Kernels win 8th in a row, lose Stewart

CEDAR RAPIDS – You’ve seen the last of Kohl Stewart this season.

That’s not official or anything quite yet, but jus [...]

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Kee baseball coach Schultz retires as national wins leader

Lansing Kee baseball coach Gene Schultz has retired, the IAHSAA announced Tuesday morning.

Schultz leads the nation with more than 1,750 career wins, including 1,578 during the summer seasons. He guided the Kee Hawks to nine state titles, w [...]

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End of an Era: Lansing Kee’s Schultz resigns

The career of one of the most accomplished prep baseball coaches in Iowa and the country has come to an end.

Lansing Kee Coach Gene Schultz resigned Monday night after 45 years guiding the Kee Hawks baseball teams to nine state titles, accor [...]

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Hu-dini’s act another winning one for Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS — His pitching coach has taken to calling him Hu-dini. It fits.

Hu’s the man for the Cedar Rapids Kernels? Why, yes, he has been.

“The guy’s a pitcher, there’ [...]

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A wacky walk-off win for the Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS — This is one of the reasons it’s called the grand old game.

You can go to the ballpark a million times and still know you haven’t seen it all and never will. Case in point was Sunday afternoon’s 5-4 [...]

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Hinojosa the hero for Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS — He came here last week a career .200 hitter, but Jonatan Hinojosa has been way more Wade Boggs than Mario Mendoza since his return to the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Or Joe Mauer, if you want to use so [...]

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Gonsalves out to prove his doubters wrong

CEDAR RAPIDS – It’s not like Stephen Gonsalves is hurting for money.

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Explosion in middle innings helps Kernels to romp over Beloit

BELOIT, Wis. — The Cedar Rapids Kernels scored six times in the fifth inning and four more times in the sixth and routed the Beloit Snappers, 12-5, in Midwest League baseball [...]

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Kernels gain infielder Hinojosa

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Kernels officially announced one incoming player Monday afternoon, but not two that are outgoing.

Infielder Jonatan Hinojosa will join the M [...]

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Former Xavier prep Woods headed to Iowa

Former Cedar Rapids Xavier prep Corbin Woods has signed to continue his college baseball at the University of Iowa,

Woods hit .309 in 165 at-bats this past season for Heartland Community College in Illinois, which announced Woods’ si [...]

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Kernels lose to Kane County in 15 innings

CEDAR RAPIDS – It was a bit of hubris, for sure, though you had to give Ben Carhart some leeway there.

When you’re a catcher by trade, com [...]

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A chat with Twins farm director Brad Steil

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Gazette’s Jeff Johnson sat down with Minnesota Twins Director of Player Development Brad Steil for a quick conversation Friday afternoon about the 2014 Cedar Rapids Kernels, some of their better prospects and the e [...]

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Mechanical tweaks paying off for Thorpe

CEDAR RAPIDS — Even the resident big-leaguer was impressed with Cedar Rapids pitcher Lewis Thorpe.

The 18-year-old Australian lefty struck out seven and yielded just two hits and an unearned run in a season-high six innings las [...]

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Kernels Win In Extra Innings

CEDAR RAPIDS — Bunt? Not Bryan Haar, not in that situation.

“No, I wasn’t going to bunt,” the Cedar Rapids Kernels third baseman said with a smile after his walk-off double gave his team a 4-3, 11-inning win over [...]

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Kernels Stewart, Burdi honored

CEDAR RAPIDS — Baseball America magazine came out with its list of “Best Tools” in the Midwest League this week, and a pair of Cedar Rapids Kernels pitc [...]

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