The Cedar Rapids Kernels got a walk-off RBI single from newcomer Frank Nigro to beat Dayton, 4-3, Sunday afternoon. The club has the Midwest League’s best record and clinched the Western Division first-half championship Saturday.
Cedar Rapids Kernels starting pitcher David Festa has seen the velocity on his fastball jump from a maximum of 93 miles per hour in college to as high as 99 this season. As such, he’s beginning to make a name for himself in the Minnesota Twins organization.
Will Holland has been a shortstop virtually his entire baseball life. But the parent Minnesota Twins asked him to play some center field last season, and that’s where he has spent the majority of his time this season for the Cedar Rapids Kernels.