It was a far from stellar night in the Cardinals farm system Tuesday. Whether it was shutouts or blowouts, the system was on the receiving end of a lot of bad losses.
New Orleans Baby Cakes 5, Memphis Redbirds 0
Wilfredo Tovar (SS): 2-3, 2B
Adolis Garcia (RF): 2-4
Tyler Lyons (SP): 5.1 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s
The Redbirds only managed six hits on the night. The biggest opportunity for runs came in the top of the third with two runners on and one out. Tommy Edman singled to left but Wilfredo Tovar was thrown out at home.
Tyler Lyons started the game and went 5 1⁄3 and gave up three runs, three hits, one walk, and struck out five. Landon Beck pitched 2⁄3 of an inning. Dominic Leone and Andrew Morales both pitched an inning and both gave up a run.
Memphis falls to 76-51 and has another opportunity to eliminate New Orleans from playoff contention tonight at 7.
Northwest Arkansas Naturals 4, Springfield Cardinals 1
Johan Mieses (RF): 2-4, R
Matt Pearce (SP): 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s
Springfield only managed three hits on the night with Johan Mieses getting two of them. Northwest Arkansas scored two runs in both the fourth and fifth. Springfield’s run came in the top of the ninth, an RBI single by John Nogowski.
Matt Pearce (0-6) again failed to get his first win of the season going 5 innings and giving up four runs, three earned, four hits, one walk and struck out four. Elniery Garcia, Junior Fernandez, and Seth Elledge all pitched scoreless innings.
Springfield falls to 56-70, 23-33 in the second half, and their elimination number is down to six. The series with Northwest Arkansas continues tonight at 7:05.
Palm Beach Cardinals 6, Fort Myers Miracle 4
Stefan Trosclair (1B): 3-3, 3B, 2 RBI’s, R
Justin Toerner (RF): 3-5, 2B, RBI, R
Dylan Carlson (LF): 2-4, 2B, BB, 2 R
Evan Guillory (SP): 6 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s
Palm Beach was one of the very few teams in the system to pick up a win Tuesday.
Irving Lopez hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second to put Palm Beach on the board first. Fort Myers then scored a single run in four consecutive innings to take a 4-1 lead. Palm Beach chipped away with two in the bottom of the sixth behind a Stefan Trosclair RBI triple and Conner Capel RBI single.
The Cardinals tied the game in the bottom of the seventh when Trosclair was hit with the bases loaded. They took the lead for good in the eighth on RBI doubles from Justin Toerner and Elehuris Montero.
Evan Guillory went six innings and gave up four runs, three earned, five hits, no walks, and struck out four. Jacob Patterson, Will Latcham (1-1), and Bryan Dobzanski each pitched a scoreless inning.
Palm Beach moves to 68-53 and and 29-28 in the second half. They continue their series with Fort Myers tonight at 5:30.
Kane County Cougars 11, Peoria Chiefs 1
Nick Dunn (2B): 2-4
Zach Prendergast (SP): 4 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 6 K’s
The hits number for Peoria’s lacking offense was four. Their lone run came while trailing 2-0 in the top of the fourth, a Luken Baker groundout that scored Rayder Ascanio. For the curious, yes, Nolan Gorman did have one of the four hits, it was a double.
Peoria gave up four runs in the fifth and topped it off with five runs in the sixth.
Zach Prendergast gave up two runs, six hits, one walk, and struck out six in four innings of work. Ben Yokley and Fabian Blanco struggled mightily with Yokley giving up four runs in 2⁄3 of an inning and Blanco giving up five runs in 1⁄3 of an inning. Things finally settled down with Patrick Dayton pitching two scoreless innings and Kodi Whitley pitching one scoreless inning.
Peoria falls to 71-55 and 32-24 in the second half. Game 2 of the Kane County series is tonight at 6:30.
Williamsport Crosscutters 8, State College Spikes 1
Jacob Sclesener (SP): 5 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 3 BB, 4 K’s
State College also only managed four hits on the night. They got on the board first with a Wayde Ynfante solo home run, but a three-run fourth, two-run fifth, and three-run sixth for Williamsport did them in.
Jacob Schlesener pitched five innings and gave up five runs, seven hits, three walks, and struck out four. Troy Montemayor gave up three runs in two innings of work. Hector Villalobos pitched a scoreless inning.
State College falls to 31-32 and are 4.0 games behind first place Auburn in the Pinckney. Their elimination number is 10.
Burlington Royals 13 at Johnson City Cardinals 5
Liam Sabino (3B): 2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI’s, BB
Cole Aker (SP): 4.2 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 4 BB, 4 K’s
Johnson City managed 12 hits and five runs on the night, but still were on the receiving end of a blowout loss.
Burlington came out of the gate with two runs in the top of the first. Zach Jackson and Liam Sabino hit RBI doubles in the bottom of the second and Dariel Gomez hit an RBI single in the bottom of the third to give Johnson City a 3-2 lead.