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Tuesday Softball & Baseball Scores


June 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Tuesday Softball
Atlantic 9, Kuemper Catholic 1
Creston 13, Shenandoah 1
Glenwood 7, Clarinda 4
Denison-Schleswig 14, St. Albert 0
Harlan 4, Lewis Central 2
Essex 10-16, Fremont-Mills 8-10
Mount Ayr 11, Southwest Valley 1
Lenox 7, East Union 2
Nodaway Valley 11-7, Bedford 1-3
Alta/Aurelia 7, Charter Oak-Ute 5
Abraham Lincoln 11, Thomas Jefferson 1

Western Iowa Conference Tournament
1st Round:
A-H-S-T-W 1, Tri-Center 0
Underwood 12, Audubon 6
IKM-Manning 11, A-H-S-T-W 1
Treynor 5, Riverside 0
Logan-Magnolia 5, Griswold 0
Missouri Valley 8, Underwood 0

Tuesday Baseball
Kuemper Catholic 4, Atlantic 2
Shenandoah 5, Creston 4
Glenwood 10, Clarinda 6
Harlan 4, Lewis Central 3
Denison-Schleswig 7, St. Albert 6
CAM 12, West Harrison 5
Nishnabotna 9, A-H-S-T-W 7
Fremont-Mills 13-9, Essex 2-0
East Mills 13-19, Clarinda Academy 1-4
Southwest Valley 16, Mount Ayr 1
Lenox 17, Mount Ayr 7
Nodaway Valley 15, Bedford 0
Abraham Lincoln 5-6, Thomas Jefferson 2-2

Carlos Martinez helps Cardinals rally past Marlins 4-3


June 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Carlos Martinez shook off a slow start and a fastball that hit him in the right shoulder to pitch seven innings, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Tuesday.

Martinez (8-3) trailed 3-0 after 1 1-3 innings before settling down. He retired the final seven batters he faced, including three after taking a 94-mph fastball in the shoulder while trying to bunt in the seventh.

Martinez struck out nine and allowed eight hits. He gave up a two-run homer in the first inning to major league home run and RBI leader Giancarlo Stanton, a shot estimated at 484 feet. That matched Stanton’s previous longest this year, and he now has 26 homers, including the longest two in the majors in 2015. Justin Heyward hit his eighth homer for the Cardinals.


Virginia’s 3-0 win over Vandy forces Game 3 in CWS finals


June 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Surprise starter Adam Haseley and Josh Sborz combined on the shutout, senior utility man Thomas Woodruff drove in two runs, and the Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt 3-0 on Tuesday night to force a winner-take-all game in the College World Series.

For the second year in a row, these two teams will go the distance in the best-of-three finals. Vanderbilt (51-20) will be playing for a second straight national title on Wednesday. Virginia (43-24) will be looking for its first.

Haseley, the Cavaliers’ regular center fielder, hadn’t pitched since May 23. The freshman gave coach Brian O’Connor all he could have hoped for, working into the sixth inning for his longest outing and turning over a scoreless game to Sborz (7-2).

Virginia broke through against Vandy starter Phil Pfeifer (6-5) for three unearned runs in the sixth after he had retired the first two batters.


Iowa expecting dip in season ticket sales


June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa expects its number of season tickets sold to drop by as many as 4,000 this fall. The Hawkeyes finished 2014 with just under 40,000 season ticket holders. Athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes anticipate selling between 35,000 to 37,000 of those to the general public by next season.

Iowa’s overall ticket sales have plunged in the past few years, and a blowout bowl loss to Tennessee in January following a 7-5 regular season didn’t help. Next season’s home schedule is tepid, highlighted by Pitt, Minnesota, Purdue and Illinois.

But the Hawkeyes finished 22nd nationally in 2014 with nearly 68,000 fans per game, and Barta says they believe an increase on that average is “attainable.”

Iowa St releases non-conference hoops schedule


June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State will face the likes of Colorado, Cincinnati, Virginia Tech and Texas A&M as part of a non-conference schedule next season. The Cyclones will host Chicago State and Chattanooga after opening against the Buffaloes in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Iowa State will play the Hokies and then either Illinois or UAB – which stunned the Cyclones in last year’s NCAA Tournament – in the Emerald Coast Classic in Florida.

Iowa State hosts rivals Iowa at home and Northern Iowa in Des Moines. North Dakota State, Buffalo, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Coppin State round out its non-conference home schedule. The Cyclones will interrupt their round-robin Big 12 slate by playing at Texas A&M on Jan. 30. The schedule was released Tuesday.

2015 IHSBCA Baseball Rankings Week 3


June 23rd, 2015 by Jim Field

Class 4-A
1. Johnston
2. Waukee
3. SE Polk
4. Cedar Rapids Jefferson
5. Sioux City East
6. West Des Moines Dowling Catholic
7. Linn-Mar, Marion
8. Cedar Rapids Prairie
9. Cedar Rapids Kennedy
10. Davenport Central

Others: Cedar Falls; West Des Moines Valley; Iowa City West; Lewis Central

Class 3-A
1. Davenport Assumption
2. Pella
3. Waverly-Shell Rock
4. West Delaware
5. Knoxville
6. Gilbert
7. Williamsburg
8. Boone
9. Spirit Lake
10. Spencer

Others: Saydel; Oskaloosa; Sioux City Heelan; Fairfield; Harlan

Class 2-A
1. Beckman Catholic
2. Wilton
3. Cascade
4. Columbus Catholic
5. Clear Lake
6. Des Moines Christian
7. South Winneshiek
8. Hinton
9. Monticello
10. Hampton-Dumont

Others: Treynor; New Hampton; East Sac County; Kuemper Catholic; Ogden

Class 1-A
1. Mason City Newman Catholic
2. Van Buren
3. Lisbon
4. Coon Rapids-Bayard
5. Pleasantville
6. Martensdale-St. Marys
7. Remsen St. Mary’s
8. Don Bosco
9. Exira/EHK
10. West Sioux

Others: Twin Cedars; Central Lyon; North Tama; Van Meter; Bishop Garrigan; LeMars Gehlen

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 6/23/2015

Podcasts, Sports

June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

CWS: Vandy beats Virginia


June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Vanderbilt has opened the College World Series finals by downing Virginia 5-1 at Omaha.  Carson Fulmer combined with two relievers on a four-hitter for the Commodores, who will successfully defend their championship if they win on Tuesday or Wednesday. Fulmer improved to 14-2, striking out eight and walking two in his 20th consecutive start of at least five innings.

Will Toffey’s two-run double broke a scoreless tie in the sixth.

Monday Softball/Baseball Scores


June 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic 14-6, St. Albert 0-0
Adair-Casey 9, Ar-We-Va 5
Exira/EHK 8, CAM 5 (8 innings)
Charter Oak-Ute 5, Boyer Valley 0
Griswold 6-9, Tri-Center 3-7
Treynor 10-11, Riverside 0-1
Griswold 6-9, Tri-Center 3-7
Logan-Magnolia 17-10, A-H-S-T-W 6-0
Creston 12-12, Clarinda 1-1
Denison-Schleswig 11, Harlan 1
Lewis Central 4, Kuemper Catholic 3
Glenwood 15-15, Red Oak 0-4
A-D-M 9, Carroll 0
Interstate-35 10, Bedford 0
Charter Oak-Ute 5, Boyer Valley 0
Essex 21-15, Stanton 6-4
Fremont-Mills 8, Sidney 6
Glidden-Ralston 14, Coon Rapids-Bayard 2
Panorama 6, Earlham 5

St. Albert 5, Atlantic 0
Exira/EHK 13, CAM 1
Logan-Magnolia 5, Tri-Center 4
Missouri Valley 5, Audubon 2
Guthrie Center 3, West Central Valley 0
Harlan 11, Denison-Schleswig 8
Lewis Central 11-13, Kuemper Catholic 1-3
Glenwood 15-9, Red Oak 2-7
Creston 8, Clarinda 0
Carroll 6, ADM 0
Coon Rapids-Bayard 5, Glidden-Ralston 0
Earlham 12, Panorama 2 (5 Innings)
Fremont-Mills 11, Sidney 0
Nishnabotna 8, East Mills 2
Stanton 16-23, Essex 6-4
Pleasantville 17, Lenox 3
Interstate-35 9, Bedford 4
West Harrison 17, Woodbine 0 (4 Innings)

1st Round:
Audubon 12, Griswold 5
Underwood 10, Riverside 4

A-H-S-T-W 2, Treynor 1
Logan-Magnolia 5, Tri-Center 4
Missouri Valley 5, Audubon 2
IKM-Manning 3, Underwood 2

Cubs call up OF Szczur from Triple-A, takes Schwarber’s spot


June 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have recalled outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa to take the roster spot that was held by productive rookie Kyle Schwarber. Szczur is in the starting lineup in left field for Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is beginning his fourth stint of the season with the Cubs, and has hit .167 with six RBIs in 23 games.

Schwarber was sent to Triple-A after driving in two runs during Chicago’s 8-0 win at Minnesota on Sunday. The 22-yearold catcher hit .364 with one homer and six RBIs in six games after making his big league debut.

The Cubs had called up Schwarber from Double-A Tennessee to primarily be the designated hitter during a string of interleague games at AL parks. He was the overall No. 4 pick in last year’s draft and will be making his first appearance at the Triple-A level.