Games Played Friday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A): SEASON OVER
RECORD: 56-88, 4th Place, 33.0 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A): Winners 16-8 over Tulsa
The Cardinals racked out 21 hits on the night scoring 16 runs to double-up on Tulsa 16-8 to sweep the Drillers in three straight games of the best-of-five series. The win gives Springfield a berth in the best-of-5 Texas League Championship Series against San Antonio, beginning Tuesday.
First baseman Mark Hamilton went 4-for-6 with three home runs and seven RBI to lead the offense. Bryan Anderson, Cody Haerther and Jose Martinez also had four hits each, driving in a combine eight more runs for the Cardinals.
COLBY RASMUS WATCH: 2-for-6 with a run scored
2007 All-Stars: Bryan Anderson, Sean Danielson, Jaime Garcia, Jarrett Hoffpauir, Joe Mather, Chris Perez, Colby Rasmus, Juan Richardson; Post Season All-Stars, OF Colby Rasmus, C Bryan Anderson and RHP Chris Perez were all selected to this year's Post Season Team.
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-31, 1st Place
SECOND HALF RECORD: 37-32, 1st Place
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): SEASON OVER
FIRST HALF RECORD: 36-34, 2nd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 35-35, 2nd Place, 2.5 GB
Swing of Quad Cities (A): SEASON OVER
FIRST HALF RECORD: 39-31, Tied for 3rd Place, 5.5 GB
SECOND HALF RECORD: 40-30, 1st Place
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) Winners 5-2 over Williamsport
The Batavia Muckdogs finished their season on a winning note Friday, beating the Williamsport Crosscutters 5-2.
Outfielder Collin Fanning went 2-for-4 and knocked in three runs to lead Batavia past Williamsport. First baseman Andrew Brown went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, an RBI, and a run scored to cap the scoring.
Starter Jon Stambaugh pitched four effective innings, scattering six hits and a walk while striking out four, but did not factor into the decision. Reliever Brandon Garner picked up the final win on the season, pitching 2.2 innings, giving up a run before turning the game over to Justin Fiske who pitched the final 2.1 scoreless innings for his second save.
PETE KOZMA WATCH: 0-for-1 with a walk and a run scored
RECORD: 31-43, 5th Place, 15.0 GB
Johnson City Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 28-40, 3rd Place, 22.0 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 24-30, 3rd Place, 15.5 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 23-46, 7th Place, 25.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) SEASON OVER
RECORD: 30-35, 4th Place, 16.5 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day
Fiske pitched the final 2.1 innings without giving up a run for Batavia Friday night to pick up his second save.
Minor League Player of the Day
The Springfield Cardinals first baseman had a career night going 4-for-6, hitting three home runs and driving in seven.
Organizational Pitcher of the Month
April - Tyler Norrick, Palm Beach, 3-1, 1.63 ERA, 19K in 5 starts
May - P.J. Walters, Quad Cities, 4-0, 0.88 ERA, 30.1 IP scoreless streak
June – Tyler Herron, Quad Cities, 5-0, 2.27 ERA, 37K, 2 BB, in 31.2 IP
July – Jess Todd, Batavia, 3-0, 0.94 ERA, 36K, 28.2 IP
Organizational Player of the Month
April – Joe Mather, Springfield, .324, 10HR, 16RBI,
May – Colby Rasmus, Springfield, .349, 8HR, 24RBI
June – Allen Craig, Palm Beach, .337, 7HR, 24RBI
July – Osvaldo Morales, DSL, .333, 6HR, 20RBI
August - Colby Rasmus
Birdhouse Award Winners
Osvaldo Morales, DSL, Player of the Month for July, .333, 6HR, 20RBI
Nick Additon, Johnson City, Starter of the Month for July, 1-0, 1SV, 1.78 ERA
Justin Fiske, Batavia, Reliever of the Month for July, 6G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA
Jarrett Hoffpauir, Springfield, Player of the Month for June, .337, 7HR, 24RBI
Tyler Herron, Quad Cities, Starter of the Month for June, 5-0, 2.27 ERA, 31.2 IP
Kyle McClellan, Springfield/Palm Beach, Reliever of the Month for June, 2-0, 0.00 ERA
Colby Rasmus, Springfield, Player of the Month for May, .340, 8HR, 24RBI
P.J. Walters, Quad Cities, Starter of the Month for May, 4-0, 0.88 ERA
Luke Gregerson, Palm Beach, Reliever of the Month for May, 0-0, 11SV, 0.64 ERA
Joe Mather, Springfield, Player of the Month for April, .324, 10HR, 16RBI
Tyler Norrick, Palm Beach, Starter of the Month for April, 3-1, 1.63 ERA
Jason Motte, Palm Beach, Reliever of the Month for April, 1-0, 3SV, 0.90 ERA
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