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Kernels Fall In Ninth Inning, Drop Third Straight

CEDAR RAPIDS - You don’t seem to hear the word ‘panic’ much in baseball. It usually refers to a football quarterback or a basketball team facing an aggressive defense. But Manager Jake Mauer threw it... Read More »

Injury-Plagued Kernels Fall To South Bend

CEDAR RAPIDS - Chad Christensen didn’t play for a third straight game Wednesday night, but it wasn’t a manager’s decision. The Cedar Rapids Kernels outfielder and Cedar Rapids Washington graduate has... Read More »

Kernels' Win Streak Snapped

CEDAR RAPIDS — It was just his third game this season, his first in five days. Bo Altobelli didn’t even get a chance to play a position last night. He was the Cedar Rapids Kernels’ designated hitter. If... Read More »

Kernels Rally For Sixth Straight Win

CEDAR RAPIDS — He had a game on the road last week where he hit two home runs. He tripled into the gap in his first at-bat Monday night. Let’s just say Mitch Garver has been hitting the ball with authority... Read More »

Kernels Win Fifth Straight

LANSING, MI - The Cedar Rapids Kernels beat the Lansing Lugnuts 6-2 at Cooley Law School Stadium on Sunday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep and extend their winning streak to five games. The Kernels... Read More »

Kernels Stay Hot With 4th Straight Win

LANSING, MI – The Kernels won their fourth straight game on Saturday afternoon with a 5-3 comeback win at Lansing. Tanner Vavra collected three runs batted in on the day and drove in a pair with a single... Read More »

Stewart Survives Line Drive To The Leg, Wins Kernels Debut

CEDAR RAPIDS - Seeing his organization’s $4.5-million pitching prospect was going to survive a wicked comebacker and stay on the mound, Cedar Rapids Kernels Manager Jake Mauer shoved his heart from his... Read More »

Very Little Offense as Kernels Swept by Clinton

CEDAR RAPIDS – Not a good day. It’s difficult to win when you don’t hit, which the Cedar Rapids Kernels proved in a 4-1, 6-0 double-header sweep Satu rday at the hands of the Clinton LumberKings. There... Read More »

Kernels Win Opener on Walk-Off Home Run

CEDAR RAPIDS — Last season, it was Hip Hip Jorge. Last night, it was Hip Hip Haar-ay. That’s first baseman Bryan Haar, who made the Cedar Rapids Kernels a 4-3 walk-off winner in the frigid, rainy season... Read More »

Kernels Hold 'Meet the Fans' Night

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The Kernels held their annual Meet the Fans night. Players signed bats and balls, and interacted with fans who braved the cool weather. The team then took the field for a short practice... Read More »

Former Washington All-Stater Christensen Begins Kernels Career

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Former Washington All-Stater Chad Christensen is the first local player to play for the Kernels since 2003. The team flew into Cedar Rapids today and unpacked their gear. They will begin... Read More »

Mauer To Return To Manage Kernels in 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS - Jake Mauer didn't win the argument. He's smart enough to know husbands rarely do. Mauer tried and tried to convince his wife, Rachel, to have doctors tip off the sex of their baby, due... Read More »

Buxton Named Minor League Player of the Year

Byron Buxton wowed them when he played a little over half a season with the Cedar Rapids Kernels and didn’t stop when he got promoted out of town. Because of that, he has been named 2013 minor league... Read More »

Great Season Ends for Kernels with 4-2 Loss to Quad Cities

CEDAR RAPIDS – Some year, the Cedar Rapids Kernels will end what has become a two-decade drought and win the Midwest League championship. But it won’t be this year. The Quad Cities River Bandits completed... Read More »

Playoff Loss Puts Kernels' Season on the Brink

DAVENPORT – What has been a magical summer comes down to a single thing for the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Find a way to come up with a two-game win streak or go home. The Quad Cities River Bandits scored... Read More »

Mauer Prepares Kernels for Postseason

CEDAR RAPIDS – It won’t be long before Jake Mauer is working his normal offseason job back home in the Twin Cities. He helps run the sales floor at Mauer Chevrolet, the dealership his brother, Billy, co-owns... Read More »

Cubs Pitcher Baker Mows Down Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS – As he left the Veterans Memorial Stadium mound after completing five innings of solid work Wednesday night, Scott Baker literally bumped into Jake Mauer, running off the field from the third-base... Read More »

Kernels Sweep the Chiefs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Kernels defeated the Peoria Chiefs 4-2 on Tuesday night, completing a 4-game sweep. Travis Harrison recorded a fielder’s choice RBI in the bottom of the 1st to get the scoring... Read More »

Kernels Crush Peoria For 82nd Win

CEDAR RAPIDS – You know, the “other” Walker isn’t too shabby, either. Ryan Walker was actually really good Sunday afternoon in the Cedar Rapids Kernels‘ 9-1 smackdown of Peoria at Veterans Memorial Stadium.... Read More »

Quesada's HR Is Enough For Kernels Win

CEDAR RAPIDS – Cedar Rapids outfielders Jonathan Murphy and Adam Brett Walker share a unique method of communication in the field. It’s becoming increasingly unspoken. “I always know where he is and he... Read More »

Kernels Streak Snapped at Eight

The Kernels were trying to win their ninth straight tonight in Davenport. The Kernels lit the board first in the fourth inning when Bo Altobelli scored Adam Brett Walker on a base hit. But the River... Read More »

Kernels Win 8th Straight

DAVENPORT, Iowa –The Kernels won their eighth straight game on Wednesday night with a 6-1 victory over the Quad Cities River Bandits. The Kernels sit at 80-46 overall on the season. The Kernels jumped... Read More »

Kernels Win Seventh Straight

PEORIA, Ill. – The Cedar Rapids Kernels scored five runs in the third inning and went on to stomp the Peoria Chiefs, 8-3, Tuesday night, completing a four-game sweep of their Midwest League series. The... Read More »

Kernels Beat Peoria, Winning Streak to Six

PEORIA, Ill. – At this point, the Cedar Rapids Kernels need to save some of this winning for the Midwest League playoffs. The Kernels got strong starting pitching from Tim Shibuya for a 2-1 win over the... Read More »

Kernels Defeat Peoria For 5th Straight Win

PEORIA, Ill. – Starting pitcher Josue Montanez threw 7 2/3 strong innings to lift the Cedar Rapids Kernels past Peoria, 3-1, Sunday afternoon. It’s the 10th win in 11 games for Cedar Rapids, which is... Read More »

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