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Swing of Quad Cities move into sole possession of first place Sunday as Springfield is eliminated from post-season play.



For the Games of - 08/27/06



Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A)

Record - 55-81

Standings - Pacific Coast League, American North Division - 3rd place, 18.0 GB

Results: WON - The Memphis Redbirds shut the Nashville Sounds on Sunday, beating their division rival 2-0 at Auto Zone Park in the final of a five-game series.

Notes: Redbirds starter Anthony Reyes (6-1) combined with a pair of relievers to notch the five-hit shutout for Memphis. He allowed four hits and fanned eight batters over his seven innings.



Springfield Cardinals (Double-A)

Record - 23-40 (39-29, 1st half)

Standings - Texas League, East Division - 4th place, 14.5 GB

Results: LOST - Any hopes of a post season berth is officially over as the Springfield Cardinals lost Wichita Wranglers by a final score of 11-4 on Sunday evening at Hammons Field. The Wichita victory clinches a spot in the upcoming Texas League North Division Playoffs against the Tulsa Drillers, as the Springfield Cardinals have now officially been eliminated from playoff contention.

Notes: The Cards fall to 23-40 in the second half and 62-69 overall. The Redbirds continue their home stand on Monday night, hosting Wichita in the third game of the four-game series. Monday night the Cardinals will send Blake Hawksworth (3-2) to take the mound for Springfield, while the Wranglers will send Billy Buckner (4-3) to the bump. Monday night is Drury University night, as 2,500 fans will receive a Drury Panthers / Springfield Cardinals t-shirt.

Don't forget that Tuesday, August 29th is Fan Appreciation Night at Hammons Field, as everyone will enjoy a post-game Fireworks Spectacular thanks to AM Pyrotechnics and receive a free voucher for a ticket to a Cardinals' game at Hammons Field in 2007!



Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A)

Record - 31-26 (39-31, 1st half)

Standings - Florida State League, East Division - 3rd place, 1.5 GB


Notes: Saturday's Florida State League doubleheader between the Palm Beach Cardinals and Brevard County Manatees has been rained out. The series will not be made up.

Palm Beach is 16-6 over the last 22 games.



Swing of Quad Cities (Low-A)

Record - 37-24 (34-34, 1st half)

Standings - Midwest League, West Division - 1st place

Results: WON-WON - The Swing of the Quad Cities swept a doubleheader from the Peoria Chiefs on Sunday afternoon at John O'Donnell Stadium, clinching a berth in the post-season with a come-from-behind 6-4 win in the opener and a 6-3 decision in game two. Mark Hamilton's walkoff three-run homer in game one capped a four-run rally to set the tone for the twin bill.

Quad Cities (37-24, 71-58) seized sole possession of first place in the Midwest League's Western Division, and will welcome second-place Kane County to town for a four-game series beginning on Monday night. Peoria (29-33, 70-61) lost the season-series to the Swing, who took seven of their 11 meetings this year.

Notes: The Swing will continue their homestand by welcoming the Kane County Cougars into Davenport on Monday night, as LHP Adam Daniels (7-11, 3.21) will take on RHP Trey Shields (10-9, 4.96).



State College Spikes (SS-A)

Record - 33-30

Standings - New York Penn League, Pinckney Division - 1st place

Results: RAINED OUT - Sunday night's game between the Jamestown Jammers and the State College Spikes has been postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Monday evening, with the first of two seven-inning games getting underway at 6:05 pm. LHP Brad Furnish(3-5, 3.64) will start game one for the Spikes and he will be opposed by Stu Alexander (0-5, 6.51). Even though the Spikes weren't able to take the field on Sunday, they gained ground in the race for the Pinckney Division crown. The Auburn Doubledays beat the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 11-3 to move all three teams into a tie for first place

Notes: Saturday, the Spikes lost the opener of a critical two-game series with the Auburn Doubledays by the score of 7-3 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The Spikes offense struggled against Auburn's pitching, as Matt Wilkerson provided the only offense going 2-for-4 with three RBI. Despite the loss the Spikes remain ½ a game out of first place in the logjam at the top of the Pinckney Division, trailing both the Doubledays and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.



Johnson City Cardinals (Rookie)

Record - 32-33

Standings - Appalachian League, West Division - 4th place, 8.0 GB

Results: WON - Johnson City defeated Princeton Sunday 5-2.

Notes: Saturday, Johnson City lost to Princeton, 4-3 in 11 innings after being three outs away in the 9th to even their record at .500.




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