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Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Pre-Season Poll


May 26th, 2015 by Jim Field

Class 1-A:

  1. Alburnett
  2. Mason City Newman Catholic
  3. Van Buren
  4. Martensdale-St. Marys
  5. Pleasantville
  6. Coon Rapids-Bayard
  7. St. Albert
  8. Logan-Magnolia
  9. Lisbon
  10. Lenox

Class 2-A:

  1. Clear Lake
  2. Beckman Catholic
  3. Cascade
  4. Wilton
  5. Treynor
  6. New Hampton
  7. Hinton
  8. Mount Vernon
  9. Kuemper Catholic
  10. Iowa City Regina

Class 3-A:

  1. Davenport Assumption
  2. Dallas Center-Grimes
  3. Fairfield
  4. Norwalk
  5. Pella
  6. Central DeWitt
  7. Cedar Rapids Xavier
  8. Denison-Schleswig
  9. Harlan
  10. Carroll

Class 4-A:

  1. Cedar Rapids Kennedy
  2. Johnston
  3. Sioux City North
  4. Waukee
  5. Southeast Polk
  6. Iowa City West
  7. WDM Valley
  8. Des Moines East
  9. Cedar Rapids Jefferson
  10. Dowling Catholic

Monday Baseball/Softball Scores


May 26th, 2015 by Jim Field


  • Harlan 4, Carroll 0 (5 innings)
  • Martensdale-St. Marys 3, Guthrie Center 2


  • Harlan 11, Underwood 3

Iowa baseball lands NCAA bid


May 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

For the first time since 1990 the Iowa baseball team is headed to an NCAA Regional. The Hawkeyes are the two-seed in a regional hosted by Missouri State and open Friday at noon against third seeded Oregon. The Hawkeyes finished the regular season with a record of 39-16.

Iowa coach Rick Heller envisioned this day when he took the job two years ago and is not surprised it happened this quickly. Heller says it was no fluke and the Hawkeyes earned their bid to the tournament.

Host and top seeded Missouri State will host Canisius in the other first round game.

Cardinals outlast Diamondbacks 3-2 in 10 innings


May 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Jhonny Peralta hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.
Peralta’s leadoff drive to left on a 1-2 pitch from J.C. Ramirez (1-1) was his fourth career game-winning homer. The Cardinals improved to 4-1 in five extra-inning home games in May, including a sweep against the Pirates at the beginning of the month.

Mark Trumbo hit a tying two-run homer in the eighth for Arizona, but the Diamondbacks stranded five the last two innings. The Cardinals wasted two hits to open the ninth when Ramirez struck out Matt Carpenter, Matt Holliday and Matt Adams.

(Podcast) KJAN Sports report, 5/25/2015

Podcasts, Sports

May 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Chris Parks.


Hawkeyes will learn their NCAA fate


May 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeye baseball team will find out later this morning where it will be headed for the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes were knocked out of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday by Indiana and will take a 39-16 record into its first regional appearance since 1990. Coach Rick Heller believes the extra few days off will be beneficial for his team.

The Hawkeyes dropped four of their final six games to close out the regular season.The selection show is this morning at 11 on ESPNU.

Wacha improves to 7-0, Cards end 3-game skid by beating KC


May 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Unbeaten Michael Wacha won for the seventh straight time this year and the St. Louis Cardinals ended their season-worst three-game losing streak by beating the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Sunday.

Wacha held the majors’ best-hitting team to one unearned run and five singles in seven innings. He exited with a 1.87 ERA and became the first Cardinals pitcher to start 7-0 since Matt Morris began 8-0 in 2005.

Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer in the sixth off Yordano Ventura (3-4).


1 week after racing incident in IA, Jamie Dick crashes in NC


May 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A week after metal went through his windshield and struck his helmet, driver Jamie Dick hit the wall hard Saturday during the Xfinity series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The engine on the No. 55 Chevrolet blew up on lap 45. Dick turned sideways, hit the wall as smoke billowed behind and climbed out of the car.

Dick was involved in a scary scene during practice at Iowa Speedway a week ago. He struck a piece of tungsten that fell off another car. The metal traveled up the hood of Dick’s car before crashing through the windshield and hitting his helmet. Dick had missed two months of the season after he was diagnosed with diabetes.

Gordon, Volquez lead KC over Cards in rain-shortened game


May 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer, Edinson Volquez pitched six solid innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday night in a game called in the sixth inning because of rain. The Royals improved to 28-14, the best record in the majors. The game was stopped as Kansas City came to bat in the sixth, and was called after a wait of 70 minutes.


Pacific Coast League baseball: Sat. Scores, Sun.-Mon. Schedule


May 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Saturday’s Games
New Orleans 4, El Paso 2

Omaha 7, Reno 1

Albuquerque at Round Rock, ppd., rain

Iowa 13, Tacoma 7

Salt Lake 3, Colorado Springs 2

Memphis 6, Sacramento 4

Fresno 3, Nashville 2, 11 innings

Oklahoma City 6, Las Vegas 4

Sunday’s Games
Albuquerque at Round Rock, 11:30 a.m., 1st game

El Paso at New Orleans, 2 p.m.

Albuquerque at Round Rock, 2:05 p.m., 2nd game

Tacoma at Iowa, 2:05 p.m.

Colorado Springs at Salt Lake, 3:05 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Las Vegas, 3:05 p.m.

Memphis at Sacramento, 4:05 p.m.

Nashville at Fresno, 5:05 p.m.

Reno at Omaha, 8:05 p.m.

Monday’s Games
Tacoma at Omaha, 1:05 p.m.

Reno at Iowa, 2:05 p.m.

Nashville at Sacramento, 4:05 p.m.

Albuquerque at New Orleans, 7 p.m.

El Paso at Round Rock, 8:05 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Salt Lake, 8:35 p.m.

Memphis at Fresno, 10:05 p.m.

Colorado Springs at Las Vegas, 10:05 p.m.