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Cardinals call up RHP Victor Marte

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May 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals recalled right-hander Victor Marte from Triple-A Memphis on Monday. Marte was 1-0 with a 2.78 ERA and 10 saves in 20 games with Memphis. Marte, 32, appeared in 48 games last season with St. Louis, going 3-2 with a 4.91 ERA. He pitched for Kansas City in 2009-10 before being traded to St. Louis in 2011 and has a 6-2 record with a 7.09 ERA in 78 relief appearances in the majors.
 
The Cardinals optioned rookie right-hander Carlos Martinez, who had a 4.50 ERA in seven relief appearances, to Memphis of the Pacific Coast League.

Molina lifts Cardinals over slumping Royals

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May 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yadier Molina homered and drove in four runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the slumping Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Monday. Molina hit a two-run homer in the first, doubled home a run in the third and his sacrifice fly in the fourth scored Pete Kozma. While the Cardinals own the best road record, 19-9, in the majors, the Royals dropped their ninth straight home game — one shy of the franchise record set last year. The anticipated pitcher’s duel between Adam Wanwright and James Shields failed to materialize.

Wainwright (7-3), who had given up 12 hits in 22 1-3 innings in his previous three starts, allowed 12 hits, the most he has allowed in a game since Sept. 14, 2010 against the Chicago Cubs. Shields (2-6) yielded nine hits and season-highs of six runs and five walks in six innings to lose his fourth straight start.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports: May 27th 2013

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May 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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AP Source: Talks ongoing to hire Hornacek as coach

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May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns appear close to hiring former ISU basketball standout and player for the NBA Jeff Hornacek, as their head coach. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press the Suns are in contract negotiations with Hornacek, although no deal has been finalized. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no public announcement had been made. The comments came after azcentralsports reported Sunday that Hornacek reached agreement on a three-year contract.

Hornacek, assistant coach for the Utah Jazz, played six seasons for the Suns and was part of the trade that sent Charles Barkley to the Suns from Philadelphia. Hornacek went on to have his best pro seasons as a sharpshooting guard alongside John Stockton in the Utah backcourt.

As a point guard for the Cyclones, Hornacek guided the team to the Sweet 16 in the 1986 NCAA Tournament. Hornacek left ISU with a Big-8 record of 665 career assists, still an Iowa State school record, and 1,313 career points. He was the fourth player in Cyclone basketball history to have his number retired when his No. 14 jersey was hung from the rafters of Hilton Coliseum in 1991.

Cardinals beat Kershaw, Dodgers 5-3

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May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Carpenter drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single and Pete Kozma hit a three-run double against Clayton Kershaw, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday in the rubber game of their series. The Cardinals improved the major league’s best record to 32-17 and increased their NL Central lead over Cincinnati to 1 1/2 games.

Kozma led off the seventh with a bloop double off the glove of shortstop Dee Gordon as he dived for the ball in short center field. One out later, Carpenter grounded a single off the glove of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, allowing Kozma to score. Pinch-hitter Matt Adams added an RBI single in the ninth.

Seth Maness (4-1) got credit for the victory in relief of starter Shelby Miller despite retiring only two of the six batters he faced.

State Tennis/District Golf results from Sat., May 25th 2013

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May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

At the State Tennis Championship in Waterloo, Saturday, Red Oak Senior Pete Walker was defeated in the Singles semi-final round of play in Class 1-A. Walker lost to Ft. Dodge Senior Aaron Chalstrom, 64, 1-6, 6-2. Walker also lost his bid for a third place finish, after being beaten by his opponent from Fairfield/Maharishi. Chalstrom would eventually move on during the course of the day to become the Singles Champion in Class 1-A tennis.

In high school district Golf, Saturday, Creston/Orient-Macksburg took first place in team scoring in Class 3-A, during a two-day event held at the Ames Golf and Country Club. The Panthers shot a total of 647. In second place, was Decorah, with a 650. Clear Lake came in third, with a two-day score of 653. Atlantic placed eighth, with a team score of 675. There were no Trojan players in the top ten individuals.

In Class 2-A District Golf held at the Spring Valley Golf Course, Waterloo/Columbus Catholic the winner in the two-day event, PCM/Monrow was second, followed by Jewell/South Hamilton. Odebolt/Arthur-BCIG was in the next to last place in team scoring, among the eight teams participating.

And, in Class 1-A District Golf at the Lake Panorama National Resort, Sibley-Ocheyden took first place in team scoring for the two-day event, rounding out the weekend with a 673. New London and Inwood/West Lyon followed in 2nd and 3rd place. Oakland-Riverside place 7th with a team total of 756, followed by Boyer Valley, with a two-day total of 760.

 

Area softball scores from Sat., May 25th 2013

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May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Akron-Westfield 6, Westwood, Sloan 5
Earlham 3, A-D-M, Adel 2
LeMars 12, Lewis Central 1
LeMars 9, Woodbury Central 3
LeMars Gehlen Catholic 14, River Valley 12
Westwood, Sloan 14, LeMars Gehlen Catholic 6
Woodbury Central 5, Bishop Heelan, Sioux City 1

Dodgers blow 2-run lead but beat Cardinals 5-3

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May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs, Mark Ellis lined a go-ahead double in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated St. Louis 5-3 on Saturday to snap the Cardinals’ three-game winning streak. The last-place Dodgers, who had lost five of seven, blew a two-run lead before Ellis’ two-out hit off Seth Maness (3-1) scored Carl Crawford from first base to make it 4-3.

Paco Rodriguez (1-2) earned his first major league victory, getting three outs on 10 pitches. Brandon League worked the ninth to earn his 10th save in 12 chances. The NL Central-leading Cardinals tied the game at 3 on David Freese’s broken-bat RBI double and Pete Kozma’s infield single in the sixth. Nick Punto made a diving stop behind third base, but he couldn’t throw out Kozma.

(Podcast) Area Sports News: Sat., May 25th 2013

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May 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A podcast of area & state Sports news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

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Boys Singles/Doubles Tennis Results from Friday, May 24th 2013

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May 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Boys State Tennis Tournament continues today (Saturday) at the Bryne’s Park Tennis Complex in Waterloo(weather permitting). In Class 1-A Singles action, Friday, Red Oak Senior Pete Walker advances from 1st and 2nd round wins into today’s 10-a.m. semi-final round against Aaron Chalstrom, a Senior from Ft. Dodge/St. Edmond. 

Atlantic’s doubles team of Tyler Fisher & Noah Welter made it into the second round of play Friday, but lost their bid for the semi-finals, while the Atlantic doubles team of Jake Arneson and Adam Weiser failed to make it into the second round of play.