Kernels Win Seventh Straight

By Jeff Johnson, Reporter

Cedar Rapids Kernels starting pitcher Mason Melotakis throws a pitch during the first inning of their game against the Beloit Snappers at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette-KCRG)


By KCRG Sports

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 Kernels improved their MWL-best record to 79-46 overall, adding three runs in the fourth. Tim Atherton improved to 7-4, going the first six innings and allowing all three Chiefs runs.

Max Kepler had two hits and two RBIs for Cedar Rapids, which begins a series Wednesday night at Quad Cities. Niko Goodrum and Bo Altobelli also had two hits each for the Kernels.

Adam Brett Walker drove in a pair of runs to increase his season RBI total to 106.

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