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Thursday, July 31, 2014
THURSDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MWL - Burlington at Kernels
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Cougars top All-Metro baseball team

Derek Jacobus, Sammy Lizarraga, Zach Daniels and Blake Hargens from Kennedy High School have been named first team All-Metro by the Metro baseball coaches.

Spencer Van Scoyoc and Marcus Colbert made the first unit from Jefferson. Adam Pick and Bryce Grimm were named from Xavier. Landen Akers and Trey Leonard were honored from Washington.

Quinn Cannoy of Marion, Manny Jeffery of Linn-Mar and Jalen Rima of Prairie also made the top unit.

Kennedy Coach Bret Hoyer and his assistants were named the Coach of the Year.

 

FIRST TEAM

Derek Jacobus (Kennedy), Sammy Lizarraga (Kennedy), Zach Daniels (Kennedy), Blake Hargens (Kennedy), Spencer Van Scoyoc (Jefferson), Marcus Colbert (Jefferson), Adam Pick (Xavier), Bryce Grimm (Xavier), Quinn Cannoy (Marion), Landen Akers (Washington), Trey Leonard (Washington), Manny Jeffery (Linn-Mar), Jalen Rima (Prairie).

 

SECOND TEAM

Lucas Larson (Jefferson), Spencer Hunt (Jefferson), Nolan Arp (Xavier), Colin O'Connell (Xavier), Christian Stekl (Marion), David Kuhn (Marion), Matt Troendle (Washington), Johnny Dobbs (Washington), Ben Milks (Prairie), Ben Larson (Linn-Mar).

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Xavier - Nolan Even, Ryan Flaherty

Jefferson - Ben Koering, Jared Eivins

Marion - Logan Fuller, Trevor Hardman

Washington - Jared Thorson, Chris Harrington

Linn-Mar - Caleb Reimer, Ryan Wyant

Kennedy - Ben Sass, Matt Stevens

Prairie - Cal Clark, Trey Beckman

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 22:30
 

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Metro Players in Pro Baseball

The Metro Sports Report provides a daily update on Metro graduates who are playing pro baseball. Here is the report through July 30:

RYAN SWEENEY (Xavier), Chicago Cubs, OF: Sweeney went 3-for-4 Wednesday and scored one run. He is hitting .234 (37-for-158) with 3 homers and 16 RBIs.

SCOTT SCHEBLER (CR Prairie), Chattanooga, OF, Double-A, Southern League (Dodgers): Schebler went 1-for-3 Wednesday and scored one run. He is hitting .273 (104-for-381) with 18 homers and 53 RBIs.

KELLEN SWEENEY (CR Jefferson), Dunedin, IF, Advanced A, Florida State League (Blue Jays): Sweeney has been released by the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He was hitting .222 (8 for 36) with four doubles and an RBI.

CHAD CHRISTENSEN (CR Washington), Kernels, OF/IF, Class A, Midwest League (Twins): Christensen did not play Wednesday. He is hitting .284 (107-for-377) with 7 home runs, 57 RBIs and 23 stolen bases.

JON KELLER (Xavier), Frederick, P, Class A, Carolina League (Orioles): Keller (0-0, 8.31) did not pitch Wednesday .

MITCH KELLER (Xavier), Bradenton, P, Rookie, Gulf Coast League (Pirates): Keller (0-0, 3.00) did not pitch Wednesday.

ANDREW HANSE (Linn-Mar), Bowling Green, P, Class A, Midwest League (Tampa Bay): Hanse (0-3, 5.91) did not pitch Wednesday.

DAKOTA FREESE (Washington), Athletics, P, Rookie Arizona League (Oakland) Freese has been placed on the 60-day Disabled List and probably will not pitch again until the fall.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:54
 

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Metro Players in Pro Baseball

The Metro Sports Report provides a daily update on Metro graduates who are playing pro baseball. Here is the report through July 25:

RYAN SWEENEY (Xavier), Chicago Cubs, OF: Sweeney went 2-for-4 Friday with a 3-run homer and 4 RBIs. He is hitting .221 (33-for-149) with 2 homers and 15 RBIs.

SCOTT SCHEBLER (CR Prairie), Chattanooga, OF, Double-A, Southern League (Dodgers): Schebler went 2-for-4 Friday with a walk and run scored. He is hitting .266 (97-for-364) with 18 homers and 52 RBIs.

KELLEN SWEENEY (CR Jefferson), Dunedin, IF, Advanced A, Florida State League (Blue Jays): Sweeney has been released by the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He was hitting .222 (8 for 36) with four doubles and an RBI.

CHAD CHRISTENSEN (CR Washington), Kernels, OF/IF, Class A, Midwest League (Twins): Christensen went 2-for-4 Friday with an RBI and run scored. He is hitting .291 (105-for-361) with 7 home runs and 56 RBIs.

JON KELLER (Xavier), Frederick, P, Class A, Carolina League (Orioles): Keller (0-0, 8.31) had a rough outing Friday. He gave up 4 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits and 4 walks in 2 innings.

MITCH KELLER (Xavier), Bradenton, P, Rookie, Gulf Coast League (Pirates): Keller (0-0, 3.00) pitched one inning Friday. He gave on one run on 3 hits. He had 3 strikeouts, giving him 9 strikeouts in 9 innings.

ANDREW HANSE (Linn-Mar), Bowling Green, P, Class A, Midwest League (Tampa Bay): Hanse (0-3, 6.07) did not pitch Friday.

DAKOTA FREESE (Washington), Athletics, P, Rookie Arizona League (Oakland) Freese has been placed on the 60-day Disabled List and probably will not pitch again until the fall.

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 July 2014 06:59
   

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4 Cougars top all-district baseball

Four members of the Kennedy baseball team have been named all-district by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Kennedy pitcher Sammy Lizarraga, second baseman Zach Daniels and shortstop Derek Jacobus made the first team on the Class 4A Northeast District honor squad. Pitcher Blake Hargens was named second team all-district for the Cougars.

Kennedy (31-6) will play Southeast Polk in the opening round of the state tournament Wednesday night.

Washington third baseman Johnny Dobbs, Jefferson outfielder Spencer Van Scoyoc and Linn-Mar outfielder Manny Jeffery also made the Northeast District first team.

Washington outfielder Landen Akers made second team all-district. Marcus Colbert of Jefferson and Ryan Wyant of Linn-Mar made second team all-district as utility players.

Three players from Xavier and three players from Marion were honored on the Class 3A Northeast District squads.

First baseman Adam Pick and outfielder Bryce Grimm of Xavier were named to the first team along with Marion pitcher Quinn Cannoy. Pitcher David Kuhn and shortstop Christian Stekl of Marion were named to the second unit with Xavier pitcher Ryan Flaherty.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sweeney helps Cubs top Cards

Ryan Sweeney went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs Friday as the Chicago Cubs trimmed St. Louis, 7-6, at Wrigley Field.

Sweeney, from Cedar Rapids, belted a three-run homer to center field in the second inning against St. Louis starter Joe Kelly. He also collected an RBI single to left field in the third inning against Kelly.

Sweeney grounded out to the second baseman in his last two at-bats.

Sweeney, 29, is hitting .221 this season with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 52 games.

   
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