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Midwest Sports Headlines: 6/26/19

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June 26th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kumar Rocker limited Michigan to three hits and struck out 11 in 6 1/3 innings and Vanderbilt capitalized against the Wolverines’ shaky bullpen in a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World Series finals. The Commodores forced a winner-take-all Game 3 on Wednesday night. The Commodores picked up an unearned run in the fifth inning and Jack Weisenberger let in two runs on wild pitches on back-to-back batters.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chad Pinder and Marcus Semien homered in a six-run fifth inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3. Matt Olson also went deep to help Oakland win for the sixth time in eight games. Tha A’s, who had totaled nine runs over their last three games, overcame a 3-1 deficit with the big fifth inning to knock out Cardinals starter Jack FLaherty.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Hunter Dozier’s grand slam highlighted Kansas City’s five-run rally in the ninth off Cleveland closer Brad Hand, giving the Royals an 8-6 win over the Indians. Hand was a perfect 22 for 22 in save chances and likely on his way to being an All-Star, but did not record an out against the Royals. Nicky Lopez had an RBI infield single before Kansas City loaded the bases and Dozier connected on Hand’s first pitch for his first career grand slam.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hard-throwing closer Jordan Hicks is set to undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. Hicks was 2-2 with a 3.14 ERA in 29 games this season for the Cardinals. He had 14 saves in 15 opportunities.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs says right-handed closer Craig Kimbrel could be activated later this week. Kimbrel signed a three-year, $43 million contract on June 7. He is set to pitch in another game at Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Monday the team will evaluate his progress.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks has a torn elbow ligament and the team says it’s determining what to do with the hardest-throwing pitcher in the majors. The Cardinals say the right-hander has a torn ulnar collateral ligament, an injury that usually leads to Tommy John surgery. Hicks has hit 105 mph with fastballs this season and routinely reaches triple digits with his heater.

Vandy rides Rocker to 4-1 win, forces a Game 3 vs. Michigan

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June 25th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kumar Rocker struck out 11 while pitching 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball, and Vanderbilt got to Michigan’s shaky bullpen in a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World Series finals Tuesday night. The Commodores (58-12) forced a winner-take-all Game 3 on Wednesday night at TD Ameritrade Park. Michigan is playing for its first national title since 1962, and Vanderbilt is trying for its first since 2014. Rocker (12-5) set the tone in another in a line of strong performances. Ten of the 6-foot-4, 255-pound freshman’s first 11 pitches were strikes.
Michigan (50-21) failed to score in the opening inning for the first time in its five CWS games and five of the first six batters struck out.

Junior at Dordt University in Sioux Center & 2 others killed in Montana collision

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June 25th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

POLSON, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of three people who died in a two-vehicle collision in northwestern Montana. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says 66-year-old Audrey Moran of Polson died along with David and Benjamin Temte — 20-year-old twins from Bloomington, Minnesota. The Montana Highway Patrol says the car with the Minnesota men inside left U.S. Highway 93 south of Ronan and hit a guardrail Monday morning before colliding head-on with a car driven by Moran.

Dordt University in Iowa said Tuesday that David Temte was a junior on the school’s track and cross country teams and was part of a relay team that won an NAIA national championship in May. The university said he and his twin brother, Ben, died in a crash in Montana.

Cardinals Add Pitchers Ponce de Leon & Leone to Roster, Hicks to IL

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June 25th, 2019 by Jim Field

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 25, 2019 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game, that they have recalled right-handed pitchers Daniel Ponce de Leon and Dominic Leone from Memphis (AAA).  The team also announced that right-handed pitcher Jordan Hicks (right elbow) has been placed on the 10-day Injured List, retroactive to June 23, and that left-handed pitcher Génesis Cabrera was optioned to Memphis.

Ponce de Leon, who worked 6.0 scoreless innings in a start last Wednesday (June 19) vs. Miami, is being recalled for a third time this season.   He’s 0-0 with a 1.20 ERA in three starts (15.0 IP) for St. Louis this season.

Leone, who was optioned to Memphis on May 17, has appeared in 13 games for the triple-A Redbirds, going 0-0 with a 4.19 ERA in 13 games.   He’s had a strong showing in June, posting a 1.64 ERA in seven games while fanning 12 batters in 11.0 innings of work.  Leone appeared in 20 games for the Cardinals earlier this season, allowing 19 runs in 21.1 innings pitched despite 27 strikeouts.

Hicks, who was 2-2 with a 3.14 ERA and 14 saves in his 29 games pitched, was diagnosed with a torn UCL yesterday after exiting Saturday’s (June 22) game in the 9th inning.  Cabrera, a rookie, has appeared in five games (two starts) for the Cardinals this season, going 0-2 with a 6.17 ERA.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 6/25/19

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June 25th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast with Jim Field.

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Iowa, Iowa State Add 2020 Football Recruits Monday

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June 25th, 2019 by Jim Field

Iowa received two commitments and Iowa State three for the football recruiting class of 2020 on Monday.

The Hawkeyes picked up nods from safety Reggie Bracy and defensive end Aaron Witt.  Brace is a 6-foot, 190 pounder from Mobile, Alabama while Witt stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 230 pounds.  Iowa now has 20 recruits committed for the 2020 class.

Iowa State got commitments Monday from offensive tackle Sam Rengert, wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson and defensive end Johnny Wilson.  Rengert is 6-foot-7 and 285 pounds out of Milford Center, Ohio.  Hutchison is 6-foot-3, 190 pounds ouot of Brenham, Texas.  He is a junior college transfer from Blinn College.  Wilson is from Kansas City, Missouri.  The Cyclones now hold 13 commitments for the 2020 recruiting class.

Oakland Athletics vs. St. Louis Cardinals tonight in the AL Central

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June 25th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

St. Louis and Oakland will play at Busch Stadium tonight (Tuesday night). The Cardinals are 24-16 on their home turf. The first pitch is at 7:15-central time. We’ll have coverage for you on KJAN beginning at 6:20-p.m.

The St. Louis pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.15. Dakota Hudson leads the team with a 3.36 ERA. The Athletics are 17-19 on the road. Oakland has a team on-base percentage of .318, led by Marcus Semien with a mark of .356. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.

Marcell Ozuna leads the Cardinals with 20 home runs and has 62 RBIs. Dexter Fowler is 7-for-30 with three home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for St. Louis. Matt Chapman leads the Athletics with 40 extra base hits and is batting .264. Ramon Laureano is 11-for-40 with three doubles, three home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Oakland.

Area baseball scores from 6/24/19

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June 25th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic 3, Harlan 2
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 10, Whiting 1
CAM, Anita 9, EHK-Exira 6
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 11, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 5
Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 2, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 0
Denison-Schleswig 8, Lewis Central 7
East Union, Afton 2, Murray 0
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 24, Griswold 5
Kingsley-Pierson 10, Woodbury Central, Moville 1
Lamoni 14, Lenox 8
Madrid 11, West Central Valley, Stuart 1 (6 inn)
Martensdale-St. Marys 6, Creston 1
Red Oak 15, Clarinda 5
Sioux Center 4, George-Little Rock 3
Stanton 6, East Mills 4
Treynor 12, IKM-Manning 2 (WIC Tournament)
Underwood 4, AHSTW, Avoca 0 (WIC 1st Round)
West Monona, Onawa 3, River Valley, Correctionville 1

Area softball scores from 6/24/19

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June 25th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

ACGC 6, Panorama 5
Audubon 9, IKM-Manning 8 (9)
CAM 3, Exira-EHK 2
Glenwood 4, Shenandoah 2
Harlan 3, Atlantic 0
Kuemper Catholic 12, St. Albert 0
Lenox 7, Lamoni 0
Melcher-Dallas 11, Orient-Macksburg 1
Murray 13, East Union 2
Panorama 11, ACGC 9 (9)
Stanton 5, East Mills 4
Underwood 12, Council Bluffs Jefferson 1
Van Meter 9, Earlham 1
West Harrison 9, Woodbine 6
West Monona 8, River Valley 4
Winterset 2, ADM 1

Midwest Sports Headlines: 6/25/2019

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June 25th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis homered leading off the 10th inning and the Cleveland Indians continued their impressive June surge with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in a game delayed 2 hours, 23 minutes by rain. Kipnis connected on a 1-0 pitch from Wily Peralta, driving it into the right-field seats for his sixth homer. The Indians have won 14 of 19 and improved to an AL-best 15-6 this month.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs says right-handed closer Craig Kimbrel could be activated later this week. Kimbrel signed a three-year, $43 million contract on June 7. He is set to pitch in another game at Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Monday the team will evaluate his progress.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks has a torn elbow ligament and the team says it’s determining what to do with the hardest-throwing pitcher in the majors. The Cardinals say the right-hander has a torn ulnar collateral ligament, an injury that usually leads to Tommy John surgery. Hicks has hit 105 mph with fastballs this season and routinely reaches triple digits with his heater.