Baseball

Chili Davis among new Kernels HOF members

CEDAR RAPIDS — One of the most popular local ballplayers from the 1970s is in the 2015 induction class of the Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball Hall of Fame.

Chili [...]

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Royals sweep to World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a playoff drought lasting 10,565 days, the Kansas City Royals are going back to the World Series.

They are doing it in record fashion, with eight wins to open the postseason.

The Royals scored two [...]

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Daniels commits to play for Hawkeyes

CEDAR RAPIDS — Zach Daniels admits to being a longtime University of Iowa fan.

He also has a history with his father, Mark, and three siblings of his mother, Colleen, attending Iowa.

So, it seemed natural that the Cedar Rapids K [...]

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Kernels officially take over Waterloo Bucks

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Kernels announced Monday they have officially taken over operations of the Waterloo Bucks of the collegiate continue »


Prairie hires Rima as baseball coach

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s called the College Community School District for a reason. Cedar Rapids Prairie geographically neighbors Kirkwood Community College and has hired another of its coaches to be the head coach for one of its summer s [...]

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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.

My 2014 Player of the Year is an easy pick. It’s outfielder continue »


Washington sophomore Leonard commits to Louisville

CEDAR RAPIDS — His coach thinks he could be on Chad Christensen’s baseball career path. One of college baseball’s top programs certainly believes in him.

Cedar Rapids Washington sophomore center fielder Trey Leonard has [...]

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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.

A 5-2 loss Saturday night to continue »


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.

My 2014 Player of the Year is an easy pick. It’s outfielder continue »


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 »