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Julien, Wallner provide steady bats for Twins

Upper-level talent shines brightest among Minnesota's All-Stars
November 16, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Minnesota Twins.

Wallner notches first cycle in Saints history

No. 5 Twins prospect, a Minnesota native, plates 6 on 5-hit night
September 2, 2022

How locked in was Matt Wallner? He didn’t even realize he was a triple shy of the cycle … until he hit second base. The No. 5 Twins prospect stumbled his way to third base and just barely beat the tag, but when he stood up he could finally crack

Prospect Q&A: Twins outfielder Wallner

Minnesota native showed off power stroke at Futures Game
August 4, 2022

A long drive to right at Dodger Stadium provided fans with a glimpse of Matt Wallner’s difference-making power. The Twins’ seventh-ranked prospect bashed a two-run homer off Giants lefty Kyle Harrison in last month's Futures Game that helped the American League squad to a 6-4 victory. Wallner’s blast wasn’t out

Top prospects shine on Fall League Day 4

Wallner, Wiemer show pop; Donovan continues to rake in desert
October 17, 2021

Scottsdale 8, Peoria 2 Matt Wallner found the seats for the first time in the Fall League with an opposite-field two-run blast to open the scoring for the Scorpions. The 14th-ranked Twins prospect, who missed roughly two months during the season with a right wrist injury, was limited to 68

Varland’s Streak Continues in 10-1 Blowout

Right-hander tosses quality start, adds another victory
August 18, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Louie Varland was remarkably efficient over a career-high seven innings pitched while the Cedar Rapids Kernels provided plenty of run support in a 10-1 win Wednesday against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The right-hander has won each of his

Wallner’s Wallop Proves Decisive in Peoria

Kernels secure three-game win streak with 4-3 victory
August 13, 2021

PEORIA, Ill. – A go-ahead, two-run home run by Matt Wallner was the difference within a 4-3 Cedar Rapids Kernels win Friday against the Peoria Chiefs at Dozer Park. Cedar Rapids is now 48-40 overall after earning their third consecutive victory while Peoria dropped to 33-55. The Chiefs grabbed a

Cedar Rapids Blasts Past Wisconsin

Kernels start road trip with back-to-back wins
July 29, 2021

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. – Max Smith and Matt Wallner hit two-run home runs in the sixth inning Wednesday to put the Cedar Rapids Kernels ahead for good within a 9-6 victory over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Cedar Rapids (42-32) secured a 2-0

Varland, Wallner Highlight 5-2 Win

Cedar Rapids defeats Wisconsin to open six-game series
July 27, 2021

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. – Louie Varland’s latest shutout start and Matt Wallner’s second-ever multi-homer game led the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 5-2 victory Tuesday against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Varland (1-0) tossed five scoreless innings to earn his first win for

Cedar Rapids Tops Beloit, 10-4

Kernels post third consecutive win over Snappers
July 24, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Beloit Snappers scored four runs during a go-ahead rally in the top of the seventh inning Saturday, but the Cedar Rapids Kernels answered with five runs in their half of the frame and held the lead for good en route to a 10-4 victory in

Helman’s Double Defeats Snappers

Kernels win series opener, 4-3
July 20, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Michael Helman recorded a walk-off double in the ninth inning Tuesday and gave the Cedar Rapids Kernels a 4-3 win against the Beloit Snappers at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The decisive double was the second of the season for Helman who recorded a

Wallner Nearly Hits for Cycle in Tight Tilt

Back-to-back Beloit wins earned via comebacks
May 20, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Matt Wallner almost hit for the cycle Thursday evening at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium, but another ninth-inning rally lifted the Beloit Snappers to a victory as the Cedar Rapids Kernels dropped a 4-2 decision. Wallner finished with the first four-hit game of his

Cedar Rapids Rallies for 7-6 Walk-Off Win

Kernels secure 2-0 lead within six-game series versus Chiefs
May 6, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Matt Wallner tallied a career-high two home runs and six runs batted in Wednesday, but Gabe Snyder providing the finishing salvo with a walk-off double in a 7-6 Cedar Rapids Kernels victory against the Peoria Chiefs at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Snyder’s decisive

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

Matt Wallner joins Kernels from Elizabethton

August 21, 2019

Cedar Rapids, IA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Minnesota Twins announce that OF Matt Wallner will join the Kernels from Elizabethton, and OF Gilberto Celestino has been promoted to Fort Myers. Brian Maloney, Senior Manager of Minor League Operations, announced the moves.The Twins selected Wallner in the Competitive Balance

Appy notes: Twins' Wallner ready for hype

Elizabethton's Minnesota native beginning road to home state
August 13, 2019

Playing in the hills of eastern Tennessee has become just another change of pace for Elizabethton Twins right fielder Matt Wallner. It's back home where the native Minnesotan would like to eventually end up.