Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

Max Cordy makes a pitch for C.R. Kernels teammate Griffin Jax

CEDAR RAPIDS - Take it for what it's worth. It was intended to be amusing as much as anything.But Max Cordy says if a tweet he sent to President Donal ...

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Luke Jonasson’s clutch hit, Lincoln Riley’s clutch defense lift C.R. Washington to state baseball tournament

CEDAR RAPIDS - If somehow Cedar Rapids Washington goes on to win a state baseball championship next week, it will always look back at The Double and T ...

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Kernels continue struggling, lose to Great Lakes, 8-3

CEDAR RAPIDS - You walked into Tommy Watkins' office at Veterans Memorial Stadium an hour and a half before first pitch Wednesday night but couldn't f ...

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Iowa vs. Everybody: Patrick McCaffery designs T-shirts to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer

IOWA CITY - An impromptu rallying cry created for a partnering AAU basketball team has turned into a fundraiser for a great cause. Iowa City West jun ...

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New Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Co-President Doug Miller says club is committed to staying at Ice Arena

CEDAR RAPIDS - Their lease is up at the end of this coming season. A brand new arena eventually is being built 25 miles down the road in Coralville.Bu ...

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Kernels fall at South Bend, 2-1

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Cedar Rapids Kernels went back into lack-of-offense mode Monday afternoon in dropping a 2-1 decision to the South Bend Cubs in ...

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Marion beats Xavier, 4-2, for school-record 30th win

MARION - A little bit of long ball, a little bit of small ball, and Marion High School has its winningest baseball team.Mitch Wiese hit a two-run home ...

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Baseball notebook: Will Kernels get top draft pick Royce Lewis by season’s end?

CEDAR RAPIDS - A first-overall draft pick has never played for a Cedar Rapids professional baseball team. There have been plenty who have actually pl ...

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Kernels shut out in 2nd straight game, 3-0, by West Michigan

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. - The Cedar Rapids Kernels continued to struggle offensively Wednesday night, shut out for a second straight game, this time by W ...

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C.R. Prairie’s Levi Usher selected for prestigious Perfect Game All-American baseball game

CEDAR RAPIDS - Outfielder Levi Usher of Cedar Rapids Prairie has been selected to play in the 2017 Perfect Game USA All-American Game, it was announce ...

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C.R. Xavier point guard Matt Mims will play college basketball at South Dakota State

CEDAR RAPIDS - He could have played the waiting game. Matt Mims could have let the rest of the summer AAU season expire, then gone into his senior ye ...

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Peoria’s Mike O’Reilly spins 1-hitter at Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS - He didn't even break spring training with a team. Pitcher Mike O'Reilly of the Peoria Chiefs was held back in extended spring training ...

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Unusual delivery, unusual professional pitching path for Anthony Marzi of C.R. Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS - It's an unusual pitching delivery. Anthony Marzi of the Cedar Rapids Kernels takes the sign from his catcher straddling the rubber in ...

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Golden Sombrero for Travis Blankenhorn, but also a game-winning hit for Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS - Give him that Golden Sombrero. "I'm wearing it," Travis Blankenhorn said. It became a lot easier for the Cedar Rapids Kernels infield ...

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Baseball notebook: Kernels expect safety netting at ballpark to be extended within next 2-3 years

CEDAR RAPIDS - CEDAR RAPIDS - It will be extended. It's just a matter of when. Cedar Rapids Kernels General Manager Scott Wilson said the Midwest Lea ...

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