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Double plays doom Kernels in 5-3 loss to Quad Cities

July 6, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels bounced into three double plays and went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position as they fell 5-3 to the Quad Cities River Bandits on Wednesday evening. Pat Winkel provided a three-hit night while Jake Rucker drove in all three Kernels runs in

Big frames rocket Kernels to 12-4 Fourth of July romp

July 4, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – A pair of crooked numbers led the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 12-4 series-opening win over the Quad Cities River Bandits in front of a season-high 4,420 fans on the Fourth of July. Each of the nine Kernels starters reached base, seven had at least one

Kernels can't solve Timber Rattlers bullpen in 5-4 loss

July 3, 2022

Appleton, WI – The Cedar Rapids Kernels dropped their fifth straight game on Sunday afternoon 5-4 to Wisconsin, chasing the Timber Rattler starter after three but failing to scratch across another run against the bullpen. Alerick Soularie had four hits in five at-bats while Wander Javier and Kyler Fedko each

Kernels fall to Wisconsin in 11

July 2, 2022

Appleton, WI – The Cedar Rapids Kernels erased a 4-1 deficit after six to take the lead in the eighth but went on to fall 7-6 in 11 innings to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Saturday evening. Kyler Fedko, Pat Winkel and Wander Javier each supplied the Kernels with multi-hit

Kernels rally falls short in Wisconsin

July 1, 2022

Appleton, WI – The Cedar Rapids Kernels battled back from 8-0 and 12-2 deficits on Friday evening but couldn’t claw all the way back in a 12-9 loss to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Neither pitching staff was sharp in a game that featured 21 runs, 20 hits, 18 walks and

Javier homers, Kernels fall 2-1 to Timber Rattlers

June 30, 2022

Appleton WI – Cedar Rapids shortstop Wander Javier provided a two-hit game and homered in the fifth to account for the Kernels’ lone run in a 2-1 loss to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Thursday evening. All three runs in the game came courtesy of home runs, with the two

Kernels split doubleheader in Wisconsin

June 29, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels split their Wednesday afternoon doubleheader with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, winning Tuesday’s suspended game 6-2 before falling 3-1 in the finale. Cedar Rapids stands at 45-26, 2-3 in the second half. Game One – Kernels 6, Timber Rattlers 2 David Festa threw

Kernels and Timber Rattlers opener suspended to Wednesday

June 28, 2022

Appleton, WI – The Cedar Rapids Kernels series opener with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Tuesday evening has been suspended midway through the third inning due to inclement weather. The game will resume and be played to completion at 12:10 p.m. CT in Appleton on Wednesday. Following the completion of

Winkel homers, Kernels fall 4-3 in extras

June 26, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – Kernels catcher Pat Winkel blasted a game-tying two-run homer in the eighth, but Cedar Rapids would go on to fall 4-3 in 10 innings to the West Michigan Whitecaps on Sunday afternoon. The Kernels settle for a split with the Whitecaps, moving to 44-25 on the

Encarnacion-Strand walks off Whitecaps on Fireworks Saturday

June 25, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – Cedar Rapids third baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand launched a two-out walk off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday night to give the Kernels a 6-5 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps. Encarnacion-Strand’s heroics were coupled with a clutch eighth-inning Wander Javier three-run

Four Kernels collect multi-hit nights in wild 10-8 loss to Whitecaps

June 24, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – Four Cedar Rapids Kernels provided multi-hit nights in a roller coaster 10-8 loss to the West Michigan Whitecaps. The Friday night thriller featured six lead changes as Alerick Soularie, Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Will Holland and Wander Javier each had a pair of hits to lead the Kernels

Cedar Rapids falls 3-2 in heartbreaker

June 23, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels led 2-1 with two down and two strikes in the ninth inning but saw four straight Whitecaps reach in an eventual 3-2 loss to West Michigan on Thursday night. Cedar Rapids closes the first half 43-23 – the best record in the

Gray delivers go-ahead blast in Kernels win over Whitecaps

June 22, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – Cedar Rapids third baseman Seth Gray blasted an early go-ahead two-run shot to provide the Kernels with a lead they wouldn’t relinquish in a 4-2 Wednesday afternoon win over the West Michigan Whitecaps. The Kernels improved to a Midwest League-best 43-22 with the win and are

Eighth-inning heroics send Kernels past Whitecaps in opener

June 21, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – Shut out through seven innings, the Cedar Rapids Kernels’ lineup broke through with a pair of runs in the eighth to steal a 2-1 series-opening win from the West Michigan Whitecaps on Tuesday evening. Cedar Rapids righthander David Festa dueled West Michigan righty Ty Madden, outlasting

Frank Nigro walks off Dragons in series finale

June 19, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – Cedar Rapids catcher Frank Nigro walked off the Dayton Dragons 4-3 with an RBI single down the right field line on Sunday afternoon, earning the Kernels their eighth series win. Nigro went 2-for-4 and threw out a runner attempting to steal as part of a terrific

Kernels win First Half West Division Championship

June 18, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels are headed to the postseason for the ninth consecutive season as they earned the 2022 Midwest League West Division First Half Championship on Saturday. Cedar Rapids clinched their division title with a Wisconsin loss to Great Lakes earlier in the evening, closing

Stellar pitching deals Kernels shutout win over Dragons

June 17, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – Three Cedar Rapids pitchers combined to work the club’s sixth shutout of 2022 as the Kernels blanked Dayton 3-0 on Friday night, reducing their magic number to one with a chance to clinch the First Half West Division Championship tomorrow. Aaron Rozek was dominant over 5.2

Gray homers, Kernels fall 10-7 to Dayton

June 16, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels fell 10-7 to the Dayton Dragons on Thursday evening, done in by an early 5-0 deficit. Seth Gray homered and drove in three as part of the Kernels comeback effort, while Christian Encarnacion-Strand doubled twice and Dylan Neuse added a two-hit, two-RBI

Severino homers twice to slay Dragons 7-2

June 15, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – Cedar Rapids second baseman Yunior Severino went 4-for-4 with both the game-tying and go-ahead home runs to lead the Kernels past Dayton 7-2 on Wednesday afternoon, reclaiming the best record in the Midwest League. Severino drove in four as the Kernels improve to 38-21 and reduce

Kernels fall to Dayton in thrilling series opener

June 14, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels turned a 4-0 deficit after the top half of the first and a 6-2 deficit after two into a one-run contest but came up just short on Tuesday evening against the Dayton Dragons, falling 6-5 in the series opener. Cedar Rapids’ bullpen

Povich deals, Gray and Encarnacion-Strand homer as Kernels take series in South Bend

June 12, 2022

South Bend, IN – Cedar Rapids lefthander Cade Povich tossed a career-high 6.0 innings of one-run ball while a pair of homers from Seth Gray and Christian Encarnacion-Strand sparked the offense in a 9-3 win over South Bend. The Kernels took four of six from the Cubs and went 8-4

Javier reaches base four times as Kernels fall 4-3

June 11, 2022

South Bend, IN – Cedar Rapids shortstop Wander Javier went 2-for-2 while reaching base four times as the Kernels fell 4-3 to the South Bend Cubs on Saturday evening. The Kernels led 2-0 through five, but a three-run Cubs homer in the sixth flipped the game on its head. With

Timely hitting supports Headrick as Kernels dump South Bend

June 10, 2022

South Bend, IN – Cedar Rapids made their clutch moments count behind a fantastic outing from Brent Headrick in a 6-1 win over South Bend in game four of their road series. With the victory, the Kernels reduce their magic number to nine as they improve to 36-19. Headrick was

Festa dazzles, Kernels shut out in South Bend

June 9, 2022

South Bend, IN – Cedar Rapids righthander David Festa struck out eight over 6.0 scoreless innings but the Kernels lineup mustered just three hits in a 2-0 loss to the South Bend Cubs on Thursday evening. The shutout loss is the first suffered by the Kernels this season as they

Kernels mash six homers for fifth straight win

June 8, 2022

South Bend, IN – The Cedar Rapids Kernels bashed a season-high six home runs in a 12-5 rout of the South Bend Cubs on Wednesday evening, earning their fifth-straight win. Christian Encarnacion-Strand homered twice while Charles Mack, Seth Gray, Jeferson Morales and Dylan Neuse each went yard once. Cedar Rapids