Eight games were completed in the Cardinals farm system last night with the squads going 4-4 in total. Memphis demonstrated their power hitting to lead them to victory and Palm Beach, Johnson City, and DSL Blue were also victorious. The GCL team suffered its first loss of the season. Peoria, State College, and DSL Red also lost.
Memphis Redbirds 11 at Colorado Springs Sky Sox 4
Luke Voit (1B): 3-5, 2B, HR, RBI, 4 R
Patrick Wisdom (3B): 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI’s, 3 R
Tyler O’Neill (CF): 2-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI’s, BB, 2 R
Max Schrock (2B): 2-5
Daniel Poncedeleon (SP): 6 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s
A tightly contested ball game was blown open when Memphis found their power.
Colorado Springs took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Memphis took the lead in the top of the third on an Adolis Garcia triple that scored two. They added another run on a Luke Voit solo homer in the top of the fifth.
Colorado Springs got the lead back when they scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth, but then the power bats came out.
Memphis scored three of their own in the top of the seventh. Tyler O’Neill hit a ground rule double and Patrick Wisdom brought him in with a two-run shot. Memphis truly put the game away with five runs in the top of the ninth including a three-run homer from O’Neill and two-run pinch hit home run for Randy Arozarena.
Daniel Poncedeleon (6-3) went six innings and gave up four runs, five hits, and one walk with three strikeouts. Three pitchers finished out the game without allowing a run: Landon Beck, Sean Gilmartin, and Andrew Morales.
Memphis and Colorado Springs have split the first two games of this series. Game 3 is an afternoon game today at 1:30.
Palm Beach Cardinals 8, Bradenton Marauders 3
Andy Young (2B): 3-5, 2B, RBI, R
Chase Pinder (CF): 2-3, 2 RBI’s, 2 BB
J.B. Woodman (RF): 2-4, 2 RBI’s
Jose Godoy (C): 1-4, HR, RBI, R
Evan Guillory (SP): 5.2 IP, 3 R, 10 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s
Palm Beach scored early and they scored often in an easy win over Bradenton.
Palm Beach started with three runs in the bottom of the first behind a two-RBI single from J.B. Woodman. Johan Mieses scored when Bradenton committed a fielding error one batter later.
Bradenton scored a run in the top of the second but Palm Beach responded with a run in the bottom of the third thanks to an Andy Young RBI double.
Jose Godoy homered and Chase Pinder hit an RBI single to give Palm Beach a 6-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth. Bradenton made that 6-3 in the top of the fifth. The Cardinals put the game away with runs in the sixth and eighth.
Evan Guillory gave up three runs and 10 hits in 5 2⁄3 innings. Jacob Patterson pitched 1 1⁄3 with three strikeouts. Thomas St. Clair and Junior Fernandez both pitched an inning.
The series with Bradenton continues tonight at 5:30.
Kane County Cougars 11 at Peoria Chiefs 2
Yariel Gonzalez (1B): 2-3, 2 2B, BB
Franyel Casadilla (SP): 5 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 12 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s
Peoria played a game much like Palm Beach, but the roles were reversed.
Kane County took a quick 3-0 lead in the top of the first. They scored a single run in the third and fourth and two more in the fifth. Peoria finally got on the board with two runs in the bottom of the sixth from a two-run homer from Elehuris Montero.
One more run came from Kane County in the seventh and three more came in the eighth.
Franyel Casadilla took a lot of damage in the start going five innings and giving up seven runs, six earned, 12 hits, and two walks with two strikeouts. Zach Prendergast pitched 2 2⁄3 innings of relief and gave up four runs, five hits, and two walks with a strikeout. Patrick Dayton pitched the final 1 1⁄3 and gave up two hits with two strikeouts.
Peoria looks to avoid the sweep tonight. First pitch is set for 7.
Batavia Muckdogs 4 at State College Spikes 3
Wood Myers (DH): 2-4, 2B, R
Andres Luna (CF): 2-4, RBI, R
Delvin Perez (SS): 2-4, R
Edwin Figuera (3B): 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI’s
Winston Nicacio (SP): 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s
State College made a push in the end, but ultimately came up short.
They got on the board early when Andres Luna hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second. Batavia took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth and extended it to 4-1 in the top of the eighth.
The Spikes capitalized on a wild pitch to get two runners in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth. Edwin Figuera drove them both in on a double. Figuera, representing the tying run, then advanced to third on defensive indifference. Nick Dunn struck out to end the game.
Winston Nicacio (0-2) turned in a quality start but couldn’t get any run support. He went six innings and gave up two runs, six hits, and two walks with six strikeouts. Kevin Hamann pitched two innings and gave up two unearned runs. Will Changarotty pitched a perfect ninth.
State College has lost six straight and been swept in two straight series. They enjoy an off day today before starting a three game set with Williamsport tomorrow at 6:05.
Game 1: Johnson City Cardinals 9 at Elizabethton Twins 2 (6)
Leandro Cedeno (LF): 2-3, HR, RBI, BB, 2 R
Donivan Williams (2B): 2-3, 2B, 2 R
Noel De Jesus (SP): 5 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s
For the second straight night, rain prevented Johnson City from playing all they wanted to.
After yesterday’s postponement, they may have been eager to play. The Cardinals busted out for seven runs in the top of the first. They quickly loaded the bases and Carlos Soto Jr walked, Nolan Gorman hit an RBI single, Pedro Garcia scored on a wild pitch, and Brian Sanchez hit a 2-RBI single. Later in the inning, Jonatan Machado drove in two with a double.
Johnson City got a unique run in the top of the third when Williams was allowed to scoretop after a Twins balk. Elizabethton got both of their runs in the bottom of the third. The Cardinals tagged one more run in the sixth thanks to a Leandro Cedeno home run.
The game was called due to rain with two outs in the top of the sixth.
Noel De Jesus (2-0) pitched all five innings and gave up two runs and six hits with three strikeouts.
Johnson City also enjoys an off day today and returns to action against Kingsport tomorrow at 6:30.
Game 2 between Johnson City and Elizabethton was postponed due to rain
GCL Nationals 8 at GCL Cardinals 7
Mateo Gil (SS): 2-4, RBI, BB
Victor Garcia (RF): 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI’s, 2 R
Josh Shaw (2B): 2-4, RBI, BB
Liam Sabino (3B): 1-4, 2 RBI’s, BB, R
Enmanuel Solano (SP): 7 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s
DSL Cardinals Blue 4, DSL Nationals 2
Pablo Gomez (2B): 2-4, RBI
Diowill Burgos (LF): 2-4, 2B
Diomedes Del Rio (CF): 1-4, 3B, 2 RBI’s, R
Hector Soto (SP): 7 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s
DSL D-backs2 6, DSL Cardinals Red 1
Cristhian Longa (1B): 1-4, HR, RBI, R
Luiz Ortiz (SP): 4 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s
MEM: Chris Ellis
PMB: Sam Tewes
PEO: Johan Oviedo
DSL Blue: Julio Puello
DSL Red: Ludwin Jimenez