Amarillo Sod Poodles 9 at Springfield Cardinals 6
Kramer Robertson: 2-2, 2B, RBI, 2 BB
Scott Hurst: 3-3, 2 RBI, BB
Shane Billings: 1-1, HR, 2 RBI
Evan Mendoza: 1-4, HR
Springfield’s problem was it couldn’t hold on to any advantage.
Evan Mendoza and Shane Billings both hit a home run in a five-run fourth inning that turned a 5-1 deficit into a 6-5 advantage, but the Cardinals immediately gave it up by surrendering three runs in the top of the fifth.
Springfield didn’t get a good start out of Casey Meisner, who went four innings and gave up five runs, eight hits, two walks, and struck out one. Meisner’s ERA is now 9.37.
Mike O’Reilly gave up three runs in two innings of relief before pitching settled down, with Connor Jones and Kodi Whitley combining for three scoreless innings.
Springfield falls to 6-13 and has split the first two of four with Amarillo. Game 3 is today at 11:10.
Palm Beach Cardinals 3, Jupiter Hammerheads 2
Julio Rodriguez: 3-4
Michael Perri: 2-4, 2B, RBI
Nick Plummer: 2-4, RBI
Rayder Ascanio: 2-3
Perry DellaValle: 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 Ks
The offense was plentiful all night long, but Palm Beach was unable to cash in for runs until it mattered most.
Two runs in the bottom of the ninth, capped off by an RBI single by Nick Plummer gave the Cardinals the victory.
Julio Rodriguez’s 3-for-4 game increased his batting average to .395 in 13 games played. Michael Perri went 2-for-4 and has six hits in 14 at-bats.
Pitching was superb all night long. Perry DellaValle started with six innings and gave up two runs, one earned, four hits, one walk, and struck out three. Ronnie Williams pitched a scoreless inning and C.J. Saylor pitched two scoreless innings.
Palm Beach moves to 14-5 and has taken the first two over Jupiter. The Cardinals go for the sweep tonight at 5:30.
Quad Cities River Bandits 8 at Peoria Chiefs 0
Alvaro Seijas: 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 7 Ks
You can see from Seijas’ line that he wasn’t bad.
That’s about the only positive you can take from Tuesday’s game from Peoria. Quad Cities held the Chiefs to one hit, a single to Leandro Cedeno, and doubled up its score with four runs in the top of the ninth.
The bullpen could’ve been much worse. Evan Sisk gave up one run in one inning while Fabian Blanco and Freddy Pacheco both pitched scoreless innings. Edgar Escobar pitched the ninth and was tagged for all four of those runs.
Peoria falls to 6-12 and receives a shutout after delivering a shutout to Quad Cities Monday. The Chiefs go for the series win tonight at 6:35.
MEM: Harold Arausz
SPR: Austin Warner
PMB: Angel Rondon
PEO: Cole Aker