Thursday, July 02, 2015
WEDNESDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MIDWEST LEAGUE: Kernels 3, Wisconsin 2 ... PREP BASEBALL: Prairie 5, Linn-Mar 4 (8 innings) ... Prairie 3, Linn-Mar 0 ... Jefferson 7, Clinton 1 ... Davenport North 3, Washington 2 ... Xavier 5, North Scott 4 ... West Delaware 5, Marion 4 (8 innings) ... West Delaware 13, Marion 6 (9 innings) ... PREP SOFTBALL: Marion 5, Washington 3 ... Marion 1, Union 0 ... Washington 4, Union 2 ... Linn-Mar 9, Clinton 0 ... Jefferson 10, Waterloo East 0 (6 innings) ... Jefferson 12, Waterloo East 0 (3 innings) ... Prairie 6, Mid-Prairie 0 ...
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Linn-Mar High School - Marion, Iowa

No. 5 Prairie sweeps No. 9 Lions

Cedar Rapids Prairie has never won a baseball title in the Mississippi Valley Conference in school history, but Coach Todd Rima and the fifth-ranked Hawks are getting mighty close.

Prairie took a big step toward an MVC crown Wednesday night by sweeping a twinbill from No. 9 Linn-Mar, 5-4 in eight innings and 3-0, at the Oak Ridge Middle School complex.

The Hawks have a 17-3 record in the Mississippi Division for a comfortable four-game lead over Dubuque Hempstead, which is sitting in second place at 12-6 with just two weeks left.

Prairie boasts a 24-4 overall mark, just four victories away from breaking the school record of 27.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 22:31



Ollinger performs rare feat for Lions

Elison Ollinger sped around the bases for a pair of inside-the-park home runs Wednesday night as the Linn-Mar Lions topped Clinton, 9-0, at the spacious Oak Ridge Middle School field.

Ellison finished the game with four RBIs as Linn-Mar raised its record to 21-13.

The Lions have posted four shutouts in a row this week. They blanked Kennedy, 4-0, in the second game of a doubleheader Monday. They swept Cedar Falls, 10-0 and 5-0, in a twinbill Tuesday, and now have a shutout over Clinton.

Maddy Ryan tossed a three-hitter for Linn-Mar and helped herself with two hits, including a triple. Ally Johnson and Elly Schuemann both had two hits.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 23:21

No. 9 Lions sweep No. 2 J-Hawks

There's something about playing the best baseball teams in the state that brings out the best in the Linn-Mar Lions.

The Lions made a statement earlier in the season by sweeping a Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader from Kennedy when the Cougars were ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 4A.

The giant-killers from Linn-Mar struck again Monday night when they swept an MVC twinbill from No. 2 Jefferson, 3-1 and 3-1, at the Oak Ridge Middle School complex in Marion.

The victories lifted the Lions into serious contention for the Valley Division title and improved their chances of claiming a precious No. 1 seed for the substate tournament in a few weeks.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 21:41



J-Hawks jump to No.2 in baseball poll

The Jefferson J-Hawks jumped two spots to No. 2 in the Class 4A baseball rankings Monday by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Waukee replaced Johnston as the No. 1 team in the poll.

Cedar Rapids Prairie climbed three spots to No. 5 this week. The Kennedy Cougars are ranked No. 8 and the Linn-Mar Lions are No. 9.

In last week's poll, Linn-Mar was No. 7, Prairie No. 8 and Kennedy No. 9.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 16:37



No.7 Lions split with Cedar Falls

CEDAR FALLS - The seventh-ranked Linn-Mar Lions split a Mississippi Valley Conference twinbill at Cedar Falls Friday.

Linn-Mar dropped the opener, 4-1, and rebounded with a 6-0 victory in the nightcap.

The Lions collected only four hits in the 4-1 setback. Andrew Gassmann went 2-for-3.

Tyler Annis, Jake Brandt and Gassmann combined on a six-hit shutout in the second game. Annis struck out five batters in four innings and got the victory.


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