Kernels vs. Bandits

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Kernels trying to keep their season alive Monday night against the Quad Cities in the 3rd and deciding game of their playoff series.

Jon Jon is serving his 17th year as the Cedar Rapids Kernels' bat boy. July 31, 2017 (Scott Saville/KCRG-TV9)

It was win or go home for the men of corn and a tough start as Tyler Wells walked three in a row to load them up in the first for Josh Rojas and Rojas delivered all three with the double off the right field wall.

Meanwhile the Kernels did a little bit of this.

And more of this as sidewinder Kit Sheetz was on his game. He pitched 7 and two-thirds striking out 8 and allowing just three hits,

One of those hits this leadoff homer by Aaron Whitefield in the 7th

That was it for the Kernels offense. Quad cities wins it 6-1. Kernels end their season one victory short of making the Midwest League Championship series. Now the boys of summer leave Cedar Rapids for the four corners of our country. Most will never come our way again.