Morgan Hawk morgan@kernels.com

Sunday, April 21, 2013
Community Field – Burlington, Iowa

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Kernels edge Burlington 3-2

Niko Goodrum’s 2-RBI single in the 7th inning scored a pair to give the Kernels the lead. Tyler Duffey (2-1) went 7 innings for the win.

BURLINGTON, Iowa - The Kernels edged the Burlington Bees 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Community Field behind timely hitting and solid pitching. Tyler Duffey (2-1) went 7 innings for the victory as he allowed 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 6 and walking 1. The Bees did not have their first base runner until Duffey issued a walk to lead off the 5th inning. Later in the inning, Chevy Clarke collected the first hit – a double down the right field line. Pedro Toribio followed with a 2-RBI double to give Burlington their two runs of the afternoon. David Hurlbut went 2 scoreless innings for his 1st save as he allowed only 1 hit and struck out 2. The Kernels took the early 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning when Drew Leachman’s RBI sacrifice fly scored Adam Brett Walker. With the Kernels down 2-1 in the 7th inning, Niko Goodrum’s 2-RBI single scored both Leachman and Byron Buxton to give the Kernels the lead for good. A Leachman triple started the inning. Byron Buxton walked with 2 outs and stole 2nd base to get into scoring position, setting up the Goodrum single. Leachman went 3-3 with a triple, RBI, and run scored. Kurt Spomer (1-2) took the loss for Burlington as he allowed 2 runs over 1.1 innings. Brandon Love started and went 5.1 innings, allowing 1 unearned run on 6 hits.

Starting Pitchers: Cedar Rapids: Tyler Duffey (WP) 7 IP, 2R, 4H, 6K, 1BB Burlington: Brandon Love (ND) 5.1 IP, 1R(0ER), 4H, 6K, 1BB Niko Goodrum’s 2-RBI single gave the Kernels a 3-2 lead in the 7th. Drew Leachman went 3-3 with triple, RBI, & run scored. Travis Harrison went 2-4 with a double. David Hurlbut went 2 scoreless innings for the save.


Cedar Rapids Kernels Burlington Bees WP: Tyler Duffey (2-1) LP: Kurt Spomer (1-2) SV: David Hurlbut (1) 123 456 010 000 000 020 789 200 000 R 3 2 H E LOB 9 0 8 5 2 3



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Next Game
Monday, April 22– 6:30 p.m. @ Burlington Bees (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) – Community Field Cedar Rapids: RHP Jose Berrios (1st start) vs. Burlington: RHP Reid Scoggins (0-0, 1.00)
Radio: KMRY 1450 AM/93.1 FM & www.kernels.com

NEXT HOME GAME: Thursday, April 25 – 6:35 p.m. vs. Great Lakes Loons (Los Angeles Dodgers)
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