Results from games played Thursday, July 10th.
Boone Whiting won his second straight game and his second of the season after throwing five scoreless innings on just two hits and three walks. He fanned seven. Equally important were relievers Dean Kiekhefer and Eric Fornataro, who combined for four more run-free frames while allowing just three baserunners.
The lone score of the day came in the fifth inning when Shane Robinson plated Pete Kozma via a sacrifice fly. The Redbirds managed just five hits, with the only extra-base hit a double by Xavier Scruggs. Kozma reached base twice on a single and a walk.
Friday’s game: Memphis (45-47) at New Orleans (46-47), 8:00 PM ET, Marco Gonzales (Triple-A debut)
Wasted were great efforts by starter Kurt Heyer and reliever Sam Tuivailala, the latter in his Springfield debut. Heyer threw six innings of three-hit ball, yielding just one run. Tuivailala fanned three in two perfect frames.
Friday’s game: Springfield (42-48) vs. NW Arkansas (35-55), 7:10 PM CT, Kyle Hald (7-2, 3.47)
The Cards were down 4-0 in the third inning and could not quite dig their way out of the hole. Starter Kyle Helisek did stay in through five innings, but took the loss after yielding four runs, three earned, on seven hits and a walk. The final Miracle run scored against Dixon Llorens in the eighth.
Friday’s game: Palm Beach (50-39) at Clearwater (52-36), 6:30 PM ET, Tyrell Jenkins (3-1, 1.71)
The Chiefs took an early lead, scoring single tallies in the first and second, and stayed ahead the rest of the way.
Starter Chase Brookshire earned the win after yielding two runs, one earned, over 5 1/3 innings. Zach Loraine tossed 2 1/3 scoreless before Josh Lucas picked up his first save in his Peoria debut with a run-free ninth.
Friday’s game: Peoria (50-39) at Burlington (48-40), 6:30 PM CT, Blake McKnight (5-6, 4.10)
The Spikes got back to their winning ways behind the masterful pitching of Player of the Day Cody Schumacher. The former Missouri State hurler picked up his first professional win after throwing a one-hitter for 5 2/3 innings. Trey Nielsen yielded one score in 2 1/3 and new arrival Joe Scanio picked up his first save with a scoreless ninth.
The Spikes plated a single tally in the second and added three more in the fifth. Leadoff man Darren Seferina was on base four times with a single, double and two walks and stole a base, but did not score. Nick Thompson went 3-for-4 including a double, a run scored and an RBI.
Friday’s game: State College (19-8) vs. Brooklyn (15-12), 7:05 PM ET, Austin Gomber (0-1, 1.13)
Johnson City starter Ian McKinney took a no-decision despite spinning seven innings of scoreless ball on five hits and two walks. He fanned three while lowering his ERA to 0.36. Ismael Brito added two scoreless frames to get through nine.
Friday’s game: Johnson City (11-9) at Greeneville (10-10), 7:00 PM ET, Juan Perez (3-0, 4.73)
After coughing up a three-run lead in the top of the seventh, the Cardinals came back with three in the eighth to take their 14th win in 18 games.
Cardinals starter Frederis Parra was masterful, throwing six innings of scoreless ball on just three hits and two walks. The 19-year-old fanned eight. It unraveled for reliever Dylan Hawkins in the seventh, however. Only one of the four runs scoring against him was earned following a Malik Collymore fielding error.
Friday’s game: GCL Cardinals (14-4) at GCL Marlins (4-14), 12:00 ET
The Mariners scored in five of the nine innings against two Cardinals pitchers. Starter Angel Estevez, allowed six runs, three earned, over the first four. Junior Gonzalez yielded four more in the next four innings.
Friday’s game: DSL Cardinals (12-23) vs. DSL Mariners (16-19), 10:30 AM ET
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