Five games occurred in the Cardinals farm system last night. Palm Beach and Springfield were defeated while Memphis and Peoria (twice) were victorious.
Memphis Redbirds 3, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 2
Patrick Wisdom (3B): 2-4, RBI, R
Kevin Herget (SP): 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K’s
Memphis used small ball and solid pitching to pull this one out.
The offense didn’t muster up any extra base hits on the night. Patrick Wisdom had an RBI single in the bottom of the first and Wilfredo Tovar had one in the bottom of the sixth. Also in the sixth, Luke Voit scored on a wild pitch.
Kevin Herget had a solid start going six innings and giving up two runs, four hits, two walks, and five strikeouts. The bullpen shut things down from there.
Hector Mendoza, Sean Gilmartin, and Preston Guilmet combined to pitch the final three innings and none of them allowed a hit.
Corpus Christi Hooks 11 at Springfield Cardinals 4
Evan Mendoza (3B): 2-3, BB, 2 R
Granden Goetzman (RF): 2-4, HR, 2 RBI’s, R
Chris Chinea (1B): 1-4, HR, 2 RBI’s, R
Conner Greene (SP): 1.1 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 1 K
Springfield was in it for most of the game before Corpus Christi scored six in the top of the sixth.
It was an early 4-0 deficit for Springfield before Granden Goetzman hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the second to trim the deficit in half. They tied the game in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run shot from Chris Chinea.
After the six-run sixth, Corpus Christi added an insurance run in the eighth.
Conner Greene got roughed up early. He allowed four runs, three earned, four hits, and three walks in just 1 1⁄3 innings. Landon Beck came in and gave 2 2⁄3 innings of relief and only gave up one walk in the process.
Yeison Medina had another bad Springfield outing. He gave up four runs, three hits, two walks, and had a strikeout in one inning. Ramon Santos pitched two innings and gave up two runs. Jacob Evans also pitched two innings and gave up one run.
Charlotte Stone Crabs 7 at Palm Beach Cardinals 2 (10)
Kramer Robertson (SS): 2-5, RBI, R
Dylan Carlson (LF): 2-3, RBI, 2 BB
Andy Young (2B): 2-4, 2B, BB
Casey Meisner (SP): 6.1 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s
Charlotte scored a run in the top of the ninth to send it to extras and took off from there.
The scoring didn’t begin until the top of the seventh when Charlotte scored a run. Palm Beach quickly responded with two of their own on RBI singles from Kramer Robertson and Dylan Carlson.
Charlotte tied it in the ninth and scored five runs in the 10th.
Casey Meisner made the start and performed well over 6 1⁄3 innings giving up one run, five hits, two walks, and had two strikeouts. Jesus Cruz pitched 1 2⁄3 perfect innings out of the bullpen.
Jacob Patterson gave up a walk and a run but didn’t record an out. Austin Sexton gave up five runs, four earned, two hits, and four walks in 1 1⁄3 to be charged for his first blown save of the season.
Jason Zgardowski pitched the final 2⁄3 and gave up one hit.
Game 1: Peoria Chiefs 2, Burlington Bees 1 (8)
Scott Hurst (CF): 3-4, 2B, RBI, R
Alex Fagalde (SP): 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 9 K’s
Peoria achieved the rare eighth-inning walkoff victory since it was the first game of a doubleheader. Scott Hurst had his third hit of the day with an RBI single to give Peoria the first victory of the day.
Burlington scored the first run in the top of the fourth. Hurst scored on a fielder’s choice in the sixth to tie the game. He had a double earlier in the inning. The game went to extras before Hurst won it.
Alex Fagalde had another good outing going six innings and giving up an unearned run, four hits, three walks, and had nine strikeouts. In three starts since getting put on the roster, he’s got a 2.12 ERA.
Thomas St. Clair pitched two innings and gave up a hit with two strikeouts.
Game 2: Peoria Chiefs 7, Burlington Bees 2
Elehuris Montero (3B): 3-4, 2B, 2 R
Yariel Gonzalez (1B): 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB, R
Julio Rodriguez (C): 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI’s, BB, 2 R
Matt Fielder (LF-RF): 2-3, BB, R
Paul Balestrieri (SP): 4.2 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s
Peoria’s offense was alive in the second game of the doubleheader compiling seven runs and 11 hits in six offensive innings.
It started in the first with a Zach Kirtley groundout that scored one. In the second, Jose Martinez grounded into a double play with the bases loaded that scored one. Scott Hurst followed that up with an RBI double.
They added three more in the third with a two-RBI double by Julio Rodriguez and an RBI single by Matt Fielder. The final run came on an RBI double by Yariel Gonzalez in the sixth.
Paul Balestrieri pitched 4 2⁄3 and gave up two runs, six hits, two walks, and had six strikeouts. Andrew Summerville relieved him and gave up two walks with four strikeouts in 2 1⁄3 innings.
MEM: Daniel Poncedeleon
SPR: Jake Woodford
PMB: Evan Kruczynski
PEO: Evan Guillory