This date in Kernels history – June 29, 2011 – Heath Nichols
On June 29, 2011, Heath Nichols pitched a complete game to lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 7-1 victory over the Quad Cities River Bandits. Nichols struck out three while allowing five hits and two walks in the game.
Heath Nichols posted a 6-7 record with a 3.88 E.R.A. in 20 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2011. Nichols struck out 77 batters in 113 2/3 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the 2011 season with a 61-78 record under manager Brent Del Chiaro.
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.