Quad Cities 1 HSVB: Kennedy, Prairie at MVC/MAC Challenge
GSWM: Iowa City West 135, Jefferson 51 WSOC: Mount Mercy at Grace (Omaha), ppd
GSWM: Kennedy 124, Iowa City High 59 MSOC: Mount Mercy at Grace (Omaha), ppd
GSWM: Linn-Mar 99, Newton 87 Friday, Aug. 29
GSWM: Cedar Falls 140, Washington 45 MWL: Kane County 6, Kernels 1
MSOC: Mount Mercy 3, St. Francis Ill. 1 FB: Washington 43, Jefferson 26
Wednesday, Aug. 27 FB: Iowa City West 12, Kennedy 9
MWL: Kernels 3 Kane County 2 FB: Linn-Mar 35, Prairie 9
BGLF: Kennedy, Xavier at Johnston Invitational FB: Marion 28, Mount Vernon 6
CVB: Kirkwood 3, Ellsworth 0 FB: Dowling Catholic 24, Xavier 2
FB: Cedar Valley Christian 30, Harmony 20
CVB: Kirkwood 3, Iowa Lakes 0


CVB: Elmhurst Invitational: Coe 3, Spaulding 0; Coe 3, Westminster 0
CVB: Roosevelt 3, Mount Mercy 0; Mount Mercy 3, Spring Arbor 1
WSOC: Illinois College 2, Coe 1 (2 OTs)
MSOC: Coe 1, Illinois College 0
WGLF: Coe at Sail Classic (Cedar Falls)
WGLF: Mount Mercy Invitational, Hunters Ridge
M/WCC: Coe at Bill Buxton Invitational (Indianola)
M/WCC: Mount Mercy Invitational (Seminole Valley Park)
Saturday, Aug. 30
MWL: Clinton 7, Kernels 5
B/GCC: Prairie Invitational
CVB: Elmhurst Invitational: Coe 3, Lake Forest, 0; Coe 3, Elmhurst 0
CVB: Lourdes 3, Mount Mercy 2; Siena Heights 3, Mount Mercy 1
WGLF: Coe at Sail Classic (Cedar Falls)

WGLF: Mount Mercy Invitational, Hunters Ridge
MSOC: Mount Mercy 3, Hannibal-LaGrange 1
WSOC: Mount Mercy 2, Holy Cross 0
Sunday, Aug. 31
MWL: Kernels at Clinton, 2 p.m.
MSOC: Coe at Cornell, 2 p.m.


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