Akins' home run and Rijo's strikeouts give Kernels win over Burlington

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The Kernels have clicked on all cylinders to start the month of July. They've now won their first four games after beating Burlington on the 4th of July, 4-2.

It was a scoreless game until the bottom of the sixth when Jared Akins hit a three-run home run, his team-high ninth of the season.

Luis Rijo did the rest on the mound giving up just one hit and striking out a career-high 10 batters in seven innings of work.

The Kernels conclude their series with Burlington at 6:35 p.m. on Friday.