Kernels sweep Snappers, advance to second round

Akil Baddoo led off for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in both games of the team’s first-round playoff series. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

A three-hit game by Akil Baddoo and a seven-inning shutout from Randy Dobnak were key to the Cedar Rapids Kernels winning Game 2 of their series versus the Beloit Snappers 4-0 Friday. The victory advances the Kernels to the Western Division finals for the fifth consecutive year.

All four teams that advanced to the second round of the playoffs — the Kernels, the Peoria Chiefs, the West Michigan Whitecaps and the Bowling Green Hot Rods — swept their opponents in the first round.

The Kernels will host the Chiefs in Game 1 of the best-of-three Western Division finals before Peoria hosts Game 2 and, if necessary, Game 3. The Whitecaps will host the Hot Rods in Game 1 of the Eastern Division finals before Bowling Green hosts Game 2 and, if necessary, Game 3. Both series begin Saturday.

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