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Kernels earn win over Peoria with wacky finish

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The Cedar Rapids Kernels got a win over the Peoria Chiefs on Monday afternoon after a 32 minute rain delay made for a wacky ending to the game.

The Kernels were down 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth, and had only one out left when Eric Stamets came to bat with the bases loaded.

With the count for Stamets sitting at two balls and two strikes, the skies opened up and the game went into a 32-minute rain delay.

Once the game was able to get back under way, Stamets put a quick end to things, hitting a walk-off double that scored three runs.  Gary Mitchell and Zach Wright scored easily, but Kevin Moesquit hustled from first and beat the tag at home, giving the Kernels the 4-3 win and the series win.

Kernels reliever Stephen Tromblee picked up the win.  He pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief of Dan Reynolds.

The Kernels are off on Tuesday, then they hit the road for six games in Michigan against the Great Lake Loons and the Lansing Lugnuts.

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