Responding to early deficits was the name of the game for the Cardinals farm system Tuesday, although it only worked for Palm Beach, who won in walkoff fashion. The GCL and DSL Red teams are the only other teams who picked up victories.
Tulsa Drillers 7 at Springfield Cardinals 6
Tommy Edman (SS): 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI’s, R
Victor Roache (RF): 2-3, RBI, BB
Andrew Knizner (C): 2-5, 2 R
John Nogowski (1B): 1-5, HR, 2 RBI’s
Springfield nearly came back from a hefty deficit but came up just short.
Tulsa struck first with three runs in the top of the first. Springfield came back with two in the bottom half thanks to a 2-run home run by John Nogowski.
Springfield’s offense fell silent after that first inning, but Tulsa’s did not. They scored one in the top of the third and three more in the top of the fourth to open up a 7-2 lead.
Mike O’Reilly (3-6) was pulled after that fourth inning and gave up seven runs, seven hits, two walks, and struck out three.
Ramon Santos took over and pitched two scoreless innings giving up three hits, one walk, and struck out five.
Springfield got back on the board with a Victor Roache RBI single in the bottom of the sixth. Austin Sexton pitched a perfect seventh with two strikeouts.
Andy Young hit an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to continue chipping away at the deficit. Junior Fernandez also pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts in the eighth.
They got within one run in the bottom of the eighth after Tommy Edman drove in two with a bases loaded double. Seth Elledge took his turn with a perfect ninth. Springfield failed to get any closer in the bottom of the ninth.
Springfield falls to 50-59, 17-22 in the second half, and back to 6.5 games behind first place Tulsa in the North. They’ll look to win the three-game series tonight at 6:30.
Palm Beach Cardinals 5, Daytona Tortugas 4
Dylan Carlson (LF-CF): 2-4, RBI, BB
Ryan McCarvel (DH): 2-4, 2B, R
Stefan Trosclair (1B-LF): 2-3, R
Juan Yepez (1B): 1-1, 2B, 3 RBI’s, 2 R
Jake Walsh (SP): 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K
Palm Beach erased a four-run deficit and walked things off in the bottom of the ninth.
Daytona scored four runs in the top of the third to open the scoring. Palm Beach stayed silent until the seventh.
Jake Walsh pitched six scoreless innings and gave up three hits, two walks, and struck out one but the offense couldn’t back him up.
In the bottom of the seventh, Palm Beach loaded the bases and Juan Yepez promptly unloaded them with a 3-RBI double. Kramer Robertson then drove him in with a single to tie the game at 4-4.
Jason Zgardowski pitched the seventh and eighth and gave up one hit, one walk, and struck one out.
Bryan Dobzanski (2-0) got the ball for the ninth and gave up two hits while striking out two.
Daytona nearly got out of trouble in the bottom of the ninth. Ryan McCarvel doubled to start and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt. Yepez was then hit by a pitch and advanced to second on defensive indifference. The next play saw McCarvel thrown out at the plate on a grounder to short, but a single by Dylan Carlson sent Yepez in for the game-winning run.
Palm Beach moves to 56-45, 17-20 in the second half, and is 5.0 games behind first place Charlotte in the South. The second of three with Daytona is tonight at 5:30.
Clinton LumberKings 5, Peoria Chiefs 4
J.R. Davis (CF): 2-4, HR
Luken Baker (1B): 2-5, 2B, RBI, R
Elehuris Montero (3B): 2-4, 2B, R
Paul Balestrieri (SP): 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s
Peoria continued the farm system steak of erasing early deficits but ultimately lost in walkoff fashion.
Clinton struck first with two runs in the bottom of the second. Peoria cut that in half with a solo home run by J.R. Davis in the top of the fifth, but Clinton responded with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Paul Balestrieri’s night ended after five innings and he gave up four runs, three earned, eight hits, two walks, and struck out five.
Peoria didn’t stay down long as Yariel Gonzalez hit an RBI double and Elehuris Montero scored on a groundout to bring them within one in the top of the sixth. They tied it with an RBI double by Luken Baker in the top of the seventh.
Patrick Dayton put in two innings of relief work and gave up two hits, one walk, and struck out five.
Peoria’s offense couldn’t put anything together in the eighth or ninth and Clinton sent things home in the bottom of the ninth. Ben Yokley (1-1) took the loss and pitched 1 1⁄3 giving up the winning run, two hits, one walk, and struck out three.
Peoria falls to 61-45, 22-14 in the second half, and is 4.0 games behind first place Cedar Rapids in the Western. They start a three-game home series with the division leaders tonight at 7.
Batavia Muckdogs 4 at State College Spikes 1
Nick Dunn (2B): 3-5, 2B, R
Justin Toerner (LF): 2-4
Jacob Schlesener (SP): 5.1 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s
Offense was far from supreme in a 4-1 loss for State College.
They got on the board first with a sac fly from Stanley Espinal in the bottom of the third. That’s all the offense could muster all game long.
Jacob Schlesener started and gave up the tying run in the top of the fourth. He was pulled with an out in the top of the sixth after giving up two walks and a single. In 5 1⁄3 he surrendered one run, six hits, two walks, and struck out five.
Gabe Gentner came in relief and pitched 1 2⁄3 in total and gave up one hit, one walk, and struck out three.
Eli Kraus started the eighth but was quickly removed after giving up a walk and single. Kevin Hamann entered and gave up the inherited runner to give Batavia a 2-1 lead. Hamann stayed in for the ninth and gave up two additional runs.
State College falls to 19-24 and is 8.5 games behind first place Mahoning Valley in the Pinckney. They split the first two with Batavia and the series finale is today at 11.
Elizabethton Twins 8 at Johnson City Cardinals 5
Nolan Gorman (3B): 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI’s, BB, R
Leandro Cedeno (LF): 2-4, 2 RBI’s, BB
Zach Jackson (C): 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB, R
Dionis Zamora (SP): 2.1 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s
An early offensive onslaught soon turned into Elizabethton’s advantage.
Elizabethton scored two in the top of the first. Johnson City took the lead with four in the bottom of the second. Nolan Gorman hit a 2-RBI double and Leandro Cedeno hit a 2-RBI single. Elizabethton tied it with two runs in the top of the third and added three more in the top of the fifth.
Zach Jackson hit an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to make it 7-5 but failed to score the rest of the game. Elizabethton scored their final run in the top of the ninth.
Dionis Zamora managed 2 1⁄3 innings and gave up four runs, two earned, seven hits, three walks, and struck out three.
David Oca (1-4) pitched 1 2⁄3 and gave up three runs. The bullpen then settled in. Evan Sisk pitched a scoreless inning, Junior Gonzalez threw two scoreless innings, and Enrique Perez added a scoreless inning. Juan Alvarez gave up the run in the ninth.
Johnson City falls to 17-21 and is 7.0 games behind first place Elizabethton. The second of three games is tonight at 7.
GCL Cardinals 17 at GCL Nationals 11
Ivan Herrera (C): 4-5, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI’s, BB, 4 R
Victor Garcia (RF): 4-6, 3 R
Josh Shaw (2B): 3-5, 4 RBI’s, 2 R
Raffy Ozuna (3B): 1-4, 3B, 3 RBI’s, 2 BB, R
Cole Kreuter (DH): 1-3, 2 BB, R
Edwar Ramirez (SP): 3.1 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 1 K
DSL Nationals 2, DSL Cardinals Blue 1
Jose Zapata (C): 2-4, RBI
Enmanuel Solano (SP): 7 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 1 K
DSL Cardinals Red 8, DSL D-backs2 3
Cristhian Longa (C): 4-5, RBI, 2 R
Luis Andujar (2B-3B): 2-3, 2B, BB, R
Joerlin De Los Santos (CF): 2-5, RBI, 2 R
Luis Montano (RF): 1-3, 2 RBI’s, 2 BB, R
MEM: Chris Ellis
SPR: Anthony Shew
PMB: Evan Guillory
PEO: Alvaro Seijas
SC: Jim Voyles
JC: Parker Kelly