The Cardinals farm system saw mixed results Thursday. Dakota Hudson led the way in a Memphis victory while Palm Beach, Peoria, and both DSL teams picked up victories.
Memphis Redbirds 7 at Colorado Springs Sky Sox 5
Rangel Ravelo (LF): 3-3, 2B, 2 RBI’s, BB, R
Carson Kelly (C): 2-3, HR, 2 RBI’s, BB, R
Tyler O’Neill (RF): 1-5, HR, 2 RBI’s, R
Dakota Hudson (SP): 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s
Dakota Hudson pitched well and the power bats stayed alive in a Memphis victory.
Colorado Springs grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning. Memphis blew the game wide open with seven runs in the top of the seventh.
Carson Kelly hit a two run bomb, Rangel Ravelo hit a 2-RBI single, Oscar Mercado scored on a sac fly by Luke Voit, and Tyler O’Neill capped it off with a two run homer. Colorado Springs attempted a comeback with two runs in the bottom of the seventh and another run in the eighth but that’s as close as they would get.
Hudson (11-2) turned in six innings and gave up two runs, six hits, and two walks with four strikeouts. Conner Greene pitched an inning and gave up two runs, one earned.
Andrew Morales pitched 1 2⁄3 innings and gave up a run and two hits with three strikeouts. Tommy Layne finished the last 1⁄3 of an inning to pick up his second save of the season.
Memphis and Colorado Springs split the four game series. Next comes Iowa tonight at 7:08.
Frisco RoughRiders 5, Springfield Cardinals 4 (10)
Tommy Edman (SS): 2-4
Andrew Knizner (C): 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI’s, BB
Victor Roache (LF): 2-4
Chris Chinea (DH): 1-3, HR, BB
Connor Jones (SP): 7 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 5 K’s
Springfield tied things up in the final frame but couldn’t put it away in extras.
Frisco scored two early runs in the bottom of the first. Springfield tied it up in the top of the third on a 2-RBI double by Andrew Knizner. A solo home run by Chris Chinea gave them the lead in the top of the fourth.
Frisco tied it with a run in the bottom of the seventh and took a one run lead in the bottom of the eighth. An RBI single by Lane Thomas in the top of the ninth ultimately sent the game to extras.
Frisco made quick work of Springfield in the top of the 10th then won it in the bottom half.
Connor Jones pitched seven innings and gave up three runs, two earned, six hits, and three walks with five strikeouts. Ramon Santos pitched 2⁄3 of an inning and gave up a run.
Jacob Evans pitched 1 1⁄3 hitless innings. Yeison Medina (0-3) didn’t record an out in the 10th and took home the loss.
Game 2 of the series is tonight at 7:05.
Palm Beach Cardinals 11, Bradenton Marauders 2
Taylor Bryant (3B): 3-5, 4 RBI’s
Dylan Carlson (DH): 2-3, HR, 2 RBI’s, 2 BB, 3 R
Brian O’Keefe (C): 2-2, 2 RBI’s, 3 BB, 4 R
Ryan McCarvel (1B): 1-3. 2 RBI’s, 2 BB
Palm Beach matched Bradenton’s runs early and coasted to an easy victory.
Bradenton scored their two runs in the top of the first. A two run home run by Dylan Carlson in the bottom of the first tied the game up and they didn’t look back from there. Brian O’Keefe scored on a Kramer Robertson groundout in the bottom of the fourth.
O’Keefe then hit an RBI single and Taylor Bryant hit a 2-RBI single in the bottom of the fifth. Another run came in the bottom of the seventh when Bryant drove in another with a single.
For an encore, they put four more up in the eighth. O’Keefe walked with the bases loaded, Ryan McCarvel drove in two with a single, and Bryant drove in his fourth run of the game with a single.
Jake Walsh (3-1) gave up two runs, six hits, and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings of work. Jacob Patterson pitched a perfect 1 2⁄3 innings with two strikeouts. Robbie Gordon and Will Latcham also had scoreless appearances.
Palm Beach wins two of three over Bradenton and starts a series with Jupiter tonight at 5:30.
Peoria Chiefs 4 at Beloit Snappers 1
Rayder Ascanio (SS): 2-4, R
Elehuris Montero (3B): 2-3, HR, 2 RBI’s, BB, R
J.R. Davis (CF): 2-4
Matt Fielder (RF): 1-4, HR
Alex Fagalde (SP): 6 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 6 K’s
Two runs in the seventh created distance to assist Peoria in victory.
Peoria scored first with a run in the top of the fourth on a Matt Fielder homer. Peoria put another up in the top of the fifth on an RBI single by Yariel Gonzalez. Beloit cut that lead in half in the bottom of the fifth.
Credit for the two run seventh goes to Elehuris Montero as he knocked one over the wall for both runs.
Alex Fagalde (3-2) turned in a good start going six innings and giving up one run, six hits, and one walk with six strikeouts. Kodi Whitley pitched two scoreless innings. C.J. Saylor gave up one hit and one walk in the ninth and picked up the save.
The series with Beloit continues tonight at 7.
Williamsport Crosscutters 4, State College Spikes 2
Angel Rondon (SP): 5.2 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s
The offense struggled mightily in a losing effort.
State College was the first on the board in the top of the third when Edwin Figuera was hit with the bases loaded. Williamsport tied the game in the bottom of the third, took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth, and opened it up to 4-1 in the bottom of the eighth.
In the ninth, State College loaded the bases to begin the inning and Wood Myers drove one in, but it was on a double play. Delvin Perez then struck out to end the game.
State College only recorded four hits on the night, all of them singles.
Angel Rondon (0-2) delivered 5 2⁄3 innings on the mound and gave up one run, two hits, and two walks with five strikeouts. Jacob Schlesener pitched a perfect 1 1⁄3 innings. Cory Malcom gave up the two runs in the eighth.
State College looks to end their seven game losing streak against Williamsport tonight at 6:05.
Kingsport Mets 7, Johnson City Cardinals 3
Zach Jackson (C): 2-3, BB, R
Luis Flores (2B): 0-1, 2 RBI’s, BB
Dionis Zamora (SP): 5.1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s
Johnson City produced more runs but equally struggled in offensive production.
Kingsport opened a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first and made it 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth. Johnson City cut it to 2-1 in the top of the seventh thanks to wise base running from Nolan Gorman scoring on a double play (he started the play at second).
Kingsport put the game out of reach with five runs in the bottom of the seventh. Johnson City used unique baserunning again to score two runs before going down in the top of the ninth, two runners scored on a Luis Flores sac fly.
Dionis Zamora pitched 5 1⁄3 and gave up two runs, one earned, three hits, and two walks with three strikeouts. Junior Gonzalez entered the game and imploded on the mound giving up five runs, four hits, and a walk in just 2⁄3 of an inning.
Parker Kelly and Jacob Sylvester each pitched perfect innings.
Game 2 of the series is tonight at 6:30.
DSL Cardinals Blue 2 at DSL Mets1 1
Jean Selmo (1B): 2-4, 2B, RBI
Francis Ventura (SP): 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 BB, 4 K’s
DSL Cardinals Red 13, DSL Tigers1 1
Joerlin De Los Santos (CF): 6-6, 2B, 2 RBI’s, 3 R
Adanson Cruz (RF): 3-5, 2B, 2 R
Claudio Ramirez (DH): 3-3, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, 3 R
Luis Montano (LF): 2-4, 2 2B, BB
Francisco Hernandez (3B): 2-4, HR, RBI, 2 R
Martin Cordova (SP): 5.1 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s
MEM: Kevin Herget
SPR: Mike O’Reilly
PEO: Paul Balestrieri
SC: Jim Voyles
DSL Blue: Inohan Paniagua
DSL Red: Ronald Suarez