Results from games played Saturday, July 12th.
The Redbirds put two on the board in the first and another in the second and held on for the victory. Starter Zach Petrick is now 5-4 after going five innings and giving up two runs. Eric Fornataro picked up his seventh save with a perfect ninth.
Sunday’s Game: Memphis (46-48) at New Orleans (48-43), 6:05 CT, John Gast (2-2, 7.46 ERA)
The Cardinals scored three in the first and five more in the sixth to cruise to the victory. Leadoff man Rafael Ortega reached base three times and scored twice. Cody Stanley had two hits including a double and a pair of runs driven in. Starlin Rodriguez hit his second home run, a solo shot.
Sam Gaviglio threw six innings to pick up the win and is now 4-9 on the season.
Sunday’s Game: Springfield (42-49) at Arkansas (43-48), 6:10 CT, Mike Mayers (1-2, 3.46 ERA)
Sunday’s Game: Palm Beach (52-39) at Clearwater (26-64), 1:00 ET, TBA
This game made it only six full innings before rain halted the action.
The two teams started the night with identical 50-40 records, but the Chiefs offense made sure it would gain the game in the standings. Peoria put up three runs in the fifth and sixth and pitched well enough to hold on to the victory.
Hitting in the eighth spot, Player of the Day Rafael Medina had two hits and drove in three. His biggest was a two-run bomb in the fifth. Justin Ringo had two hits including a two-run blast in the third. Leadoff man Vaughn Bryan reached base three times with two hits including a triple and a walk while scoring two runs.
Though he was tagged with six runs in only five innings, Luis Perdomo picked up his first win for the Chiefs.
Sunday’s Game: Peoria (51-40) at Burlington (50-41), 2:00 CT, Rob Kaminsky (4-1, 1.28 ERA)
The hottest team in the New York-Penn League continues to do damage to its opponents. Rowan Wick keeps raking with a single, double, and an RBI. Out of the leadoff spot, Darren Seferina reached base three times with two singles and a walk. Robelys Reyes added two singles to raise his average to .373.
Sunday’s Game: State College (21-8) vs. Staten Island (15-14), 6:05 ET, Dewin Perez (2-1, 4.37 ERA)
The Baby Birds were stifled by the Royals’ pitching and managed only two hits, both by Blake Drake. Drake singled, doubled, and scored the team’s lone run.
Sunday’s Game: Johnson City (11-11) at Burlington (10-13), 6:00 ET, TBA
GCL Cardinals vs. GCL Marlins
Sunday’s Game: No games scheduled.
The Cardinals put up one in the top of the first but could score again. The team only managed two hits, the first by leadoff man Luis Flores. The DH led off with a hit, stole second, and scored on a Jonathan Rivera RBI. Carlos Rodriguez contributed the other hit.
Sunday’s Game: No game scheduled.
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