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(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/20/2015

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July 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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


Pacific Coast League (PCL) Baseball Scores (7/18-19) & Schedule, (7/20)


July 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Saturday’s Games

Nashville 4, Omaha 3, 10 innings

Iowa 10, Memphis 4

Sunday’s Games

Iowa 4, Memphis 2

Omaha 3, Nashville 0

Monday’s Games

Oklahoma City at Omaha, 8:05 p.m.

Round Rock at Iowa, 8:05 p.m.


Royals recall RHP Pino from Triple-A Omaha


July 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have recalled right-hander Yohan Pino from Triple-A Omaha and optioned reliever Brandon Finnegan to their top farm club. Finnegan pitched two scoreless innings and got the win when Kansas City beat the Chicago White Sox 7-6 in 13 innings on Saturday. The Royals used seven relievers in the victory, and manager Ned Yost wanted another fresh arm in the bullpen for the series finale on Sunday.

Finnegan, the 17th overall pick in the 2014 draft, is 3-0 with a 2.96 ERA in 14 games this year with Kansas City. Pino is 0-2 with a 3.26 ERA in seven appearances with the Royals this season.


Mets beat Cards in 18 innings despite stranding 25 runners


July 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ruben Tejada hit a sacrifice fly in the 18th inning and New York Mets outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Sunday despite stranding 25 baserunners. The Mets went 1 for 26 with runners in scoring position, yet still won the majors’ second-longest game this season. Boston beat the Yankees in 19 innings in April.

It took 5 hours, 55 minutes for the Mets to top the NL Central-leading Cardinals and avoid a three-game sweep. Tejada hit a bases-loaded fly for the lead and Eric Campbell drove in another run with a squeeze bunt. The game was scoreless until before both teams got a run in the 13th.

Carlos Torres (3-4), the seventh Mets pitcher, was the winner. Carlos Martinez (10-4) was pressed into relief and was the Cardinals’ eighth pitcher.


Thousands expected in Sioux City to kick off RAGBRAI


July 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Thousands of people have descended on northwestern Iowa’s Sioux City for an annual bike ride across the state. The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa – or RAGBRAI – was expected to draw as many as 30,000 people, including participating bicyclists and their relatives and friends.

The bike ride begins today (Sunday) in Sioux City. The event’s 468-mile route will pass through Storm Lake, Fort Dodge, Eldora, Cedar Falls, Hiawatha and Coralville before wrapping up July 25 in Davenport. With all of those people comes a boost to Iowa’s economy. Erika Newton, executive director of Sioux City’s events facilities department, says RAGBRAI visitors are expected to spend more than $2.5 million while in Sioux City.

Hunter-Reay wins IndyCar race in Iowa


July 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) – Ryan Hunter-Reay raced to his third IndyCar victory at Iowa Speedway in the last four years Saturday night. Hunter-Reay held off the field on a late restart to give Andretti Autosport its sixth consecutive win on Iowa’s 0.894-mile oval and its seventh in nine series races at the track. The American hadn’t finished higher than fifth all season.

Josef Newgarden was second and rookie Sage Karam was a career-best third, giving American drivers a sweep of the podium. Points leader Juan Pablo Montoya’s night lasted just nine laps after his No. 2 Penske car flew into the wall. Scott Dixon, who entered the race in second, failed to capitalize on Montoya’s misfortune. He finished 18th.

District baseball Scores from Sat., July 18 2015


July 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Coon Rapids-Bayard 9, EHK-Exira 2
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 10, Sidney 5
Van Meter 9, Nodaway Valley 1

Council Bluffs takes on Coon Rapids/Bayard 7-p.m. Tue., (7/21) in Harlan in 1A District 8 Sub-State action.

Van Meter will play next against Martensdale-St. Mary’s 7-p.m.Tue. at Winterset in a 1A District 8 Sub-State game.

Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 4, East Sac County 3 (12 Innings)
Treynor 9, AHSTW, Avoca 5

Treynor takes on Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto at Denison/Schleswig, 7-p.m. Tue (7/21) in the 2A Substate 8 final.

Heyward gets 5 hits, Cardinals beat Mets 12-2


July 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jason Heyward matched a career best with five hits, Randal Grichuk had two homers and six RBIs, and John Lackey worked seven strong innings as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 12-2 on Saturday night.

Mets starter Bartolo Colon (9-8) trailed by four runs after just one-third of an inning and surrendered seven runs in 4 1/3 innings. Heyward was removed after singling in the eighth, perhaps because he fouled a pitch off his leg earlier in the at-bat. Grichuk was 3 for 3 with a two-run homer off Carlos Torres that capped a four-run fifth and a three-run shot off Alex Torres in the eighth.

St. Louis improved to major league-bests of 58-33 overall and 33-11 at home. Lackey (8-5) scattered 10 hits, one of them to .084-hitting Colon, but was hurt only by Michael Cuddyer’s eighth homer leading off the sixth.


Chilton honors Bianchi, wins Indy Lights race in Iowa


July 18th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — England’s Max Chilton won the Indy Lights race Saturday at the Iowa Speedway after dedicating the race to former teammate Jules Bianchi, the French Formula One driver died early Saturday from injuries sustained in October in the Japanese Grand Prix.

Bianchi and Chilton were teammates at Marussia in 2014, and Chilton said he was racing for Bianchi after winning the pole. Chilton then dominated the 100-lap race on Iowa’s 0.894-mile oval, leading 87 laps even though he says he was thinking of Bianchi every “5 or 10 laps.” Ed Jones was second, followed by RC Enerson.


Long-distance runner travels Hwy 6 “Coast to Coast for Kids”

News, Sports

July 18th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association is excited to help Aprylle Gilbert, an accomplished folk-rock musician and long-distance runner,image001(8) as she makes her way through Iowa on her coast-to-coast run across historic U.S. Route 6. Her goal is to inspire youth and to raise funds for a youth center in a troubled neighborhood in San Jose, California. Gilbert intends to run an average of 30 miles per day as she makes her way from Long Beach, California, to Provincetown, Massachusetts, along Route 6 — an overall distance of 3,652 miles.

At various locations, she will also be doing concerts, as time allows. She’s expected to arrive in Council Bluffs on July 22nd. Follow her progress and get more information at www.route6tour.com. The U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association is a National Not-for-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) Public Charity dedicated to the cultural preservation and economic development of inner cities, small towns, and rural communities located along all 3,652 miles of the Grand Old Highway – Route 6.