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Second-half surge gives Kernels successful 2014 season

CEDAR RAPIDS – Jake Mauer unabashedly tells you about his career goal in baseball. It isn’t to be a longtime manager in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

If the parent Minnesota Twins want him to return to town an [...]

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Same old playoff situation for Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS – They rallied after dropping Game 1 at home in their previous series, but this is a different deal for the Cedar Rapids Kernels. A whole different deal.

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Kane County ends Kernels’ season

GENEVA, Ill. — They got more than they ever could have asked from their newbie emergency starting pitcher, but it still wasn’t enough for the Cedar Rapids Kernels to save their 2014 season.

Carlos [...]

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Kernels beat Burlington, advance to division finals

BURLINGTON – The rest of this season for the Cedar Rapids Kernels might be all about Roady.

Ron Plein is the club’s longtime equipment manager and lives in a room during the summer that was especia [...]

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Wade with late winning homer as Kernels survive

BURLINGTON – Where do you want to start? Let’s say the top, then work on down.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels saved their Midwest League season with a 2-1 win Thursday [...]

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Kernels blanked by Burlington in Game 1

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Cedar Rapids Kernels’ playoff chances look like Mitch Garver did postgame Wednesday night.

“Not great,” Garver said, after a 2-0 loss to Burlington in Game 1 of the [...]

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Locals in the Minors (Final stats)

The minor league baseball regular season is over for the 11 players representing the Metro, area and University of Iowa.

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Eades strong again as Kernels conclude regular season with win

CLINTON — Ryan Eades continued his strong late-season surge with seven quality starting pitching innings as the Cedar Rapids Kernels concluded their regular season with a 3-1 win Monday afternoon over the continue »


Batts working on the mound, press box on deck

Kernels pitcher looks to become sportswriter after baseball

By Jeff Johnson, The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mat Batts sat at his locker stall in the Cedar Rapids Kernels clubhouse recently and thoughtfully answered a r [...]

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A summer break?

Long hot days and warm summer nights are over for high school athletes in Iowa.

The baseball season is over and the football season is upon us.

During those summer months, many athletes are putting in their time in multiple spor [...]

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Kernels’ Garver relishes being all-star ... at end of season

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mitch Garver got the more important honor in the Midwest League.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels [...]

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Kernels announce 2015 schedule

CEDAR RAPIDS — The 2014 regular season isn’t over, yet, but the Cedar Rapids Kernels announced Wednesday their 2015 schedule.

The Kernels open their Midwest League season Thursday, Aoril 9, at Kane [...]

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Kernels beat Kane County in 11, clinch top 2nd-half playoff seed

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s not technically first place. At least not yet.

But to the Cedar Rapids Kernels, it sort of feels like it, and you can’t blame them.

“That’s what it&#x [...]

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Kernels’ Garver named MWL postseason all-star

DAVENPORT — Mitch Garver of the Cedar Rapids Kernels was named Monday to the Midwest League postseason all-star team.

Garver is the MWL’s all-star catcher, hitting .299 in 114 games with 29 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 7 [...]

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Kernels finally win at Quad Cities

DAVENPORT — The Cedar Rapids Kernels scored five runs in the first three innings and ended a seven-game losing streak at Modern Woodmen Park with a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the [...]

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