CEDAR RAPIDS - For the second time in six days, the Cedar Rapids Rampage faced off against the Kansas City Comets.
This one did not need overtime.
Goalkeeper Brett Petricek and the Cedar Rapids defense held the Comets scoreless for the e ... »
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CEDAR RAPIDS — Royce Lewis is a Cedar Rapids Kernel.
The top-overall pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft was assigned Saturday by the parent Minnesota Twins to Cedar Rapids. An 18-year-old shortstop from California, Lewis began his professional career with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Twins, where he hit .271 in 36 games, with three home runs, 17 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.
Lewis walked more times (19) than he struck out (17).
He is the first No. 1-overall pick to ever play for Cedar Rapids. His signing bonus was $6.725 million.
The Kernels host Quad Cities on Saturday night at 6:35, though it was unclear if Lewis would be in the starting lineup.
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