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Povich strikes out nine, Gray homers in loss to Wisconsin

May 25, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – Cedar Rapids southpaw tied a career-high with nine strikeouts over 5.0 innings of work on Wednesday afternoon but the lineup was quiet through eight frames as the Kernels fell 5-1 to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Seth Gray accounted for the lone Kernels run with two away

Lineup explodes for 13 runs in series opener against Timber Rattlers

May 24, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids lineup tied their season-high in runs scored with a 13-2 demolition of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Tuesday evening. Anthony Prato had four hits and finished a home run shy of the cycle, four different Kernels had multi-hit games, all nine starters reached

Headrick and Festa shove as Kernels take finale from Lake County

May 22, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – Brent Headrick and David Festa carved through the Lake County lineup on Sunday afternoon as the Cedar Rapids Kernels took the series finale 6-1 over the Captains. Christian Encarnacion-Strand blasted a three-run homer to lead the lineup in an early outburst to support the strong pitching,

Cedar Rapids falls 12-4 to Captains

May 21, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels allowed a season-high 14 hits as Lake County plated multiple runs in four different frames in a 12-4 loss on Saturday evening. Lake County scored three in the third and fourth, four in the sixth and two in the eighth as part

Kernels bats quieted in 5-1 loss to Captains

May 20, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels couldn’t solve the Lake County bullpen on Friday evening, falling 5-1 on Star Wars Night. Three Captains relievers combined for 4.1 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits as the Kernels went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position on the night. Falling to

Cedar Rapids bashes season-high five homers in 11-2 romp

May 19, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels crushed a season-high five home runs to go with a season-best eight extra-base hits as part of an 11-2 win over the Lake County Captains on Thursday evening. Five different Kernels left the yard and eight of nine reached base in the

Kernels fall 4-2 to Lake County

May 18, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels couldn’t find the big hit on Wednesday evening against Lake County, going 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and falling 4-2 in the second game of their series. Shortstop Will Holland went 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double, a triple and

Late defensive miscues haunt Kernels in 5-1 loss

May 17, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – A sloppy ninth inning did the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Tuesday evening against the Lake County Captains as they fell 5-1 in the series opener. With the loss and a Wisconsin win over South Bend, the Kernels lead in the West Division has been trimmed to

Kernels reinstate Ryan Shreve, add David Festa from Fort Myers

May 16, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels have reinstated righthanded pitcher Ryan Shreve off the injured list and have added righthander David Festa from the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels. In a corresponding move, righthanded pitcher Matt Mullenbach has been transferred to the Florida Complex League. With today’s transactions, the

Soularie's monster day helps Kernels take five of six in Peoria

May 15, 2022

Peoria, IL – Cedar Rapids second baseman Alerick Soularie accounted for all six runs as the Kernels took the series finale from Peoria 6-3 on Sunday afternoon. Soularie went 2-for-3 with three runs scored, a triple, a home run and four RBI while John Stankiewicz earned his fifth win of

Gipson-Long dominates, two-out hitting leads Kernels to fifth series win

May 14, 2022

Peoria, IL – Cedar Rapids Kernels righthander Sawyer Gipson-Long carved over 5.0 scoreless innings of two-hit, no walk baseball while striking out seven as the lineup came through with some clutch two-out hitting in a 7-1 series-clinching win on Saturday evening over the Peoria Chiefs. Three Kernels – Aaron Sabato,

Fedko homers in 5-4 Kernels loss

May 13, 2022

Peoria, IL – Cedar Rapids right fielder Kyler Fedko went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a solo home run in his High-A debut as the Kernels fell 5-4 at the hands of the Peoria Chiefs on Friday evening. Fedko, Jeferson Morales and Willie Joe Garry Jr. each had two-hit

Lineup explodes for season-high 13 runs in romp of Peoria

May 12, 2022

Peoria, IL – The Cedar Rapids Kernels smashed four home runs and plated a season-high 13 runs in a dominant 13-1 win over the Peoria Chiefs on Thursday evening. Wander Javier went 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBI, Jair Camargo homered as part of a three-hit game while Seth

Kernels add Kyler Fedko, Kennie Taylor promoted to Wichita

May 12, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels have added outfielder Kyler Fedko from the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels. In a corresponding move, outfielder Kennie Taylor has been promoted to the AA Wichita Wind Surge. With the two moves, the Kernels’ roster stands at 29 active players. Fedko slashed .318/.422/.466

Pitching dominates, Morales blasts grand slam in 7-1 Kernels win

May 11, 2022

Peoria, IL – Three Cedar Rapids Kernels combined to not allow an earned run and Jeferson Morales belted an eighth-inning grand slam to fuel a 7-1 win over the Peoria Chiefs on Wednesday afternoon. The Kernels now have their best mark of the season at 13 games over .500 and

Kernels homer three times in 10-1 rout of Peoria

May 10, 2022

Peoria, IL – The Cedar Rapids Kernels belted three home runs in support of a brilliant Brent Headrick start on Tuesday evening, dumping the Peoria Chiefs 10-1 in their series opener. Jair Camargo, Will Holland and Alerick Soularie each homered in the win. Cedar Rapids improves to 20-8, matching their

Prato walks off Quad Cities in 11-inning thriller

May 8, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – Stellar pitching was on full display at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Mother’s Day as Anthony Prato and the Cedar Rapids Kernels walked off the Quad Cities River Bandits 2-1 in 11 innings. Kernels pitchers allowed just four hits and three walks while striking out 15 on

Povich carves, three homers power Kernels to 6-2 win over Quad Cities

May 7, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels brought the fireworks early on Saturday evening as Anthony Prato and Will Holland led off the first two frames with homers while Aaron Sabato added a three-run shot of his own in a 6-2 win over Quad Cities. Cade Povich carved up

Prato homers, Cedar Rapids falls to River Bandits

May 6, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels managed just three hits – one being an Anthony Prato solo home run in the sixth – as they fell 6-2 to the Quad Cities River Bandits on Friday evening. A pair of two-run home runs in the first and second innings

Stankiewicz shoves, Sabato homers in 5-3 Kernels win

May 5, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – Righthander John Stankiewicz retired 15 of 16 batters faced in his High-A debut while Aaron Sabato homered as part of a two-hit game, leading the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 5-3 win over the Quad Cities River Bandits on Thursday evening. Stankiewicz struck out seven and

Headrick dominates as three Kernels combine for one-hit shutout of Quad Cities

May 4, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – Cedar Rapids Kernels lefthander Brent Headrick struck out a season-high 10 batters and tied a career-best with 6.0 scoreless innings of one-hit, one-walk baseball as he, Orlando Rodriguez and Andrew Cabezas combined for a one-hit shutout of the Quad Cities River Bandits on Wednesday evening. The

Christian Encarnacion-Strand named Midwest League Player of the Month

May 4, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – Cedar Rapids Kernels third baseman Christian-Encarnacion-Strand has been named April’s Midwest League Player of the Month as Minor League Baseball announced their first monthly awards across the 11 levels on Wednesday afternoon. Encarnacion-Strand led the Midwest League in average (.410), hits (32), total bases (53), RBI

Late River Bandits rally leads to heartbreaking Kernels loss

May 3, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels led 2-0 entering the ninth inning in their series opener against Quad Cities but saw the River Bandits put up a three-spot in the final frame to steal a 3-2 final. Cedar Rapids has now lost four in a row, falling to

Kernels add Orlando Rodriguez, Legumina and German promoted to Wichita

May 2, 2022

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Minnesota Twins have transferred righthanded pitcher Orlando Rodriguez to the Cedar Rapids Kernels while promoting righthanded pitchers Casey Legumina and Osiris German to AA Wichita. With the transactions, the Kernels roster now stands at 29. Rodriguez made four appearances with two starts in 2021 with

Kernels done in by big innings, settle for split in Beloit

May 1, 2022

Beloit, WI – The Cedar Rapids Kernels saw the Beloit Sky Carp put up four multi-run innings – three three-run frames and one four-run crooked number – as they fell 13-6 on Sunday afternoon, taking a 3-3 series split. Cedar Rapids surrendered a season-high 13 hits to account for the