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(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, Fri., 7/31/2015

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July 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

Carpenter homers twice, Cardinals win on Garcia’s walk

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July 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit a pair of home runs and Greg Garcia’s bases-loaded walk capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 9-8 on Thursday night. Carpenter went 4 for 5 with four RBIs after moving back to the leadoff spot. It was his first career multihomer game and he has a career-high 12 home runs this season.

Jhonny Peralta’s two-run single off Rockies closer John Axford tied the game at 8-all and Garcia’s walk scored Kolten Wong as the Cardinals recorded their seventh walk-off win of the season. Axford (3-5) took his third loss in his last four outings. Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez gave up five runs on 10 hits in five innings. Carlos Villanueva (4-3) earned the win.

 

Indians trade outfielder Moss to Cardinals

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July 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return, Cleveland will receive minor league pitcher Rob Kaminsky. The Cardinals haven’t scored in 22 consecutive innings and Matt Holliday re-injured his right quadriceps Wednesday. It’s the same injury that caused the seven-time All-Star to miss 31 games. The Cardinals lead the NL Central by 4 1/2 games over Pittsburgh.

Cleveland signed Moss as a free agent during the offseason. He had 15 homers and 50 RBIs in 94 games but the Indians have fallen back in the AL wild-card race. Moss played four seasons in the NL with Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Kaminsky was selected with the No. 28 overall pick two years ago and was considered one of the top prospects in the Cardinals system.

 

Holliday goes back on 15-day DL with right quadriceps strain

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July 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday is back on the disabled list. The St. Louis Cardinals placed the All-Star outfielder on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a recurrence of his right quadriceps injury. Holliday was hurt running to first base in the first inning on Wednesday. He missed 31 games from June 9 to July 16, and the Cardinals were 18-13 in his absence.

Infielder Greg Garcia was recalled from Triple-A Memphis, and first baseman Dan Johnson was designed for assignment to make room on the roster for newly-acquired outfielder/first baseman Brandon Moss. Garcia made his second appearance with the Cardinals this season. He appeared in 12 games from June 19 to July 3, batting .417 (5 for 12) with a tying pinch homer on June 26 against the Cubs.

The 25-year-old Garcia was batting .299 with a .404 on-base percentage and 33 RBIs in 81 minor league games.

 

Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest announce new long-term deal

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July 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals will stay on Fox Sports Midwest through 2032 thanks to a new agreement. The 15-year deal announced Thursday begins in 2018 and runs through the 2032 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Cardinals are a lynchpin of Fox Sports Midwest, which broadcasts games to parts of 10 states.

Cardinals games are the highest-rated prime-time programming in St. Louis during the baseball season, and the local ratings ranked first among all Major League Baseball teams in 2014. This season, only the Kansas City Royals have higher local ratings.

Local rights packages in baseball have skyrocketed in value as live-event programming has become increasingly popular among viewers and advertisers. Team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. says the deal will help keep the team competitive.

 

Iowa Boys State Baseball Scores from 7/30 & Schedule for 7/31

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July 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Thu., July 30th – Semifinals

Class 1A
Mason City/Newman Catholic 11, Martensdale/St. Mary’s 1
Pleasantville 6, North Linn 3

Class 2A
Waterloo/Columbus Catholic 5, Cascade 3
Clear Lake 20, Davis County 1

Today’s (Friday) Semi-finals

Class 3A
11:00-a.m. Waverly-Shell Rock vs. Boone
1:30-p.m. Pella vs. Harlan

Class 4A
5:00-p.m. Waukee vs. SE Polk
7:30-p.m. Cedar Rapids/Kennedy vs. Iowa City West

Saturday’s Championship Games (8/1)

Class 1A
11:00-a.m. Mason City/Newman Catholic vs. Pleasantville

Class 2A
1:30-p.m. Waterloo/Columbus Catholic vs. Clear Lake

Class 3A
5:00-p.m. To be determined (TBD) after today’s semi-finals

Class 4A
7:30-p.m. (TBD)

Iowa Energy Hire Nicki Gross as Assistant Coach

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July 30th, 2015 by Jim Field

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nicki Gross has been named an assistant coach with the Iowa Energy, making her the only female to fill that role in the NBA D-League.

The Memphis Grizzlies and Energy announced Gross’ appointment Thursday. The Grizzlies are Iowa’s NBA affiliate.

Gross, a former Seton Hall women’s soccer player, spent the 2014-15 season as a video coordinator with the Energy. She was assistant video coordinator with the Bakersfield Jam in 2013-14.

Energy coach Bob Donewald said in a statement that Gross “is a tireless worker who has a bright future in basketball.”

The D-League’s had female coaches before.

The league’s first female coach was Stephanie Ready, who was hired as an assistant for the Greenville Groove in 2001. Nancy Lieberman was the head coach of the Texas Legends in 2011-12.

Iowa-Iowa State game moved to Dec. 10 for TV coverage

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July 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Officials in Ames say the Iowa-Iowa State men’s basketball game has been rescheduled to accommodate national television coverage. The game has been moved up a day, to Dec. 10. The start time and network will be announced later.

It will be Cyclone head coach Steve Prohm’s first game against the in-state rival Hawkeyes. Prohm has been hired to replace Fred Hoiberg, who’s been hired to coach the NBA’s Chicago Bulls.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/30/2015

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July 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

Croghan Paces Harlan Past Wahlert

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July 30th, 2015 by Jim Field

Sixth-seeded Wahlert Catholic out-hit the third-seeded Harlan Cyclones, but Brett Croghan stranded 8 Wahlert runners as he hurled a complete-game, 4-0 shutout in Class 3A quarterfinal play at Southeast Polk High School on Wednesday.

The game was played Southeast Polk as a result of rain that postponed three Class 3A games from Tuesday, July 28 to Wednesday.

Croghan (5-1) struck out three and only hit one batter in his 7.0 innings of work. Despite allowing at least one hit in five of his seven innings, the right-hander buckled down with runners on base, not allowing a runner to reach third base until the seventh inning.

Behind the Harlan starter were two quick runs from the Cyclones in the bottom of the first inning. Dillon Sears reached on a leadoff walk before back-to-back singles loaded the bases. Croghan then drove in Sears on an RBI fielder’s choice. Harlan utilized a successful double-steal with runners on first and third base, bringing in Kyle Juhl as Harlan went ahead 2-0 after one.

The Cyclones went up 4-0 in the fourth inning on an RBI double by Nick Foss and a Jared Moser RBI single.

Croghan then retired nine of the last 11 batters he’d face, including a perfect fifth and sixth inning, to secure the win.

Wahlert starter Austin Savary was tagged with the complete-game loss, allowing four earned runs on 7 hits and two walks while striking out three.

Foss notched a team-high two hits off the left-hander, going 2-for-3 with a double, single, run and RBI.

Bo Burgmeier and Isaac Evans each had two of Wahlert’s eight hits, although no Golden Eagle player recorded an extra-base knock.

The Cyclones (27-7) advance to meet the second-seeded Pella Little Dutch (34-4) in the semifinals on Friday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. at Principal Park.