Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

Kernels get offensive in swatting Bees, 8-2

BURLINGTON — The Cedar Rapids Kernels scored early and often and ripped the Burlington Bees, 8-2, Thursday nig ... »

Hometown boy Westphal does well in Kernels’ victory

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. — Luke Westphal threw five innings and got the victory as the Cedar Rapids Kernels edged Wis ... »

Linn-Mar throws the leather, sweeps Jefferson

MARION – At one point in the second game, Linn-Mar third baseman Taylor Yoke dove to his left in an attempt to snare a line drive.

The ... »

Powell returns to beat his old club

CEDAR RAPIDS – Christian Powell ret ... »

Kernels blow late lead, lose in extras again

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Cedar Rapids Kernels bullpen has been mostly unflappable this Midwest League season, but th ... »

Rea continues to excel, list of pro baseball players grows

CEDAR RAPIDS – The list of former local, area and University of Iowa players in professional baseball has grown. There are 13 guys playing i ... »

3 more RoughRiders go in NHL Draft

CEDAR RAPIDS – Adam Gaudette was with his family Saturday morning in Braintree, Mass., following the ... »

Former RoughRider Provorov goes 7th overall in NHL Draft

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders made United States Hockey League history Friday night.

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Pitcher Westphal takes road less traveled to affiliated pro baseball

CEDAR RAPIDS — Luke Westphal admits ... »

Independent ball refugee Corcino continues making most of opportunity

CEDAR RAPIDS – He could be bitter, but he’s not. ... »

Lots of RoughRiders expected to go in NHL Draft

CEDAR RAPIDS – Mark Carlson regularly attends the National Hockey League Draft, but this one’s going to be ... »

Kernels pitcher Hildenberger goes from college no name to Midwest League All-Star

PEORIA, Ill. — Trevor Hildenberger didn’t play his sophomore year at the University of California. He wasn’t injured, suspende ... »

Pitching allows Kernels to have good 1st half

CEDAR RAPIDS – This is a fun time in the Midwest League.

The league’s all-star game is Tues ... »

Former Hawkeye Yacinich having good pro season in Burlington

CEDAR RAPIDS – Don’t count Jake Yacinich among those surprised by the breakout baseball season of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Not even 4 ... »

Offensive futility again for Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Kernels presented Tommy Watkins with a pair of birthday cakes and a rendition ... »