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Area Baseball Scores from Thursday, 7/7/16


July 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

AHSTW, Avoca 18, Sidney 1 (4 innings)
CAM, Anita 7, Tri-Center, Neola 7 (suspended in top of 4th)
Coon Rapids-Bayard 11, Underwood 3
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 10, Sioux City, North 3
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 4, Sioux City, North 3
Denison-Schleswig 18, Anamosa 8 (6 innings)
East Sac County 3, OA-BCIG 1
Guthrie Center 2, Glidden-Ralston 1
Martensdale-St. Marys 10, East Union, Afton 0 (5 Innings)
Martensdale-St. Marys 4, Murray 1
Red Oak 14, East Mills 2
Red Oak 15, East Mills 8
Treynor 7, Clarinda 4
Van Meter 9, ADM, Adel 4
Western Christian, Hull 1, Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 0

Regional Softball Scores from Thursday, July 7th 2016


July 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Class 4A

Region 1

Denison-Schleswig 10, Storm Lake1

Lemars 11, Spencer 4

Region 8

Creston 14, Carroll 3

Glenwood 7, Harlan 5

Class 5A

Region 8

Council Bluffs/Abe Lincoln 13, Council Bluffs/T.J 1


CLASS 5ARegion 8

West Des Moines Valley vs. Council Bluffs/Abe Lincoln @ WDSM (7-p.m.)

Dowling Catholic vs. Ames @ Dowling (7-p.m.)

CLASS 4A Region 8

Winterset vs. Creston @ Winterset (7-p.m.)

Lewis Central vs. Glenwood @ Lewis Central (7-p.m.)

Friday’s Regional Softball Schedule (7-p.m. starts unless noted)


July 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Class 3-A: Region 8

Atlantic vs. Shenandoah @ Atlantic

Kuemper Catholic vs. Pocahontas Area Community Schools @ Humboldt

Class 2A

Region 1

Logan-Magnolia vs. MV-AO @ Logan

West Lyon vs. Alta-Aurelia @ Larchwood

Region 8

I-35/Truro vs. Earlham @ Truro

Treynor vs. Underwood @ Treynor

Class 1A

Region 2

Newell-Fonda vs. Glidden-Ralston @ Fonda

Bishop Garrigan vs. Rockford @ Algona/B-G

Region 6

Martensdale/St. Mary’s vs. Murray @ Martensdale

Gladbrook-Reinbeck vs. Colfax-Mingo @ Ackely

Region 7

River Valley vs. Exira/EHK @ Correctionville

Lawton-Bronson vs. Charter Oak/Ute @ Lawton

Region 8

Westwood vs. West Harrison @ Sloan

Bedford vs. Lenox @ Sidney

Piscotty, Grichuk both homer as Cardinals beat Pirates


July 7th, 2016 by Chris Parks

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run home run and Randal Grichuk also went deep to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat Pittsburgh 5-1 on Thursday to avoid a four-game sweep and end the Pirates’ season-best seven-game winning streak.

Adam Wainwright (8-5) worked seven effective innings for St. Louis, which reclaimed second place in the NL Central by a half-game over Pittsburgh to end a rough 4-5 homestand. All-Star Matt Carpenter (oblique) joined Brandon Moss (ankle) and Brayan Pena (knee) on the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day.

Piscotty’s 11th homer off Arquimedes Caminero was initially ruled off the top of the center-field wall but the call was overturned after review.

Tyler Glasnow (0-1) was charged with four runs in 5 1/3 innings in his debut. The 22-year-old right-hander was the 11th starter used by the Pirates and, like Steven Brault earlier in the series, got his first career hit.

Class 3A and 4A Baseball Postseason pairings released


July 7th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released their postseason pairings for Class 3A and 4A baseball.  Local match-ups are as follows:

Class 3A

Substate 8, District 15 @ Winterset July 15, 2016
Glenwood vs. Atlantic 5:00pm
Creston vs. Winterset 7:00pm
Winterset will host the District final on July 18th at 7:00pm

Substate 8, District 16 @ Harlan July 15, 2016
Storm Lake vs. Denison-Schleswig 5:00pm
Carroll vs. Harlan 7:00pmHarlan will host the District final July 18th at 7:00pm

Class 4A

Substate 8 July 15, 2016
CB Abraham Lincoln @ Lewis Central 7:00pm
CB Thomas Jefferson @ Waukee 7:00pm

Full pairings for all classes can be found here.

Cardinals disable Carpenter, call up McKenry from Memphis


July 7th, 2016 by Chris Parks

ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 7, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s game that they have placed All-Star infielder Matt Carpenter (right oblique strain) on the 15-day disabled list and purchased the contract of catcher Michael McKenry from Memphis (AAA).

Carpenter, named on Tuesday to his third National League All-Star team, becomes the third St. Louis player in three days (also Brandon Moss and Brayan Pena) to be placed on the disabled list.   Carpenter currently ranks among National League leaders in several offensive categories, including both on-base (.420) pct. and slugging (.568) pct.  He was batting .298 with a team-high 25 doubles, 56 runs scored and 53 RBI to go along with his 14 home runs.

Carpenter was disabled once prior in his Major League career (May 23 to June 22, 2012) for a right oblique injury.

McKenry, 31, was signed by the Cardinals as a minor league free agent on May 27 after beginning the 2016 season with the Texas Rangers Triple-A Round Rock club.  Since joining Memphis, he’s batted .341 (28-for-82) in 24 games with 5 home runs and 20 RBI, compiling a 1.126 on-base + slugging pct.  He helped Memphis to a 7-6 win with his walk-off home run against Nashville last night.

The right-handed hitting Tennessee native has appeared in 308 games in the majors with Colorado (2010, 2014-15) and Pittsburgh (2011-13), combining for a .239 batting average (200-for-838) with 29 homers and 103 RBI.

McKenry has been assigned uniform no. 19.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/7/2016

Podcasts, Sports

July 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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


Baseball Scores from Wed., July 6th 2016


July 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Adair-Casey 5, Stanton 0
Bondurant-Farrar 10, Panorama, Panora 0
Boone 5, Winterset 1
CAM, Anita 10, East Union, Afton 5
Coon Rapids-Bayard 12, Nodaway Valley 2
East Mills 13, Riverside, Oakland 3
Glenwood 13, LeMars 8
Harlan 4, Dallas Center-Grimes 2
Hinton 16, West Harrison, Mondamin 2 (5 innings)
Lawton-Bronson 6, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 5 (WVC Tournament Finals)
LeMars 14, Glenwood 1
Lewis Central 15, ADM, Adel 7
MOC-Floyd Valley 3, West Lyon, Inwood 2
Maquoketa 8, Denison-Schleswig 0
Ridge View 11, West Monona, Onawa 4
Tri-Center, Neola 15, Southwest Valley 5 (6 innings)

Kang hits key double amid investigation, Bucs beat Cards 7-5


July 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jung Ho Kang drove in two key runs with a seventh-inning double a day after Chicago police said they were investigating an allegation of sexual assault against the Pirates infielder, and Pittsburgh beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight comeback win.

Pittsburgh has won seven consecutive overall and leapfrogged St. Louis for second place in the NL Central. It got homers from David Freese and Sean Rodriguez, and Kang’s double off Jonathan Broxton (1-1) put the Pirates up 6-5 after they trailed 5-1.

Kang has not been charged, and Major League Baseball said in a statement it would “respond fully as additional facts emerge.” The Pirates have won three straight series at Busch Stadium after dropping their previous seven in St. Louis. Pirates relievers combined for five scoreless innings. A.J. Schugel (2-2) got the win and Mark Melancon picked up his 26th save.

Cardinals All-Star infielder Matt Carpenter left in the third inning with a right oblique injury after swinging awkwardly.

Regional Softball Schedule: Thursday, July 7th 2016


July 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

(all games start at 7-p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Class 4A

Region 1

Denison-Schleswig vs. Storm Lake @ Denison

LeMars vs Spencer @ LeMars

Region 8

Creston vs. Carroll @ Creston

Glenwood vs. Harlan @ Glenwood

Class 5A

Region 8

Council Bluffs/Abe Lincoln vs. Council Bluffs/T.J @ Abe Lincoln