Games Played Friday
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Lost 6-0 to the Daytona Cubs
The Cubs, the pain, the pain, the Cubs. The pain of losing to the Cubs. The Daytona version of the Cubs knocked the Palm Beach Cardinals out of the playoffs Friday night with a 6-0 loss.
Starter Mark Diapoules, could have used a little help from his friends, who mustered almost as many errors (4) as they did hits (5). Diapoules allowed four earned runs on seven hits through five innings and took the final loss of the season for the Cardinals.
RECORD: Overall 75-62, 2nd Place, 0.5 GB of Daytona / Palm Beach clinched 1st half division title.
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Winners 10-2 over State College
While Batavia was winning 10-2, over State College, the Jamestown Jammers were sweeping a double-header over the Williamsport Crosscutters. After Friday night's games, Batavia and Jamestown start the day in first place in the Pinckney Division.
If the Jammers win tonight and the Muckdogs lose, Jamestown claims the title. If both Batavia and Jamestown both win tonight, they would finish tied for first place and the Muckdogs would take the title by percentage points because of two postponed games the league said they could not make up.
The Dogs scored 10 runs with left-fielder Chris Swauger leading the charge, going 2-for-3 with a home run, four RBIs and two runs scored. Designated hitter, Christian Rosa scored three runs, going 2-for-3 on the night with an exciting triple and an RBI.
Starter Adam Veres pitched six complete innings, giving up one run on five hits and three walks, while striking out five, to pick up his first win for Batavia. The bullpen was given a 10-1 lead in the seventh. Reliever Ramon Delgaldo pitched two scoreless frames, before closer Adam Reifer gave up a run in a non-save situation in the ninth.
RECORD: 45-28, 1st Place Tie with Jamestown
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Season Over
RECORD: 75-67, 2nd place, 8.0 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) -
RECORD: 76-64 overall, 2nd place in first and second half
Quad Cities River Bandits (A) -
RECORD: 68-66 overall, 4th place in first and second half
Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Season Over
RECORD: 40-25, 2nd place, 0.5 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - Season Over
RECORD: 17-38, 5th place, 16.0 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) - Season Over
RECORD: 31-34, 5th Place, 13.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) - Season Over
RECORD: 27-39, Last Place, 15.0 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Adam Veres
Veres pitched six complete innings, giving up one run on five hits and three walks, while striking out five to keep Batavia alive in the division race to the finish.
Minor League Player of the Day - Chris Swauger
In a must win game, Swauger responded by going 2-for-3 with a home run, four RBIs and two runs scored.
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