This date in Kernels history – May 6, 2010 – Casey Haerther / Eric Oliver
On May 6, 2010, Casey Haerther was 4-5 at the plate with a double, a HR, two RBI and scored a pair of runs and Eric Oliver went 3-5 with a double, a HR and four RBI as the Kernels defeated the Peoria Chiefs 11-4 on the road. Casey Haerther hit .307 with 26 doubles, 8 HR and 74 RBI in 113 games during the 2010 season. Eric Oliver hit .245 with 9 doubles, 3 HR and 23 RBI in 47 games for the Kernels. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.
Casey Haerther hit .293 with 34 doubles, 8 HR and 68 RBI for the Inland Empire 66ers in 117 games in 2011. Haerther is hitting .256 with 2 HR and 5 RBI in 13 games for the Arkansas Travelers in 2012.
Eric Oliver hit .266 with 6 HR and 39 RBI in 59 games playing for Inland Empire (High A) in 2011.
This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.