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Lohse pitches Cardinals to 3-0 win over Brewers


August 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Lohse pitched six spotless innings to earn his 12th win and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 on Sunday night for a three-game sweep. Daniel Descalso had a season-high three hits for the Cardinals, who have won five of six and 12 of 16. It was their first three-game sweep at home against the Brewers since March 31 to April 3, 2003. Milwaukee has lost its last nine road games. Lohse (12-2) allowed four hits while throwing 100 pitches. He struck out six and walked three. The Cardinals wore 1982 powder blue replica uniforms in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their World Series win over Milwaukee. Back then, the Brewers were in the American League.

Sadler redeems himself with Nationwide win at Iowa


August 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Elliott Sadler rebounded from the disappointment of his jumped-restart penalty last week in Indianapolis to win the NASCAR Nationwide Race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night. Sadler denied Ricky Stenhouse Jr. a fourth straight victory at Iowa Speedway, and increased his lead in the series standings to 18 points over Austin Dillon. Sadler won the pole with a track-record qualifying speed of 135.141 mph and was near or at the front of the pack the entire race. He overtook Justin Allgaier on the 192nd lap and went on to his fourth victory of the season. Allgaier was second, followed by Sam Hornish Jr., Michael Annett and Stenhouse. Danica Patrick finished 11th. Hornish won the final “Dash4Cash” bonus of $100,000. His fan partner, Tammy Altieri of Spokane, Wash., also won $100,000.

Wainwright’s arm, bat lead Cardinals over Brewers Saturday


August 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched a five-hitter and also contributed at the plate Saturday night, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Wainwright (9-10) moved closer to .500 after starting the season at 0-3. He threw 73 of 98 pitches for strikes, walking none and fanning seven. All of Wainwright’s strikeouts came during a stretch between the third and seventh innings when he retired 13 batters in a row. The complete game was his second of the season and 10th of his career. Wainwright also hit an RBI double and a single, and he scored a run. Carlos Beltran hit his 25th homer, giving him an NL-leading 77 RBIs. Jon Jay also homered for the Cardinals.

7AM Sportscast 08-03-2012


August 4th, 2012 by admin

w/ Brett Johnson

Berkman to 15 Day DL


August 4th, 2012 by admin

The St. Louis Cardinals have put first baseman Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right knee.

Outfielder Shane Robinson was recalled from Triple-A Memphis. He was in the starting lineup on Friday night against Milwaukee.

Berkman went on the DL for the third time this season. He had surgery on his right knee in late May and said his knee is still not fully healed.

“It just needs to get stronger,” Berkman said. “It’s been frustrating.”

Berkman is hitting .267 with two homers and seven RBIs in 28 games.

Cardinals Beat Brewers 9-3


August 4th, 2012 by admin

Rookie right-hander Joe Kelly broke a three-start losing streak and drove in the go-ahead run to help the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

St. Louis has won three of its last four while Milwaukee had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Kelly (2-4) allowed three earned runs and 10 hits over 5 2-3 innings. His last win was an 11-4 victory at Kansas City on June 22. He entered the game with seven straight quality starts but took the loss in his last three games.

His first-pitch RBI single to left off Randy Wolf (3-8) broke a 3-3 tie and capped a four-run outburst in the fourth inning.

St. Louis managed just two hits in the first three innings off Wolf but scored four runs on five hits in the fourth.

8AM Sportscast 08-03-2012

Podcasts, Sports

August 3rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

IHSBCA All-Star Series: Day 1 Results, @ Clinton, Thursday, August 2, 2012


August 3rd, 2012 by Jim Field

Game One
Large East    0   1   0   0   0   0   0        1   4   2
Small East    0   5   0   1   1   0   X        7   8   0
WP – Calvin Mathews  (Davis County)   10 K,  0 BB
LP – Colby Sorensen  (North Scott)

Small East

  • Jake Adams  (MC Newman)  1/4 with run scored
  • Ozzie Adams  (Clear Lake)      0/2 with RBI
  • Jake Greco   (North Fayette)   2/3  with RBI
  • Craig Konrardy  (Waterloo Columbus)  1/2  run scored, double
  • Nate Steger  (Beckman)  2/3  run scored, RBI, double
  • Jake Stenberg  (Benton Comm.)  1/1  RBI, 2 BB
  • Kyle Whitman  (Maquoketa Valley)  1/2  run scored, RBI

Large East

  • Tyler Morrison  (West Delaware)  1/3  double
  • Connor Grant  (Dub. Senior)  1/3
  • Ryan Lehmann  (Western Dub.)  1/3  RBI
  • DerickVaughn  (Wat. West)   1/2

Game Two:
Small West    2   0   0   2   0   0   0      4   4   3
Large West    0   0   0   1   0   0   0       1   5   1

WP – Brennan Manfull  (Ballard)   6 K, 2 BB
LP – Tyler Peyton  (Dallas Center-Grimes)

Small West

  • Cole Chapin  (Treynor)  1/3  Run Scored
  • JD Nielsen  (Martensdale St. Mary’s)  1/3  Run Scored, RBI
  • Gage Reis  (Coon Rapids-Bayard)  1/1  run scored, RBI
  • Zach Cross  (Nevada)  1/3  RBI
  • Tyler Osborn  (DM Christian)  0/2  RBI

Large West

  • Will Gormally   (Ft. Dodge)  1/3
  • Paul Jacobson  (SC Heelan)  1/2, BB
  • Kyle Carnahan  (Marshalltown)  1/2
  • Nick Smith  (Indianola)  2/3, Triple







Annett returns to Iowa looking for 1st career win


August 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) – Michael Annett says there would be no better place to win his first NASCAR Nationwide Series race than Iowa Speedway. The track in Newton is 30 miles from his hometown of Des Moines, and Annett has been on the verge of a breakthrough for weeks. The 26-year-old goes into Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 on a career-best run. He came in sixth last week at Indianapolis and was in the top five in three of four races before that. Annett is among three native Iowans in the Nationwide field this week. He’s joined by Joey Gase of Cedar Rapids and Brett Moffitt of Grimes, who will make his first career series start. Annett has more than $3.6 million in career earnings. He’s sixth in the point standings this year.

UNI football faces big challenges including replacements for Rennie and Fort


August 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Northern Iowa has been picked to finish second in the Missouri Valley Football Conference this year after finishing as co-champs last season. Coach Mark Farley, who’s entering his 12th year as head of the UNI program, has two big concerns about his team. The first is replacing quarterback Tirrell Rennie, who ran for over 1,000 yards last season scoring nine touchdowns and throwing for 14 more. The second area of concern is on defense, where the Panthers have lost six starters including linebacker L.J. Fort and lineman Ben Boothby.

Farley says he’s trying to determine who will be UNI’s defensive leaders and what scheme will be used to “allow this group of players to be successful.” Fort led the nation in total tackles last season. One bright spot for the Panthers heading into this season is the running back position. Senior Carlos Anderson is closing in on the 2,000 yard mark for his career while sophomore David Johnson recorded 100 or more all-purpose yards in seven games last season. Farley says how Anderson and Johnson are utilized this year will depend on who emerges at quarterback.

“It’ll hinge off of who the quarterback is probably more so than who the running back is, based off our scheme and it’ll develop as the season goes on,” Farley said. The Panthers have a few holes to fill as they return seven starters on offense and just five on defense. Farley said it’s too early to name young players who might become standouts or fan favorites. “We’re just too young and inexperienced in some places that it’s going to take some time and games to say who those people really are,” Farley said in conference call with reporters Thursday. The Panthers non-conference schedule includes Big Ten powerhouses Wisconsin (September 1) and Iowa (September 15).

“It’s the most challenging (non-conference schedule) that we’ve ever had,” Farley said. “There’s no question they’re not just BCS teams, they’re top 20 BCS teams and probably two of the greatest venues anyone could ever play in. They have home field advantage on top of the talent they have and the advantage they have over us, I mean, there’s no question there’s a huge challenge ahead of us.” UNI finished 2011 with 10-3 overall record and a 7-1 mark in the Valley. Defending FCS national champion North Dakota State is picked to finish first in the conference. The Bison received 37 of 38 first place votes in a poll of league coaches, media and sports information directors.

2012 UNI Football Schedule
Date / Opponent / Site / Time
Sept. 1 at Wisconsin / Madison, Wis. 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 8 Central State (Ohio) / UNI-Dome 6 p.m.
Sept. 15 at Iowa / Iowa City, Iowa 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 22 Youngstown State / Youngstown, Ohio 6 p.m.
Sept. 29 North Dakota State / UNI-Dome 6 p.m.
Oct. 13 Southern Illinois / Carbondale, Ill. 2 p.m.
Oct. 20 South Dakota State / UNI-Dome 4 p.m.
Oct. 27 Illinois State / UNI-Dome 4 p.m.
Nov. 3 Western Illinois / Macomb, Ill. 1 p.m.
Nov. 10 South Dakota / Vermillion, S.D. 12 p.m.
Nov. 17 Missouri State / UNI-Dome 4 p.m.

(Radio Iowa)