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Mid-America Sports Headlines, 6/11/16

Sports

June 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pitcher Adam Wainwright, pinch-hitting because the Cardinals were out of positon players, hit a two-run, two-out double to spark a six-run 12th inning as St. Louis beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-3 Friday night. Wainwright batted for reliever Jonathan Broxton after Matt Carpenter drew a two-out walk from Juan Nicasio and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle decided to intentionally walk Alemdys Diaz to bring up Broxton’s spot in the order.

CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Avila hit two of Chicago’s season-high four home runs and the struggling White Sox beat Kansas City 7-5 on Friday night to give a shaky Chris Sale his major league-leading 10th win and the Royals their eight straight loss. The defending champions matched their longest losing streak since May 2013.

CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas City Royals hitting coach Dale Sveum was ejected in the seventh inning of Friday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Sveum was tossed after Salvador Perez struck out to end the top of the seventh. It was his 14th career ejection and fourth as a coach.

CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost says he did not expect Yordano Ventura to be suspended nine games by Major League Baseball for his brawl with Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado this week. Machado was suspended four games and both players were fined an undisclosed amount on Thursday. Ventura is scheduled to start Sunday against the White Sox.

 

Area softball scores from Friday, 6/10/16

Sports

June 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Ankeny 9, Creston 5
Atlantic 12, Murray 2
Burlington 2, Atlantic 1
East Sac County 4, Denison-Schleswig 1
Fremont-Mills 13, Essex 8
IKM-Manning 3, AHSTW 1
LeMars Gehlen Catholic 10, Sioux City, West 0
Logan-Magnolia 11, Griswold 0
Missouri Valley 9, Tri-Center, Neola 5
Newell-Fonda 7, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 0
Sioux City, North 9, LeMars Gehlen Catholic 0
Treynor 3, Riverside, Oakland 0

Area baseball scores from Friday, 6/10/16

Sports

June 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

AHSTW, Avoca 5, IKM-Manning 3
Audubon 6, Underwood 2
Carlisle 15, Winterset 5
East Mills 17, Clarinda Academy 3
Lewis Central 7, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 0
Martensdale-St. Marys 11, Southwest Valley 1 (5 Innings)
OA-BCIG 2, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 0
Stanton 6, Sidney 5
Woodbury Central, Moville 7, Sioux City, East 5

The following scores were not available as of late Friday night:

Interstate 35, Truro @ Bedford
CAM, Anita @ Boyer Valley, Dunlap
CAM, Anita @ Boyer Valley, Dunlap
Nodaway Valley @ Central Decatur, Leon
St. Albert, Council Bluffs @ Clarinda
Atlantic @ Creston
EHK-Exira @ Earlham
Southeast Warren, Liberty Center @ East Union, Afton
Essex @ Fremont-Mills, Tabor
Logan-Magnolia @ Griswold
Tri-Center, Neola @ Missouri Valley
Treynor @ Riverside, Oakland
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll @ Shenandoah
Denison-Schleswig @ To Be Determined,
Mount Ayr @ Wayne, Corydon
Adair-Casey @ West Harrison, Mondamin
Spirit Lake @ Western Christian, Hull
Coon Rapids-Bayard @ Woodbine

Wainwright’s pinch-hit double leads Cardinals past Pirates

Sports

June 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pitcher Adam Wainwright, pinch-hitting because the Cardinals were out of positon players, hit a two-run, two-out double to spark a six-run 12th inning as St. Louis beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-3 on Friday night.

Wainwright batted for reliever Jonathan Broxton after Matt Carpenter drew a two-out walk from Juan Nicasio and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle decided to intentionally walk Alemdys Diaz to bring up Broxton’s spot in the order. Wainwright followed with a drive to the gap in left-center to score both runners. He is hitting .261 this season, going 6 for 23 with four doubles, one triple and one home run.

The Cardinals added four more runs in the inning. Matt Adams hit an RBI double to extend his hitting streak to 10 games and scored on Jhonny Peralta’s single before Brandon Moss’ two-run homer, his 14th, capped the outburst.

Girls State Soccer Semi-Finals

Sports

June 10th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Girls State Soccer Semi-Finals
Friday, June 10, 2016 at Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines

Class 1A

Iowa City Regina 1, Waterloo Columbus Catholic 0
Davenport Assumption 2, Nevada 0

Championship: Saturday, June 11th at 11:00am, Field 9:

Iowa City Regina (15-5) vs. Davenport Assumption (16-2-1)

Class 2A

Lewis Central 1, Waverly-Shell Rock 0
Pella 5, Bishop Heelan 2

Championship: Saturday, June 11th at 1:30pm, Field 9:

Lewis Central (15-3) vs. Pella (16-4)

Class 3A

Ankeny Centennial 2, Waukee 1
Iowa City West 2, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 0

Championship: Saturday, June 11th at 4:00pm, Field 9:

Ankeny Centennial (20-1) vs. Iowa City West (18-3)

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 6/10/2016

Podcasts, Sports

June 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

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Thursday’s (6/9) area Softball & Baseball Scores

Sports

June 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Softball Scores

A-D-M, Adel 10, Dallas Center-Grimes 0
Clarinda 15, Harlan 14 (8)
Creston 1, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 0
Creston 6, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 3
Denison-Schleswig 9, Charter Oak-Ute 7
East Union 12, Southwest Valley 2
Fremont-Mills 12, Nishnabotna 0
Harlan 12, Clarinda 0
Missouri Valley 8, Underwood 0
Treynor 13, Griswold 1
Van Meter 13, West Central Valley, Stuart 1
Van Meter 18, West Central Valley, Stuart 2
West Monona 5, OA-BCIG 0
Westwood, Sloan 8, Ridge View 5

Baseball Scores

Audubon 5, IKM-Manning 2
CAM, Anita 15, Essex 0 (4 innings)
Coon Rapids-Bayard 4, Des Moines Christian 3
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 13, Sioux City, West 2
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 16, Sioux City, West 1
Earlham 11, Guthrie Center 4
Earlham 14, Guthrie Center 7
Glidden-Ralston 8, Ar-We-Va, Westside 6 (8 Innings)
Lewis Central 8, Glenwood 7
Missouri Valley 5, Underwood 1
Nodaway Valley 3, Mount Ayr 2 (9 innings)
OA-BCIG 14, West Monona, Onawa 11
Orient-Macksburg 17, Lamoni 6
Ridge View 14, Westwood, Sloan 3
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 8, Red Oak 7
Stanton 21, Clarinda Academy 3
Tri-Center, Neola 19, Riverside, Oakland 4 (4 Innings)
Van Meter 14, West Central Valley, Stuart 2
Van Meter 19, West Central Valley, Stuart 1
Xavier, Cedar Rapids 10, Regina, Iowa City 0 (5 innings)

State Soccer Championships – Scores (6/9) & Schedule (6/10-11)

Sports

June 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Thursday, June 9: Class 1A First Round

Waterloo Columbus Catholic 1, Center Point-Urbana 0 (3-1 PK’s)

Iowa City Regina 2.  Council Bluffs St. Albert 1

Davenport Assumption 7,  Tri-Center 0

Nevada 5,  Gilbert 0

Friday, June 10: Class 1A Semifinals

Noon – Waterloo Columbus Catholic (16-4) Vs. Iowa City Regina (14-5)

12:15 p.m. – Davenport Assumption (15-2-1) vs. Nevada (15-3)

Saturday, June 11 • Class 1A Championship at 11-a.m.

Thursday, June 9: Class 2A First Round

Lewis Central 5, Winterset/Earlham 0

Waverly-Shell Rock 2, North Scott 0

Sioux City Bishop Heelan 1, ADM/Van Meter 0

Pella 4,  Newton 1

Friday, June 10: Class 2A Semifinals

2:30 p.m. – Lewis Central (14-3) vs. Waverly-Shell Rock (16-3)

2:45 p.m. – Sioux City Bishop Heelan (15-4) vs. Pella (15-4)

Saturday, June 11 • Class 2A Championship at 1:30-p.m.

Thursday, June 9: Class 3A First Round

Ankeny Centennial 7,  Sioux City East 0

Waukee 3,  Dubuque Hempstead 2 (2 OT)

Iowa City West 3, Pleasant Valley 0

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 3 West Des Moines Valley 2

Friday, June 10: Class 3A Semifinals

5:00 p.m. – Ankeny Centennial (19-1) vs. Waukee (18-2)

5:15 p.m. – Iowa City West (17-3) vs. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (20-0)

Saturday, June 11 Class 3A Championship at 4-p.m.

Molina’s single lets Cards take another series from Reds 3-2

Sports

June 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CINCINNATI (AP) — Yadier Molina’s bases-loaded single snapped an eighth-inning tie, and the St. Louis Cardinals reached a season high by beating the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Thursday night, taking yet another series in their lopsided NL Central rivalry. Molina’s third hit of the game sent St. Louis to its fourth victory in five games. The Cardinals (32-28) are a season-high four games over .500, tied with the Pirates for second place, 10 games behind the Cubs.

St. Louis took two of three and has won 18 of its last 22 series with Cincinnati. The Cardinal who gets booed the loudest in Cincinnati was in the middle of another comeback. His one-out single off Ross Ohlendorf (4-5) put St. Louis up 3-2 and drew jeers. Molina has been booed regularly at Great American Ball Park since a brawl that started between him and Brandon Phillips in 2010.

Quail harvest in Iowa jumps by 165%

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

June 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The number of quail taken by hunters in 2015 increased by 165 percent to 28-thousand-400. Iowa Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist, Todd Bogenschutz says quail have seen the benefit of better weather just like other game birds.”Quail numbers have been bouncing back up just like pheasants. Of course, our quail are mostly in the southern third of Iowa along the Missouri border there,” Bogenschutz says,” they just had some really good winters, that’s kind of a key for them. We don’t see a lot of quail if we have a bad winter.” Bogenschutz says there are a lot of signs that the quail population is going to get even better.

He says he’s heard from a lot of people who have heard quail calling everywhere which he says is a good sign for the spring nesting. “Our quail counts last year on the roadside were some of the best we’ve seen in 20 years, so I think the quail counts this year could be the best we’ve seen in 30 years,” Bogenschutz says. He says they saw more hunters take to the field this year for quail.

Bogenschutz says the number of quail hunters had dropped off as the bird numbers dropped and they should come back as the bird numbers increase. Quail are like other games birds and have trouble when there are heavy snows followed by wet springs. “The fluctuations we see from one year to the next are almost always by weather. Mother Nature really frowned on us for about five years there, but now it seems like she’s decided to smile on us, so that’s a good thing,” Bogenschutz says. He says they will know more about the quail population when they do their annual survey in August.

(Radio Iowa)