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Arizona’s Cloney shuts down Chanticleers in 3-0 Game 1 win


June 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — JC Cloney pitched a four-hitter and Ryan Aguilar drove in a pair of runs, leading Arizona to a 3-0 victory over Coastal Carolina in Game 1 of the College World Series finals on Monday night. The Wildcats (49-22) can wrap up their second national championship in five years with a win today (Tuesday).

Cloney extended his scoreless innings streak at the CWS to 16. The junior left-hander pitched seven innings in the Wildcats’ 3-0 win over UC Santa Barbara last Wednesday. Cloney (8-4) allowed four singles, walked three and struck out six in the second complete game of his career.

Danny Duffy pitches Royals to 6-2 win over Cardinals


June 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danny Duffy matched a career best with eight sharp innings, the Royals kept swinging hot bats and Kansas City routed the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 on Monday night to open a four-game, two-city series.

Kendrys Morales went 4 for 4 and drove in two runs, and Eric Hosmer also had a pair of RBIs as the Royals roughed up Adam Wainwright (6-5) to snap a four-game losing streak to their cross-state rival.

Duffy (3-1) served up a two-run homer to Matt Holliday in the first before settling into a nice rhythm, keeping the Cardinals off balance with pinpoint control. The left-hander struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter while breezing through a lineup that scored 11 runs the previous day against Seattle.

The teams are in action this evening at 7:15, with the pre-game show at 6:20, on KJAN.


Cubs call up Peralta to help struggling bullpen


June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have promoted right-hander Joel Peralta from the minors to help their bullpen for the start of a series at the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs signed the 40-year-old reliever this month after he was released by Seattle, where he was 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA. Chicago’s bullpen struggled during a 1-6 slump last week. Manager Joe Maddon said Monday that Peralta will be a boost in the clubhouse as well, comparing it to having another coach to help the younger players.

Right-handed reliever Gerardo Concepcion was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. He gave up a run during a 6-1 loss to the Marlins on Sunday. The bullpen has been hit hard in Chicago’s last four losses.

2016 IHSBCA Baseball Rankings – June 26 Rankings


June 27th, 2016 by Jim Field

Class 4-A

  1. Johnston
  2. Cedar Rapids, Prairie
  3. Iowa City, West
  4. Southeast Polk
  5. Cedar Rapids, Jefferson
  6. Urbandale
  7. Lewis Central
  8. Ankeny Centennial
  9. Valley, West Des Moines
  10. Dubuque, Senior

Others:  Waukee; Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines; North Scott; Mason City; Davenport Central

Class 3-A

  1. Davenport, Assumption
  2. Pella
  3. Harlan
  4. Estherville Lincoln Central
  5. Saydel
  6. West Delaware, Manchester
  7. Boone
  8. Fairfield
  9. Sergeant Bluff-Luton
  10. Carlisle

Others: Wahlert, Dubuque; Algona; Bishop Heelan, Sioux City

Class 2-A

  1. Wilton
  2. Clear Lake
  3. New Hampton
  4. Treynor
  5. Roland-Story
  6. Van Meter
  7. Hinton
  8. Northeast, Goose Lake
  9. Monticello
  10. Western Dubuque

Others:  Dike-New Hartford; Saint Ansgar; Van Buren Community; Beckman, Dyersville; Cherokee, Washington

Class 1-A

  1. Newman Catholic, Mason City
  2. Don Bosco, Gilbertville
  3. West Sioux, Hawarden
  4. Lawton-Bronson
  5. Alburnett
  6. North Linn
  7. Coon Rapids-Bayard
  8. Jesup
  9. Martensdale-St. Mary’s
  10. Akron-Westfield

Others:  St. Mary’s, Remsen; Central Lyon, Rock Rapids; CAM, Anita

Iowa prep baseball coach suspended after OWI incident

News, Sports

June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DUNLAP, Iowa (AP) – A western Iowa baseball coach has been suspended following an allegation that he was drunk at a game. Coon Rapids Police Chief Joel Roetman told The Des Moines Register that the incident occurred during a Boyer Valley game in Coon Rapids on Friday night. Roetman says he performed a field sobriety test on Boyer Valley coach Jay Petersen and says Petersen’s blood alcohol content later tested out at more than twice the legal limit if he were driving.

Boyer Valley athletic director Daniel Steele said Saturday that Petersen is on suspension.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 6/27/2016

Podcasts, Sports

June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.


Cardinals hit 6 HRs in 11-6 win over Mariners


June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SEATTLE (AP) — Matt Carpenter and Tommy Pham each homered twice as the St. Louis Cardinals went deep six times in an 11-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Jedd Gyorko and Matt Holliday also homered for St. Louis. Carpenter, Holliday, and Aledmys Diaz each had three hits as the Cardinals finished with 17 — including 13 for extra bases.

Gyorko and Pham led off the seventh with back-to-back home runs against reliever Nick Vincent (1-7) to break a 6-6 tie. Holliday extended St. Louis’ lead to 9-6 with a solo shot in the eighth against Edwin Diaz. Pham and Carpenter each hit their second home runs, both solo shots, in the ninth.

Kevin Siegrist (5-2) allowed one run on two hits in 1 1/3 inning to get the win. Franklin Gutierrez tied the game at 6-6 with a three run homer against Siegrist in the bottom of the sixth.

The Cardinals are in action this (Monday) evening, as they take on the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium, in Kansas City for the 1st of a four-game set, with the first two in K.C. (today and tomorrow) and the last two at home (Wednesday & Thursday), in St. Louis. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:20-p.m., with the 1st pitch at 7:15.

Longtime Iowa sportscaster Bob Brooks dies at age 89


June 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Longtime Iowa sports broadcaster Bob Brooks, whose career covering athletics of every kind spanned seven decades, has died. He was 89. Brooks’ son, Rob Brooks, says his father died Saturday.

The Des Moines Register reports that Brooks was born in Cedar Rapids and graduated from the city’s Franklin High School in 1944. That was the same year he began his first broadcasting job at a local radio station, which he kept through his four years at the University of Iowa.

Affectionately known as “Brooksie,” he worked for a variety of Iowa radio and television stations throughout his career. For the last 15 years, he covered sports for Cedar Rapids radio station KMRY, until his recent illness. Besides his son, Brooks is survived by his wife, Susie.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE baseball scores from Sat. & Sunday schedule


June 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Saturday’s Games

Memphis 4, New Orleans 0

Colorado Springs 8, Round Rock 5

Oklahoma City 6, Iowa 5

Omaha 4, Nashville 2

Salt Lake 5, Albuquerque 2

El Paso 7, Reno 4

Las Vegas 16, Sacramento 8

Tacoma 1, Fresno 0

Sunday’s Games

Iowa at Oklahoma City, 3:35 p.m. (Game 1)

Iowa at Oklahoma City, To Be Determined (Game 2)

Omaha at Nashville, 6:35 p.m.

Coastal Carolina beats TCU 7-5, to face Arizona in finals


June 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tyler Chadwick homered and doubled, Alex Cunningham pitched 6 1/3 solid innings, and surprising Coastal Carolina reached the College World Series finals with a 7-5 victory over TCU on Saturday night. The Chanticleers (53-17) of the Big South Conference will play Arizona in a best-of-three series starting Monday, trying to win the national championship in their first appearance at the CWS.

Chadwick’s blast over the right-center wall opened the scoring, and the Chanticleers added two runs in the third and four in the fourth. They had only three baserunners over the last four innings, and TCU pulled within two runs with one out in the ninth. But Michael Landestoy hit into his third double play of the game to end it.

Alex Cunningham (10-4) scattered eight hits and allowed four runs before turning the game over to Bobby Holmes. Jared Janczak (7-4), the first of four TCU pitchers, last three innings and took the loss for the Horned Frogs (49-18).