CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Career efforts from Blayne Enlow and Jair Camargo powered the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 4-2 win Tuesday versus the Beloit Snappers at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Enlow notched a personal-best 10 strikeouts in a winning performance while Camargo recorded his first professional
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Career efforts from Blayne Enlow and Jair Camargo powered the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 4-2 win Tuesday versus the Beloit Snappers at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Enlow notched a personal-best 10 strikeouts in a winning performance while Camargo recorded his first professional multi-homer game.
Enlow (1-1) earned the win after posting 10 strikeouts over 5.2 innings while limiting the Snappers (6-7) to only one run. He did most of his damage against the heart of Beloit’s lineup by holding the middle three batters hitless while striking them out a combined total of six times. Enlow’s outing was also the first Kernels double-digit strikeout game since July 14, 2019 when Kai-Wei Teng tallied 10 strikeouts versus Lansing.
Camargo shined at the plate and behind the plate during the 4-2 victory for Cedar Rapids (7-6). He opened the scoring with a second-inning leadoff home run and added another solo shot to start the sixth. Camargo caught a Kernels pitching staff that tallied a team-season-high 15 strikeouts, and he posted two pickoffs as well.
Matt Wallner and Michael Helman also went deep as part of a four-homer contest by the Kernels. Wallner led off the fourth inning with a tie-breaking blast, and Helman launched a solo round-tripper of his own during the fifth.
Beloit plated just two runs during the series opener. Thomas Jones produced a game-tying sacrifice fly in the third inning, and Bubba Hollins hit an RBI double within the seventh that brought the final margin to 4-2 in favor of Cedar Rapids.
Jordan Gore yielded just one run in 2.1 innings pitched and was credited with his first hold. Owen Griffith tossed a scoreless and hitless ninth inning for the save. On the other side, Zach McCambley (1-2) gave up all four Kernels home runs and fired six strikeouts over six frames in a losing decision.
Wednesday’s game between Cedar Rapids and Beloit is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium, and the probable pitchers are Kernels right-hander Tyler Beck (1-0, 1.17) and Snappers right-hander Bryan Hoeing (1-1, 10.80). Chris Kleinhans-Schulz will have the call on www.kernels.com and MiLB.TV.
Upcoming promotions this week include Big Screen Thursday sponsored by First Federal Credit Union and 104.5 KDAT, Two for One Friday presented by 98.1 KHAK, Saturday Postgame Fireworks courtesy of Fleet Farm, and Kids Eat Free Sunday from Great Clips and Z102.9. Also, the first 500 through the gates for Saturday’s game will receive a free Twins hat thanks to Linn County Dairy Queen. Current listings and details for 2021 Kernels promotions are available at www.kernels.com.
Fans can purchase tickets for all Cedar Rapids Kernels home games by visiting www.kernels.com, going to the Kernels Ticket Office, or calling (319) 896-7560. The Kernels Ticket Office is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. On Sundays when the Kernels have a home game, the Kernels Ticket Office will open at 11:00 a.m.
The Cedar Rapids Kernels are the High-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.