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(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/3/2015

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July 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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Cardinals fire scouting director Correa amid hacking scandal

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July 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals say they have fired scouting director Chris Correa. The Cardinals declined to say why, but the team is the subject of an FBI investigation into the hacking of the Houston Astros player personnel database. The Cardinals are also investigating and Correa’s firing is the first known fallout.

Last month, an attorney hired by the team said chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and general manager John Mozeliak were not targets of the investigation. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow led the Cardinals’ data-based scouting system before leaving for Houston after the 2011 season. Correa was promoted to director of amateur scouting during the offseason.

 

Experts: Hacking probe will stretch if Cards execs involved

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July 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

HOUSTON (AP) — Legal experts say the federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros’ database. No charges have been filed in the ongoing probe, which legal experts believe is several months old and has likely involved scouring Astros servers for any IP addresses that might lead back to the Cardinals organization.

Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. has blamed the alleged hack on “roguish behavior” by a handful of individuals. An attorney for the team has said high-level executives were not involved in the scandal. Former federal prosecutor Philip Hilder says if any “higher-ups” are implicated, that would require corroboration and extend the investigation’s duration.

If it’s just low-level employees, it could wrap up quickly.

 

Area softball & baseball scores from 7/2/15

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July 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Thursday Softball
Atlantic 2-3, Creston 0-4
Clarinda 10, St. Albert 0
St. Albert 9, Clarinda 3
Whiting 11, CAM 8
Woodward-Granger 12-17, Guthrie Center 3-3
Underwood 4, Tri-Center 2
Riverside 17, Audubon 6
Lenox 11-14, Bedford 4-2
Nodaway Valley 11-4, Mount Ayr 0-3
East Union 6-5, Southwest Valley 0-4
Abraham Lincoln 10, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 0 (6 inn)

Thursday Baseball
Atlantic 6, Creston 0
St. Albert 11, Clarinda 2
Harlan 16-8, Red Oak 1-1
Westwood 5, Missouri Valley 4
Tri-Center 6, Underwood 0
Coon Rapids-Bayard 9, Logan-Magnolia 2
Nodaway Valley 13-1, Mount Ayr 0-4
CAM 9, Whiting 1
A-H-S-T-W 13, Stanton 6
Ar-We-Va 12, Boyer Valley 0 (5 inn)
West Harrison 19-4, Adair-Casey 0-0
Lenox 11-5, Bedford 5-1
Southwest Valley 21-8, East Union 11-0
Guthrie Center 6-8, Woodward-Granger 4-13

Venable homer boosts Padres in extra innings

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July 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Will Venable hit a pinch-hit two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning and the San Diego Padres snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the suddenly scuffling St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

Venable had been 1 for 17 coming off the bench before connecting on the first pitch from Carlos Villanueva (3-3) after the Padres successfully challenged a fair-foul ruling that resulted in a ground-rule double by Clint Barmes. The ball appeared to tick the line as right fielder Jason Heyward made an unsuccessful attempt at a sliding catch near the stands. Venable followed with his sixth homer of the year.

Shawn Kelley (1-2) had four strikeouts in two scoreless innings and Craig Kimbrel earned his 20th save in 21 chances. Heyward and Matt Carpenter had two hits and an RBI apiece for the Cardinals.

 

Pacific Coast League Baseball Scores/ Schedule (7/2-3)

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July 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Thursday’s Games
Oklahoma City 8, Memphis 4

Colorado Springs 4, Nashville 3

Omaha 5, New Orleans 2

Iowa 5, Round Rock 4

Albuquerque 4, Reno 3

El Paso 6, Fresno 5

Sacramento 10, Salt Lake 3

Las Vegas 12, Tacoma 2

Friday’s Games
Oklahoma City at Memphis, 7:05 p.m.

Colorado Springs at Nashville, 8:05 p.m.

New Orleans at Omaha, 8:05 p.m.

Round Rock at Iowa, 8:08 p.m.

Reno at Albuquerque, 9:05 p.m.

Fresno at El Paso, 9:05 p.m.

Salt Lake at Sacramento, 10:05 p.m.

Las Vegas at Tacoma, 10:05 p.m.

Lewis Central coach reaches milestone

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July 2nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Lewis Central baseball coach Lee Toole reached a milestone this week. Toole became the 10th coach in Iowa history to reach 800 wins on Tuesday night when his Titans posted an 8-2 victory over Atlantic. His 34 year career has also included stints at New Hartford and Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson where he won a state championship.

Toole says he has always enjoyed the everyday nature of the sport of baseball. He says the game of baseball has remained the same between the white lines during his career and the biggest change has been in off season opportunities for players to improve their game. Toole says despite his lengthy career he maintains a passion for the game, whether it is coaching the games or taking care of the field.

Lewis Central is 19-7 on the season and returns to action at home on Friday night against Adel ADM.

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Former ballplayer struck by foul wins more than $1M in suit

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July 2nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A jury has awarded more than $1 million to a former high school baseball player who sued Davenport Assumption High School because he was injured by a foul ball while in a dugout, awaiting his turn at bat. Spencer Ludman filed the lawsuit in April 2013, alleging that the school was at fault because the dugout didn’t protect him. A Scott County jury ruled in his favor on Monday after a trial that began June 22.

Ludman’s skull was fractured on July 7, 2011, while playing for Muscatine High School in a game at Assumption. His attorney Steve Crowley said Thursday that the 22-year-old Ludman now must take anti-seizure medication. Assumption’s attorney, Lori Cole Magerko, says her client probably will appeal.

Former coach denies allegations he choked 7-year-old boy

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July 2nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

TREYNOR, Iowa (AP) – An assistant high school basketball coach has denied that he choked a 7-year-old boy at the man’s residence in western Iowa. The Daily Nonpareil reports that Michael Doner is charged with assault causing injury. The 40-year-old is due back in court on July 9th. Doner’s attorney, Chad Primmer, told the newspaper that Doner “denies the allegations and looks forward to his day in court.”

Authorities say the boy was choked on May 21 at Doner’s home in Treynor. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says that when authorities interviewed the boy, marks were found on his neck. Doner has told athletic officials at St. Albert Catholic Schools in Council Bluffs that he would not be part of the school’s boys basketball coaching staff this coming season.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/2/2015

Podcasts, Sports

July 2nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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