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Girls 1st Round Softball Scores from Mon., 7/7/2014


July 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Class 1-A 1st Round Scores

  • CAM 16, Orient-Macksburg 4 (3)
  • Glidden-Ralston 8, Boyer Valley 3
  • Guthrie Center 9, Adair-Casey 0
  • West Harrison 5, Whiting 4
  • Stanton 12, Nishnabotna 0 (3)
  • Fremont-Mills 7, East Mills 1
  • Woodbine 3, Coon Rapids-Bayard 2
  • Bedford 3, Diagonal 1 (suspended in bottom 2nd)
  • Mount Ayr 2, East Union 0 (suspended in top 2nd)
  • Sidney vs. Essex (PPD to 7/8/14)


Adams’ homer gives Cardinals 2-0 win over Pirates


July 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Adams hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series with the NL Central rival they topped in the division series last fall.

Matt Carpenter walked to lead off the ninth and Matt Holliday flied out. Adams then hit his 10th homer on an 0-1 pitch from Justin Wilson for his first career game-winning homer. It was the Cardinals’ first game-winning homer since Skip Schumaker connected against the Kansas City Royals on June 19, 2011.

Charlie Morton allowed one hit in seven innings for Pittsburgh, which stranded 12 runners. Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals’ 11-game winner, scattered seven hits in seven scoreless innings. Pat Neshek worked a perfect ninth against the top of the order for St. Louis.

St. Louis Cardinals baseball news


July 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals recalled left-hander Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis and optioned fellow lefty Marco Gonzales to the minors, a day after he started against the Marlins. The 26-year-old Lyons was 0-3 with a 6.12 ERA in six appearances, including four starts, earlier this season. He went on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain on May 13 and has made three starts since being reinstated on June 19.

The 22-year-old Gonzales made three starts for the Cardinals and was 0-2 with a 7.07 ERA, allowing one run in 4 2-3 innings Sunday while walking five. He was a first-round pick last year and is 5-4 with a 1.89 ERA in 13 starts at Class A Palm Beach and Double-A Springfield, and is at the Triple-A level for the first time.


The St. Louis Cardinals say an MRI exam on right-hander Michael Wacha’s injured shoulder showed progress, but not enough for him to resume throwing. General manager John Mozeliak said Monday that Wacha, the NL championship series MVP last fall, will be evaluated again in two weeks. He said continued treatment along with weight training to strengthen the area around the stress fracture was in the pitcher’s best interests.

Wacha has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 18. He’s 5-5 with a 2.79 ERA for the defending National League champions. Mozeliak said Joe Kelly, on the DL since April 17 with a left hamstring strain, could return to the rotation Friday at Milwaukee.

8AM Sportscast 07-07-2014

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July 7th, 2014 by Chris Parks

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Girls Softball Tournaments Begins Tonight


July 7th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 1-A 1st Round (7:00 pm unless noted)

  • @ Anita:  CAM vs. Orient-Macksburg
  • @ Bedford: Bedford vs. Diagonal
  • @ Dow City: Boyer Valley vs. Glidden-Ralston
  • @ Guthrie Center: Guthrie Center vs. Adair-Casey
  • @ Mondamin: Whiting vs. West Harrison
  • @ Sidney:  Stanton vs. Nishnabotna (5:30 pm)
  • @ Sidney:  Sidney vs. Essex (7:30 pm)
  • @ Tabor:  Fremont-Mills vs. East Mills (5:30 pm)
  • @ Woodbine: Woodbine vs. Coon Rapids-Bayard

Alvarez leads way, Marlins beat Cardinals 8-4


July 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Henderson Alvarez worked seven stingy innings and started the key rally with the first of his career-best three hits, helping the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 Sunday to take two of three from their spring training partners.

Casey McGehee extended his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games with an RBI single in the first. Marcell Ozuna had a two-run single in a three-run sixth that made it 4-0, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s three-run homer off Jason Motte put Miami up 8-1 in the eighth.

The first two games of the series were decided by one run.

The Marlins have won a franchise-record 10 straight games started by Alvarez (6-3), and they easily took the series finale despite stranding 14 runners. Alvarez is 4-0 with a 1.04 ERA during that stretch, allowing no more than two runs in any outing.

Cardinals recall Wong, option Robinson to minors


July 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have activated rookie second baseman Kolten Wong from the 15-day disabled list and he was batting seventh against the Miami Marlins. Wong was 5 for 11 with a home run and three RBIs in three rehab games at Triple-A Memphis. Entering Sunday’s game, he was batting .228 with a homer and 16 RBIs this season.

Outfielder Shane Robinson was optioned to Memphis. He appeared in eight games since being recalled on June 22 with one start and was batting .140 overall with three RBIs in 31 games.

Garcia says he may need more surgery


July 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia says he may need additional shoulder surgery because he’s experiencing nerve issues and numbness in his hand. The 27-year-old Garcia is 3-1 with a 4.12 ERA in seven starts this season and is on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder soreness.

Garcia was a 13-game winner each of his first two seasons in 2010 and 2011. He’s totaled 15 wins since then and made just nine starts last season before undergoing a season-ending procedure for tears in the rotator cuff and labrum. Manager Mike Matheny said Saturday that Garcia was in a “tough spot.”

Garcia said his injury is similar to that of former teammate Chris Carpenter, who battled nerve issues for several seasons. Carpenter retired at age 38 before the 2013 season, getting just a handful of starts after undergoing thoracic outlet surgery.

Saturday Softball & Baseball Results


July 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson


  • Logan-Magnolia 11-0, IKM-Manning 2-1
  • Lewis Central 11, CB, Thomas Jefferson 4


  • CB Thomas Jefferson 10, Lewis Central 9 (8 innings)
  • St. Albert 0, CB Abraham Lincoln 0 (10 innings, called due to darkness)
  • Logan-Magnolia 8-6, IKM-Manning 3-0

Marlins rally past Cardinals 6-5


July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Jeff Baker’s RBI hit with two outs in the ninth inning helped Miami rally to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Saturday. Casey McGehee fouled off five full-count pitches from Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal (0-4) before getting the tying hit, with Donovan Solano running from first and just beating a relay to the plate that catcher Yadier Molina couldn’t quite handle.

The Marlins also scored two runs off Rosenthal in the series opener but fell short in a 3-2 loss. Christian Yelich’s three-run homer off Seth Maness in the sixth began Miami’s comeback from a four-run deficit that snapped the Cardinals’ three-game winning streak.

Mike Dunn (6-4) worked a scoreless eighth and Steve Cishek finished for his 19th save in 21 chances.