Games Played Tuesday
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Winners over Lowell 13-9
In a must win game, the Muckdogs found themselves in a very deep hole. Going into the bottom of the sixth, the team was trailing the Spinners, 8-2. But Batavia would force another game by scoring 11 runs in the sixth and seventh innings.
Batavia scored six runs in the sixth inning, four of the runs coming with two outs. The big blow of the inning was a two-out, two-run double off the bat of Edwin Gomez.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Muckdogs once again went to work with two outs. This time, however, all the teams' runs were scored with two gone. Chris Swauger hit a bases clearing double to put the game away.
Swauger ended his night with two doubles and four RBIs. Shane Peterson collected three hits, drove in two runs, and scored two runs. Charlie Cutler reached base five times via four hits and a walk. Cutler scored three times and drove in one run. Defensively, Cutler allowed four stolen bases.
The winner of Wednesday's game will face Jamestown in the finals.
PLAYOFF RECORD: 1-1
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
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) -
RECORD: 75-62 overall, 1st place, first half and 4th place, 2nd 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 - Jason Buursma
On his 23rd birthday, Buursma recorded the final out to give the Muckdogs the victory.
Minor League Player of the Day - Shane Peterson
The 2008 second round draft pick recorded three hits while scoring twice and driving in two runs in Batavia's victory.
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