Extra innings was the name of the game in the Cardinals farm system last night with three teams winning in extras. Springfield suffered a loss in a game that ended short because of rain. The DSL Blue team won while the Red team fell big.
Memphis Redbirds 7 at Albuquerque Isotopes 6 (10)
Rangel Ravelo (1B): 2-4, BB, R
Patrick Wisdom (3B): 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI’s, R
Carson Kelly (C): 2-4, 3B, RBI, BB, 2 R
Randy Arozarena (LF): 2-4, 2 RBI’s
Kevin Herget (SP): 6 IP, 5 R, 9 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s
Memphis scored two runs in the ninth to send the game to extras and sent it home in the 10th in a come from behind victory.
Memphis quickly grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Patrick Wisdom hit an RBI double then Rangel Ravelo scored on a Carson Kelly groundout. Albuquerque tied the game up in the bottom of the second.
Memphis regained the lead with a run in the top of the fourth on an Adolis Garcia sac fly. Albuquerque quickly tied the game up once again with a run in the bottom of the fourth. They took their first lead of the game with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Kelly tripled to lead off the top of the seventh and scored on a Wilfredo Tovar single to make it a one run deficit but Albuquerque matched the run in the bottom of the seventh.
A two-RBI single by Randy Arozarena in the top of the ninth sent the game to extras. Wisdom drove in his second run of the day on a single in the top of the 10th to lead the Redbirds to victory.
Kevin Herget started the game and pitched six innings giving up five runs, nine hits, and one walk with three strikeouts. Sean Gilmartin gave up a run in 1 1⁄3 innings of work. Arturo Reyes pitched 2⁄3 of an inning.
Andrew Morales (1-2) took the win and pitched a completely perfect ninth. He faced three batters and got three strikeouts. Edward Mujica pitched a perfect 10th to earn his third save of the season.
Memphis looks for the three game sweep of Albuquerque tonight at 7:35.
Arkansas Travelers 5 at Springfield Cardinals 1 (7)
Tommy Edman (2B): 2-3, 2 SB
Matt Pearce (SP): 5 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s
Mother Nature might’ve done Springfield a favor by washing out a game early that saw them struggle to generate runs.
Arkansas came swinging right out of the gate. The leadoff batter walked and the second batter sent one over the right field fence. Springfield cut the lead in half with an RBI single by Chris Chinea in the bottom of the second.
Arkansas added two runs in the top of the fifth and one run in the top of the sixth. They led off the top of the seventh with a single before the rain came in. It stayed long enough for Springfield to call the game early.
Matt Pearce (0-2) pitched five innings and gave up four runs, six hits, and one walk with four strikeouts. Jason Zgardowski pitched the sixth inning and the start of the seventh. He gave up one run, three hits, and one walk with one strikeout.
Springfield and Arkansas have split the first two games of the series. Game 3 is tonight at 7:10.
Palm Beach Cardinals 3, Fort Myers Miracle 2 (10)
Chase Pinder (CF): 2-5, HR, RBI, 2 R
Shane Billings (LF): 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB
Casey Meisner (SP): 5.2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s
Palm Beach used a slight come from behind victory of their own. They tied the game in the eighth and also won it in 10.
They grabbed the first lead of the game when Brian O’Keefe scored on a Dylan Carlson sac fly in the bottom of the second. Fort Myers tied the game with a run in the top of the fifth and took the lead with a run in the top of the sixth.
Palm Beach tied the game in the bottom of the eighth on a Chase Pinder solo home run. The game went to extras and an RBI single by Shane Billings walked it off in the bottom of the 10th.
Casey Meisner started the game and pitched 5 2⁄3 and gave up two runs, one earned, five hits, and one walk with five strikeouts. Jacob Patterson gave up three hits and had two strikeouts in 2⁄3 of an inning. Eric Carter pitched 1 2⁄3 innings and gave up a hit.
Will Latcham (3-2) pitched two innings and gave up a hit and two walks with three strikeouts.
The Cardinals now enjoy three off days with the Florida State League North vs South All Star Game Saturday at 5:30. The Cardinals will be very well represented in the South Division. Coach Dann Bilardello, Hitting Coach Brandon Allen, and Pitching Coach Will Ohman will serve as the team’s coaching staff.
Latcham, Evan Kruczynski, Anthony Shew, and Austin Warner represent pitchers. Jose Godoy, Evan Mendoza, Andy Young, and Johan Mieses will represent position players.
Peoria Chiefs 3, Beloit Snappers 2 (11)
Irving Lopez (2B): 3-5, RBI
Alex Fagalde (SP): 6 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 0 BB, 6 K’s
Peoria and Beloit traded runs in the 10th inning but Irving Lopez sent it home in the 11th.
No scoring occurred until the top of the sixth when Beloit took a 1-0 lead. Peoria tied it in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI double from Jose Martinez.
The game went to extras and Beloit took a 2-1 lead in the top of the 10th but Peoria responded with an RBI single from Julio Rodriguez to send it to another extra frame. Irving Lopez sent the crowd home happy in the 11th with an RBI single.
Alex Fagalde pitched six innings and gave up one run, seven hits, and no walks with six strikeouts. Fabian Blanco pitched two innings giving up a walk with one strikeout.
Andrew Summerville pitched the ninth and gave up one hit and two walks. Bryan Dobzanski (5-2) pitched the final two innings and gave up one unearned run, one hit, and one walk with one strikeout.
Peoria lost two of three to Beloit and begins a three-game series with Cedar Rapids tonight at 6:35.
DSL Cardinals Blue 16 at DSL Yankees 9
Carlos Soler (CF): 4-6, 2 RBI’s, R
Pablo Gomez (3B): 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI’s, 3 R
Jean Selmo (DH): 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI’s, 2 BB, 4 R
Dionis Zamora (SP): 5.2 IP, 5 R, 0 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 10 K’s
DSL Rangers2 10 at DSL Cardinals Red 1
Jose Moreno (SP): 4 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 5 K’s
Adanson Cruz and Claudio Ramirez recorded the only hits for the team.
The State College Spikes begin their season tonight. They start with a three-game series with the Williamsport Crosscutters. First pitch tonight is set for 6:05.
MEM: John Gant
SPR: Jake Woodford
PMB: Off until 6/18
DSL Blue: TBD
DSL Red: TBD