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Kernels defeat Clinton, snap 4 game losing streak

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Cedar Rapids scored 6 early runs and held on to defeat Clinton 6-5 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The win snapped a 4 game losing streak for the Kernels.

Trailing 1-0 in the 3rd inning , Jon Murphy blasted a pitch deep over the wall in left field to tie the game. The Kernels kept on the gas in the 4th. Jason Kanzler drilled a ball in to the gap in right-center for a triple as Aaron Barbosa scored the go-ahead run. Alex Swim knocked in Kanzler with a base hit up the middle in the next at bat. Cedar Rapids drove in 3 more runs in the 5th to put the game out of reach.

Lewis Thorpe threw 5 1/3 innings, struck out 3 batters, and allowed 3 runs to pick up the win.

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