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Morgan Hawk morgan@kernels.com

C EDAR R APIDS K ERNELS GAME REPORT


Saturday, May 4, 2013
Coveleski Stadium

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Midwest League Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins

South Bend edges Kernels 6-5 extras


Ryan Courts RBI single in 11th inning gave the Silver Hawks a walk-off win. Cedar Rapids led 5-2 going into the 9th inning, but 6 walks in the final 3 innings doomed the Kernels SOUTH BEND, Ind. The South Bend Silver Hawks topped the Kernels 6-5 in 11 innings on Saturday night at Coveleski Stadium. The Kernels held a 5-2 lead going into the 9th inning, but the Silver Hawks tallied a trio of runs in the bottom of the 9 th inning before Ryan Courts RBI single in the 11th gave South Bend game one of the series. Late-inning walks doomed the Kernels. South Bend scored four runs combined in the 9th and 11th innings, and all men had reached on base on balls. Six of the seven walks the Kernels issued on the night came in the last three innings. A leadoff walk in the 11th inning led to the winning run for the Silver Hawks. Kevin Medrano drew the free pass and went to 2 nd base on a sacrifice bunt. A wild pitch by Tim Atherton sent Medrano to 3 rd base and forced the Kernels to bring the infield in with one out. Ryan Courts RBI single snuck past the drawn-in infield as shortstop Jorge Polanco dove to his left, and South Bend won 6-5. Tim Atherton (1-1) took the loss in relief, going 2 innings and allowing 1 run on 2 hits. Josh Burris allowed 3 runs over 1 inning. With the Kernels leading 5-2 going into the bottom of the 9th inning, three walks issued by Josh Burris loaded the bases for the Silver Hawks. Tim Atherton came on and threw a wild pitch that scored a run to cut the Kernels lead to two runs. Brandon Drurys sacrifice fly made the score 5-4. With two outs in the inning and Fidel Pena at 3rd base, Socrates Brito laid down a RBI bunt single to tie the game 5-5. Tyler Duffey was terrific again on the hill for the Kernels as he went 7 innings and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits while striking out 5 and walking 1 in a no decision. He has pitched at least 7 innings in four of his five starts and has thrown into the 6th inning in all five starts. The Kernels and Silver Hawks traded a pair of runs in the 1 st inning, and the game went to the 2nd inning tied 2-2. A Jorge Polanco RBI triple down the right field line that scored Niko Goodrum and a Dalton Hicks RBI single to left that plated Polanco put the Kernels in front. South Bends Ryan Court tied the game with a 2-RBI single up the middle. The Kernels loaded the bases with 0 outs in the 5th inning and scored twice to take a 4-2 lead. Adam Brett Walker came home when Romy Jimenez grounded into a double play. Tyler Grimes scored when J.D. Williams beat out a RBI bunt single. Cedar Rapids extended the lead to 5-2 when they picked up an unearned run in the 8th inning. Niko Goodrum scored when Silver Hawks right fielder Socrates Brito bobbled the ball on a single by Jorge Polanco. South Bends Blake Perry started and went 5 innings, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits while striking out 4 and walking 4. R.J. Hively (1-0) recorded the win as he pitched 2 innings, allowing 0 runs on 1 hit. The Kernels stranded a season-high 15 runners on base and went 3 for 18 with runners in scoring position.

Next Game
Sunday, May 5(1:05 p.m. CT) @South Bend Silver Hawks (Arizona Diamondbacks) Cedar Rapids: RHP Jose Berrios (2-0, 2.31) vs. South Bend: TBA
Radio: KMRY 1450 AM/93.1 FM & www.kernels.com

(Coveleski Stadium)

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