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Kernels Lose Home Opener 3-1 to Wisconsin

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The Cedar Rapids Kernels got a home run in the first inning from Travis Witherspoon, but failed to score again falling to Wisconsin 3-1.  

The Kernels were held to only four hits the entire night. The final hit of the night for the Kernels came in the 4th inning. 

Kernels starter Brian Diemer (0-1) took the loss on the mound for the Kernels. He went 4.2 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits. He struck out two and walked six. 

Daniel Britt (1-0) picked up the win for the Timber Rattlers. He went four innings in relief, allowing no runs on one hit. 

Brian Garman picked up his second save of the year. 

Witherspoon gave the Kernels a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning. His solo home run cleared the centerfield fence.

Carlos George evened the score for the Timber Rattlers with a RBI double in the 4th inning, scoring Cameron Garfield. With the bases loaded in the 5th inning, Garfield was hit by a pitch to score Cody Hawn. That made the score 2-1 Wisconsin. The Timber Rattlers scored the final run in the 8th inning on a RBI single by George, scoring Robbie Garvey.

The ballgame ended 3-1.

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