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2021 MiLB playoffs preview: Double-A

Wichita set to experience its first taste of postseason action
September 21, 2021

The Double-A playoffs begin with three best-of-five series featuring the top two teams in each league. Montgomery and Mississippi face off in the South, Wichita wrestles with Northwest Arkansas in the Central and Bowie battles Akron in the Northeast. All three series are set to run from Sept. 21-26.

Surge Drop Series Opener to Cardinals

August 17, 2021

Springfield 8 Wichita 6 SPRINGFIELD, MO – In a back and forth battle, the Wind Surge could not hold off the Springfield Cardinals after taking the lead three times tonight. The Cardinals continued to answer the runs scored by Wichita and took game one 8-6. The Wind Surge spotted starter

Wichita Blasts Naturals, Win 18-8 Behind Record Hitting

July 28, 2021

NW Arkansas 8 Wichita 18 SPRINGDALE, AR– A record-breaking night for the Surge offensively as they bullied the Naturals on their way to a dominant 18-8 victory tonight in Springdale. Wichita broke the team record for most runs in a game (18) and most hits in a game (23) en

Surge Shutout Travelers for Third Straight Win

July 22, 2021

Arkansas 0 Wichita 5 LITTLE ROCK, AR– After a rain delay caused the game to be called in the 8th inning, the Wind Surge picked up their 7th shutout victory of the year in a 5-0 game three victory. Wichita has won the first three games of the series and

Trey Cabbage, Spencer Steer Promoted to Wichita

Yeltsin Encarnacion, Edouard Julien received by Kernels
June 28, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Cedar Rapids Kernels and the Minnesota Twins announce that Trey Cabbage and Spencer Steer have been promoted to the Double-A Wichita Wind Surge. Cedar Rapids adds Yeltsin Encarnacion from Wichita along with Edouard Julien from the Low-A Fort Myers Mighty Mussels. Brian Maloney, Minnesota Twins

Dinkelman Earns 100th Win for Cedar Rapids

Kernels defeat Cubs, 9-2, for fifth consecutive triumph
June 20, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Cedar Rapids Kernels manager Brian Dinkelman notched his 100th career victory as part of a 9-2 win Sunday against the South Bend Cubs in front of 2,067 fans at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Kernels (22-20) own a season-high five-game win streak and

Camargo, Kernels Crush Cubs

Win streak extended to four games
June 19, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Jair Camargo hit two home runs Saturday and helped the Cedar Rapids Kernels earn a 10-2 win against the South Bend Cubs in front of a season-high crowd of 3,451 fans at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Kernels (21-20) plated nine unanswered runs

Kernels Cruise Past Cubs Thursday

Nine unanswered runs finish 12-4 triumph
June 18, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Cedar Rapids Kernels scored a season-high 12 runs including the final nine tallies Thursday within a 12-4 win against the South Bend Cubs at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Cedar Rapids (19-20) earned its second consecutive victory and owns a 2-1 lead over

Homer-Happy Cedar Rapids Blasts Beloit

Cardiac Kernels went deep late and often once again
June 11, 2021

BELOIT, Wis. – The Cedar Rapids Kernels finished a game by scoring six unanswered runs on home runs for the second night in a row and won Friday’s meeting with the Beloit Snappers, 7-5, at Pohlman Field. Cedar Rapids (16-18) is on a three-game win streak and leads Beloit (16-18)

Cedar Rapids Dominates Beloit in 8-2 Win

Wednesday’s contest highlighted by Spencer Steer, strikeouts
June 9, 2021

BELOIT, Wis. – Career efforts for Spencer Steer, Kody Funderburk, and Jordan Gore carried the Cedar Rapids Kernels towards an 8-2 victory Wednesday versus the Beloit Snappers at Pohlman Field. Steer tallied a personal-best three extra-base hits including a pair of home runs. Funderburk and Gore set career highs in

Steer, Six-Run Sixth Lift Kernels to Victory

Cedar Rapids, Fort Wayne split six-game series
June 6, 2021

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Spencer Steer’s first professional multi-homer game and a six-run go-ahead rally during the sixth inning Sunday highlighted an 11-3 Cedar Rapids Kernels win against the Fort Wayne TinCaps at Parkview Field. Cedar Rapids (13-17) and Fort Wayne (13-16) finished the series with a 3-3 split. Steer

Kernels Defeat River Bandits, 6-2

Spencer Steer homers within solid offensive outing
May 14, 2021

DAVENPORT, Iowa – The Cedar Rapids Kernels earned their first road win of the season Friday in a 6-2 triumph versus the Quad Cities River Bandits at Modern Woodmen Park. Spencer Steer went 2-of-3 with a home run, two runs batted in, and two runs scored out of the leadoff

Steer Steals Home in 2-1 Defeat at Quad Cities

Cedar Rapids comes up one run short in pitchers’ duel
May 12, 2021

DAVENPORT, Iowa – A straight steal of home plate by Spencer Steer led the Cedar Rapids Kernels to an early 1-0 edge Wednesday at Modern Woodmen Park, but the Quad Cities River Bandits surged in front for a 2-1 victory. River Bandits relievers Drew Parrish and Jonah Dipoto combined for

Streaks Continue for Steer, Javier Friday

Wisconsin avoids sweep, wins by 10-5 margin
July 26, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Spencer Steer and Wander Javier each extended significant hit streaks Friday for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, but the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers picked up a 10-5 victory in front of 3,187 fans at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Cedar Rapids (19-14, 58-45) still claimed a

Kernels Rally for 5-4 Win Thursday

Four-run seventh inning lifts Cedar Rapids to comeback victory
July 18, 2019

EASTLAKE, OHIO - Spencer Steer drew a balk on an attempted steal of home plate Thursday to put the Cedar Rapids Kernels ahead for good in a 5-4 come-from-behind win against the Lake County Captains at Classic Park. Cedar Rapids (16-10, 55-41) clinched its eighth consecutive series victory over Lake

Spencer Steer joins Kernels from Elizabethton

July 14, 2019

Cedar Rapids, IA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Minnesota Twins announce that INF Spencer Steer will join the Kernels from Elizabethton and C/INF Chris Williams has been placed on the 7-day injured list, retroactive to July 13, with a right ankle sprain. Brian Maloney, Senior Manager of Minor League