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Guerrieri wins Indy Lights race in Iowa

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June 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Esteban Guerrieri won the Indy Lights race in Iowa on Saturday night, the Argentinian’s third victory of the season. Guerrieri took over the lead with 44 laps left when Tristan Vautier was given a drive-through penalty for blocking. Guerrieri then held off Gustavo Yacaman, who moved up from eighth to finish second, and Victor Carbone. Vautier finished fourth after starting on the pole. The race was scheduled to start before the IndyCar race won by Ryan Hunter-Reay. But storms forced officials to move the Indy Lights race back, and it didn’t start until nearly midnight local time.

CWS Finals: Arizona in way of S. Carolina’s 3rd title in row

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June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – South Carolina opens the College World Series finals against Arizona on Sunday night trying to become the first school in 40 years to win three straight national championships. Gamecocks coach Ray Tanner hasn’t announced his starting pitcher. Sophomore right-hander Konner Wade (10-3) will start for Arizona (46-17).  Tanner says the Gamecocks (49-18) are pretty good but aren’t the 1927 Yankees. He adds that it’ takes some luck to reach the finals three years in a row.  The Gamecocks had to replace five regulars from the team that beat Florida in last year’s finals. The last school to win three titles in a row was Southern California in the 1970s.   Arizona this season is batting .330 and averaging seven runs a game.

Holliday leads Cardinals to 8-2 win over Royals

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June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matt Holliday and Allen Craig paced another big game for the St. Louis offense, and Adam Wainwright took advantage of the robust run support in the Cardinals’ 8-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Holliday finished 4 for 5 and drove in a pair of runs, pushing his stat line against Kansas City to 13 for 22 with two homers and eight RBIs in five games this season. Craig added a two-run homer and finished with three RBIs for the Cardinals. Wainwright (6-7) only allowed a bunt single and a broken-bat base hit in the first five innings. He ended up allowing two runs on four hits and two walks over seven. Luis Mendoza (2-4) was responsible for the Cardinals’ first four runs, but the Royals’ relief corps fared just as poorly, letting the game get out of reach in a hurry.

7:20-AM Sports (Podcast) – June 23rd, 2012

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June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

Friday’s High School Baseball results

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June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic 15, Shenandoah 5 (6-innings)

WIC Tournament
Consolation: Missouri Valley 10 Tri-Center 9
Championship: Treynor 7 Audubon 4

Elsewhere…

Adair-Casey 17, Guthrie Center 6
Carroll 5, Perry 1
Clarinda 7, Denison-Schleswig 3
Coon Rapids-Bayard 1, Ogden 0
Logan-Magnolia 13, IKM-Manning 3
Nishnabotna 10, East Mills 9
OA-BCIG 2, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 1
OA-BCIG 4, Woodbine 1
Pleasantville 6, Bedford 4
Ridge View 8, Ar-We-Va, Westside 0 (@Early)
Sidney 16, Villisca 5
Sioux City, East 4, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 3
Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 9, Corning 0

Friday High School Softball results

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June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda 13, Sioux City, East 4
Coon Rapids-Bayard 14, West Central Valley, Stuart 5
Corning 5, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 4
Guthrie Center 11, Adair-Casey 6
Lewis Central 10, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2
Lewis Central 10, Sioux City, North 1
Martensdale-St Marys 12, Nodaway Valley 0
OA-BCIG 2, Boyer Valley 0

Lynx Classic:
Red Oak 11, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 3
Red Oak 11, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 1

Loagn Magnolia 6, IKM-Manning 2

Sioux City, East 15, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 12
Sioux City, North 6, Underwood 5
Stanton 5, Riverside, Oakland 2
Underwood 5, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 0
West Monona 5, Whiting 4

Beltran powers Cardinals to 11-4 win over Royals

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June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Carlos Beltran spent time chatting with some old friends Friday night and reminiscing about his days playing for the Kansas City Royals. Then he made everyone at Kauffman Stadium remember what he looked like as a youngster. Beltran hit two-run doubles his first two times at the plate, leading a St. Louis Cardinals offense that matched a season high with 17 hits to an 11-4 victory over their I-70 rivals. David Freese and Tyler Greene added two RBIs each for St. Louis, and everybody in the starting lineup had a hit before the fourth inning ended. Jon Jay returned from the disabled list to go 1 for 5 and score twice, and Matt Carpenter came off the DL to go 2 for 4 with an RBI.

In other game notes:  The Royals optioned Tommy Hottovy to Triple-A Omaha;  St. Louis optioned Outfielder Adron Chambers and 1st baseman Matt Adams to Triple-A Memphis;  The Cardinals have won nine of their last 12 in Kansas City; Freese and Holliday both reached base four times; Royals relievers lead the major leagues with 268 1-3 innings pitched this season; Adam Wainwright starts today (Saturday) for St. Louis. Luis Mendoza goes to the mound for Kansas City.

Pre-game coverage of today’s game begins at 12:15-p.m., on AM 1220 and FM 101.1, KJAN.

 

S. Carolina heads to finals with 3-2 win over Hogs

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June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tyler Webb and Matt Price combined for seven innings of shutout relief, and two-time defending national champion South Carolina returned to the College World Series finals with a 3-2 win over Arkansas on Friday night. The Gamecocks (49-18) took the lead in the bottom of the seventh inning on Barrett Astin’s two-out, bases-loaded walk to Adam Matthews. South Carolina will play Arizona in the best-of-three finals beginning Sunday. The Gamecocks erased a 2-0 deficit in the fifth, with DJ Baxendale walking Christian Walker with the bases loaded to force in the tying run. Matthews looked ready to swing on a 3-2 pitch from Astin in the seventh, but he held up as the slider dropped low and Joey Pankake trotted home for the going-ahead run. Price (5-4) pitched three innings to earn his record fifth career win in the CWS. Colby Suggs (7-1) took the loss for Arkansas (46-22).

Franchitti takes IndyCar pole at Iowa

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June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Dario Franchitti won the third of the first three qualifying heat races in the history of the current IndyCar series Friday to take the pole for tonight’s (Saturday’s) Iowa Corn Indy 250. Franchitti, the Indianapolis 500 winner, has two victories in four starts on Iowa’s short oval. Helio Castroneves will start on the front row with Franchitti, followed by 2011 winner Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Briscoe. The starting grid was set by three 30-lap heat races seeded according to practice times. The eight fastest in the last practice competed in the final heat, which set the first four rows for the Saturday night race. The opening two heats seeded the rest of the starting grid.

2012 FIFTH Iowa Girls High School Softball Rankings

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June 22nd, 2012 by Jim Field

Compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
Class 5-A
School
Record
LW
1.
Ankeny
23-3
3
2.
Muscatine
24-2
4
3.
West Des Moines Valley
19-4
5
4
Cedar Rapids Jefferson
27-3
7
5.
Pleasant Valley
20-5
6
6.
Ottumwa
21-2
8
7.
Des Moines East
21-3
1
8.
Iowa City West
26-4
2
9.
Waukee
21-6
NR
10.
Davenport West
16-7
9
Dropped Out: Burlington (10)

Class 4-A
School
Record
LW
1.
Clear Creek-Amana
29-1
1
2.
Dallas Center-Grimes
21-4
2
3.
Indianola
20-6
5
4
Sioux City Bishop Heelan
23-1
3
5.
Creston
19-6
10
6.
Carlisle
22-5
6
7.
Winterset
19-9
8
8.
North Scott
19-9
13
9.
Glenwood
19-6
4
10.
Washington
19-5
7
11.
Keokuk
15-8
9
12.
West Delaware
23-6
12
13.
Charles City
19-6
11
14.
Harlan
20-6
NR
15.
Sergeant Bluff-Luton
18-8
15
Dropped Out: LeMars (14)
Class 3-A
School
Record
LW
1.
Solon
24-3
1
2.
West Burlington/Burlington Notre Dame
22-4
2
3.
Bondurant-Farrar
20-6
3
4
Mid-Prairie
19-9
4
5.
East Marshall
21-1
5
6.
Estherville-LC
18-4
6
7.
Monticello
25-3
7
8.
MOC-Floyd Valley
17-3
9
9.
Ballard
20-7
10
10.
Center Point-Urbana
16-6
11
11.
Clarke
21-5
12
12.
Crestwood
17-5
8
13.
Wilton
15-8
13
14.
George-Little Rock/Central Lyon
16-5
15
15.
Iowa Falls-Alden
16-5
14
Dropped Out: None
Class 2-A
School
Record
LW
1.
Durant
22-2
2
2.
NSK-AR
23-2
1
3.
Wayne
20-2
4
4
Van Meter
24-5
3
5.
Sumner-Fredericksburg
22-5
5
6.
Jesup
23-4
6
7.
Des Moines Christian
19-5
7
8.
Tri-Center
17-3
NR
9.
Treynor
19-4
8
10.
Emmetsburg
18-8
9
11.
North Mahaska
17-3
11
12.
Central Springs
18-4
12
13.
BCLUW
18-8
10
14.
Iowa City Regina
11-13
13
15.
Eddyville-Blakesburg
18-7
14
Dropped Out: Fort Dodge St. Edmond (15)
Class 1-A
School
Record
LW
1.
Akron-Westfield
25-0
1
2.
Earlham
25-3
2
3.
Martensdale-St. Marys
23-2
3
4
Newell-Fonda
20-5
4
5.
Lisbon
21-6
5
6.
Don Bosco
18-4
7
7.
Charter Oak-Ute
19-7
8
8.
Lynnville-Sully
18-5
11
9.
Mason City Newman Catholic
16-7
6
10.
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn
12-4
15
11.
Remsen St. Mary’s
22-6
12
12.
Coon Rapids-Bayard
17-6
9
13.
Sigourney
18-5
10
14.
Corning
15-7
NR
15.
Remsen Union
13-7
NR
Dropped Out: Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (13), Moravia (14)