Here are some highlights from the weekend:
-Chiefs first baseman Stefan Trosclair hit for the cycle on Friday, going 4-for-6 with three runs scored and two runs batted in. The Chiefs enjoyed a 13-10 win over the Snappers, fueled by their 10-run eighth.
-Springfield’s relievers were on display on Saturday, as Corey Littrell, Rowan Wick, and Tyler Bray combined for 6 1⁄3 innings of scoreless relief against the Naturals.
-Ryan Sherriff was electric on Friday out of the Redbirds’ bullpen, punching out five in 2 1⁄3 scoreless innings.
-Springfield left fielder Randy Arozarena brought the thunder in Saturday’s contest, crushing a walk-off homer to down the Naturals, 8-7.
-Redbirds shortstop Aledmys Diaz hit his fourth homer of the year, upping his average to .287 with eight extra-base hits in 22 games with Memphis.
-Frederis Parra was solid in his start for the Chiefs on Sunday, allowing one earned run over six innings. The Chiefs ultimately lost in extras, but Parra lowered his earned run average to 2.74 through 62 1⁄3 innings.
-Spikes starter Jonathan Mulford struggled in his Sunday assignment, walking six and allowing seven hits in 2 2⁄3 frames, leading to five runs - all earned - in his fourth loss this season.
-Austin Gomber turned in his second consecutive seven-inning performance on Friday, turning in seven frames of two-hit ball and seven strikeouts against the Naturals.
-Spikes first baseman Yariel Gonzalez relished in the batter’s box on Saturday, going 4-for-5 with a home run, three runs scored, and as many runs driven in.
-Gonzalez wasn’t the only Spike with four hits on Saturday: Bryce Denton went 4-for-5 as well.
-On Sunday, Redbirds right-hander Jack Flaherty was just as splendid as Gomber was on Friday. Flaherty twirled seven innings of scoreless ball with nine punchouts. Flaherty is now 4-1 with a 2.83 earned run average in 11 games and starts with Memphis.
-Alvaro Seijas improved to 4-1 on the year with seven frames of two-run ball on Friday. Seijas punched out seven and currently sits at 39 strikeouts in 40 2⁄3 innings with the Johnson City squad.
-Palm Beach starter Sam Tewes took a tough-luck loss on Sunday, despite surrendering just two runs over seven innings. Both runs scored on a two-run homer in the second inning.
-Tyler O’Neill homered against his former team on Friday, his 23rd combined between the Mariners’ and Cardinals’ Triple-A affiliates.
-Jacob Schlesener gained some recognition on Saturday, as the lefty fired six hitless innings and whiffed 13 in a start for Johnson City. The Cardinals ultimately lost in extras, 7-5. Schlesener owns a 1.28 WHIP and 54 strikeouts in nine games (eight starts) in 2017.
MEM: Luke Weaver
SPR: No game
PMB: Jake Woodford
PEO: Austin Warner
SC: Andrew Summerville
JNC: Franyel Casadilla
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