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This date in Kernels history – August 17, 2008 – Clay Fuller

On August 17, 2008, Clay Fuller hit a walk off HR in the bottom of the 13th to lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 5-4 win over the Beloit Snappers at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Fuller finished the game 2-4 at the plate with a walk, a double, a HR, two RBI and scored a run. Clay Fuller hit .260 with 19 doubles, 13 triples, 9 HR, 36 stolen bases and 47 RBI in 125 games during the 2008 season for the Kernels. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 72-66 record under manager Keith Johnson. The Kernels topped Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs before falling to Burlington in the semifinals.

Clay Fuller played six seasons in the Angels minor league system before retiring after playing for the Arkansas Travelers during the 2011 season. Fuller hit .249 with 8 HR and 34 RBI in 85 games before enrolling at Baylor University to walk on the football team. As a true freshman in 2011, Fuller played in all 13 games mainly on special teams to earn a letter. He tallied seven tackles on special teams and recovered one fumble. He also caught one pass for four yards. Fuller was named to the Dean’s List in Fall 2011 and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in Fall 2011. He was listed as Baylor’s No. 2 at inside receiver on their post spring depth chart.

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

This date in Kernels history – August 10, 2010 – Ariel Pena

On August 10, 2010, Ariel Pena allowed one run in seven innings to improve to 6-4 on the season and lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 5-1 victory over the Beloit Snappers. Pena struck out three while allowing five hits and four walks in the game.

Ariel Pena posted a 7-5 record with a 3.76 E.R.A. in 18 starts. Pena struck out 88 batters in 103 innings. 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.

Ariel Pena has a 6-6 mark with a 2.99 E.R.A. in 19 starts for the Arkansas Travelers in 2012. He has struck out 111 in 114 1/3 innings of work. Pena appeared in the 2012 Futures Game along with former Kernels Jean Segura (2010) and Tyler Skaggs (2010) during the MLB All-Star festivities. The Milwaukee Brewers traded Zach Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels to acquire three former Kernels who were each were highly touted Angels prospects on July 27, 2012. Jean Segura, Johnny Hellweg (2010-11) and Ariel Pena were each included in the deal. Pena has a 0-1 record with a 5.74 E.R.A. in three starts for the Huntsville Stars (AA) since the trade.

This date in Kernels history – August 9, 2009 – Alexi Amarista (2008-09)

On August 9, 2009, Alexi Amarista was 3-5 at the plate with a double, a HR, two RBI, scored a pair of runs and stole his 32nd base of the season as the Cedar Rapids Kernels fell to the Beloit Snappers 9-7. Alexi Amarista played just one game for Cedar Rapids in 2008, but returned in 2009 where he hit .319 with 39 doubles, 10 triples, 4 HR, 49 RBI and stole 38 bases as he claimed the Midwest League Batting title and was selected to to mid-season All-Star game squad. The 2009 Kernels squad finished with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello defeating the Peoria Chiefs in the opening round of the playoffs before losing in the semifinals to the Burlington Bees. Amarista made his major league debut on April 26, 2011 and hit .154 in 23 games for the Angels last year.

The San Diego Padres traded reliever Ernesto Frieri to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim earlier this season to acquire 2009 Alexi Amarista (2008-09) and Donn Roach (2011) who was the Angels 3rd round pick in the 2010 draft. Amarista is hitting .270 with 11 doubles, 4 HR and 23 RBI in 65 games for the Padres since the trade.

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.

This date in Kernels history – August 1, 2010 – Randal Grichuk

On August 1, 2010,  Randal Grichuk went 2-5 at the plate with a game winning walk off HR in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Beloit Snappers 5-4. Randal Grichuk hit .292 with 19 doubles, 7 HR and 36 RBI in 52 games during the 2010 season 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. Grichuk returned to play in 32 games for the 2011 Kernels squad hitting .230 with 2 HR and 13 RBI. Cedar Rapids finished the 2011 season with a 61-78 record under manager Brent Del Chiaro.

Randal Grichuk hit .283 with 4 doubles, 1 HR and 6 RBI for the Inland Empire 66ers (Hi-A) in 14 games after being promoted in 2011. Grichuk is hitting .277 with 18 doubles, 12 HR and 51 RBI for the Inland Empire 66ers in 2012.

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.

This date in Kernels history – July 23, 2009 – Alexi Amarista (2008-09)

On July 23, 2009, Alexi Amarista went 3-5 at the plate with a double, a triple,  three RBI and scored a run as the Cedar Rapids Kernels fell to the Beloit Snappers 8-7 on the road. Alexi Amarista played just one game for Cedar Rapids in 2008, but returned in 2009 where he hit .319 with 39 doubles, 10 triples, 4 HR, 49 RBI and stole 38 bases as he claimed the Midwest League Batting title and was selected to to mid-season All-Star game squad. The 2009 Kernels squad finished with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello defeating the Peoria Chiefs in the opening round of the playoffs before losing in the semifinals to the Burlington Bees. Amarista made his major league debut on April 26, 2011 and hit .154 in 23 games for the Angels last year.

The San Diego Padres traded reliever Ernesto Frieri to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim earlier this season to acquire 2009 Alexi Amarista (2008-09) and Donn Roach (2011) who was the Angels 3rd round pick in the 2010 draft. Amarista is hitting .290 with 10 doubles, 4 HR and 20 RBI in 51 games for the Padres since the trade.

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.

This date in Kernels history – June 30, 2010 – Tyler Skaggs

On June 30, 2010, Tyler Skaggs pitched five shutout innings to earn the win as the Kernels defeated the Beloit Snappers 1-0. Skaggs struck out two while allowing two hits and two walks in the victory.

Tyler Skaggs posted a 8-4 record with a 3.61 E.R.A. in 19 games for Cedar Rapids in 2010. Skaggs struck out 82 batters in 82 1/3 innings of work. 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.

Tyler Skaggs was acquired along with Joe Saunders (2002), Patrick Corbin (2010) and Rafael Rodriguez (2003-05) in exchange for Dan Haren on July 25, 2010. He has compiled a 3-3 record with a 2.72 E.R.A. in 9 starts for Mobile (AA) this season.

Tyler Skaggs was added to the 2012 MLB Futures Game roster this week to replace Trevor Bauer. Skaggs started the game last year for team USA. There will be three Kernels alumni in the game this year. Ariel Pena (2010) and Jean Segura (2010) have been selected to the World team.

Sorry for the late night post. My family went to Quad Cities for the Kernels game tonight to claim some Cael Sanderson bobbleheads. Kernels came back with six runs in the ninth but gave up two in the bottom to lose 8-7. R.J. Alvarez struck out two more batters in a scoreless inning of relief. Alvarez has struck out 11 batters in 7 innings of work without allowing a run thus far in 2012.

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.

This date in Kernels history – June 28, 2008 – Clay Fuller

On June 28, 2008, Clay Fuller went 3-4 at the plate with a double, a HR, three RBI and scored a run as the Kernels defeated the Beloit Snappers 8-4 on the road. Clay Fuller hit .260 with 19 doubles, 13 triples, 9 HR, 36 stolen bases and 47 RBI in 125 games during the 2008 season for the Kernels. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 72-66 record under manager Keith Johnson. The Kernels topped Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs before falling to Burlington in the semifinals.

Clay Fuller played six seasons in the Angels minor league system before retiring after playing for the Arkansas Travelers during the 2011 season. Fuller hit .249 with 8 HR and 34 RBI in 85 games before enrolling at Baylor University to walk on the football team. As a true freshman in 2011, Fuller played in all 13 games mainly on special teams to earn a letter. He tallied seven tackles on special teams and recovered one fumble. He also caught one pass for four yards. Fuller was named to the Dean’s List in Fall 2011 and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in Fall 2011. He is listed as Baylor’s No. 2 at inside receiver on their post spring depth chart.

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

This date in Kernels history – June 26, 2007 – Matt Sweeney

On June 26, 2007,  Matt Sweeney went 3-4 at the plate with a HR,  two RBI and scored a pair of runs as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Beloit Snappers 8-4. Matt Sweeney hit .260 with 29 doubles, 18 HR and 72 RBI in 119 games during the 2007 season for the Kernels. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 78-61 record under manager Ever Magallanes. The Kernels lost to the Clinton Lumberkings in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.

Matt Sweeney was acquired by the Tampa Bay Rays along with Sean Rodriguez (2004-05) and Alex Torres from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for Scott Kazmir. Sweeney hit .154 with 7 HR and 29 RBI in 82 games playing for the Montgomery Biscuits last season.

Matt Sweeney was selected in the AA phase of the 2012 Rule V Draft by the Baltimore Orioles. He is hitting .250 with 2 HR and 13 RBI in 33 games for the Frederick Keys (Hi-A) in 2012.

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.

This date in Kernels history – June 25, 2007 – Mark Trumbo

On June 25, 2007,  Mark Trumbo went 2-4 at the plate with a HR,  three RBI and scored a pair of runs as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Beloit Snappers 9-5. Mark Trumbo hit .272 with 27 doubles, 14 HR and 76 RBI in 128 games during the 2007 season for the Kernels. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 78-61 record under manager Ever Magallanes. The Kernels lost to the Clinton Lumberkings in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs. Trumbo hit .220 with 13 HR and 59 RBI for the 2006 Kernels squad which finished 65-74 under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Mark Trumbo finished second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting to Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011. Trumbo collected five first place votes and finished with 63 points compared to Hellickson’s 17 first place votes and 102 points. Trumbo led the Angels in HR and RBI. He finished the year hitting .254 with 29 HR and 87 RBI.

Mark Trumbo is hitting .316 (5th in the A.L.) with 15 doubles, 17 HR (8th in the A.L.) and 49 RBI (6th in the A.L.) in 64 games for the Angels this season. Trumbo’s .980 OPS is currently the second highest in the American League.

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.

This date in Kernels history – May 23, 2010 – Jean Segura

On May 23, 2010,  Jean Segura went 3-4 at the plate with a triple, a HR, four RBI and scored a run as the Kernels defeated the Beloit Snappers 14-2. Jean Segura hit .313 with 24 doubles, 12 triples, 10 HR, 79 RBI and stole 50 bases in 130 games during the 2010 season 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. Segura was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game.

Jean Segura hit .293 with 12 doubles, 4 HR, 26 RBI and stole 18 bases playing for the Tempe Angels and the Inland Empire 66ers in 2011. Segura has started the 2012 season playing for the Arkansas Travelers.

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.