Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

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.

Th ... »

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 ... »

Marion begins well, but falters late in district final loss

SOLON — The start was great, couldn’t have been scripted much better had Coach Steve Fish penned it himself.

The Marion Indians ... »

Defensive shifts becoming prominent in minor leagues, too

CEDAR RAPIDS – Edgar Corcino of the Cedar Rapids Kernels hit a bullet of a line drive up the middle the other night against the Burlington B ... »

Nebraska Wesleyan expected to join Iowa Conference

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Conference is about to expand, and beyond the state’s borders.

Mul ... »

Kernels’ Kuresa boils it down: Just hit the ball hard

CEDAR RAPIDS — To heck with making a ton of mechanical adjustments and all that other technical stuff. Sometimes what you need to hit better ... »

Kernels’ Navarreto leaves home to get pro baseball career

CEDAR RAPIDS – Though you see guys like Carlos Correa and Jose Berrios getting drafted highly and emerging as top-shelf major league prospec ... »

Lots of turnover in Kernels roster

CEDAR RAPIDS – Chris Mazza is one t ... »

Pair of pitcher moves for Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS — The parent Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday that they have released relief pitcher Brandon Bixle ... »