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Cardinals activate Siegrist from DL


July 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have activated lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist from the 15-day disabled list and optioned rookie lefty Nick Greenwood to Triple-A Memphis. Siegrist had been on the DL for two months with a left forearm strain. In five rehab appearances with Double-A Springfield, he allowed no runs in 4 2-3 innings. In his most recent outing Monday, he worked 1 1-3 scoreless innings.

As a rookie last year, Siegrist set a franchise record for a reliever with a 0.45 ERA. This season, he was 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA in 23 games with 27 strikeouts in 20 innings. Greenwood was 1-1 with a 4.74 ERA in nine games and worked two perfect innings Tuesday.

8AM Sportscast 07-23-2014

Podcasts, Sports

July 23rd, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Sub-State Baseball Scores/Schedule


July 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CLASS 1-A Finals:
Martensdale-St. Marys 3, Earlham 1
Underwood 2, Lenox 1 (8 innings)

CLASS 2-A Finals:
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 5, Southeast Valley 4
Van Meter 5, St. Albert 1

Wednesday’s Schedule

CLASS 3-A Finals:
Harlan vs. Glenwood @ Harlan
Bishop Heelan Catholic vs. Sergeant Bluff-Luton @ LeMars

State Softball Tournament Scores/Schedule


July 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Tuesday Games:

CLASS 1-A Quarter-Finals
Kee 4, Lynnville-Sully 0
AGWSR 2, Marquette Catholic 0
Akron-Westfield 5, Glidden-Ralston 1
Martensdale-St. Marys 6, Wayne 5

CLASS 2-A Quarter-Finals
Highland 5, Saint Ansgar 0
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 5, Alburnett 1
Earlham 3, North Butler 0
Woodbury Central 4, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 3

CLASS 3-A Consolation Semi-Finals
Mid-Prairie 5, West Burlington-Notre Dame 2
Center Point-Urbana 5, Spirit Lake 2

CLASS 5-A Quarter-Finals
Dowling Catholic 4, Pleasant Valley 1
Southeast Polk 2, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 0

Wednesday’s Schedule:

CLASS 1-A Consolation Semi-Finals:
Noon – Lynnville-Sully (34-2) vs. Marquette Catholic (34-7)
Noon – Glidden-Ralston (14-12) vs. Wayne (27-7)

CLASS 2-A Consolation Semi-Finals:
Noon – St. Ansgar (19-9) vs. Alburnett (26-13)
Noon – North Butler (18-9) vs. Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto (22-10)

CLASS 3-A Consoltation Finals:
10:00 am – 7th Place: West Burlington-Notre Dame (23-14) vs. Spirit Lake (23-10)
Noon – 5th Place: Mid-Prairie (26-11) vs. Center Point-Urbana (29-10)

CLASS 4-A Consolation Semi-Finals:
10:00 am – LeMars (21-17) vs. West Delaware (30-8)
10:00 am – Clear Creek-Amana (22-18) vs. Oskaloosa (29-10)

CLASS 5-A Consolation Semi-Finals:
10:00 am – Waukee (25-17) vs. Muscatine (37-5)
10:00 am – Pleasant Valley (30-9) vs. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (34-7)

Rays win 6th straight, 7-2 over Cardinals


July 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jake Odorizzi allowed two runs over 5 2-3 innings and Yunel Escobar highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a two-run double to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. It was the Rays’ season-high sixth straight win. They have outscored the opposition 36-11 during the run. Evan Longoria added a solo homer in the ninth for Tampa Bay.

St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright, making his first appearance since starting for the NL in the All-Star game, gave up six runs, four earned, in 4 2-3 innings. Wainwright (12-5) was trying to become the first 13-game winner in the NL. He walked four and hit a batter in his second-shortest outing of the season. He allowed seven earned runs in 4 1-3 innings in a 9-4 loss to San Francisco on May 30.

Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday hit solo home runs for the Cardinals.

Workers install new video board at UNI-Dome


July 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Workers have begun piecing together a $1.3 million video board at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, and officials hope the scoreboard will be functional by the University of Northern Iowa’s first home football game Sept. 20. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports workers from Fort Meyer, Florida-based Animated Display Systems on Sunday started installing panels for the 26-by-100-foot video scoreboard into a massive steel frame above the south end zone.

Troy Dannen, UNI’s director of athletics, says the old scoreboard was outdated and failing. It will be converted into a scoreboard and placed near the north end zone. The McLeod Center also will get new scoreboard.

Funding for the improvements come from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association, Learfield Sports and a private donor.

RAGBRAI rider dies in northern Iowa

News, Sports

July 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

GRAETTINGER, Iowa (AP) – A participant in an annual bicycle ride across Iowa has died due to a medical condition. Bob Libby, medical director for The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, told The Des Moines Register the 63-year-old man died Monday while riding near Graettinger, a small northern Iowa city in Palo Alto County. His name wasn’t released.

Libby says he didn’t know the cause of death, but that is was due to a medical condition and not a traumatic injury. A trauma surgeon, nurse and others cared for the man, who was taken to Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, where he died.

It’s the first time a RAGBRAI rider has died since 2010. About 8,500 riders make the weeklong trip across Iowa, plus others who ride on single days.

8AM Sportscast 07-22-2014

Podcasts, Sports

July 22nd, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


State Softball Scores/Schedule


July 22nd, 2014 by Jim Field

Monday’s Results:

Class 3-A Quarter-Finals:

East Marshall 4, Mid-Prairie 3
Bondurant-Farrar 9, West Burlington/Notre Dame 4
Clarke 13, Spirit Lake 0 (3)
Greene County 2, Center Point-Urbana 0

Class 4-A Quarter-Finals:

Dallas Center-Grimes 12, vs. Le Mars 2 (6)
Norwalk 8, West Delaware 0
Solon 15, Clear Creek-Amana 4
Carlisle 7, Oskaloosa 2

Class 5-A Quarter-Finals:

Johnston 12, Waukee 6
West Des Moines Valley 3, Muscatine 0

Tuesday, July 22

Class 1-A Consolation Semi-Finals:

9:00 a.m – Mid-Prairie (25-11) vs. West Burlington-Notre Dame (23-13)
9:30 a.m. – Spirit Lake (23-9) vs. Center Point-Urbana (28-10)

Class 5-A Quarter-Finals:

11:00 a.m. – Dowling Catholic (28-8) vs. Pleasant Valley (30-8)
11:30 1.m. – Southeast Polk (28-9) vs. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (34-6)

Class 1-A Quarter-Finals:

1:00 p.m. – Lynnville-Sully (34-1) vs. Kee (32-8)
3:00 p.m. – AGWSR (27-6) vs. Marquette Catholic (34-6)
5:00 p.m. – Akron-Westfield (35-0) vs. Glidden-Ralston (14-11)
7:00 p.m. – Wayne (27-6) vs. Martensdale-St. Marys (25-4)

Class 2-A Quarter-Finals:

1:30 p.m. – Highland (31-1) vs. Saint Ansgar (19-8)
3:30 p.m. – Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (24-5) vs. Alburnett (26-12)
5:30 p.m. – Earlham (28-4) vs. North Butler (18-8)
7:30 p.m. – Woodbury Central (28-5) vs. Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto (22-9)

District Baseball Scores/Schedule


July 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Glenwood 14, Creston 4 (5 innings)
Harlan 7, Carroll 5
Norwalk 3, Thomas Jefferson 0

Tuesday’s Schedule (all games start 7-p.m.)

Martensdale-St. Marys vs. Earlham @ Dowling Catholic
Lenox vs. Underwood @ Glenwood
Van Meter vs. St. Albert @ Harlan
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto vs. Southeast Valley @ Carroll