Kernels Struggling at the Plate (VIDEO)


By KCRG Sports

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – It was home bittersweet home for Cedar Rapids, as the Kernels lost 5-3 in their first game back from a 10-game road trip.

Cedar Rapids (17-22) hit two home runs in the game, courtesy of Frasier Hall and Wendell Soto, but it was Kane County’s (22-18) long-ball that changed the game.

The Cougar’s Emilio Bonifacio, the Midwest League’s leader in batting average and hits, hit a 2-run home run to tie the game in the 6th inning. Subsequently, three straight Kane County singles pushed the game to its final score.

The Kernels were up 2-0 after the first frame when Ryan Jones tripled and scored a run on a Kaleb Cowart groundball out, followed by Frazier Hall’s 3rd home run of the season.

In a 2-1 game in the 5th inning, Wendell Soto hit his 3rd home run of the year to extend the Cedar Rapids lead. The left-handed hitter took a ball the opposite way off of Aaron Brooks over the short porch in left field.

Mike Clevinger took the loss for the Kernels despite a solid outing. Clevinger (1-1) pitched 6.0 innings and struck out 5, but allowed 9 hits. Aaron Brooks (3-4) earned the win for Kane County.

The Kernels continue the series vs. Kane County on Thursday evening at 6:35 p.m. It’s another Z 102.9 Thirsty Thursday. Get 12 oz. domestic draft beer for just $1.50 and 20 oz. bottles of soda and water for just $2.00. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Morgan Hawk brings you the action on the radio home of Kernels baseball, KMRY. Listen at 1450 AM or 93.1 FM, as well as and .

Tickets are available online at or by calling the Kernels box office at 896-7560. Ticket office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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