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Keller brothers enjoy a good day

The Keller brothers of Cedar Rapids enjoyed a good day pitching in the minor leagues Sunday.

Mitch Keller, 19, pitched his first game for the Bristol Pirates and tossed three strong innings in a 6-4 victory over Danville in the Rookie Appalachian League.

Jon Keller, 22, pitched two shutout innings for the Frederick Keys and got the save in a 2-0 victory over Myrtle Beach in the Class A Carolina League.

Mitch Keller, a 6-foot-3 right-hander, missed the first 36 games of the season with Bristol due to a sore arm. He was the starting pitcher Sunday and allowed one run on four hits in three innings. He struck out four batters, did not walk anyone and got a no-decision.

Mitch Keller was selected in the second round of the 2014 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates and received a $1 million signing bonus.

Jon Keller was picked in the 22nd round of the 2013 draft by the Baltimore Orioles. He has a 3-4 record and 3.96 ERA this season with four saves.

The Keller brothers graduated from Xavier High School.


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10 Metro girls make all-state softball

Ten players from Metro high schools have been named to the all-state softball teams by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

Maddie Hansen and Hannah Towns of Jefferson were first-team selections on the Class 5A squad. Erin Drahozal of Xavier was named to the first unit in Class 4A.

Ashley Hamilton of Kennedy, Alyssa Olson of Jefferson, Jessi Puk of Washington and Tianna Drahn of Kennedy were second-team selections in Class 5A.

Natalie Halvorson of Prairie, Maddy Ryan of Linn-Mar and Avery Guy of Jefferson were third-team picks in Class 5A.

Hansen hit .492 with 11 home runs and 46 RBIs. Towns hit .474 with nine homers and 36 RBIs. Drahozal hit .402 with nine home runs and 32 RBIs. She also compiled a 9-7 record and 1.68 ERA as a pitcher.



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Services set for Bill Herkelman

Visitation and services have been set for Bill "Herk" Herkelman, the long-time Cedar Rapids Kennedy teacher and baseball coach who died Friday morning.

The visitation will be held on Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 155 Boyson Road in Marion.

Services will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church.

Herkelman, 77, spent 36 years with the Kennedy baseball program as the head coach or assistant coach. He was an assistant coach on this year's team that will play in the Class 4A state tournament in Des Moines on Wednesday.


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Final MVC baseball & softball standings

Here are the final Mississippi Valley Conference baseball and softball standings for 2015.


Final League Standings

Mississippi Division

* Prairie                21-5, 31-8
Hempstead            16-10, 20-16
Iowa City High       12-12, 22-18
Xavier                   11-15, 16-22
Washington           6-20, 7-28
Waterloo West        3-21, 3-32
Waterloo East        1-25, 3-37

Valley Division

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 August 2015 15:33



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Metro Players in Pro Baseball

The Metro Sports Report provides regular updates on all the Metro graduates in pro baseball. Here is the report through Monday, Aug. 3:

SCOTT SCHEBLER (CR Prairie), Oklahoma City, OF, Triple-A, Pacific Coast League (Dodgers): Schebler went 0-for-4 Monday with an RBI and run scored in a 7-6 victory over New Orleans. He played left field and hit seventh in the lineup. Schebler is hitting .242 with 11 home runs and 39 RBIs.

CHAD CHRISTENSEN (CR Washington), Fort Myers, OF, High-A, Florida State League (Twins): Fort Myers was idle Monday. Christensen is batting .258 with two homers and 30 RBIs.

JON KELLER (CR Xavier), Frederick, P, High-A, Carolina League (Orioles): Frederick was idle Monday. Keller has a 3-4 record, 3.96 ERA and four saves.

MITCH KELLER (CR Xavier), Bristol, P, Rookie, Appalachian League (Pirates): Bristol was idle Monday. Keller has a 0-0 record and 3.00 ERA in one appearance this season.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 11:16
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