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College World Series News


June 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Trey Porter drove in the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning, and Mississippi State took control of its bracket in the College World Series with a 5-4 victory over Indiana on Monday night. The Bulldogs (50-18) need one win to reach next week’s best-of-three finals. They’re off until Friday, when they’ll play Indiana (49-15) or Oregon State.

The Bulldogs erased a 3-2 deficit in the eighth. Brett Pirtle beat Will Nolden’s throw home to tie it after DeMarcus Henderson smacked a one-out liner into right, and Porter sent Brian Korte’s 3-1 pitch into the right-center gap to score Wea Rea and Henderson for a two-run lead. Indiana got a run back in the ninth, but closer Jonathan Holder came on to get the last out in relief of Chad Girodo (9-1). Holder earned his 20th save. Ryan Halstead (4-5) took the loss.


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State used a seven-run fourth inning to break open the game against mistake-prone Louisville, and the Beavers stayed alive in the College World Series with an 11-4 victory on Monday. The No. 3 national seed Beavers (51-12) play another elimination game Wednesday against Mississippi State or Indiana. The Cardinals (51-14) committed four errors against the Beavers and 13 in their last seven games.

Ben Wetzler (10-1) allowed three runs in 6 1-3 innings. Jeff Thompson (11-2) lasted 3 2-3 innings, with three of the seven runs against him unearned. Oregon State scored the most runs allowed by Louisville this season. It was the highest-scoring game at the CWS in the three years it’s been played at TD Ameritrade Park. Andy Peterson went 3 for 4 and Max Gordon had two hits and two RBIs out of the No. 9 hole for the Beavers.

Miller, Molina lead Cardinals to victory


June 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Shelby Miller pitched five shutout innings and Yadier Molina had a two-run double to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. Miller (8-4), who had to wait out a rain delay of 1 hour, 59 minutes to start the game, left due to cramping in his right leg. He allowed just two hits and struck out five in the shortest start of his career. His previous shortest stint was 5 1-3 innings at Los Angeles on May 26.

Kevin Siegrist and Seth Manness followed Miller and combined for two shutout innings before Trevor Rosenthal allowed a run in the eighth on a broken bat single by Nate Schierholtz. Edward Munica gave up a homer to Darwin Barney with two outs in the ninth, but still earned his 20th save in 20 opportunities. Travis Wood (5-6) took the loss.

Vandals strike Schildberg Recreation Area, Atlantic City Park and Soccer Field

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

June 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

People who apparently have nothing better to do with their time have damaged property meant for the enjoyment and relaxation of others, in Atlantic. During Monday evening’s meeting of the Atlantic Parks and Recreation Department’s Board of Directors, Director Roger Herring said it’s believed persons from out of town destroyed a park bench at the Schildberg Recreation Area. The incident involving the very first new bench to be installed by a local Eagle Scout wasn’t discovered, until a week ago, when Herring went out to mow.

He says the bench was gone, and next to a picnic table was a round burn mark. Herring learned someone had pitched a tent and camped there the previous weekend. It didn’t take long for him to realize the campers tore apart the bench as used it as kindling for a campfire. Evidence of the fact included the discovery of the bench’s nuts and bolts in the campfire site. Herring says they have received leads in the case, and they don’t point to anyone local.

In another incident, Herring says someone took trash from a can at the City Park in downtown Atlantic last weekend, and dumped it in the men’s restroom. With the heat and humidity allowing the refuse to “Ferment” over the weekend, when the incident was discovered by Park workers, the stench nearly overwhelmed their senses. The culprits didn’t do any other damage, and even returned the trash can to its proper place.

City Councilman Chris Jimerson, who represents the Council on the Parks and Rec Board, mentioned also, that sometime over the weekend, persons on motorcycles tore up the Soccer Field by the Little League Park.  Herring says he believes that young people who are bored, are responsible for “That kind of Mickey Mouse stuff.”

CAM Gridiron Club Golf Tourney a Success


June 17th, 2013 by Jim Field

The CAM Gridiron Club would like to thank the following sponsors of the 2013 Golf Outing. The golf signs will be proudly displayed at all home football games as well.  Proceeds from the golf outing will go toward a new scoreboard and play clocks.

21st Century Coop, A & M Green Power, Anita Meat Processing, Anita Vet Clinic, Baier Auctioneering, Blaines Service, Bridgewater Oil Company, Brocker, Karns & Karns, Bruce’s Hometown Bar, Crestwood Hills, Cumberland Telephone Company, Cycles Plus, Dan’s Sanitation, Dan’s Welding Service, Deter Motor Company, Economy Foods, LLC, Ed’s Lawn Equipment, Farm Bureau Financial Services – Clayton Dorsey, Feedlot Steakhouse, First National Bank, Henningsen Processing Plant, Houghton State Bank, Huffy’s, J & M Coating, KJAN AM 1220/FM 101.1, KSOM, Lefty’s Plumbing, Heating & Air, Lindeman Tractor, Inc., Mailander Law Firm, Main St. Bar and Grill, Massena Implement, Massena Telephone, McCunn’s Body & Paint, Napa – Atlantic Motor Supply, Nishna Valley Credit Union, Partners Insurance, Producer’s Hybrids, Redwood Steak House, Rolling Hills Bank, Rumors Lounge, Seed Pro’s, Shooter’s, Steen Funeral Homes, Tune Up In, Weather Vane Cafe, W & W Lawn Service.

If you would like become a sponsor contact Mark Venteicher at 712-779-0169.

8AM Sportscast 06-17-2013

Podcasts, Sports

June 17th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


UCLA makes most of LSU’s errors in 2-1 CWS victory


June 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Adam Plutko and two relievers limited LSU to five hits, and UCLA turned both of the Tigers’ errors into runs in a tense 2-1 victory at the College World Series on Sunday night. The Bruins (45-17) will play North Carolina State on Tuesday. The No. 4 national seed Tigers (57-10) will meet North Carolina in an elimination game.

LSU scored its only run on Mason Katz’s fourth-inning homer. The Tigers had defensive breakdowns that allowed the Bruins to tie it in the sixth and take the lead in the eighth. Plutko (9-3) allowed four hits in seven innings for the win. David Berg worked out of trouble in the ninth to earn his 22nd save.

Aaron Nola (12-1) gave up five singles in eight innings, and both runs against him were unearned.


CWS: Wolfpack tops ‘Heels


June 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — North Carolina State’s Carlos Rodon pitched eight shutout innings and the Wolfpack knocked ACC pitcher of the year Kent Emanuel out of the game early in an 8-1 victory in their College World Series opener Sunday. Rodon (10-2) held the No. 1 national seed Tar Heels hitless into the fifth inning. He allowed five hits and struck out eight. It was the sophomore left-hander’s second straight dominating performance against the Tar Heels. Three weeks ago he allowed one hit and struck out 14 in 10 innings in a 2-1, 18-inning loss in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

The Wolfpack (50-14) play UCLA — a 2-1 winner over LSU in the late game — Tuesday. The Tar Heels (57-11) are one loss from elimination. They will play LSU on Tuesday night. Brett Williams, Bryan Adametz and Logan Ratledge had two hits apiece for the Wolfpack. Emanuel (11-4) failed to get out of the third inning for a second straight start.

Ricky Nolasco, Marlins beat Cardinals 7-2


June 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

MIAMI (AP) – Ricky Nolasco allowed one run and three hits in seven innings Sunday to help the Miami Marlins take the rubber game of their three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-2.   NL Central leader St. Louis lost a series for the first time since April 26-28 against Pittsburgh.
The Marlins climbed above .300 at 21-47, still baseball’s worst record. They scored 19 runs in the series against a team with the lowest ERA in the majors.  The abundance of offense was a refreshing change for Nolasco (4-7), who has endured the worst run support of any pitcher with at least 14 tarts. Luxuriating in a lead, he retired 11 in a row during one stretch.

Area High School Baseball/Softball Scores from Sat., June 15th 2013


June 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Treynor 12 Atlantic 2 (6 inn)
Roland-Story 15 East Mills 0 (4 inn)

West Harrison Tournament
Fremont-Mills 9 West Monona 1
Fremont-Mills 8 West Harrison 5
West Monona 8 West Harrison 1

Other Scores….
Glenwood 4 Pleasant Valley 1
Ames 10 Glenwood 3
Waukee 5 Abraham Lincoln 1
Des Moines Hoover 5 Abraham Lincoln 1
Thomas Jefferson 4 Pleasant Valley 3
Ames 7 Thomas Jefferson 0
Waukee 4 North Scott 3
North Scott 2 Des Moines Hoover 1

Guthrie Center Tournament – Cancelled

Red Oak vs. ClarindaAcademy – postponed

Fort Dodge Tournament
Winterset 1 Harlan 0
Atlantic 2 Sioux City East 0 

AHST Tournament
AHST 7 Essex/South Page 1
Woodbine 14 Nishnabotna 11
Essex/South Page 17 Nishnabotna 3

The Griswold, and IKM-Manning Tournaments were cancelled.

Guthrie Center 10 West Harrison 9
(The rest of the Tournament was cancelled)

Treynor Classic
Glenwood 2 Treynor 0
Abraham Lincoln 11 Glenwood 7
Abraham Lincoln 12 Charter Oak-Ute 2
Charter Oak-Ute 8 Treynor 3

Shenandoah Tournament
Shenandoah 12 East Mills 7
Shenandoah 8 Stanton 0
Shenandoah 7 Missouri Valley 0 (called after 5 innings due  to rain)
Missouri Valley 14 East Mills 5
Stanton 7 Missouri Valley 5
East Mills vs. Stanton (did not finish due to rain)

DeNato pitches Indiana to 2-0 win over Louisville


June 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Joey DeNato threw a four-hitter and Indiana looked right at home in beating Louisville 2-0 on Saturday night in the Hoosiers’ first appearance in the College World Series. The Hoosiers manufactured their runs early, and DeNato (10-2) made them stand up in a masterful performance in front of a TD Ameritrade Park-record crowd of 27,122.
Indiana (49-18) has beaten the Cardinals (51-13) in three of four meetings, shutting them out twice. The Hoosiers will play Monday against Mississippi State, and the Cardinals will face Oregon State in an elimination game. DeNato allowed three singles and a double in his second complete game. He struck out eight and walked three. Louisville starter Chad Green (10-4) left after Indiana loaded the bases with none out in the third inning. 

Indiana is the first Big Ten team in the CWS since Michigan in 1984 and gave the conference its first win in Omaha since the Wolverines beat Stanford in 1983.