Games Played Tuesday, June 2nd
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Winners 8-4 over Oklahoma
The Redbirds battled back from an early deficit to beat the Oklahoma Redhawks 8-4 Tuesday night in the series opener.
Starter Clayton Mortensen picked up his third consecutive win, despite giving up the four runs out of the gate in the first inning. Mortensen shut down the Redhawks through the next five innings, giving his team a chance to comeback and pick up the win.
Jess Todd on in relief in the ninth, came in with the bases loaded and two outs and struck out the only batter he faced on the night to earn his 11th save on the season.
Outfield Joe Mather led the Memphis offense with three hits, including two doubles and two RBIs.
BRETT WALLACE WATCH: Brett went 0-for-5 Tuesday night and is currently hitting .265 on the season.
RECORD: 28-24, 2nd Place, 0.5 GB - PCL American North Division
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - OFF DAY TUESDAY
The Springfield Cardinals open a six-game home stand on Wednesday, as they're back at Hammons Field to take on the San Antonio Missions and the Corpus Christi Hooks. The Cardinals have lost their last two games, but maintain a two game lead over Tulsa in the North Division standings.
On Wednesday night, 1,000 fans ages 18 and over will receive a free Scratchers Ticket, thanks to the Missouri State Lottery. Game time is 7:10pm on Wednesday, as right-hander David Kopp (1-0) just recently called up from Palm Beach, will make his Hammons Field debut.
RECORD: 28-21, 1st Place - Texas League North Division
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Winners 2-1 over Lakeland.
Lakeland had the bases loaded in the top of the ninth but couldn't squeeze out another run as the Palm Beach Cardinals escaped with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night.
Reliever Adam Reifer, after giving up a base hit and a walk that loaded the bases, got the final batter to fly out to center to end the game, to pick up his sixth save. Starter Chuckie Fick pitched five complete scoreless innings giving up only three hits in his first start for Palm Beach.
RECORD: 21-30, Last Place, 11.5 GB - FSL South Division
Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Winners 9-3 over Burlington.
The River Bandits battling with rainy and cold conditions used five pitchers Tuesday night with reliever Ramon Delgado picking up his fourth win on the season.
Leadoff man and third baseman Brett "the on-base-machine" Lilley, went 2-for-5 on the night, with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the offense. Lilley is hitting .267 for Quad Cities, with a very impressive .426 OBP.
RECORD: 24-27, Tied for 5th Place, 8.0 GB MID Western Division
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - The Muckdogs will begin the defense of their NYPL Championship Title on June 19th when they host Auburn at home.
Johnson City Cardinals (R) - The Cardinals will open the season on the road in Kingsport on Tuesday, June 23rd. The Cardinals will play a three game series with the Mets before the action comes to Howard Johnson Field on Friday, June 26th when the Cardinals play host to the Burlington Royals in the 2009 home opener.
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - The GCL Cardinals open their season on June 23 vs. the GCL Marlins.
Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Chuckie Fick
Chuckie Fick pitched five complete scoreless innings giving up only three hits in his first start for Palm Beach to pick up our Minor League Pitcher of the Day honors.
Minor League Player of the Day - Brett Lilley
Lilley continues to be an effective leadoff hitter for Quad Cities, going 2-for-5 last night, with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Bandits offense and team to a win.
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