Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

Gibbons’ shutout lifts Kernels past Kane County

GENEVA, Ill. — Sam Gibbons is in a zone right now.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher threw a complete-game four-hitter to beat the Kane ... »

Former Xavier prep Keller expected to make 2015 debut Sunday

It’s been a lost baseball season for Mitch Keller, but it could be getting better.

The former Cedar Rapids Xavier prep is close to mak ... »

Cascade comes out on wrong end of chaotic finish

DES MOINES — They accomplished a lot. More than any other team in school history. That’s saying something considering the baseball-cr ... »

The run ends for North-Linn

DES MOINES — Ryan Miller looked like a prize fighter who came out on the wrong end of a heavyweight boxing match. In a way, he had.

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Iowa City West puts it together offensively to win 4A quarterfinal

DES MOINES — It’s really not supposed to work this way.

You don’t go from not hitting a thing to hitting everything. Exc ... »

Kernels pull one out in extra innings

CLINTON — Zack Larson’s RBI double in the 10th inning gave the Cedar Rapids Kernels a 4-3 win over the Clinton LumberKings on Tuesday ... »

Top-seeded Waverly-Shell Rock too much for Vinton-Shellsburg

DES MOINES — They posed for a postgame team photo in front of their dugout Tuesday afternoon at Principal Park, and you actually saw some sm ... »

Soon-to-be bridegroom Kuresa with walk-off hit for Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS — Coming to bat with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning against a fellow lefty who’s throwing 95 miles p ... »

4 Cascade players on All-RVC elite baseball team

State baseball tournament-bound Cascade placed four players on the All-River Valley Conference’s Elite Team, it has been announced.

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Long, bad night at the ballpark for Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sometimes you get one like this during a five-month, 140-game season.

There wasn’t much of anything redeemable a ... »

Gibbons shakes off nasty comebacker, gets win over Beloit

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sam Gibbons can describe the pitch pretty well. It’s what happened after he threw it that’s a little foggy.

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Former Kernels pitching coach Lucas returns with opposing team

CEDAR RAPIDS – Gary Lucas technically stayed unemployed for a mere matter of hours.

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers pitching coach was s ... »

Healthy Landa adds another power arm to Kernels bullpen

CEDAR RAPIDS – Yorman Landa didn’t tell anyone his arm was hurting, but it was apparent by the way he was throwing. The relief pitche ... »

Jorge deals again for Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS — He knew. You bet he knew.

“Fourteen,” Felix Jorge said, promptly, after pitching the Cedar Rapids Kernels ... »

Kernels pummeled by Quad Cities, 14-5

DAVENPORT — The Quad Cities River Bandits racked up 17 hits and bashed the Ceda ... »