Sunday, April 20, 2014
SATURDAY'S SCOREBOARD — USHL Playoffs: Dubuque 7, RoughRiders 3 (Dubuque wins best-of-5 series, 3-1) ..... MWL — Kernels 7, West Michigan 6 (12) ..... COLLEGE BASEBALL — Central 4-13, Coe 2-5 ..... Southwestern 5-3, Kirkwood 3-15 ..... COLLEGE SOFTBALL — Coe 7-7, Buena Vista 3-0 ..... Kirkwood 3-12, NIACC 1-4 ..... WOMEN'S TENNIS — Coe 5, Grinnell 4 ..... MEN'S TENNIS — Coe 8, Grinnell 1 . ..... GIRLS TENNIS — Iowa City High 8, Jefferson 1 ..... Jefferson at Iowa City West ..... Prairie 8, Kennedy 1 ..... Iowa City High 9, Kennedy 0 ..... Washington 6, Iowa City West 3 ..... Washington 8, Prairie 1 ..... Pleasant Valley Invitational — Linn-Mar 9, Davenport Central 0 ..... Linn-Mar 8, Camanche 1 ..... Pleasant Valley 5, Linn-Mar 4.....BOYS TENNIS — Kennedy 7, Prairie 2 ..... Iowa City High 5, Kennedy 4..... Iowa City West 9, Washington 0 ..... Washington 5, Prairie 4 ..... Linn-Mar 7, Iowa City High 2 ..... Iowa City West 7, Linn-Mar 2 ..... GIRLS SOCCER — North Scott 4, Washington 0 ..... Urbandale Invitational — Johnston 3, Jefferson 0 ..... Urbandale 1, Jefferson 0 ..... BOYS SOCCER — WDM Valley Tourney — Kennedy 1, Waukee 0 (PKs) ..... Kennedy 1, Des Moines Hoover 0
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Eagles use 'small ball' in sweep

Todd Rima does not have a lot of big boppers on his ballclub this year, so the Kirkwood baseball coach has begun reaching into his bag of tricks to win games.

The "small ball" attack worked just fine Wednesday as the Eagles swept Muscatine, 6-4 and 8-6, in a non-conference twinbill on a windy day at Kirkwood.

Muscatine socked three home runs in the first game, but the Eagles countered with four sacrifice flies to stay in the game and ultimately win it.

Sulliam Rios Reyes hit a home run for the Eagles in the second game, but Kirkwood mounted a good portion of its attack with the hit-and-run and a suicide squeeze.

The Eagles have hit only four home runs in 24 games this season. Angel Merced has three of the homers and Rios Reyes has the other.

Rima implemented the "small ball" attack in the fourth game of a weekend series against Ellsworth this past Sunday.


No. 5 Eagles sweep twinbill in softball

The Kirkwood Eagles climbed from No.11 to No.5 in the national softball rankings Wednesday and celebrated by sweeping a doubleheader from Southwestern Community College, 9-1 and 11-2, at the Kirkwood field.

Both games lasted only five innings.

Kirkwood raised its records to 36-5 overall and 15-1 in the ICCAC conference. Southwestern fell to 11-14 overall and 5-9 in the league.

Alicia Crivaro, Taylor Wise and Erin Weno hit home runs for Kirkwood in the first game. Wise drove in three runs and Chasney Jenkins had two RBIs.


Flannagan belts 2 game-winning homers

Most ballplayers dream about hitting a game-winning home run for their team.

Abby Flannagan did it twice Wednesday.

Coe swept Simpson, 1-0 and 2-1 in 10 innings, thanks to Flannagan's clutch hitting and outstanding pitching by Maddison Woodruff and Arran Weeces.

The first game was tied, 0-0, in the bottom of the sixth inning when Flannagan socked her third homer of the season for a 1-0 lead. Woodruff put the finishing touches on her one-hitter in the top of the seventh for the 1-0 triumph.


Kernels top Loons to reach .500

MIDLAND, Mich. - The Kernels topped the Great Lakes Loons, 5-3, Wednesday night before 974 fans at Dow Diamond.

Aaron Slegers led the way with his second consecutive strong start and the Kernels tallied the first run of the game for the first time in 2014.

Slegers (1-0) went six innings in the win, allowing only a single run on four hits. He struck out six and walked none. In two starts this season, the 6-foot-10 righthander has struck out a combined 11 hitters and walked none.

The Kernels (3-3) scored first in a game for the first time this season by jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning. The team had fallen behind in all of the previous five games this year.

Mitch Garver powered a two-run home run over the wall in left field to put Cedar Rapids up by a pair. The shot scored Michael Quesada, who had walked to begin the inning.


Pairings set for Metro baseball tourney

The annual Bob Vrbicek Metro Baseball Tournament will have a new format this season.

Instead of being held on three consecutive days in May, this year's tournament will be a two-day affair with the first two rounds scheduled for Monday, May 26 and the final round scheduled for Tuesday, May 27.

Monday's games will be played at the Xavier and Jefferson diamonds. Tuesday's championship and third-place games will be played at Veterans Memorial Stadium, with the fifth-place and seventh-place games at Xavier.


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Metro Schedule


Sunday, April  13 Friday, April 18
MWL: Kernels 6, Lansing 2 USHL Playoffs: Dubuque 1, RoughRiders 0
MTEN: Coe vs. Washington U, at Chicago BB: Central 2-5, Coe 1-4
SB: Kirkwood Tournament, ppd, rain BB: Kirkwood 12-17, Southwestern 2-15
WGLF: Coe at Mount Mercy Invy, ppd, rain MGLF: Buena Vista Invitational
Monday, April 14 MWL: West Michigan 5, Kernels 2
GSOC: Jefferson at Dubuque Senior, ppd to 4/15 BSOC: Kennedy 1, WDM Valley 0 (2 OT)
GSOC: Iowa City High at Kennedy, ppd to 4/15 Saturday, April 19
GSOC: Linn-Mar at Cedar Falls, ppd. USHL: Dubuque 7, RoughRiders 3
GSOC: Waterloo West at Prairie, ppd GTEN: Iowa City High 8, Jefferson 1
GSOC: Washington at Dubuque Wahlert, ppd GTEN: Jefferson at Iowa City West
GSOC: Dubuque Hempstead at Xavier, ppd GTEN: Prairie 8, Kennedy 1
BSOC: Dubuque Senior at Jefferson, ppd to 4/15 GTEN: Iowa City High 9, Kennedy 0
BSOC: Kennedy at Iowa City High, ppd to 4/15 GTEN: Washington 6, Iowa City West 3
BSOC: Cedar Falls at Linn-Mar, ppd GTEN: Washington 5, Prairie 4
BSOC: Waterloo East at Prairie, ppd GTEN: Pleasant Valley Invitational: Linn-Mar 9, Davenport Central 0; Linn-Mar 8, Camanche 1; Pleasant Valley 5, Linn-Mar 4
BSOC: Dubuque Wahlert at Washington, ppd BTEN: Kennedy 7, Prairie 2
BSOC: Xavier at Dubuque Hempstead, ppd to 4/15 BTEN: Iowa City High 5, Kennedy 4
BGLF: Wamac Triangular, Clear Creek, ppd BTEN: Iowa City West 9, Washington 0
BGLF: Marion Triangular, Gardner, ppd BTEN: Washington 8, Prairie 1
BTEN: Marion at South Tama, ppd to 4/29 BTEN: Linn-Mar 7, Iowa City High 2
MWL: Kernels 5, South Bend 4 BTEN: Iowa City West 7, Linn-Mar 2
Tuesday, April 15 GSOC: Urbandale Invitational: Johnston 3, Jefferson 0; Urbandale 1, Jefferson 0
BB: Coe 7, Grinnell 3 GSOC: North Scott 4, Washington 0
BB: Heartland 13-1, Kirkwood 1-3 BSOC: W. Des Moines Valley Tournament: Kennedy 1, Waukee 0; Kennedy 1, D.M. Hoover 0
GTR: Fort Madison Relays MTEN: Coe 8, Grinnell 1
GTR: Linn-Mar Invitational WTEN: Coe 5, Grinnell 4
BTR: Prairie Invitational BB: Central 4-13, Coe 2-5
BTR: Waterloo West Invitational BB: Southwestern 5-3, Kirkwood 3-15
BTR: DeWitt Invitational SB: Coe 7-7, Buena Vista 3-0
GTEN: Linn-Mar 9, Jefferson 0 SB: Kirkwood 3-12, NIACC 1-4
GTEN: Prairie 5, Cedar Falls 4 MWL: Kernels 7, West Michigan 6 (12)
GTEN: Washington 9, Waterloo West 0 MGLF: Buena Vista Invitational
GTEN: Iowa City West 5, Xavier, 4
BTEN: Jefferson 5, Xavier 4 Sunday, April 20
BTEN: Cedar Falls 8, Prairie 1 No events scheduled
GGLF: MVC Quad at St. Andrews: Iowa City West 183, Xavier, 186, Jefferson 266, Waterloo East 289
GGLF: MVC Quad at Airport National: Dubuque Wahlert 169, Washington 179, Prairie 193, Iowa City High 194
GGLF: MVC Triangular at Hunters Ridge: Linn-Mar 185, Kennedy 195, Dubuque Senior 195
GGLF: Marion at Independence, ppd
BSOC: Dubuque Senior 2, Jefferson 1 (SO)
BSOC: Marion 9, Vinton-Shellsburg 2
BSOC: NE Goose Lake 1, Cedar Valley 0 (SO)
BSOC: Iowa City High 2, Kennedy 0
BSOC: Dubuque Hempstead 2, Xavier 0
GSOC: Kennedy 3, Iowa City High 0
GSOC: Dubuque Hempstead 3, Xavier 1
GSOC: Dubuque Senior 2, Jefferson 0
GSOC: Marion 2, Vinton-Shellsburg 0
SB: Kirkwood 6-15, Muscatine 2-7
MWL: South Bend 7, Kernels 5
Wednesday, April 16
BB: Kirkwood at Dakota County (2), ppd
MWL: South Bend 4, Kernels 2
BSOC: Prairie 19, Waterloo East 0
GSOC: Prairie 12, Waterloo East 0
SB: Kirkwood 3-9, DMCC 2-5
SB: Coe 6-6, Westminster 2-1
Thursday, April 17
BTRK: Iowa City High Invitational
BTRK: West Delaware Invitational
BTRK: Dubuque Senior Invitational
GSOC: Linn-Mar 3, Kennedy 2
GSOC: Prairie 4, Washington 1
GSOC: Iowa City West 4, Jefferson 1
GSOC: Marion 1, Williamsburg 0
BSOC: Kennedy 3, Linn-Mar 2
BSOC: Washington 1, Prairie 0
BSOC: Cedar Valley 1, Scattergood 0
BSOC: Marion 3, Williamsburg 1
BSOC: Iowa City West 9, Jefferson 1
BTEN: Iowa City West 9, Kennedy 0
GTEN: Marion at Mount Vernon
BTEN: Iowa City West 9, Kennedy 0
GTEN: Iowa City West 8, Kennedy 1
MWTRK: Central College Invitational
GTEN: Marion at Mount Vernon
GGLF: Triangular at Brown Deer
GGLF: MVC Quad at Gardner
GTRK: Waterloo West Invitational
GTRK: Western Dubuque Invitational
GTRK: Iowa City High Invitational
MWL: West Michigan 7, Kernels 3



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