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College World Series results from Sat., June 14 2014

Sports

June 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dansby Swanson doubled in two runs and Adam Ravenelle pitched 2 1-3 innings of shutout relief to help Vanderbilt beat Louisville 5-3 in the College World Series on Saturday night. The Commodores (46-19) won in a grinding, 3-hour, 40-minute game that saw Louisville (50-16) issue nine walks, its third-most of the season. One of the Cardinals’ two wild pitches produced a Vanderbilt run.

Another run, and a big one, came home on a passed ball after the Commodores saw their 4-0 lead shrink to 4-3 in the seventh. It looked like catcher Kyle Gibson was setting up for a pitch-out, but reliever Kyle McGrath pitched to the plate and Gibson let the ball get past him, allowing Vince Conde to score. Carson Fulmer (7-1) worked six innings for the win, and Ravenelle retired seven of the last eight Louisville batters for his first save. Kyle Funkhouser (13-3) took the loss.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Taylor Sparks hit his nation-leading ninth triple of the season to fuel UC Irvine’s three-run eighth inning Saturday in the Anteaters’ 3-1 victory over Texas in the opening game of the College World Series. The Anteaters had been shut out for seven innings before they broke through against Texas starter Nathan Thornhill (8-3) and reliever John Curtiss.

One of the last four teams selected for the NCAA tournament, UC Irvine (41-23) continued to amaze during a postseason run in which it knocked off No. 1 national seed Oregon State and swept a super regional at Oklahoma State. The Anteaters advanced to a winner’s game Monday against Vanderbilt, a 5-3 winner over Louisville in the night game. The Longhorns (43-20) play Louisville.

Evan Brock (9-6) earned the win, pitching 2 1-3 innings of no-hit relief and striking out the side in the ninth.

Cardinals beat Strasburg, Nationals 4-1

Sports

June 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Adams hit the go-ahead home run for the second straight game, connecting off Stephen Strasburg in St. Louis’ three-run seventh inning, and the Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Saturday night.

Adams snapped a 1-all tie with his sixth homer leading off the seventh, driving a 3-1 offering from Strasburg (6-5) over the wall in right-center. On Friday, he homered on his first swing since coming off the 15-day disabled list from a left calf strain, lifting St. Louis to a 1-0 victory.

The Cardinals batted around in the seventh with the help of two infield hits, a hit batter and two walks, one of them by Matt Holliday with the bases loaded against Drew Storen.

Wainwright to skip start

Sports

June 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright will skip a turn in the rotation to allow tendinitis in the back of his pitching elbow to subside. General manager John Mozeliak says it hasn’t been determined who will take Wainwright’s spot on Monday night against the Mets.

Wainwright is tied for the National League lead with nine wins

7AM Sportscast 06-14-2014

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June 14th, 2014 by Chris Parks

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Friday High School Baseball and Softball Scores (6-13-2014)

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June 14th, 2014 by Chris Parks

BASEBALL

  • Creston 6, Atlantic 1
  • Coon Rapids-Bayard 12, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 2
  • East Mills 16, Clarinada Academy 1 (3 innings)
  • Exira-EHK 15, Woodbine 0 (4 innings)
  • Fremont-Mills 22, Essex 7 (4 innings)
  • Glidden-Ralston 8, CAM, Anita 3
  • IKM-Manning 9, Audubon 0
  • Lewis Central 8, Mason City 7
  • Martensdale-St. Marys 10, Southwest Valley 0
  • OA-BCIG 6, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 1
  • Pleasantville 9, Lenox 1
  • Shenandoah 5, Kuemper Catholic 3
  • Sidney 7, Stanton 3
  • St. Albert, Council Bluffs 15, Clarinda 4
  • Treynor 12, Tri-Center, Neola 2 (5 innings)
  • Underwood 8, Missouri Valley 5
  • Wayne, Corydon 12, Mt. Ayr 2 (6 innings)
  • West Harrison, Mondamin 10, Adair-Casey 9

 

SOFTBALL

John Stephens Classic at Creston

  • Griswold 8, Atlantic 4
  • Ankeny 12, Sioux City Heelan 2
  • Ankeny 6, Creston 2
  • Bondurant-Farrar 13, Atlantic 0
  • Bondurant-Farrar 7, Sioux City Heelan 2
  • Creston 9, Griswold 4

OA-BCIG Tournament

  • Denison-Schleswig 12, MMC-Remsen Union 0
  • Logan-Magnolia 4, Kuemper Catholic 2
  • Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 8, Carroll 2
  • OA-BCIG 5, Newell-Fonda 4

Woodward-Granger Tournament

  • Abraham Lincoln 10, Madrid 1
  • Lewis Central 8, Woodward-Granger 7
  • Winterset 12, Abraham Lincoln 0
  • Winterset 9, Lewis Central 6
  • Woodward-Granger 12, Pleasantville 8

Other Scores

  • Boone 11, Clarke, Osceola 2
  • Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 10, Madrid 1
  • Exira-EHK 12, Woodbine 0
  • Fremont-Mills 14, Essex 10
  • Martensdale-St Marys 14, Southwest Valley 4
  • Martensdale-St Marys 14, Southwest Valley 4
  • Southeast Polk 5, Clarke, Osceola 4
  • Stanton 11, Sidney 5
  • Underwood 4, Missouri Valley 3

 

Cardinals Edge Nationals Friday

Sports

June 14th, 2014 by Chris Parks

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Lance Lynn threw eight innings of two-hit ball and Matt Adams homered on his first swing since coming off the disabled list, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over Jordan Zimmermann and the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

Lynn (7-4) struck out eight with no walks against the National League East leaders, who had won 10 of 13. Trevor Rosenthal added three more strikeouts in the ninth, working around rookie second baseman Kolten Wong’s two-out error on Dennard Span’s routine grounder for his 18th save in 21 chances.

Zimmermann (5-3) gave up three hits, two of them by Adams, in eight innings.

The Cardinals face the Nationals again today on KJAN with a 5:20pm pregame.

Chiefs release Flowers after voluntary workouts

Sports

June 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs released cornerback Brandon Flowers on Friday, shortly after finishing up three weeks of voluntary workouts in which the former starter was conspicuously absent.

Kansas City has been bumping up against the salary cap, so the move to part ways with Flowers was largely expected. He was due to make $5.25 million this season, and the former starter carried a salary cap number of $10.5 million next season.

The decision to release Flowers will save the Chiefs about $7.25 million this season and $7.5 million next season. That money could be used to help the Chiefs sign quarterback Alex Smith and linebacker Justin Houston to contract extensions.

Both of them are in the final year of their contracts.

 

Costner, sons play catch at ‘Field of Dreams’ site

News, Sports

June 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — In Iowa for a “Field of Dreams” 25th anniversary celebration, actor Kevin Costner did the obvious. He played a little baseball Friday, this time with his two young sons. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports  hundreds of onlookers watched as Costner played catch with his boys, 7-year-old Cayden and 5-year-old Hayes. The movie fans clapped when the boys made a play, prompting Costner to note, “We don’t usually have this many people when we do this.”

Costner and other actors traveled to the field near Dyersville in northeast Iowa to celebrate the 1989 movie about an Iowa farmer who carved a baseball field out of his corn crop. About 11,000 people were expected to join in events at the site Friday and Saturday.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports, 6/13/2014

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June 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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Area softball & baseball scores from Thu., June 12th 2014

Sports

June 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SOFTBALL SCORES:

A-H-S-T, Avoca 7, Griswold 0
Atlantic 10, Shenandoah 0
Atlantic 5, Shenandoah 2
Carlisle 1, Winterset 0
Charter Oak-Ute 5, Denison-Schleswig 4
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 11, Sioux City, West 2
Creston 17, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 1
Creston 21, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 5
Des Moines Christian 15, West Central Valley, Stuart 3
Earlham 4, Woodward-Granger 1
Fremont-Mills 12, Nishnabotna 0
Nodaway Valley 7, Mount Ayr 6 (8)
Ogden 13, Panorama 7
Prairie Valley 5, Coon Rapids-Bayard 4
Southwest Valley 17, East Union 11
Southwest Valley 17, East Union 11
Van Meter 14, Guthrie Center 7
Westwood, Sloan 11, West Harrison 7
Whiting 8, West Monona 7

BASEBALL SCORES:

CAM, Anita 21, Essex 12
Carroll 23, Greene County 11
Coon Rapids-Bayard 6, East Sac County 5
Des Moines Christian 4, West Central Valley, Stuart 2
Earlham 9, Woodward-Granger 3
East Union, Afton 2, Southwest Valley 1
Harlan 8, Clarinda 0
Lamoni 5, Orient-Macksburg 4
Lenox 22, Bedford 0
Lewis Central 4, Glenwood 1
Nodaway Valley 6, Mount Ayr 5
Ogden 6, Panorama, Panora 5
Sioux City, West 7, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 5
Sioux City, West 7, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 6
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 9, Red Oak 2
Stanton 30, Clarinda Academy 7
Underwood 12, Treynor 8
Van Meter 15, Guthrie Center 0
West Harrison, Mondamin 8, Westwood, Sloan 2