Offensively, Cardinals priority player Shane Robinson again led off. He went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and a sacrifice fly as the centerfielder. Brett Wallace was back at the hot corner after having been spelled by Tyler Greene on Thursday. The third baseman went 0-for-4 with a strikeout, but made the defensive play of the game.
In the second inning, with one out and the bases loaded, Wallace dove to his left to snare a line drive. He quickly got to his feet and made the throw to first base just ahead of the runner. Adam Ottavino was the beneficiary of that play.
The right-hander wasn't sharp, allowing three runs in three innings on two walks and three hits, including a two-run home run. Ottavino did fan four, though it took him 58 pitches to get through the three frames.
Fellow Springfield pitcher Justin Fiske took over in the fifth and scattered two hits, but neither runner scored. The Saguaros from the second inning on and took the game, 11-3.
Adam Ottavino pitching
Ottavino part two
Shane Robinson leading off third
Brett Wallace at bat and on the bases
Justin Fiske on the mound
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