The Springfield Cardinals Report

John Brayfield's Springfield Cardinals Report

The Springfield Cardinals have announced their schedule for the 2006 season.

They will open a four-game series at home against the Arkansas Travelers on Thursday, April 6. They follow this with a five-game series at Tulsa Drillers beginning April 11, and then return home for a five-game series with Wichita and a five-game series with the Drillers and round out the month of April with four games at the Corpus Christ Hooks and the start of a three-game series at San Antonio Missions on April 30.

The Cardinals finish the regular-season on Sept. 3, at Arkansas. The 2006 All Star game will be held on June 20.

Season tickets are on sale now at (417) 863-2143 or online at

The season may be over for Springfield, but minor league baseball continues in the Texas League as Arkansas swept Tulsa three straight to claim the Eastern Division title, in a best of five series, and the Midland RockHounds triumphed over the San Antonio Missions in the fifth game to win the Western Division Championship.

The two teams now face each other in a best of five games series to Determine the Texas League Champions. They will play two games in Midland before moving on to Arkansas to finish with three games if necessary.

UPDATE: On Monday night, the Midland RockHounds beat the Arkansas Travelers at Citibank Ballpark, 7-1, to take a 1-0 lead in the Texas League Championship series

The two teams have one more game to play tonight (Sept. 13) in Midland, Texas, and have a travel-day tomorrow, before resuming the series on Thursday night at Ray Winder Field in Little Rock.

A ROUND OF THANKS: The Springfield Cardinals' fans, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, donated money in support of the Hurricane Katrina victims. Fans that attended the Cardinals games from September 2-4 were able to make a contribution to the Disaster Relief Fund Collection outside Hammons Field. During those three days, the Red Cross collected a total of $12,421.15 to be used in the 2005 Hurricane Relief effort. The donations will be used to help provide food, clothing, and shelter to those families in need.

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