Results from games played Tuesday, May 10th.
A six-run sixth propelled the Redbirds (13-16) over the home Storm Chasers, 7-1, in the series’ opener.
Clinging to a scant 1-0 advantage after five, the visitors erupted for six of their 14 hits and two walks, one intentional. Alberto Rosario and Greg Garcia had three hits apiece, in four and five at bats, respectively, including a double. Rosario crossed home once and Garcia drove in two. Patrick Wisdom, Nick Martini and Dean Anna each went 2-for-4. Garcia and Martini both swiped a bag.
That garnered Deck McGuire his first win in five decisions as the Virginia native produced an excellent effort. McGuire fanned six over seven, the only mark against him being a solo bomb in his last inning of work. He walked one and hit another.
John Church worked around two hits and a walk for a scoreless eighth. Justin Wright faced the minimum, striking out two.
Wednesday’s game: at Omaha (17-14), 11:05 am CT, Thomas Lee (1-2, 5.19)
Harrison Bader twice went yard as Springfield (17-15) topped Tulsa (12-19), 4-2, salvaging a split of the four-game road set.
Bader, our Player of the Day, continued his attack on Double-A pitching, going 4-for-5 with a triple and two solo bombs. Bruce Caldwell singled and doubled in five at bats, scoring once. Bader and Caldwell combined for six of the team’s nine hits.
Mike Mayers (W, 3-2) tossed a plus performance, yielding one run on six hits and three bases-on-balls over 6 1/3. Corey Littrell recorded five outs, giving up a hit and leaving Mayers’ final two runners aboard. Ronnie Shaban surrendered a home run in the ninth.
Wednesday’s game: Off
Another day – another loss for Palm Beach (14-19) as the losing streak hits 10, including a three-game sweep by Charlotte (TB) at Roger Dean Stadium.
Jacob Evans (L, 2-2) gave up at least one run in four of his five innings on the bump. The 22-year-old yielded five runs on 10 hits and two base-on-balls for a game score of 26.
Michael Heesch was touched for three hits over three, resulting in one run. Pedro Echemendia pitched a scoreless ninth.
The offense generated three or fewer runs for the eighth time during their losing skid. Their two tallies were produced by five hits and only one of them was earned. No Beach Bird had more than one hit.
Wednesday’s game: at Charlotte (18-14), 6:35 pm ET, Matt Pearce (2-1, 2.64)
Peoria at Beloit - postponed
The second of three games between Peoria (14-16) and the Snappers was rained out. They will try to get in two seven-inning contests on Wednesday.
Wednesday’s games: at Beloit (14-16). Game one – 11:00 am CT, Jake Woodford (0-3, 3.68)/ Sandy Alcantara (3-1, 3.86)
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