Kernels beat Kane County, 4-1

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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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