Game Two in Cedar Rapids

The West Division Quarterfinals shift to Perfect Game Field in Cedar Rapids with the Kernels leading the best-of-three series, 1-0.  Despite an RBI double by Vinnie Catricala (listen: 
Catricala Game Tying RBI double 9.8.10.mp3) and a solo homer by Mario Martinez (listen: 
Martinez Solo HR 9.8.10.mp3), the LumberKings fell, 3-2 last night and now officially have their backs against the wall.

It’s the simplest of baseball math all season long:  win and we play tomorrow, lose and that’s all.  With that being said, I think this is the night we make our statement.  Hopefully I’m right.

Tonight’s Game Notes: 
9.9.10 kingsnotes _quarterfinals.gametwo_.pdf

Tonight’s lineups:


  1. James Jones (RF)
  2. Kevin Mailloux (2B)
  3. Vinnie Catricala (LF)
  4. Mickey Wiswall (DH)
  5. Henry Contreras (C)
  6. Tim Morris (1B)
  7. Mario Martinez (3B)
  8. Matt Cerione (CF)
  9. Gabriel Noriega (SS)

RHP Yoervis Medina (5-0, 2.50)


  1. Jean Segura (2B)
  2. Matt Long (CF)
  3. Michael Wing (3B)
  4. Casey Haerther (1B)
  5. Jeremy Cruz (RF)
  6. Jose Jimenez (C)
  7. Jon Karcich (SS)
  8. Justin Bass (LF)
  9. Mitch Blackburn (DH)

LHP Buddy Boshers (3-0, 4.31)

First pitch is at 6:35 PM, listen online at  Let’s get this one and force game three.


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