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Kernels Overcome Valdez, River Bandits

August 24, 2016 - CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Quad Cities River Bandits left-hander Framber Valdez pushed a perfect game into the sixth inning Wednesday, but the Cedar Rapids Kernels broke through for a 3-0 two-hit shutout at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Kernels (35-24, 71-57) also grabbed a 3-0 lead in this four-game series against the River Bandits (27-32, 58-70). Valdez retired the first 15 batters that he faced in the contest. He induced five consecutive groundouts to start the game and then struck out three of the fol... Full Story

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Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts to Throw out 1st Pitch

August 23, 2016 - Tom Ricketts, Chairman and an owner of the Chicago Cubs, will join Chicago Cubs investor and sole owner of the South Bend Cubs, Andrew T. Berlin at Four Winds Field in South Bend on September 8 to watch the playoff game between the South Bend Cubs and the West Michigan Whitecaps. "It's great to have Tom in South Bend," commented Andrew T. Berlin, Owner of the South Bend Cubs. "I see him a lot in Chicago and even during spring training in Arizona. But we haven't had him here for a game or to witness the amazing support of ... Full Story

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers vs. Peoria Chiefs

August 23, 2016 - GRAND CHUTE, WI - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers nearly let one get away Monday night at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. They led the Peoria Chiefs 7-3 heading into the seventh inning, but the Chiefs rallied to tie the game and send it to extra innings. But, Juan Ortiz sealed the win with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the tenth for an 8-7 win. The victory was the second straight walkoff win for Wisconsin. Peoria (66-60-1 overall, 26-30-1 second half) took the lead in the top of the second inning. Br... Full Story

Great Lakes 4, Fort Wayne 3

August 23, 2016 - MIDLAND, Mich. -- Even when it got better for the TinCaps, it got worse on Monday night at Dow Diamond. For the first time in 10 games, Fort Wayne managed to score three runs in a game. But in this one, that wound up not being enough, as the Great Lakes Loons (Los Angeles Dodgers) overcame two different deficits to come back and win in walk-off fashion, 4-3. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and runners at first and second, in a 3-3 game, Loons second baseman Omar Estevez smacked a 1-2 pitch from Elvin Liria... Full Story

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OurSports Central provides coverage of the following Midwest League teams:

Beloit Snappers - Beloit, Wisconsin
Bowling Green Hot Rods - Bowling Green, Kentucky
Burlington Bees - Burlington, Iowa
Cedar Rapids Kernels - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Clinton LumberKings - Clinton, Iowa
Dayton Dragons - Dayton, Ohio
Fort Wayne TinCaps - Fort Wayne, Indiana
Great Lakes Loons - Midland, Michigan
Kane County Cougars - Geneva, Illinois
Lake County Captains - Eastlake, Ohio
Lansing Lugnuts - Lansing, Michigan
Peoria Chiefs - Peoria, Illinois
Quad Cities River Bandits - Davenport, Iowa
South Bend Cubs - South Bend, Indiana
West Michigan Whitecaps - Grand Rapids, Michigan
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Appleton, Wisconsin

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Thu., Aug 25 Bowling Green 14 at Lake County 2 Final
Thu., Aug 25 Lansing 7 at Dayton 2 Final
Thu., Aug 25 Fort Wayne 0 at Great Lakes 2 Final
Thu., Aug 25 West Michigan 2 at South Bend 1 Final
Thu., Aug 25 Kane County 2 at Burlington 1 Final
Thu., Aug 25 Quad Cities 2 at Cedar Rapids 12 Final
Thu., Aug 25 Clinton 0 at Beloit 1 Final (10)
Thu., Aug 25 Peoria 4 at Wisconsin 3 Bot 9
Wed., Aug 24 Bowling Green 7 at Lake County 2 Final
Wed., Aug 24 Lansing 1 at Dayton 2 Final
Wed., Aug 24 Fort Wayne 2 at Great Lakes 1 Final
Wed., Aug 24 West Michigan 10 at South Bend 11 Final (10)
Wed., Aug 24 Kane County 4 at Burlington 5 Final
Wed., Aug 24 Quad Cities 0 at Cedar Rapids 3 Final
Wed., Aug 24 Clinton 5 at Beloit 6 Final
Wed., Aug 24 Peoria 11 at Wisconsin 5 Final
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