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Olsen Earns First Professional Win

1-0 shutout puts Kernels ahead in series, 2-1
July 22, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Jon Olsen registered the first victory of his professional career Thursday night in a 1-0 combined shutout for the Cedar Rapids Kernels versus the Beloit Snappers at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Olsen, Breckin Williams, and Zach Featherstone pitched in the four-hitter. Michael Helman

Kernels Sweep Chiefs Sunday

Six-game series closes with 2-1 victory
July 11, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Cedar Rapids Kernels swept a six-game series from the Peoria Chiefs with Sunday’s 2-1 win at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Cedar Rapids (34-26) wrapped up the first half of the 2021 season with seven victories in a row. Tyler Watson continued a

Rawhide Ride Pitching Staff's Gem, Varsho Homer Staff to North Division Championship

Table Set for California League Championship Against Rancho Cucamonga
September 10, 2018

STOCKTON, CA -Sometimes, in a winner-take-all playoff game, it's the stars of teams that surface as the heroes. Sometimes, the less heralded players rise to the occasion. For the Visalia Rawhide, heroes came from across the roster in a 3-0 shutout victory to secure Visalia's third California League North Division

Rawhide Ride Strong Pitching to Thrilling Win in North Division Final Opener

Marcus Wilson Clubs Go-Ahead Homer in the Ninth
September 6, 2018

STOCKTON, CA - Though Marcus Wilson's go-ahead, two-strike, two-out, three-run ninth-inning home run stole the spotlight, and rightfully so, the Rawhide pitching staff received strong performances throughout the night to lead Visalia to a 5-3 lead and a series-opening win in the North Division Championship Series.

Bullpen Shines in Comeback Win

Pavin Smith Totals Three Hits, Duzenack Drives Home a Pair
August 30, 2018

MODESTO, CA -Offensively, the metaphor of "moving the line" is often used when players follow up hits with more hits and productive outs, leading to a big inning or a rally. To borrow the phrase: tonight, in what was a borderline must-win game, the Visalia bullpen moved the line when

Devils Take Mattison Avenue To Series Win Over Hops

Tri-City slugger doubles twice early, Devils take series with 5-2 win.
August 30, 2017

Oh that computer magic. Nearly every professional baseball park is equipped with electronic gear that measures everything a baseball player can do. And the stats certainly back up what the naked eye reveals when it comes to Tri-City first baseman Chris Mattison.To put it simply...he hits the ball real, real

Combined 1-hitter As Hops Blank Ems

Hillsboro pitchers face one over minimum in series-evening 3-0 win
August 18, 2017

Facing the highest-drafted pitcher in the Northwest League this season, the Hops got one of their strongest pitching performances of the season.Three Hops pitchers combined on a one-hit shutout as Hillsboro defeated the Eugene Emeralds 3-0 at Ron Tonkin Field Thursday night.

Small Ball Leads To Big Inning

Hops parlay four-run fifth inning into series-evening 5-3 win at Tri-City
August 13, 2017

The team least likely to bunt in the Northwest League used a pair of them to ignite a game-winning rally.Daulton Varsho and Tra Holmes had back-to-back bunt base hits to start the fifth, an inning in which the Hillsboro Hops batted around and scored four times on the way to

O'Banion, Indians end Hops' seven game win streak

Longballs from O' Banion, Terry haunt Hillsboro
July 22, 2017

The Hillsboro Hops entered the third game of the series with the Spokane Indians on a seven-game win streak, looking to tie the franchise record of eight straight. Hops' starter Riley Smith took the mound with six consecutive starts with two earned runs or less.Outfielder Austin O'Banion came to the