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LINDAUER, DAVIS LEAD COMEBACK OVER KERNELS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Monday, 25 August 2014 13:33
Quad Cities briefly postponed a playoff berth for Cedar Rapids, which clinched after Peoria's loss

DAVENPORT, Iowa (August 24, 2014) – Quad Cities shortstop Thomas Lindauer cut into the Cedar Rapids Kernels' 4-0 lead with a three-run home run in the fifth inning Sunday, and third baseman J.D. Davis broke a 5-5 tie with an eighth-inning, three-run home run to lift the River Bandits to their second win when trailing by four runs this season in an 8-6 final in front of 3,598 at Modern Woodmen Park.

The second straight win for the River Bandits (30-32 second half, 65-66 overall) kept the Kernels (39-23, 70-63) from clinching a second-half playoff berth, until Peoria (30-32) lost, 4-3, in Clinton on Sunday afternoon, making Cedar Rapids the first team in the Midwest League to clinch a postseason berth in the second half. Wisconsin, before hosting Beloit Sunday night, led Quad Cities and Peoria by two-and-a-half games for the only remaining Western Division playoff spot. After Sunday, eight games remain in the regular season.

The Kernels took their first lead in the third inning against River Bandits left-hander Blaine Sims. Right fielder Zack Larson hit a one-out single, and third baseman Jonatan Hinojosa drew a two-out walk. Shortstop Engelb Vielma struck out, but a passed ball by catcher Brett Booth allowed Vielma to reach first base and load the bases. First baseman Chad Christensen hit the next pitch to the bottom of the left-center field wall for a 3-0 Kernels lead. In the fourth inning, left fielder J.D. Williams doubled down the third-base line and went to third base on an error by left fielder Jose Fernandez. Larson's groundout scored Williams for a 4-0 Kernels lead. Sims retired nine of the final 10 batters he faced to pitch six innings, allowing four unearned runs, four hits, three walks, and matching a career high with seven strikeouts.

Kernels left-hander Mat Batts kept the River Bandits scoreless until the fifth inning, when designated hitter A.J. Reed hit a leadoff single to right field, and with two outs, right fielder James Ramsay singled to center field. Lindauer then took Batts deep to the Modern Woodmen Berm in left field. Lindauer's fifth home run – and the first Batts allowed in the Midwest League – cut the deficit to 4-3. Center fielder Bobby Boyd and pinch hitter Ryan Bottger hit consecutive singles to end Batts' outing, but left-hander Brandon Bixler struck out second baseman Marc Wik to keep the one-run lead. Bixler retired the first six batters he faced until Lindauer hit a seventh-inning, two-out double to left field, and Boyd grounded a 3-2 pitch into center field for a game-tying single for the only run Bixler allowed in 2 1/3 innings.

In a 4-4 tie, River Bandits right-hander Raul Rivera began his second relief inning in his Midwest League debut, and allowed three straight one-out singles to center fielder Max Murphy, Williams and designated Logan Wade, whose RBI gave Cedar Rapids a 5-4 lead. Rivera was relieved after allowing one earned run on four hits in 1 1/3 innings, and right-hander Frederick Tiburcio (4-3) entered to get Wade to ground into an inning-ending double play and went on to win his third straight relief outing despite allowing a run in the ninth inning.

With a 5-4 lead, Kernels right-hander Hudson Boyd began the eighth inning by walking Wik. First baseman Chase McDonald reached when Hinojosa misplayed a ground ball at third, and Reed doubled to right field to score the tying run. With runners at second and third bases, Davis launched his fourth Midwest League home run to left-center field for his team's first lead at 8-5. Quad Cities overcame a four-run deficit and won for the first time since a 9-8 win over Clinton after trailing, 7-3, in Game 2 of an April 30 home doubleheader.

Quad Cities continues its series with Cedar Rapids and final homestand at 7:00 p.m. Monday, when River Bandits right-hander Troy Scribner (0-2) is scheduled to face Kernels left-hander Stephen Gonsalves (2-2).

UP NEXT: Fan Appreciation Week continues with Illinios Fan Appreciation Night, when Illinois residents can get $1 bleacher or berm tickets by showing a valid driver's license at the box office. Regular bleacher and berm tickets are just $2, as are hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, nachos, soda, and beer on a Markdown Monday presented by 97X. An all-you-can-ride amusements pass is just $10 on Monday. On Tuesday, Iowa residents can get $1 tickets, and Thursday is Modern Woodmen Half-Price Night, when all regular tickets are half-price. Regular tickets for the homestand through Aug. 29 are available at www.riverbandits.com.

 
Governor Quinn Statement on Jackie Robinson West Little League Team PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katie Hickey   
Monday, 25 August 2014 13:31

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement on the Jackie Robinson West Little League team’s final game of the  Little League World Series:

“Jackie Robinson West has made a legendary run and finished runner-up, placing at the second best spot for any little league team across the world.

“Over these past few weeks, communities across the nation came together to watch these young boys from the South Side of Chicago win game after game against the best young ballplayers in the world.

“Throughout the tournament they have made Illinois proud and represented the very best our state has to offer.

“When they return to Chicago, they will return as true sportsmen. Everyone now knows the Jackie Robinson West team and will remember when communities across our state came together to support their special season.

“I thank Coach Butler and the families of our players who have mentored and supported the Jackie Robinson West team on and off the field. Lessons learned in competitive sports often become values instilled for a lifetime.

“Congratulations on a fantastic season, Jackie Robinson West, our very own dream team. You have made Illinois very proud.”

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Winners Named in Iowa State Fair Supreme Six-Horse Hitch PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lori Chappell   
Friday, 22 August 2014 15:47

DES MOINES, IA (08/22/2014)(readMedia)-- Roby's Belgian of Rockwell City took first place in the Supreme Six-Horse Hitch Showdown held Sunday at the 2014 Iowa State Fair, taking home a $2,000 prize.

Second place and $1,000 were awarded to Hagemann Brothers of Stillman Valley, Ill.

Complete results below:

1) Roby's Belgian, Rockwell City

2) Hagemann Bros., Stillman Valley, Ill.

3) Aaron Mosher, Prophetstown, Ill.

4) Arlin Wareing, Blackfoot, Idaho

5) Dakota Thunder Shires, Sioux Falls, S.D.

6) Double M Farms, Delmar

7) Duane & Sara Herschberger, Milan, Mo.

8) Jenson Shires, LLC, Blair, Neb.

9) Wade Handeland, Radcliffe

10) Mohney Farm Belgians, Benton, Kan.

11) Otte Belgians, North English

12) Morgan Weaver, Afton

13) Mike Minniear, Goodland, Ind.

"Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair. The 2014 Fair ended August 17. The 2015 Iowa State Fair is set August 13-23. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.

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Honors Awarded in English Society Horse Show at Iowa State Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lori Chappell   
Friday, 22 August 2014 15:45

DES MOINES, IA (08/22/2014)(readMedia)-- The English Society Horse Show took place August 12 and 13 in the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center at the 2014 Iowa State Fair.

Complete results below:

Five-Gaited Open

1) Keith Equestrian Center, Marengo

Five-Gaited Iowa Owned

1) Keith Equestrian Center, Marengo

Five-Gaited Stake

1) Keith Equestrian Center, Marengo

Three-Gaited Open

1) Oak Creek Farm, Kenyon, Minn.

Three-Gaited Iowa Owned

1) Leann Delange, Indianola

Three-Gaited Stake

1) Leann Delange, Indianola

Three-Gaited Pleasure – 17 & Under

1) Riley Corell, Winterset

Three-Gaited Pleasure – 18 & Over

1) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

2) Dawn Striegel, North English

3) Gretchen Stanislav, Urbandale

4) Keith Equestrian Center, Ottumwa

Three-Gaited Pleasure Stake

1) Riley Corell, Winterset

2) Dawn Striegel, North English

3) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

4) Gretchen Stanislav, Urbandale

Pleasure Model

1) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

2) Simat Whipp, Clarinda

Five-Gaited Pleasure Horse

1) Green Wood Stables, Prole

2) Deanne Mundt, Urbandale

Five-Gaited Show Pleasure Stake

1) Deanne Mundt, Urbandale

Country Pleasure English – 17 & Under

1) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

2) Green Wood Stables, Prole

3) Emmerson Burson, Nowalk

Country Pleasure English – 18 & Over

1) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

2) Keith Equestrian Center, Ottumwa

3) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

4) Beth Hageboeck, Norwalk

5) Sara Eaton, Des Moines

6) Delaney Morrison, Norwalk

Country Pleasure English Stake

1) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

2) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

3) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

4) Keith Equestrian Center, Ottumwa

5) Sara Eaton, Des Moines

6) Ashley Ackerson, Indianola

Country Pleasure Western – 17 & Under

1) Jordan DeRoos, Urbandale

Country Pleasure Western – 18 & Over

1) Kim Herron, DeSoto

2) Diane Steffen, Hudson

3) Kristine Nizzi, Granger

Country Pleasure Western Stake

1) Jordan DeRoos, Urbandale

2) Kim Herron, DeSoto

3) Kristine Nizzi, Granger

4) Diane Steffen, Hudson

Country Pleasure Model

1) Kristine Nizzi, Granger

Fine Harness Iowa Owned

1) Julie Phillips, West Des Moines

2) Merle and Mary Hoff, Indianola

Fine Harness Open

1) Julie Phillips, West Des Moines

2) Merle and Mary Hoff, Indianola

Fine Harness Stake

1) Julie Phillips, West Des Moines

2) Merle and Mary Hoff, Indianola

Park Pleasure

1) Sally Graf, Clive

2) Adrian Deines, Davenport

Park Pleasure Stake

1) Sally Graf, Clive

2) Adrian Deines, Davenport

Park Open

1) Green Wood Stables, Altoona

2) Mary O'Keefe, Cumming

3) Cindy or Samantha Thomas, Pella

Park Stake

1) Green Wood Stables, Altoona

2) Mary O'Keefe, Cumming

3) Cindy or Samantha Thomas, Pella

Saddle Seat Equitation – 17 & Under

1) Tancy Colburn Becker, Sac City

2) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

3) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

Saddle Seat Equitation Stake

1) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

2) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

3) Tancy Colburn Becker, Sac City

Hackney Pony Single

1) Heavenly Acres, Dysart

Hackney Pony Single Stake

1) Heavenly Acres, Dysart

Hackney Harness Pony Single

1) Melvin Jennings, Mitchellville

Hackney Harness Pony Single Stake

1) Melvin Jennings, Mitchellville

Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving

1) Heavenly Acres, Dysart

2) Judith McDonough, Douds

3) Douglas Anderson, DVM, Davenport

4) Douglas Anderson, DVM, Davenport

Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Stake

1) Heavenly Acres, Dysart

2) Judith McDonough, Douds

3) Douglas Anderson, DVM, Davenport

4) Douglas Anderson, DVM, Davenport

Roadster Pony Single - Open

1) Melvin Jennings, Mitchellville

2) Judith McDonough, Douds

Roadster Pony Single - Amateur

1) Melvin Jennings, Mitchellville

2) Rob, Melissa and Hope Hatchitt, Cumming

3) Judith McDonough, Douds

Roadster Pony Stake

1) Melvin Jennings, Mitchellville

2) Rob, Melissa and Hope Hatchitt, Cumming

3) Judith McDonough, Douds

Morgan Gelding at Halter

1) Mary and Lyle Borg, Pella

2) Mary and Lyle Borg, Pella

3) Judy Gauger, Marengo

Grand Champion Morgan: Mary and Lyle Borg, Pella

Reserve Grand Champion Morgan: Mary and Lyle Borg, Pella

Morgan Open Pleasure Driving

1) Mary and Lyle Borg, Pella

2) Judy Gauger, Marengo

3) Kenneth Ranney, Nora Springs

Morgan English Pleasure

1) Judy Gauger, Marengo

2) Melvin Jennings, Mitchellville

Morgan Western Pleasure

1) Mary and Lyle Borg, Pella

2) Judy Gauger, Marengo

3) Kenneth Ranney, Nora Springs

Morgan Registered Hunter Pleasure

1) Kenneth Ranney, Nora Springs

Arabian Halter

1) Sharon Gleich, Urbandale

2) Dream Catchers Farm, Inc., Redfield

3) Kelly Snyder, Grimes

4) Natalie Clement, Altoona

5) Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids

6) Heide Green, Des Moines

Arabian/Half Arabian Hunter Pleasure - Open

1) Sharon Gleich, Urbandale

2) Jessica Ackerson, Indianola

3) Natalie Chere Patterson, Norwalk

4) Heide Green, Des Moines

5) Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids

6) Rusty Anvil Ranch, Springville

Half Arabian Halter

1) Ashley Ackerson, Indianola

2) Jessica Ackerson, Indianola

Arabian/Half Arabian Western Pleasure – 17 & Under

1) Emmerson Burson, Nowalk

2) Natalie Chere Patterson, Norwalk

3) Sydney Etten, Hazleton

4) Jessica Ackerson, Indianola

Arabian/Half Arabian Western Pleasure – 18 & Over

1) Jessica Ackerson, Indianola

2) Heide Green, Des Moines

3) Sydney Etten, Hazleton

4) Rusty Anvil Ranch, Springville

5) Sapphire Ribbons, Kensett

Arabian/Half Arabian Country English Pleasure - Open

1) Ashley Ackerson, Indianola

2) Kelly Snyder, Grimes

3) Emmerson Burson, Nowalk

4) Natalie Clement, Altoona

5) Dream Catchers Farm, Inc., Redfield

6) Rachel Feikma, Norwalk

Arabian/Half Arabian Native Costume - Open

1) Erin Runde, Kensett

2) Rusty Anvil Ranch, Springville

3) Kristine Nizzi, Granger

4) Rusty Anvil Ranch, Springville

5) Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids

6) Dream Catchers Farm, Inc., Redfield

Arabian/Half Arabian Western Pleasure Stake

1) Emmerson Burson, Nowalk

2) Natalie Chere Patterson, Norwalk

3) Heide Green, Des Moines

4) Rusty Anvil Ranch, Springville

5) Sydney Etten, Hazleton

Open Western Pleasure – 17 & Under

1) Emmerson Burson, Nowalk

2) Natalie Chere Patterson, Norwalk

3) Sydney Etten, Hazleton

4) Jordan DeRoos, Urbandale

Open Eng/Hunt Seat Walk-Trot Pleasure – 17 & Under

1) Kelly Snyder, Grimes

2) Keith Equestrian Center, Ottumwa

Open Hunt Seat

1) Simat Whipp, Clarinda

2) Heartland Stable, Grimes

3) Caroline Anderson, Ottumwa

4) Heartland Stables, Granger

5) Beth Doggett, Ottumwa

6) Jessica Ackerson, Indianola

Open Country English Pleasure

1) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

2) Beth Hageboeck, Norwalk

3) Sapphire Ribbons, Kensett

4) Green Wood Stables, Norwalk

5) Delaney Morrison, Norwalk

6) Kelly Snyder, Grimes

Open Western Pleasure – 18 & Over

1) Diane Steffen, Hudson

2) Natalie Chere Patterson, Norwalk

3) Jessica Ackerson, Indianola

4) Tancy Colburn Becker, Sac City

5) Heide Green, Des Moines

6) Sydney Etten, Hazleton

Open Novice English Pleasure

1) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

2) Keith Equestrian Center, Ottumwa

3) Dawn Striegel, North English

4) Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids

5) Green Wood Stables, Norwalk

6) Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids

Open Lead Line – 6 & Under

1tie) Mary and Lyle Borg, Pella

1tie) Sharon Gleich, Urbandale

1tie) Mary and Lyle Borg, Pella

1tie) Erin Runde, Kensett

1tie) Kim Herron, DeSoto

1tie) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

1tie) Mary and Lyle Borg, Pella

1tie) Judy Gauger, Marengo

Open Western Walk-Trot – 17 & Under

1) Jessica Ackerson, Indianola

2) Erin Runde, Kensett

Open Walk-Trot Western Pleasure – Adult

1) Heartland Stable, Grimes

2) Rusty Anvil Ranch, Springville

Open Pleasure Driving

1) Heartland Stable, Grimes

2) Mary O'Keefe, Cumming

3) Erin Runde, Kensett

Open English Pleasure

1) Deanne Mundt, Urbandale

2) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

3) Wendy Finch-Levis, West Des Moines

4) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

5) Keith Equestrian Center, Ottumwa

6) Kelly Snyder, Grimes

Open English Pleasure Stake

1) Renae Van Zomeren, Leighton

2) Deanne Mundt, Urbandale

3) Kelly Snyder, Grimes

4) Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids

5) Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids

6) Sapphire Ribbons, Kensett

Open Pleasure Driving Stake

1) Wendy Finch-Levis, West Des Moines

2) Mary O'Keefe, Cumming

Open Hunt Seat Stake

1) Sharon Gleich, Urbandale

2) Heartland Stables, Granger

3) Simat Whipp, Clarinda

4) Heartland Stable, Grimes

5) Jessica Ackerson, Indianola

6) Kristine Nizzi, Granger

"Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair. The 2014 Fair ended August 17. The 2015 Iowa State Fair is set August 13-23. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.

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Volunteers Needed for NAFA Masters Fastpitch Tournament PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ryan Merritt   
Friday, 22 August 2014 15:03

First, I want to thank all of the volunteers who helped out with the first two NAFA tournaments -- the success of these events was due to all of our great volunteer support!

For anyone that was unavailable for the first two tournaments, we are still in need for the upcoming NAFA Masters tournament.  The Masters will take place September 5-7 at Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline (5920 52nd Ave., Moline, IL).

Click the REGISTER button to sign-up to volunteer.

Benefits of volunteering:

  • FREE Volunteer T-Shirt
  • FREE Tournament Entry
  • Lunch voucher
  • Involvement in a fastpitch tournament with elite players from around the world

If you have questions, please contact Ryan Merritt at (309) 736-6825.

Thank you in advance for your help!

 
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