The Cardinal Nation’s Player of the Day for Saturday is Patrick Wisdom, who was 2-for-2 with a two run home run and an RBI single in Springfield’s win over NW Arkansas.
Results for games played Saturday, July 25.
The Redbirds took a six-run lead in the first inning with another run was added on in the second. The Cubs began to chip away at the lead, but the Redbirds held on.
Starter Nick Greenwood pitched five innings and gave up five runs on 11 hits, including a two run home run. Mitch Harris, Heath Wyatt, and Marcus Hatley pitched the remaining four innings in relief. Greenwood was the winning pitcher and Hatley got the save.
Dean Anna drove in three of the seven runs on a first inning bases clearing double. Travis Tartamella doubled and plated two runs. Jeremy Hazelbaker was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Jacob Wilson was 2-for-4. Tommy Pham was hitless but scored two runs.
Pham stole his seventh base in as many attempts. Xavier Scruggs was caught stealing for the second time in four attempts.
Sunday’s game: vs. Iowa, Thomas Lee (3-1. 1.69) 6:05 CDT
The Cardinals got on the board first, but the Naturals tied it up in the fourth inning. Then Springfield put the game away, scoring five runs in the fifth and six runs in the sixth.
The long ball was key. David Washington hit a solo home run in the third inning. Patrick Wisdom launched a two run home run in the sixth and also singled a run home in the fifth for three RBI. Matt Williams blasted a three run shot in the sixth. Bruce Caldwell was 3-for-5 with three RBI on a single and a throwing error. Anthony Garcia had a hit by pitch RBI. Mike O’Neill was 2-for-5 and scored two runs. Wisdom and Garcia also scored twice.
In his Springfield debut, starter Alex Reyes went four innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out five. Kyle Hald, Kurt Heyer and Ryan Sheriff pitched in relief. Hald was the winning pitcher.
Sunday’s game: vs. NW Arkansas, Arturo Reyes (6-5, 2.51) 6:10 CDT
Both games were postponed due to rain. No date has been set to replay them.
Sunday’s game: at Brevard County, TBA 5:35 CDT
This game was scoreless going into the fifth inning. The Cougars scored two runs in the fifth to take the lead, but the Chiefs scored one in the next frame to reduce the lead to one run. The game remained this way until the bottom half of the ninth, when the Chiefs scored the winning two runs.
Sunday’s game: vs. Kane County, Matt Pearce (6-9, 3.10) 6:30 CDT
The Spikes had this game in hand early, and was up 5-0 going into the bottom half of the sixth. The Renegades put two runs on the board in the sixth, but that was all. The Spikes added an insurance run in the ninth.
Starter Carson Cross four scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out two. Jery Then, Brennan Leitao, and Kevin Alexander pitched in relief. Leitao was the winning pitcher and Alexander got the save.
Jesse Jenner hit a two run home in the second inning to put the Spikes in the lead. Casey Grayson was 2-for-4 and drove in a run in the third inning, as did Cole Lankford, who was also 2-for-4. Leobaldo Pina and Michael Pritchard each had an RBI. Pina was 2-for-4, Pritchard was 2-for-5. Jhohan Acevedo was 3-for-4.
Sunday’s game: at Hudson Valley, Ian McKinney (3-2, 2.78) 4:05 CDT
The Cardinals got behind early, but came back in the fourth and took a one run lead. The Rays took the lead back in the bottom half of the fourth. The Cardinals went ahead again in the fifth and stayed ahead, adding runs in the fifth, sixth, eighth, and ninth innings.
Edmundo Sosa was 3-for-6 and drove in two runs. Allen Staton doubled twice in five at-bats, plating two. Joey Hawkins was 2-for-5, driving in two, one on a fifth inning triple. Eliezer Alvarez was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Luke Doyle had an RBI double, Chris Chinea had an RBI single.
Sunday’s game: at Princeton, Ronnie Williams (2-1, 4.18) 4:00 CDT
This game was postponed due to rain in the area. No date for replay has been set.
Sunday’s game: Off
The Astros-Orange got on the board first with one run in the fourth. The Cardinals took control in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, scoring six and holding on to the lead.
Ronald Medrano was the starting pitcher. Medrano pitched five innings, giving up one unearned run on four hits, striking out seven and walking one. Enrique Perez and Noel De Jesus combined for four scoreless relief frames.
Sunday’s game: Off.
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