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Miller pitches 3-hitter, Cardinals beat Blue Jays

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June 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

TORONTO (AP) – Shelby Miller took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and finished with a three-hit shutout as the St. Louis Cardinals beat Toronto 5-0 on Saturday, snapping the Blue Jays’ six-game winning streak. Randal Grichuk hit his first career home run as the Cardinals won for only the third time in 11 game. Miller (7-5) retired the first 13 batters before walking Adam Lind in the fifth.

Jose Reyes lined a single to right field with two outs in the sixth for Toronto’s first hit. Melky Cabrera followed with a ball that nicked first baseman Allen Craig’s glove for a double, but Miller struck out Jose Bautista swinging at a high fastball to end the inning.

Mark Buehrle (10-2) had won six straight decisions. Grichuk’s solo homer was the only run Buehrle allowed in seven innings.

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BBB warns about online CWS tickets

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June 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

There are thousands of fans searching for tickets for the College World Series (CWS) that begins on June 14th in Omaha, Nebraska. Officials with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is alerting consumers to look out for fraudulent sellers when shopping for tickets online. The College World Series is big business for Omaha, and where there is big money to be made, scams always follow.BBB

BBB warns that sellers of game tickets on secondary ticket websites may be fraudulent. BBB President Jim Hegerty says “The most common ways secondary-ticket sellers scam college baseball fans is by delivering counterfeit tickets or simply not sending the tickets.”  Hegarty says “Even if the tickets do arrive, they are sometimes not for the seats the seller advertised – which can mean the fan is stuck with seats that aren’t next to each other or are not in the reserved section but are located in the general admission section, which may mean long waits in line and no guarantee to get in.”

Many consumers who did not yet purchase their tickets or may be looking for reduced ticket prices may go to the Internet and the secondary-ticket market. Fans must balance their passion for their team with awareness that not all online ticket sellers will deliver on their promises, and a bad transaction could leave them at home on the couch instead of at the big game. Fans should also be skeptical of the hundreds of online auctions, online classifieds, and bulletin boards using person-to-person sales.

The secondary-ticket market for sporting events, which includes tickets bought and sold by professional brokers, speculators and season-ticket holders, is a $10-billion-a-year industry, with online sales accounting for one-third of transactions, according to StubHub.com.

To avoid problems buying tickets, the NCAA advises CWS ticket seekers to check out ticket information at ncaa.com/cws to find out the latest on available tickets, prices, and fan-to-fan ticket exchange information. The NCAA and TD Ameritrade Park have also teamed up with Ticketmaster to provide secure tickets. If fans choose not to go through Ticketmaster or the TD Ameritrade Park ticket office for ticket purchases, the BBB provides advice below for purchasing tickets online for the CWS:

. When buying from a merchant, always check with the BBB to be sure that you’re dealing with a company that has a good reputation for satisfying customers and a secure website for processing your payment.

. When buying from an individual through an online exchange don’t be lured away from the website by the seller. Even if you met the seller on the exchange website, the company may not guarantee any lost money if a transaction occurs outside their domain.

. If you buy tickets through an online auction, choose a seller with a long, continuous history of satisfied customers. Scammers can hijack old accounts, so make sure they have recently bought or sold other items.

. Pay with a credit card or through PayPal, which offer some protection and potential reimbursement. Never pay with a cashier’s check or wire money to a seller; you’ll have no way to get your money back if the tickets do not arrive.

. Many sellers will include pictures of the tickets with their posts on auction sites or bulletin boards. Scrutinize the tickets closely for any inaccuracies or alterations, and cross-check the seat assignment with the map on the venue’s Web site before you buy.

Area Baseball & Softball Scores from Fri., June 6 2014

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June 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Baseball Scores:
A-H-S-T, Avoca 6, Audubon 4 (9 innings)
Atlantic 3, Glenwood 0
CAM, Anita 19, Woodbine 5 (5 innings)
Guthrie Center 6, EHK-Exira 5
Harlan 12, Shenandoah 6
Lewis Central 14, Clarinda 4 (6 innings)
Martensdale-St. Marys 2, Lenox 1
Nishnabotna 15, Clarinda Academy 0 (4-inn.)                                                                                                    Sidney 21, Essex 3 (5-inn.)                                                                                                                                          Southeast Warren/Liberty Center 4, Mount Ayr 2
Southwest Valley 15, Interstate 35, Truro 9
Stanton 10, Fremont-Mills, Tabor 6 Treynor at Logan-Magnolia — Suspended in 2nd Inning  Tri-Center at Missouri Valley — Suspended Bot 2 (Tied 3-3)

Softball Scores:
A-H-S-T, Avoca 8, Audubon 5
Denison-Schleswig 2, Atlantic 0
Earlham 13, Van Meter 3
Exira-EHK 9, Charter Oak-Ute 0
Fremont-Mills 12, Stanton 5
Glenwood 6, Underwood 5
Lenox 10, Central Decatur, Leon 5
Sidney 18, Essex 13
Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 4, Mount Ayr 2

25th anniversary ‘Field of Dreams’ celebration set

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June 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Kevin Costner, Dwier Brown and other stars of the baseball blockbuster “Field of Dreams” will be in Iowa this coming Father’s Day weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie. The celebration is being held outside Dyersville on the northeastern Iowa farm where the movie was filmed.

Activities will be held on Friday, Saturday and Father’s Day, including ballgames and a screening of the movie. Details about activities can be found at the movie site’s website at http://www.fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/25thanniversary .

Blue Jays win sixth straight, beat Cardinals 3-1

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June 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

TORONTO (AP) — Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie each homered, rookie Marcus Stroman won his second straight start and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory. Bautista hit a leadoff homer against Lance Lynn in the third and Lawrie connected with a two-out drive off Lynn (6-4) in the fifth. The AL East-leading Blue Jays have hit an ML-best 89 home runs.

The Cardinals turned their first triple play in nine years but still lost for the eighth time in 10 games. They dropped their fifth straight meeting with Toronto. Stroman (3-0) allowed one run and seven hits in six innings, walked one and struck out a career-high seven.

Toronto has won 15 of 17.

Girls State Tennis Friday Results

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June 6th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 1-A Singles Semi-Finals

  • Kate Walker, Red Oak def. Courtney Schneider, Dubuque Wahlert, 6-1, 6-1

Class 1-A Singles Consolation Semi-Finals

  • Paige Vannausdle, Red Oak, def. Emily Jurgensen, Ballard, 6-3, 6-1

Class 1-A Doubles Semi-Finals

  • Lindsey Grams/Kylie Vogel, Camanche def. Erica Sherman/Grace Blomstedt, Red Oak, 6-3, 4-5, 6-1

Class 2-A Singles Consolation Semi-Finals

  • Alex Kozlowski, DM Roosevelt, def. Abby Bergsten, Lewis Central, 6-7(4), 6-1, 1-0(7)

2014 SECOND Iowa High School Softball Rankings

Sports

June 6th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 1-A

  1. Akron-Westfield 9-0 1
  2. New London 6-0 2
  3. Lynnville-Sully 6-1 3
  4. AGWSR 7-1 6
  5. Janesville 4-0 8
  6. Martensdale St. Marys 6-2 5
  7. Charter Oak-Ute 8-1 10
  8. Remsen St. Mary’s 7-3 7
  9. Newell-Fonda 3-5 3
  10. Wayne 6-3 9
  11. Mason City Newman Catholic 4-1 11
  12. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 6-0 13
  13. Murray 4-0 14
  14. Marquette Catholic 10-1 NR
  15. Sigourney 4-1 15

Dropped Out: Westwood (12)

Class 2-A

  1. Highland 5-0 2
  2. Durant 9-0 10
  3. Logan-Magnolia 5-0 5
  4. Central Springs 6-0 9
  5. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 6-1 4
  6. Woodbury Central 7-2 8
  7. Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 6-1 13
  8. North Union 4-1 6
  9. Iowa City Regina 4-4 1
  10. Alta-Aurelia 5-1 14
  11. BCLUW 8-2 NR
  12. Alburnett 8-3 12
  13. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 6-1 NR
  14. Ridge View 4-2 NR
  15. Emmetsburg 4-1 NR

Dropped Out: Lawton-Bronson (3), Des Moines Christian (7), Denver (11), Underwood (15)

Class 3-A

  1. Clarke 5-3 2
  2. Bondurant-Farrar 5-2 4
  3. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3-2 1
  4. Benton 9-4 5
  5. East Marshall 8-3 3
  6. Interstate-35 4-1 10
  7. Sioux Center 4-0 11
  8. East Sac County 6-0 NR
  9. Crestwood 6-1 NR
  10. Iowa Falls-Alden 4-1 13
  11. Center Point-Urbana 6-4 7
  12. New Hampton 5-3 6
  13. West Burlington/Notre Dame 26-8 8
  14. Spirit Lake 3-1 NR
  15. Anamosa 4-1 NR

Dropped Out: Estherville-LC (9), OA-BCIG (14), Mount Vernon (12), Centerville (15)

Class 4-A

  1. Dallas Center-Grimes 6-0 1
  2. Norwalk 6-0 3
  3. Solon 10-0 4
  4. Fort Dodge 7-0 5
  5. Carlisle 7-1 2
  6. Cedar Rapids Xavier 6-0 7
  7. Davenport Assumption 8-0 10
  8. Ballard 5-2 8
  9. Fairfield 5-1 9
  10. Oskaloosa 7-0 12
  11. West Delaware 7-1 11
  12. Indianola 1-4 6
  13. North Scott 7-2 13
  14. Waverly-Shell Rock 2-0 14
  15. Winterset 6-2 15

Dropped Out: none

Class 5-A

  1. Johnston 4-0 1
  2. West Des Moines Valley 6-0 2
  3. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 10-0 5
  4. Waukee 7-0 8
  5. Ankeny Centennial 2-2 4
  6. Dowling Catholic 3-1 3
  7. Southeast Polk 3-1 6
  8. Cedar Rapids Prairie 4-2 9
  9. Bettendorf 4-2 7
  10. Ottumwa 7-1 NR

Dropped Out: Des Moines Lincoln (10)

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Thursday Baseball Results

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June 6th, 2014 by Jim Field

Hawkeye 10:

  • St. Albert 14, Shenandoah 0
  • Creston 5, Harlan 2
  • Kuemper 7-1, Glenwood 6-5
  • Denison-Schleswig 6, Clarinda 3

Western Iowa:

  • Logan-Magnolia 5, Tri-Center 1
  • East Sac County 9, IKM-Manning 1

Rolling Valley:

  • Coon Rapids-Bayard 15, Newell-Fonda 3
  • Ar-We-Va 15, Adair-Casey 0

Others:

  • Nishnabotna 11, East Mills 0
  • Stanton 16, Essex 6
  • Mount Ayr 12, Bedford 10
  • Lenox 4, Southwest Valley 1
  • Fremont-Mills 4, Sidney 0