Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson
DAYTON, Ohio — Chieh-Wei Hu threw six shutout innings, striking out 10, to help the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 4-0 shutout win Saturday night over the Dayton Dragons.
The right-hander from Taiwan allowed just two hits in his latest imp [...]continue »
DES MOINES – Des Moines has turned into Little Chicago.
The attention the Iowa Cubs Triple-A baseball team has gotten this season from the Windy City — and elsewhere — has been enormous. And it has just ratcheted up even [...]continue »
DES MOINES — The Lone Tree Lions saw some good pitching this season. Just not this good.
Not this dominant.
“It’s tough being on a stage this big and not facing a pitcher as good as him all year,” said Erik [...]continue »
CEDAR RAPIDS — Fear the beard.
Landon Summers isn’t sporting one anywhere close in length, fullness or outlandeshnesss to Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson. But the facial hair growth the Burlington senior does have app [...]continue »
CEDAR RAPIDS – The only way to distinguish Michael Collins from his players is the stop watch tucked in the back pocket of his uniform. He uses it to time pitchers' deliveries to the plate.
Otherwise you really couldn't tell him apar [...]continue »
CEDAR RAPIDS – Tommy Watkins hates frogs. Can’t stand ‘em, doesn’t want to be anywhere near ‘em.
They’re green and slimy, make funny noises, and you never know where they’re going to hop. They [...]continue »
CLINTON — Mitch Garver’s two-run home run in the top of the first inning was the highlight of Monday night for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, whop dropped a 8-5 decision to the Clinton LumberKings at Ashford University Field.
C.R. [...]continue »