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Tuesday High School Softball/Baseball Scores


July 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Tuesday Softball
Lewis Central 4-5, Atlantic 0-0
Shenandoah 12, Clarinda 6
Creston 11, Red Oak 1
Harlan 12-18, St. Albert 0-0
Denison-Schleswig 6, Kuemper Catholic 4
Griswold 13, Essex 2
Stanton 4, Thomas Jefferson 1
Logan-Magnolia 19, Coon Rapids-Bayard 2
Missouri Valley 9, Westwood 5
CAM 12, Orient-Macksburg 2
Charter Oak-Ute 6, Glidden-Ralston 2 (10 inn)
Ar-We-Va 12, South Central Calhoun 2
Woodbine 8, Whiting 4
Bedford 8, East Union 3
Lenox 10, Mount Ayr 3
Nodaway Valley 6, Southwest Valley 1
Abraham Lincoln 15, Sioux City West 4
Ogden 4, Panorama 2
Perry 2, Carroll 0
Van Meter 12-14, Guthrie Center 0-1

Tuesday Baseball
Lewis Central 8, Atlantic 2
Shenandoah 5, Clarinda 4
Underwood 12, Shenandoah 8
Creston 12, Red Oak 2
Glenwood 4-2, Thomas Jefferson 3-7
St. Albert 3, Harlan 2
Kuemper Catholic 10, Denison-Schleswig 4
Nishnabotna 4, Fremont-Mills 2
East Mills 11, Sidney 7
West Harrison 12, Missouri Valley 5 (5 inn)
Bedford 11, East Union 2
Lenox 11, Mount Ayr 3
Nodaway Valley 10, Southwest Valley 4
Exira/EHK 3, Coon Rapids-Bayard 2
CAM 6, Orient-Macksburg 0
Ar-We-Va 10, South Central Calhoun 9
Sioux City West 2-6, Abraham Lincoln 1-5
Van Meter 12-6, Guthrie Center 4-0
Ogden 14, Panorama 4 (5 inn)

Cardinals/Royals Sports News


July 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Chicago White Sox outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in 11 innings Tuesday night on a home run by Tyler Flowers. Chris Sale matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts. Sale struck out 12 in eight innings Tuesday. The lefty tied the mark set by Pedro Martinez in 1999 with Boston.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have placed right-handed reliever Matt Belisle on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation. Right-hander Marcus Hatley’s contract was purchased from Triple-A Memphis. Reliever Jordan Walden was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL to make room on the 40-man roster.

HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel allowed seven hits in eight innings to lead the Houston Astros a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. The performance comes after Keuchel threw a six-hit shutout in a win over the New York Yankees in his previous start. Keuchel struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter to lower his ERA to 2.03.


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

Podcasts, Sports

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

Podcasts, Sports

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.