The Harvester – Harvesting News for Alumni Reports
feature is a morning report sharing the links and news of Kernels
Alumni. Previously, we updated these throughout the day on Facebook as
they happened. I will be posting each morning to try and keep the links
as relevant and fresh as I can. If something comes across during the
day, it likely will sneak into another post. The Angels picked up a nice win on Opening Day. Without
delay, Your Harvester Links for 4/1/11:
Jeff Mathis (2002) celebrated his 28th birthday hitting the first Kernels alumni HR of the 2011 season to help lead the Angels to a 4-2 win over Kansas City. Mathis was 2-4, Peter Bourjos (2007) went 2-4 with a run scored, Erick Aybar (2003) was 1-4 with a RBI double, Howard Kendrick (2004) went 1-4 with a double and Mark Trumbo (2006-07) was 0-4 in the Angels opener.
Jordan Walden (2008) closed out the 7th inning with a strike out for his 1st hold of the season. Kevin Jepsen (2003-04) and Michael Kohn (2009) split up 8th inning duties for their 1st holds of the season as well in the win.
Jeff Mathis (2002) was a member of the 2002 Cedar Rapids Kernels team that
finished the regular season with a 81-58 mark before losing to Peoria in
the semi-finals of the Midwest League Playoffs. Mathis hit .287 with 41
doubles, 10 HR and 73 RBI in 128 games for Cedar Rapids.
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and 117 RBI during his 6 seasons with the Angels. Mathis hit .534 during
the 2009 post season with five doubles in seven games. He drove in the
game-winning run with a walk-off double in the 11th inning of game 3 of