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Here is the latest Iowa Quad-City metro and area softball statistical leaders. Numbers are what has been reported to QuikStats Iowa by coaches through 8 p.m. Sunday.

Softball

Batting average (min. 45 at-bats)

Alexia Lara (Pleasant Valley) .550; Katie Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) .541; Jayme Finn (Dav. West) .515; Madi Parson (Camanche) .507; Morgan Hogenson (Muscatine) .500; Kaylie Wilhelm (Calamus-Wheatland) .488; Maddie Mashek (Louisa-Muscatine) .487; Brittni Lloyd (Muscatine) .483; Carli Spelhaug (Pleasant Valley) .483; Jennah Douglas (Dav. North) .481; Lexy Monty (Dav. West) .474; Kylee Sanders (Louisa-Muscatine) .473; Hannah Wislander (Assumption) .469; Macy Akers (West Liberty) .467; Haylee Lehman (West Liberty) .464; McKenna Michels (Bellevue Marquette) .464.

Runs

Jenna Diercks (Calamus-Wheatland) 42; Jayme Finn (Dav. West) 39; Kelly Alexander (Durant) 38; Maddie Mashek (Louisa-Muscatine) 36; Grace Erpelding (Bettendorf) 35; Olivia Wardlow (Assumption) 34; Delaney Kilburg (North Scott) 34; Carli Spelhaug (Pleasant Valley) 34; Haylee Lehman (West Liberty) 34; Alli Wroblewski (Bettendorf) 33; Rachel Stewart (Dav. West) 33; Randyn Carter (Louisa-Muscatine) 33; Paige Roehlk (Dav. West) 32; Macy Akers (West Liberty) 32; Katie Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 31; Lauren Proehl (Dav. North) 31; Mady Reid (Wapello) 31.

Doubles

Samantha Pewe (Calamus-Wheatland) 12; Lauren Proehl (Dav. North) 12; Emma Valainis (Assumption) 11; Alyssa Barnhart (North Cedar) 11; Kylee Biedermann (Bellevue) 10; Grace Tath (Bellevue) 10; Alli Wroblewski (Bettendorf) 10; Tarah Wehde (Camanche) 10; Cassie Ruppert (Maquoketa) 10; Rachel Anderson (North Scott) 10; Alexia Lara (Pleasant Valley) 10; Abby Kerr (Wapello) 10.

Triples

Olivia Wardlow (Assumption) 5; Carli Spelhaug (Pleasant Valley) 5; Hannah Kelley (Assumption) 3; Anna Wohlers (Assumption) 3; Hailey Sanders (Louisa-Muscatine) 3; Haylee Lehman (West Liberty) 3.

Home runs

Lexy Monty (Dav. West) 15; Hannah Mausser (Pleasant Valley) 11; Chloe Wells (Wilton) 11; Charlie Hamilton (Calamus-Wheatland) 9; Madi Parson (Camanche) 9; Natalie Spooner (Northeast) 8; Alexia Lara (Pleasant Valley) 8; Ellie Spelhaug (Pleasant Valley) 8; Samantha Pewe (Calamus-Wheatland) 7; Katie Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 7; Emma Valainis (Assumption) 7; Randyn Carter (Louisa-Muscatine) 7; Peyton Schneckloth (North Scott) 7; Abby Moeller (North Scott) 7.

Runs batted in

Lexy Monty (Dav. West) 52; Katie Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 49; Hannah Mausser (Pleasant Valley) 39; Emma Valainis (Assumption) 38; Catie Cole (Muscatine) 37; Hannah Kelley (Assumption) 36; Charlie Hamilton (Calamus-Wheatland) 34; Alli Wroblewski (Bettendorf) 33; Rachel Stewart (Dav. West) 33; Alexia Lara (Pleasant Valley) 33; Haddie Anderson (West Liberty) 33; Randyn Carter (Louisa-Muscatine) 32; Maddie Mashek (Louisa-Muscatine) 31; Allison Folin (Bettendorf) 28; Bree Mangelsen (Northeast) 28.

Stolen bases

Alli Wroblewski (Bettendorf0 38; Haylee Lehman (West Liberty) 29; Brittni Lloyd (Muscatine) 25; Hannah Happ (Durant) 22; Jayme Finn (Dav. West) 21; Randyn Carter (Louisa-Muscatine) 18; Alexis Ehlers (Northeast) 18; Sophie VanSeveren (Assumption) 17; Eryn Ackerman (Assumption) 17; Sara Watson (Central DeWitt) 16; Olivia Wardlow (Assumption) 16; Ruby Kappeler (Durant) 15; Emma Dusanek (Midland) 15.

Pitching record (min. 8 decisions)

Nicole Timmons (Assumption) 14-0; Hannah Kelley (Assumption) 15-1; Hailey Sanders (Louisa-Muscatine) 10-1; Madison Temple (Bettendorf) 13-2; Katie Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 12-2; Lexy Monty (Dav. West) 12-2; Kamryn Meyer (Durant) 11-2; Ellie Spelhaug (Pleasant Valley) 12-3; Isabelle True (Louisa-Muscatine) 10-3; Sophia DelVecchio (Bettendorf) 8-3. Carrie Nelson (Muscatine) 8-3; Kaitlyn Bierman (Muscatine) 8-3; Alexia Lara (Pleasant Valley) 8-3.

ERA (min. 40 IP)

Hannah Kelley (Assumption) 0.46; Nicole Timmons (Assumption) 0.67; Hailey Sanders (Louisa-Muscatine) 0.94; Kamryn Meyer (Durant) 1.00; Ellie Spelhaug (Pleasant Valley) 1.21; Jenna Lawson (Durant) 1.48; Kaitlyn Bierman (Muscatine) 1.87; Lexy Monty (Dav. West) 1.96; Alexia Lara (Pleasant Valley) 2.11; Katie Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 2.14; Isabelle True (Louisa-Muscatine) 2.19; Carrie Nelson (Muscatine) 2.21; Erica Ralfs (Dav. West) 2.31; Sunny North (Bellevue Marquette) 2.49.

Strikeouts

Nicole Timmons (Assumption) 178; Kamryn Meyer (Durant) 114; Eliza Noa (Wapello) 110; Hailey Sanders (Louisa-Muscatine) 99; Isabelle True (Louisa-Muscatine) 91; Erica Ralfs (Dav. West) 83; Hannah Kelley (Assumption) 80; Lexy Monty (Dav. West) 79; Grace Tath (Bellevue) 76; Alyssa Barnhart (North Cedar) 76; Alexia Lara (Pleasant Valley) 75; Cassie Ruppert (Maquoketa) 73; Kendal Newman (North Scott) 73; Calli Beck (Easton Valley) 71; Ellie Spelhaug (Pleasant Valley) 68.

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Here is the latest Iowa Quad-City metro and area baseball statistical leaders. Numbers are what has been reported to QuikStats Iowa by coaches through 6 p.m. Sunday.

Baseball

Batting average (min. 40 at-bats)

Lowden Gabriel (Louisa-Muscatine) .523; Austin Leopard (Louisa-Muscatine) .507; Andy Whiteman (Bettendorf) .500; Evan Reifert (Wilton) .492; Johnny Sullivan (Clinton) .486; Trace Howard (Wapello) .484; Nick Acri (Pleasant Valley) .482; Logan Gluba (Dav. West) .478; Trevor Burkhart (Dav. West) .472; Austin Smith (Midland) .463; Brett Kelting (Calamus-Wheatland) .452; Leo Callison (Durant) .449; Kyle Dell (Northeast) .444; Luke Fennelly (Assumption) .441; Trenton Wallace (Assumption) .440.\u00a0

Runs

Justus Burke (Assumption) 33; Trevor Burkhart (Dav. West) 31; Evan Reifert (Wilton) 31; Carter Bell (Bettendorf) 29; Luke Fennelly (Assumption) 29; Ben Beutel (Assumption) 28; Sam Stonskas (North Scott) 28; Tony Barreca (North Scott) 26; Nick Acri (Pleasant Valley) 26; Trace Howard (Wapello) 26; Brett Kelting (Calamus-Wheatland) 25; Max Hansen (Calamus-Wheatland) 25; Nolan Melchert (Assumption) 24; Kyle Dell (Northeast) 24; Cory Anderson (Wilton) 24.\u00a0

Doubles

Trenton Wallace (Assumption) 11; Tavien Gillette (Assumption) 11; Adam Sacia (North Scott) 11; Andy Whiteman (Bettendorf) 10; Brett Kelting (Calamus-Wheatland) 10; Garrett Finley (Central DeWitt) 10; Johnny Sullivan (Clinton) 10; Noah McCreary (Dav. West) 10; Lowden Gabriel (Louisa-Muscatine) 10; Colin McCrabb (Wilton) 10; Evan Reifert (Wilton) 10; Kam Arons (Bettendorf) 9; Caleb Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 9; Austin Smith (Midland) 9.

Triples

Carter Bell (Bettendorf) 3; Jake Lenker (Wilton) 3; Jared Townsend (Wilton) 3; Luke Fennelly (Assumption) 3; Justus Burke (Assumption) 3.

Home runs

Evan Reifert (Wilton) 9; Brett Kelting (Calamus-Wheatland) 6; Carter Bell (Bettendorf) 4; Caleb Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 4; Mason Kagemann (Camanche) 3; Justus Burke (Assumption) 3; Adam Sacia (North Scott) 3; Nick Acri (Pleasant Valley) 3; Colin McCrabb (Wilton) 3.

Runs batted in

Brett Kelting (Calamus-Wheatland) 27; Johnny Sullivan (Clinton) 27; Evan Reifert (Wilton) 27; Kyle Dell (Northeast) 26; Matthew French (Northeast) 26; Kam Arons (Bettendorf) 25; Trenton Wallace (Assumption) 25; Hunter Michels (Bellevue Marquette) 24; Donaven Juarez (Assumption) 24; Luke Fennelly (Assumption) 24; Daniel Powers (Assumption) 24; Ben Beutel (Assumption) 24.

Stolen bases

Trevor Burkhart (Dav. West) 21; Jake Conley (Durant) 21; Trace Howard (Wapello) 21; Justus Burke (Assumption) 16; Max Hansen (Calamus-Wheatland) 15; Andy Smith (Camanche) 15; Jack Mix (Easton Valley) 14; Austin Smith (Midland) 14; Ty Wenzel (Clinton) 13; Logan Gluba (Dav. West) 13; Connor Harms (Midland) 13; Sam Stonskas (North Scott) 13; Kyle Dell (Northeast) 13.

Pitching record (min. 4 decisions)

Colin McCrabb (Wilton) 8-0; Daniel Powers (Assumption) 6-0; Trenton Wallace (Assumption) 5-0; Ben Beutel (Assumption) 5-0; Nick Gottilla (Assumption) 5-0; Nolan Leaton (Wilton) 4-0; Garrett Rickels (Calamus-Wheatland) 5-1; Brant Boeckmann (Calamus-Wheatland) 4-1; Braydon Dobereiner (Dav. West) 4-1; Reece Bird (Durant) 4-1; Fisher Bisinger (Midland) 4-1; Ben Steidler (North Scott) 4-1; Bradley Melvin (Pleasant Valley 4-1.

ERA (min. 21 IP)

Caleb Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 0.00; Trenton Wallace (Assumption) 0.39; Brad Gannon (Central DeWitt) 0.64; Ben Beutel (Assumption) 0.76; Daniel Powers (Assumption) 0.82; Colin McCrabb (Wilton) 0.85; Garrett Finley (Central DeWitt) 0.91; Brett Kelting (Calamus-Wheatland) 0.94; Max Hansen (Calamus-Wheatland) 1.00; Kyle Denison (North Scott) 1.11; Curtis Lilienthal (Durant) 1.18; Nolan Leaton (Wilton) 1.30; Reece Bird (Durant) 1.39; Logan Belzer (Wapello) 1.52.\u00a0

Strikeouts

Colin McCrabb (Wilton) 61; Ben Beutel (Assumption) 48; Trenton Wallace (Assumption) 45; Will Christopherson (Pleasant Valley) 42; Carter Bell (Bettendorf) 41; Nick Gottilla (Assumption) 41; Reece Bird (Durant) 39; Kyle Stoddard (Pleasant Valley) 39; Austin Leopard (Louisa-Muscatine) 37; Fisher Bisinger (Midland) 37; Evan Reifert (Wilton) 37; Cade Daugherty (Bellevue) 36; Max Hansen (Calamus-Wheatland) 36; Jared Townsend (Wilton) 36; Daniel Powers (Assumption) 35.

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Opportunities were not an issue Sunday for the Quad-Cities River Bandits.

Making the most of them, however, proved problematic for Quad-Cities in its 6-2 Midwest League loss to Cedar Rapids.

The River Bandits were a combined 0-for-12 at the plate with runners in scoring position, helping the Kernels earn a split of the four-game series in front of a crowd of 3,958 at Modern Woodmen Park.

\u201cWhen the opportunities are there, you have to try to get the runs in and we all have to do a better job with that,\u2019\u2019 said Ray Henderson, who collected the only RBI in the game for Quad-Cities. \u201cTheir pitchers did a good job in those situations, but we have to be better.\u2019\u2019

Henderson cut into a 4-0 deficit when he drove a double to the gap in left-center in the bottom of the fifth inning, scoring Bryan De La Cruz from first after he had led off the inning with an infield single.

The hits were among a collection of six allowed by Cedar Rapids starter Clark Beeker over 5.2 innings.

Beeker stranded three River Bandits in scoring position before relievers Max Cordy and Hector Lujan limited Quad-Cities to one hit over the final 3.1 innings although three walks left the bags full of River Bandits in a scoreless bottom of the eighth.

\u201cGoing 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position, that\u2019s a tough way to play,\u2019\u2019 Quad-Cities manager Russ Steinhorn said. \u201cWhen we get guys in scoring position, we have to move them around. It was a slow day for us after two one-run games, hard-fought games in a good series against a good opponent.\u2019\u2019

River Bandits pitchers struggled to keep the Kernels off the bases, retiring Cedar Rapids in order just once.

That came in the eighth inning in the first of two scoreless innings of relief by Dustin Hunt.

Eight walks, including six issued over 4.2 innings by starter Ronel Blanco, complicated things for Quad-Cities and while none of those batters came around to score the walks extended innings and ran up pitch counts.

\u201cWe left a lot of pitches up in the zone, a lot of fastballs up, and when you do that it makes for a tough day,\u2019\u2019 Steinhorn said.

The Kernels, who opened a 1-0 lead in the first on an Amaurys Minier two-out double, broke the game open with three runs in the fourth inning.

The first two scored on back-to-back homers by Caleb Hamilton and Ben Rortvedt to open in the inning. Both cleared the fence in left and were among a string of four straight hits to open the inning for Cedar Rapids, which extended its lead to 4-0 on a fly out by Gorge Munoz.

Henderson cut into the lead an inning later, but a two-out double by Rortvedt followed by a run-scoring single by Hank Morrison in the top of the seventh provided the Kernels with two runs and a 6-1 lead.

\u201cI was glad to get some solid contact,\u2019\u2019 Henderson said. \u201cI was able to get the ball up and into left and get a run in. We just needed to do that a few more times.\u2019\u2019

An error on a bases-loaded fielder\u2019s choice in the eighth by Ronnie Dawson brought the River Bandits\u2019 final run across and left the bases loaded before De La Cruz flew out to the front of the warning track in left to end the inning and Quad-Cities\u2019 comeback hopes.

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Beloit 7, Clinton 5: Beloit hit three home runs, including a two-run pinch hit blast from Luis Barrera in the ninth inning to beat Clinton Sunday at Ashford University Field.

Clinton had a runner on second in the bottom of the ninth, but Yojhan Quevedo flew out to end the game.

Joseph Camacho (1-1) got the win with three innings of scoreless, four-hit relief while Michael Koval (1-4) took the loss after Kyle Wilcox blew the save, allowing a double to Nate Mondou, who scored on a sacrifice fly by Luke Persico.

Bryson Brigman had two singles, a double and a stolen base, while Luis Rengifo hit a home run and had two RBIs for the LumberKings.

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A St. Ambrose junior from Muscatine and an Augustana junior from Annawan were introduced Sunday as recipients of 2017 scholarships presented by the Bandit Scholars program.

Lane DeVore, a political science major at St. Ambrose from Muscatine, received the first-ever Bandit Scholar award designated for a student at the Davenport university.

Dana Baela, an education major at Augustana from Annawan, was awarded the second Bandit Scholar award presented to an Augustana student.

Both received their awards during Sunday\u2019s Quad-Cities River Bandits game at Modern Woodmen Park, extending a scholarship program which has been in existence since 2009. The awards cover one full year of tuition for the 2017-18 academic year in addition to providing an internship with the Midwest League

\u201cGiving out these scholarships is the single favorite things I get to do as the owner of the River Bandits,\u2019\u2019 Quad-Cities owner Dave Heller said. \u201cWe had a number of excellent candidates again this year and the recipients epitomize what we look for in the way they give back to the Quad-Cities community.\u2019\u2019

DeVore is a member of the St. Ambrose football team and participates in the school\u2019s ROTC program. He is working toward a military career after college and currently holds a executive position with the Young Republicans Club.

Baele competed in cross country as a high school athlete at Annawan and since enrolling at Augustana has been involved with Camp Kesem, a national organization which supports kids through and beyond as their parents deal with cancer. She has a goal of becoming a teacher following graduation.

The Bandit Scholars program is funded entirely through donations and fundraising efforts of the River Bandits, including dollars raised through the team\u2019s Race to Home 5K, a golf outing and 50-50 raffles during home games.

Scholarships are open to students preparing for their junior year who reside in Scott, Muscatine and Cedar counties in Iowa or in Rock Island, Henry, Mercer or Whiteside counties in Illinois.

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Not many players do it.

It seems as though it would be exhausting for a college basketball player to participate in not just one, but two summer basketball leagues against high level competition.

But Kendall Jacks has been doing it for three years now. Based on what he has accomplished so far during his career at Wayne State College, perhaps more players should consider doing it.

Jacks emerged as a star at the NCAA Division II school in Nebraska last season and the former Bettendorf High School star isn\u2019t content to just rest on his laurels. He is working just as hard this summer to improve his game.

He is playing in the Pepsi League against the top Quad-Cities area college players on Monday and Wednesday nights at Augustana College\u2019s Pepsico Center. On Sundays and Thursdays, he plays in the Prime Time League in North Liberty and Waterloo with Division I players from Iowa and Northern Iowa.

Oh, and he also is working two jobs as a painter for the Bettendorf school district and for Ace Property Rental in Bettendorf. It doesn\u2019t leave a lot of time for anything else.

\u201cNot really,\u2019\u2019 Jacks said. \u201cUsually, if I\u2019m not doing something basketball related, I\u2019m doing something work-related.\u2019\u2019

But the 6-foot-4 forward said he thinks his busy summer schedule has had a lot to do with his development as a player.

\u201cI think it helps with the conditioning,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cIt gets a ball in my hands four days a week instead of two. I think it helps out a lot.\u2019\u2019

Jacks missed all of his second season at Wayne State because of a foot injury but as a redshirt sophomore last season, he averaged a team-leading 16.1 points per game, shot 56.2 percent from the field and was among the top three on the team in assists and rebounds.

\u201cLast year I was coming off foot surgery so it was just important for me to establish myself again and just come out and be aggressive at all times and do my thing,\u2019\u2019 he said.

The Wildcats went only 10-19 but Jacks expects a much better season next winter. The entire team returns intact, including super-sub Austin Esters, Jacks\u2019 former high school adversary at Pleasant Valley.

What Jacks already has done at Wayne State has not gone unnoticed. He was the only player not from Iowa or UNI to be selected in the first four rounds of the PTL draft.

He averaged 11.3 points per game going up against the D-I guys last summer and is averaging 17.3 points per game through the first three games of the current PTL season.

\u201cYou can\u2019t really be passive out here because these guys are Big Ten and Missouri Valley players,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cSome of these guys are probably going to be all-conference players someday so you\u2019ve just got to play your best.\u2019\u2019

If nothing else playing in all these leagues gives Jacks a chance to play against old friends and teammates who joined with him to help Bettendorf make the final four of the Class 4A state tournament two years in a row. Dylan Sortillo plays for Augustana in the Pepsi League and Nicholas Baer has worked his way into a prominent role at Iowa and is in the PTL.

\u201cBaer is back and forth between Bettendorf and Iowa City so I usually see him when he\u2019s back in Bettendorf,\u2019\u2019 Jacks said. \u201cI talk to him a lot. He and I have been friends since back early in high school. I\u2019m just happy for him.\u2019\u2019

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Mike Doyle was looking for a guinea pig last year, and he found one in the John Deere Classic.

He will be forever grateful to the local PGA Tour event for helping him add one more facet to an already thriving business. And to be honest, JDC officials are grateful to Doyle for taking one task off their plate.

\u201cIt\u2019s really been a win-win situation for both of us,\u2019\u2019 JDC assistant director Andrew Lehman said.

Doyle is the CEO of Rent Like a Champion, a company that for years has been helping college football fans arrange alternative forms of lodging when they attend games in places such as South Bend, Indiana, and Iowa City.

Last year, the company wanted to branch out into providing similar services for PGA Tour events and it found a willing partner in the JDC.

Rent Like a Champion lines up homeowners who are willing to rent out their homes for a short period of time. It then links them with out-of-town visitors who would prefer to stay in a nice home rather than a hotel room.

For college football, it\u2019s mostly fans who rent out the homes. With the PGA Tour, Doyle\u2019s company primarily has accommodated sponsors, vendors and the golfers themselves.

\u201cOverall, it was a very good experience,\u2019\u2019 Doyle said of last year\u2019s trial run at the JDC. \u201cWe ended up signing up and working with about a dozen homes in the Quad-Cities area, most of them close to the course.\u2019\u2019

He said the golfers, in particular, loved it.

\u201cFor the golfers, especially if they\u2019re traveling with families and children, it makes for a better experience to have a house,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cOne of the houses we did, it had a pool out back and a big yard with a grill, things you\u2019re just not going to get if you\u2019re split up into a couple of hotel rooms. That was a big perk for the golfers.\u2019\u2019

Some of the touring pros enjoyed the experience so much they left behind autographed souvenirs \u2014 balls, visors, assorted other items \u2014 for the homeowner.

\u201cIt\u2019s a nice way for people in the Quad-Cities to make some additional income but then on top of that, it\u2019s sort of a cool way, even tangentially, to be connected to the tournament and involved with the tournament by having the actual competitors staying in your home,\u2019\u2019 Doyle said.

Lehman said he heard nothing but positive comments from golfers who reserved homes through Rent Like a Champion.

He said since the tournament is in the middle of summer, many golfers like to bring their families with them and are looking for connecting rooms or suites in a hotel. As Lehman said, \u201cthis isn\u2019t downtown Chicago.\u2019\u2019 There just isn\u2019t much of that type of lodging available in the Quad-Cities.

Lehman said that in addition to the golfers, Rent Like a Champion also rented a house to an operations vendor that has a crew of four people in town before, during and after the tournament for a period of about a month.

\u201cThat just made their life away from the golf course much more enjoyable,\u2019\u2019 Lehman said. \u201cThey were able to grill out at night and hang out together in the evening rather than being in four separate hotel rooms.\u2019\u2019

He said partnering with Rent Like a Champion also took one thing off his plate. The JDC has worked for many years with golfers who wanted to stay in a house rather than a hotel. Finding homes and handling the logistics was a small headache that has been eliminated.

Rent Like a Champion, which partnered with billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on a 2015 episode of the TV show \u201cShark Tank,\u2019\u2019 is able to provide photos and virtual tours of the available properties, and facilitates the payment procedure.

\u201cThis really has taken a lot of the legwork and a lot of the accountability out of the tournament\u2019s hands \u2026\u2019\u2019 Lehman said. \u201cThey\u2019re really professional in the way they\u2019ve gone about it.\u2019\u2019

The success that the company found at the JDC has led to additional PGA Tour opportunities. It provided lodging for people at the Honda Classic and the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida, the Genesis Open in California, the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston and the Quicken Loans Invitational outside Washington, D.C. In September, it will work with the BMW Championships north of Chicago.

\u201cThe team at the John Deere Classic was really instrumental in making that happen \u2026\u2019\u2019 Doyle said. \u201cThey were willing to give us their endorsement and it\u2019s really opened up a lot of doors for us.\u2019\u2019

Doyle expects to rent even more homes for this year\u2019s JDC, scheduled to be held July 13-16 at TPC Deere Run on the outskirts of Silvis.

\u201cWe\u2019ve had a fair number of requests already, more than at a comparable time last year,\u2019\u2019 Doyle said. \u201cWe\u2019ve got a lot of repeat business. A lot of the golfers who were with us last year are coming back and saying \u2018Hey, we want to rent another home, potentially the one we had last year.\u2019

\u201cJohn Deere is the first one we did and I think the first one is always the hardest,\u2019\u2019 Doyle said. \u201cNobody wants to be the first one to give you a shot so we are super-appreciative of the team over there to be willing to work with us. Overall, it\u2019s been a really good relationship. We\u2019ve enjoyed working with those guys a lot.\u2019\u2019

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Baseball

MAC standings

;Conf;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Assumption;10;0;26;2

North Scott;7;3;16;8

Clinton;;6;4;13;7

Bettendorf;6;4;12;11

Pleasant Valley;5;5;14;10

Davenport West;5;5;12;11

Muscatine;;4;6;12;11

Burlington;;3;7;11;14

Davenport Central;3;7;7;13

Davenport North;1;9;7;17

Saturday's scores

Assumption 9-8, Davenport West 0-1

Clinton 16, Camanche 6

Davenport Central 3, Western Dubuque 2

Sioux City North 4, Bettendorf 2

Johnston 15, Bettendorf 2

Pleasant Valley 6, Des Moines Roosevelt 5

Ankeny 4, Pleasant Valley 2

Marion 6, Burlington 5

Iowa area

Saturday's scores

West Burlington 11, West Liberty 1

Clayton Ridge 10, Northeast 9 (9 inn.)

North Linn 4, Northeast 3

Wapello 3, Winfield-Mount Union 1

West Burlington 6, Wapello 3

Assumption 9-8, Davenport West 0-1

First game

West;000;000;0;--;0;3;2

Assumption;510;201;x;--;9;10;0

WP -- Trent Wallace. LP -- Clayton Nettleton. Two or more hits -- Assumption, Luke Fennelly 3, Wallace, Tavien Gillette. 3B -- Assumption, Wallace (3B), (HR), Justus Burke. HR -- Assumption, Nolan Melchert. RBIs -- Assumption, Melchert 3, Wallace 3, Gillette 2.

Second game

West;100;000;0;--;1;3;4

Assumption;010;403;x;--;8;9;0

WP -- Nick Gottilla. LP -- Braydon Dobereiner. Two or more hits -- Assumption, Donaven Juarez 2. 2B -- West, Ryan McKown; Assumption, Ben Beutel. HR -- Burke. RBI -- Assumption, Burke 2, Fennelly 2, Melchert, Daniel Powers, Beutel.

North Linn 4, Northeast 3

Northeast;000;003;0;--;3;2;3

North Linn;021;010;x;--;4;7;2

Northeast stats:

LP -- Jacob Reemtsma. 2B -- Kyle Dell. RBI -- Audrey Drury 2.\u00a0

Clayton Ridge 10, Northeast 9

Northeast;100;006;101;--;9;9;2

Clayton Ridge;000;314;002;--;10;19;3

Northeast stats:

Jon Dobson, Matt French (4), Travis Mickelson (6), Zach Parson (7). LP -- Parson. Two or more hits -- Zach Parson, Audrey Drury). RBI -- Kyle Dell 2, Matt French 2, Audrey Drury 2, Jacob Reemtsma 2, Todd Holdgrafer

Johnston 15, Bettendorf 2

Johnston;000;600;9;--;15;11;1

Bettendorf;101;000;0;--;2;5;5

Tavian Goerdt, Ricky Proehl (4), Josh Lawrence (7). Noah Hogge, Jackson Vines (3), Nathan Blanchard (5), Nick Yeast (7). WP -- Vines. LP -- Goerdt. Two or more hits -- Johnston (Caleb Kuennen, Evan Salmon). 2B -- Johnston (Derek Hackman, Peyton Williams); Bettendorf (Andy Whiteman, Justin Hutter). RBI -- Johnston (Evan Salmon 2, Jack Burger 2, Drew Beazley 2, Nathan Buckallew, Peyton Williams, Sean Meyer, Alex MacGregor, Derek Hackman); Bettendorf (Kam Arons, Justin Hutter)

Softball

MAC standings

;Conf;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Assumption;14;0;31;1

Bettendorf;11;3;24;7

Pleasant Valley;11;3;22;7

Davenport West;10;4;21;8

Muscatine;;8;6;20;8

Burlington;;6;8;14;14

North Scott;;5;9;19;13

Davenport North;3;11;14;17

Davenport Central;1;13;5;17

Clinton;;1;13;6;22

Saturday's scores

Assumption 7, Louisa-Muscatine 0

Assumption 8, Wilton 1

Pleasant Valley 10, Bettendorf 0

Bettendorf 10, Alburnett 0

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2, Pleasant Valley 1

Muscatine 10, Wilton 0 (6 inn.)

North Scott 9, West Delaware 0

North Scott 13, Sioux City East 2

Iowa area

Saturday's scores

Camanche 4, West Burlington 3

Dallas Center-Grimes 8, Durant 2

Durant 2, Waverly-Shell Rock 1

North Linn 4, Wapello 3\u00a0

West Liberty 8, Camanche 5

West Liberty 12, Winfield-Mount Union 0

Williamsburg 10, Tipton 5

Davenport West 14, Creston 1\u00a0

Creston;010;0;--;1;1;2

Davenport West;008;6;--;14;15;0

Cali Foglesang and Sara Keeler. Lexy Monty, Erica Ralfs (4) and Rachel Stewart. WP -- Monty. LP -- Foglesang. Two or more hits -- Davenport West (Jayme Finn, Paige Roehlk, Lexy Monty, Taylor Utterback, Kaylynn Sparks). 2B -- Creston (Cammy Rutherford); Davenport West (Rachel Stewart). HR -- Davenport West (Lexy Monty 2). RBI -- Davenport West (Jayme Finn 2, Paige Roehlk 4, Lexy Monty 6, Taylor Utterback, Kaylynn Sparks)\u00a0

Davenport West 4, Dubuque Hempstead 2

Dubuque Hempstead;110;000;0;--;2;6;0

Davenport West;100;012;0;--;4;4;1

Malarie Huseman and Kayla LaPage. Erica Ralfs, Lexy Monty (6) and Paige Roehlk. WP -- Monty. LP -- Huseman. Two or more hits -- Dubuque Hempstead (Amber Cooksley); Davenoprt West (Lexy Monty). HR -- Davenport West (Lexy Monty). RBI -- Dubuque Hempstead (Amber Cooksley, Jenna Coates); Davenport West (Lexy Monty 2, Rachel Stewart, Jayme Finn). Records -- Davenport West (23-8, 10-4)

Assumption 7, Louisa-Muscatine 0

Louisa-Muscatine;000;000;0;--;0;0;6

Assumption;112;102;x;--;7;8;0

Isabelle True, Hailey Sanders (4). Nicole Timmons, Olivia Allen (5), Hannah Kelley (6). Two or more hits -- Assumption (Hannah Kelley 3, Emma Valainis). RBI -- Assumption (Hannah Kelley 2, Carlie Samon 2, Shannon Guy)

Assumption 8, Wilton 1

Wilton;010;000;0;--;1;6;1

Assumption;003;050;x;--;8;10;1

Falloyn Grunder. Hannah Kelley, Nicole Timmons (5). Two or more hits -- Wilton (Allison Bosten); Assumption (Lea Nelson, Nicole Yoder, Sophie Van Severen). 2B -- Wilton (Taylor Garvin); Assumption (Emma Valainis, Nicole Timmons, Hannah Kelley, Sophie Van Severen). RBI -- Wilton (Taylor Garvin); Assumption (Nicole Yoder 2, Hannah Kelley 2, Emma Valainis, Nicole Timmons)

Pleasant Valley 10, Bettendorf 0

Pleasant Valley;013;15;--;10;14;0

Bettendorf;000;00;--;0;4;0

WP -- Kristen Hartman. LP -- Jess Wells. Two or more hits -- Pleasant Valley (Hannah Mausser, Ellie Spelhaug, Rylee Carlson, Tara Theusch 3, Emily Wood); Bettendorf (Wroblewski). 2B -- Pleasant Valley (Carli Spelhaug, Tara Theusch); Bettendorf (Wroblewski). HR -- Pleasant Valley (Hannah Mausser, Ellie Spelhaug, Emily Wood). RBI -- Pleasant Valley (Mallory Lafever, Hannah Mauser, Ellie Spelhaug, Rachel Tebbe, Tara Theusch, Emily Wood 4)

Bettendorf 10, Alburnett 0\u00a0

Alburnett;000;000;--;0;4;1

Bettendorf;201;124;--;10;16;1

WP - Madison Temple (13-3). LP -- Brooklynn Ossman. Two or more hits -- Bettendorf (Grace Erpelding 4, Alli Wroblewski, Gabrielle VanderVinne 3, Allison Folin 4, Jessica Wells). 2B -- Bettendorf (Allison Folin). RBI -- Bettendorf (Grace Erpelding, Alli Wroblewdki, Allison Folin 4, Anna Forari, Breanna Newton, Jessica Wells). Records -- \u00a0Bettendorf (24-7)

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2, Pleasant Valley 1

Pleasant Valley;001;000;0;--;1;6;3

Cedar Rapids Kennedy;100;000;1;--;2;2;0

WP -- Kinney. LP -- Ellie Spelhaug. Two or more hits -- Pleasant Valley (Ellie Spelhaug, Emily Wood). RBI -- Pleasant Valley (Alexia Lara); Cedar Rapids Kennedy (Kinney, Camryn Jeffords)

Boys basketball

Justin Sharp Memorial Shootout

Saturday's quarterfinal results

Rock Island Red 48, Iowa City West 39

Pleasant Valley 45, Bettendorf 35

Cedar Falls 52, West Delaware 49

North Scott 42, Waukee 34

Semifinal results

Pleasant Valley 46, Rock Island Red 46

Cedar Falls 54, North Scott 51

Third place game

Rock Island Red 60, North Scott 54

Championship game

Cedar Falls 61, Pleasant Valley 48

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Timing was everything Saturday night for the Quad-Cities River Bandits.

Ronnie Dawson and Daz Cameron delivered timely home runs.

Carson LaRue found his change-up at just the right moment.

And when visiting Cedar Rapids loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the ninth, Kevin Hill finished things off with a strikeout when it was needed most, allowing Quad-Cities to claim a 3-2 Midwest League win in front of a crowd of 5,862 at Modern Woodmen Park.

\u201cWe did just enough and sometimes in this game, that\u2019s all you can do and it\u2019s all you need to do,\u2019\u2019 River Bandits manager Russ Steinhorn said. \u201cIt was a good effort and a good win for us.\u2019\u2019

Dawson and Cameron drove home all three runs, erasing the 2-0 lead the Kernels had opened midway through the fourth inning with just two swings of the bat.

After Troy Sieber led off the fourth with a double, Dawson tied the game by lashing a two-run homer over the wall in right.

An inning later, Cameron put Quad-Cities ahead to stay with his second homer in as many games.

\u201cI\u2019m just up there trying to make good contact on the pitch I want to hit,\u2019\u2019 Cameron said. \u201cRonnie got us back in it and I was able to follow that up and get us the lead.\u2019\u2019

LaRue then held it, matching a career high with eight strikeouts while limiting the Kernels to five hits and walking just one batter in a six-inning start.

Cedar Rapids forced LaRue to earn his eighth win in 10 decisions.

Lewin Diaz opened the sixth with a double to right-center, but LaRue utilized his change-up to strikeout the next two batters he faced and coax an inning-ending pop up that kept Quad-Cities in control.

\u201cThat was a much better outing by LaRue. I think an extra day of rest probably helped him a bit,\u2019\u2019 Steinhorn said. \u201cHe didn\u2019t have his change-up working until the sixth and he got it going at the right time. Those were big outs right after we had taken a 3-2 lead, just what we needed.\u2019\u2019

The effort allowed LaRue to earn his first win in three outings this season against the Kernels, who pushed reliever Kevin Hill to the limit in the ninth before allowing him to earn his third save in as many opportunities.

Amaurys Minier, who homered in the second inning and gave Cedar Rapids a 2-0 lead with an RBI double in the fourth, opened the late threat with a one-out single in the ninth.

Ben Rortvedt followed with a single and after Hill struck out Ariel Montesino, the River Bandits intentionally walked pinch hitter Travis Blankenhorn before working the righty-righty match-up against Gorge Munoz.

Hill finished off his three shutout innings of work and the seven-hit victory by recording the River Bandits\u2019 12th strikeout of the night.

\u201cIt was a great way to finish, a good extended outing for him,\u2019\u2019 Steinhorn said. \u201cIt was a well-pitched game against a good-hitting club. We\u2019ll take it.\u2019\u2019

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