MOUNT VERNON - Cornell knew that any chance for success against unbeaten Lake Forest (Ill.) would begin and end with stopping the Foresters' star tailback, Joey Valdivia.
The Rams never got started.
Valdivia ran for 126 yards, four touch ... »
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GENEVA, Ill. — A trio of pitchers combined on a four-hitter to lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels past Kane County, 4-1, Wednesday afternoon in Midwest League baseball.
The Kernels (4-3) won two of three games in the series, handing Kane County (5-2) its first two losses of the season. Cedar Rapids returns home Thursday night to begin a home series against Wisconsin.
Andrew Vasquez (1-0) picked up the victory in relief for the Kernels, throwing 3 1/3 innings of one-hit, shutout baseball. Starter Eduardo Del Rosario went the first 4 2/3 innings, striking out seven and giving up a run.
Colton Davis pitched the ninth for his first save, striking out a pair.
Mitchell Kranson’s leadoff home run in the sixth inning put the Kernels on top for good, 2-1. Jaylin Davis also homered for C.R.
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