Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 06/01/14

Memphis and Palm Beach gave up leads as Peoria managed the only system-wide win on Saturday. Palm Beach leadoff man Charlie Tilson is our Player of the Day.

Results from games played Saturday, May 31st.

Memphis 6 at Oklahoma City 8

The Redbirds led 5-0 after the top of the third but the Redhawks scored three in the bottom of the inning and put up three more in the bottom of the fourth to take the lead. Memphis would tie it only to see Oklahoma City go ahead for good in the bottom of the sixth.

Old friend Pete Kozma had three hits and drove in two runs. Jermaine Curtis finished his night with two hits and three RBI. Tommy Pham and Audry Perez each collected a pair of hits, as well.

Scott McGregor was charged with six runs in only 3 1/3 innings. McGregor now has an eerie 6.66 ERA this season. Moved into relief duty, Kurt Heyer was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs in 2 2/3 innings.

Sunday's game: Memphis (27-29) at Oklahoma City (31-26), 6:05 CT, TBA

Springfield 1 vs. Frisco 9

Frisco scored three runs in the top of the first and never looked back, cruising to an easy victory at Hammons Field.

Starter Sam Gaviglio made it only 4 1/3 innings. The RoughRiders tagged the righty with seven runs on 11 hits. Reliever Cory Baker allowed two runs in only 2 2/3 innings of work. Patrick Wisdom singled twice and finished as the only Cardinal with multiple hits. Jacob Wilson hit a solo home run in the sixth to account for the home team's lone run.

Sunday's game: Springfield (25-30) vs. Frisco (29-20), 6:10 CT, Jonathan Cornelius (4-5, 4.63 ERA)

Palm Beach 5 at Lakeland 7

Starter Mike Mayers was cruising until the Tigers plated five runs in the fifth. Mayers would stay around and finish seven innings but all seven runs were charged to the right-hander.

Leadoff man Charlie Tilson was outstanding in the leadoff spot. The former second-round pick collected three hits, walked, and scored three runs and is our Player of the Day. Breyvic Valera singled twice and drove in two runs.

Sunday's game: Palm Beach (26-29) at Lakeland (35-20), 1:00 ET, Nick Petree (3-1, 1.07 ERA)

Peoria 5 vs. Kane County 3

With two out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth, Mason Katz ripped a triple to center field to clear the bases and put the home team ahead. Down 3-0 going into the seventh, the Chiefs put up crooked numbers in the seventh and eighth to defeat the Cougars.

Kenny Peoples-Walls struck the big blow in the seventh with a two-run home run. The outfielder finished the night with two hits. Juan Herrera reached base three times with two hits and a walk.

Jimmy Reed went five innings, yielding three runs on seven hits allowing the way. Chris Perry is now 3-0 after striking out three in 1 1/3 innings of relief.

Sunday's game: Peoria (30-25) at Kane County (37-19), 6:00 CT, Blake McKnight (1-4, 6.08 ERA)

DSL Cardinals 1 at DSL Orioles2 4

The Cards fell in their season opener after giving up crooked numbers in the fourth and sixth. Starter Sandy Alcantara was charged with the loss after allowing two runs in his four inning outing.

Shortstop Hector Linares led the offense with a double and a single.

Sunday's Game: No game scheduled.



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