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(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 6/30/2015

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June 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

Former ISU Hoops Star Vroman Dies


June 30th, 2015 by Jim Field

Former Iowa State basketball star Jackson Vroman died Monday from injuries sustained in a car accident according to multiple reports. He was 34 years old.

Vroman, a native of Bountiful, Utah, was one of the best junior college basketball players in the nation when he signed with Iowa State in 2002 after an All-American career at Snow Community College (Utah).

Vroman earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors and made the Big 12 All-Newcomer team as a junior when he averaged 12.5 points and 9.4 rebounds.

What made the 6-10, 220-pound Vroman stand out was his relentless approach to rebounding. The center never gave up in the paint, fighting off defenders and out working opponents for caroms.

In his senior season (2003-04), Vroman became the first Cyclone to lead the league on the glass in 24 years when he averaged 9.6 rebounds per game. He also averaged 13.9 points to earn second-team all-conference accolades and lead the Cyclones to the NIT semi finals.

Vroman’s career 9.5 rpg average ranks ninth all-time in school history and his 55.8 percent clip from the field ranks third in ISU’s record book.

Following graduation Vroman was the 31st pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. He played two NBA seasons with the Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Hornets. He continued to play professionally overseas until 2014.

Vroman was also a member of the Lebanese National Team.

(Press release from ISU Athletics Communications office)

One day at a time, Cardinals putting up enviable record


June 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Mike Matheny has zero interest in scanning the daily statistics that show just how efficiently the St. Louis Cardinals have dealt with the opposition. Matheny prefers players ignore it, too. He wants them to focus on keeping the franchise with the majors’ best record rolling by grinding out at-bats, grinding out innings, briefly savoring results and moving on.

Even without ace Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals’ 2.61 ERA leads the majors by a wide margin. St. Louis has 30 saves and is 29-7 at home, the best ever in the divisional era that began in 1969 according to STATS. The Cardinals also lead the majors with 22 come-from-behind wins.

The Cardinals open a series against the Chicago White Sox this (Tuesday) evening.

Monday Softball & Baseball Results


June 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Monday Softball:
Atlantic 5, Harlan 2
Glenwood 4, Shenandoah 3
Clarinda 1, Red Oak 0
Lewis Central 8, Denison-Schleswig 3
Kuemper Catholic 11, St. Albert 3
Sidney 13-21, East Mills 3-8
IKM-Manning 5-2, Logan-Magnolia 1-6
Missouri Valley 1-4, AHSTW 0-2
Treynor 15-12, Audubon 0-0
Griswold 14-9, Underwood 4-2
Southeast Warren 6, Nodaway Valley 4
Ar-We-Va 6, CAM 5 (9 inn)
Glidden-Ralston 11, West Harrison 4
Abraham Lincoln 4, Sioux City East 1

Monday Baseball:
Harlan 10, Atlantic 1
Glenwood 8, Shenandoah 4
Red Oak 7, Clarinda 3
Lewis Central 8, Denison-Schleswig 0
Kuemper Catholic 12, St. Albert 8
Martensdale-St. Marys 9, Creston 0
Stanton 11-19, Clarinda Academy 4-9
Fremont-Mills 3, Nishnabotna 2 (9 inn)
Sidney 5, East Mills 4 (10 inn)
Underwood 6-14, Griswold 3-3
IKM-Manning 3-4, Logan-Magnolia 1-7
Treynor 10-4, Audubon 1-3
A-H-S-T-W 4-6, Missouri Valley 2-5
Tri-Center 17-7, Riverside, Oakland 2-0
Lamoni 10, Lenox 3
Exira/EHK 15, Adair-Casey 0
Coon Rapids-Bayard 2, Exira/EHK 1
Orient-Macksburg 13, Melcher-Dallas 3
Woodward-Granger 13, Panorama 10

2015 IHSBCA Baseball Rankings Week 4


June 29th, 2015 by Jim Field

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

Others: West Des Moines Valley; Davenport Central; Sioux City North; Cedar Falls; Iowa City West

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

Others: Saydel; Boone; Spencer

Class 2-A
1. Cascade, Western Dubuque
2. Wilton
3. Beckman Catholic, Dyersville
4. Columbus Catholic, Waterloo
5. South Winneshiek
6. Clear Lake
7. Hinton
8. New Hampton
9. Monticello
10. Ogden

Others: Des Moines Christian; Treynor; Hampton-Dumont; Alburnett; Northeast, Goose Lake

Class 1-A
1. Newman Catholic, Mason City
2. Van Buren Community (Keosauqua)
3. Lisbon
4. Pleasantville
5. Martensdale-St. Mary’s
6. Coon Rapids-Bayard
7. Don Bosco, Gilbertville
8. Exira-EHK
9. West Sioux, Hawarden
10. LeMars Gehlen Catholic

Others: St. Mary’s, Remsen; Twin Cedars; Central Lyon, Rock Rapids; North Tama; Bishop Garrigan, Algona

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 6/29/2015

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June 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

Garcia likely to start Thursday against White Sox


June 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia is likely to make his next start Thursday against the White Sox, getting two extra days to recover from a groin cramp he sustained running the bases. St. Louis, which leads the majors with a 50-24 record, has a day off Monday and manager Mike Matheny said he’ll use Lance Lynn and John Lackey on regular rest ahead of Garcia.

Garcia is 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts coming off thoracic outlet surgery. He allowed a run in seven innings his last outing Wednesday in Miami, but was injured scoring a run in the eighth. Outfielder Matt Holliday, on the 15-day disabled list with a right quad strain since June 9, took batting practice for the second straight day Sunday and said he could begin running early this week.

Holliday said he’d attend the All-Star Game if voted in, but wasn’t sure about a target date for his return.


Martinez paces Cardinals to 4-1 win, sweep of Cubs


June 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Martinez was stingy before and after a lengthy rain delay, and the St. Louis Cardinals hit a season-high six doubles to sweep the Chicago Cubs with a 4-1 victory Sunday night that extended their winning streak to six games.

Jason Heyward, Yadier Molina and Matt Carpenter had run-scoring doubles for St. Louis, which is a major league-best 51-24. The Cardinals’ 29-7 home record also is tops in the majors and is the second-best start in franchise history, trailing only a 31-4 start by the 1885 Browns, according to STATS.

Martinez (9-3) allowed one run on two hits in six innings with six strikeouts for the Cardinals, whose home start is the best in the divisional era since 1969, topping the Expos’ 28-7 record in 1979. The Cubs have lost a season-worst five in a row. Jason Hammel (5-3) gave up four runs and six hits in four innings.


Area High School Softball & Baseball Scores from Sat., 6/27/15


June 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Ankeny Centennial 7, Glenwood 1
Bedford 7, Griswold 6
Denison-Schleswig 8, LeMars 6
Essex 19, Shenandoah 18 (8)
Griswold 10, Stanton 2
Griswold 14, Sidney 1
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 10, Glidden-Ralston 0
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 9, IKM-Manning 8
Oakland/Riverside 13, Whiting 3
Pella 8, Glenwood 7 (8)
Sidney 6, Stanton 2
Stanton 8, Bedford 6
Westwood, Sloan 17, Boyer Valley 0

Carroll 3, Spencer 2
Coon Rapids-Bayard 8, North Polk, Alleman 6
Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 2, Lawton-Bronson 1
Guthrie Center 9, South Hamilton, Jewell 4
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 6, Spencer 4
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 7, Ridge View 3
Lamoni 12, Orient-Macksburg 2
Missouri Valley 17, Southwest Valley 0
Missouri Valley 2, Red Oak 1
Nishnabotna 2, Sidney 1
Red Oak 8, Southwest Valley 2
Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 8, West Monona, Onawa 1
Sioux City, West 4, Lewis Central 3
Southeast Valley 8, Guthrie Center 5 (Ogden Tournament)
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 6, Carroll 5
Treynor 11, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 3
Treynor 9, Lawton-Bronson 8
Woodbine 6, Oakland/Riverside, 5

Cardinals beat Cubs 8-1 to become first team to 50 wins


June 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-1 on Saturday night to become the first major league team with 50 wins. Jason Heyward reached four times in St. Louis’ fifth straight victory. The major league-best Cardinals (50-24) have five winning streaks of five games or more this season.

Wacha (10-3) allowed one run and six hits, bouncing back from a rough start at Philadelphia. The right-hander was tagged for five runs and eight hits against the Phillies in his worst start of the season last Sunday. Chicago has lost four in a row after a four-game winning streak.