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Kernels and Twins announce 2020 Field Staff

Brian Dinkelman returns for second season as manager
January 10, 2020

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Cedar Rapids Kernels, in conjunction with the Minnesota Twins, have announced the Kernels Field Staff for the 2020 season.Brian Dinkelman returns as the Kernels manager for the 2020 season. It is his second season as manager and fifth season with the Kernels. Dinkelman led the

Kernels season ends with Game 3 loss

Clinton will play South Bend in Midwest League Championship Series
September 9, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - The Kernels season came to an end on Monday night in Cedar Rapids with a 6-2 loss in Game 3 of the Western Division Championship Series. The LumberKings advance to the Midwest League Championship Series for the second time in four years where they will face

Kernels stay alive with walk-off win vs. Clinton

Cedar Rapids hosts decisive Game 3 on Monday at 6:35 p.m.
September 8, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - The Kernels avoided elimination on Sunday night with a 3-2 walk-off win over the Clinton LumberKings in Game 2 of the Western Division Championship Series. DaShawn Keirsey's RBI single capped off a two-run ninth inning for the victory. The last five wins at home for Cedar

Kernels lose 4-0 at Clinton in Game 1

Cedar Rapids hosts Game 2 on Sunday at 5:05 p.m.
September 7, 2019

CLINTON, IOWA - The Kernels fell 4-0 at Clinton in Game 1 of the best-of-three Western Division Championship Series. Cedar Rapids hosts Game 2 on Sunday at 5:05 p.m. The Kernels need a win on Sunday to force a decisive Game 3.Cedar Rapids was held to just four hits in

Kernels advance with Game 3 at Quad Cities

Reach Western Division Championship Series for sixth straight year; Game 1 is Saturday at Clinton
September 6, 2019

DAVENPORT, IOWA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels won 4-2 at Quad Cities on Friday in decisive Game 3 of the Midwest League Quarterfinals. The Kernels have advanced to the Western Division Championship Series for the sixth consecutive season. They are the league's first franchise to reach the semifinals in at

Kernels Extend Quarterfinals with 2-1 Win

Cedar Rapids will return to Quad Cities for Friday's finale
September 5, 2019

DAVENPORT, IOWA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels earned a 2-1 victory Thursday at Modern Woodmen Park to tie the Quad Cities River Bandits at 1-1 in the Midwest League Quarterfinals. This best-of-three series will end Friday with the winner advancing to the Western Division Championship Series for a matchup with

Cedar Rapids Falls in Postseason Opener

Quad Cities heads home with 1-0 lead in best-of-three quarterfinal series
September 4, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - In the first game of the Midwest League Quarterfinals, the Cedar Rapids Kernels lost to the Quad Cities River Bandits, 4-1, Wednesday at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The rest of this best-of-three series will be hosted by Quad Cities at Modern Woodmen Park.Alex

Kernels sweep Snappers to end regular season

Cedar Rapids beat Beloit 9-3; Begin playoffs on Wednesday
September 2, 2019

BELOIT, Wis. - The Kernels finished off a sweep of the Beloit Snappers with a 9-3 win to close out the regular season on Monday afternoon. Cedar Rapids will host Quad Cities in Game 1 of the Midwest League playoffs on Wednesday night at 6:35 p.m.The Kernels finished the regular

Four-run third leads Kernels over Snappers

Cedar Rapids beat Beloit 5-1 on Sunday afternoon.
September 1, 2019

BELOIT, Wis. - The Kernels used a four-run third inning to beat the Beloit Snappers 5-1 at Pohlman Field on Sunday afternoon.Kody Funderburk (1-3) earned his first win of the season by striking out eight over six innings of work. The southpaw allowed five hits, two walks, and one run.

Kernels beat Beloit 3-1

Saturday's victory begins the final series of the regular season
August 31, 2019

BELOIT, Wis. - The Kernels beat the Beloit Snappers 3-1 at Pohlman Field on Saturday night.Beloit took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Anthony Churlin's RBI single to right scored Joseph Pena, who began the game by getting hit with a pitch.Cedar Rapids tied the

Kernels walk-off again on Steer's single

Team's last four wins have ended with a walk-off single in the ninth inning
August 30, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Spencer Steer's RBI single in the ninth inning gave the Kernels their fourth walk-off win in the past seven games. Friday's 2-1 win over Quad Cities gave Cedar Rapids the victory in the series that included all three games decided by one run. The two teams

Snyder homers twice but Kernels fall

Gabe Snyder hit two home runs, but Quad Cities won 3-2
August 29, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Gabe Snyder hit two home runs on Thursday night, but Quad Cities edged the Kernels 3-2. It was Snyder's second two-homer game of the season. He's now hit 18 home runs, the most by a Kernel since Zander Wiel's 19 long balls in 2016.Quad Cities (35-31,

Kernels win 1-0 with another walk-off

Team's last three wins have come with a walk-off hit in the 9th inning
August 28, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - A RBI single by Jared Akins in the ninth inning gave the Kernels a 1-0 victory over Quad Cities on Wednesday night. It was the team's third walk-off win in the last five games.The ninth inning for Cedar Rapids (35-30, 74-61) began with Spencer Steer's double

Steer sends Kernels to 4-3 win

Spencer Steer's walk-off single beats Peoria
August 27, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Spencer Steer's walk-off RBI single sent the Kernels to a 4-3 win over Peoria on Tuesday night. The victory gave the Kernels a split in the four-game series. Steer's RBI single went to right field and scored Trevor Casanova with one out in the bottom of the

Kernels Tie Single-Season Strikeout Record

Homestand continues Tuesday after extra-inning loss Monday
August 26, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Cedar Rapids Kernels pitchers matched the franchise strikeout record Monday at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium, but the Peoria Chiefs picked up a 6-5, 11-inning victory. The Kernels (33-30, 72-61) tied the record of 1,181 strikeouts that was set during the 2016 season.After allowing

Peoria Prevails at Cedar Rapids

Byron Buxton plays with Kernels to begin rehab assignment
August 25, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - In the opening game of Byron Buxton's rehab assignment from the Minnesota Twins, the Cedar Rapids Kernels had a 5-0 lead wiped away in the ninth inning Sunday as the Peoria Chiefs rallied for a 9-5 win in front of 4,248 fans at Perfect Game Field

Cardiac Kernels Walk Off Against Chiefs

Comeback victory opens four-game series, seven-game homestand
August 24, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Tyler Webb's walk-off single finished a 3-2 Cedar Rapids Kernels win Saturday against the Peoria Chiefs in front of 3,598 fans at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Cedar Rapids (33-28, 72-59) picked up its fourth walk-off victory and its Midwest League-leading eighth triumph when

Kernels Swept Despite Wallner's Big Night

Cedar Rapids returns home for next seven contests
August 23, 2019

CLINTON, IOWA - Matt Wallner collected his first Midwest League home run Friday at NelsonCorp Field and drove in all three runs for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, but the Clinton LumberKings picked up a 6-3 win along with a three-game sweep. Cedar Rapids (32-28, 71-59) still won the season series

Cedar Rapids Experiences Déjà Vu at Clinton

Kernels blanked by LumberKings for second game in a row
August 22, 2019

CLINTON, IOWA - Scoreless pitching and a first-inning rally highlighted the second Clinton LumberKings victory in as many nights as the Cedar Rapids Kernels were defeated Thursday by a 6-0 margin at NelsonCorp Field. Clinton improved to 36-23 in the second half and 69-59 overall while securing a 2-0 advantage