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Kernels silence Timber Rattlers in opener

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GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (KWWL) -

The Kernels opened the 2012 season with a 7-2 win over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in Grand Chute, Wisconsin.

Austin Wood allowed one run on four hits and struck out 10 in five innings of work.  Lay Batista got the save, allowing one run on two hits in the final four innings.

Kaleb Cowart scored to runs and batted in two others while going four-for-five.

The Kernels got the scoring started in the third inning, jumping out to a 4-0 lead while sending nine men to the plate.  Cedar Rapids scored two more runs in the seventh inning and their final run in the ninth.

Wisconsin scored one run in both the third and ninth innings.

The Kernels finish out their series in Wisconsin Friday and Saturday before returning to Cedar Rapids for their home opener against Clinton on Monday at 6:35 p.m.

Tickets are available online at www.kernels.com or by calling the Kernels Ticket Office at (319)896-7560.

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