Nashville Sounds 5 at Memphis Redbirds 3
Tommy Edman: 3-5, HR
Andrew Knizner: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI
Lane Thomas: 2-3, 3B, BB
Austin Gomber: 7 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 8 Ks
Memphis worked itself out to a 3-1 lead, but Nashville responded with four unanswered runs to put the game away.
The three runs came off a first inning home run by Tommy Edman and a 2-RBI double in the third by Andrew Knizner.
Austin Gomber exited after seven innings and gave up three runs, seven hits, two walks and struck out eight.
Hunter Cervenka and Chris Ellis both pitched an inning and both gave up a run.
Springfield Cardinals 4, Arkansas Travelers 1
Dylan Carlson: 2-4, 3B, 3 RBI
Brian O’Keefe: 2-3, RBI
Chris Chinea: 2-4
Evan Kruczynski: 7 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 9 Ks
Springfield was guided to victory by a three-run fifth inning and a masterful performance by Evan Kruczynski.
Arkansas got out to an early 1-0 lead after two. Dylan Carlson came to the plate with the bases loaded in the fifth and unloaded them with a triple. The Cardinals tagged on an insurance run in the sixth with a Brian O’Keefe sac fly.
Kruczynski went seven innings and gave up one run, two hits, three walks and struck out nine. Seth Elledge and Merandy Gonzalez pitched scoreless innings.
Palm Beach Cardinals 4, Tampa Tarpons 3
Scott Hurst: 2-4, HR
Yariel Gonzalez: 2-4, RBI
Angel Rondon: 7 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 7 Ks
Palm Beach stunted Tampa’s eighth inning comeback attempt and held on to win.
Scott Hurst put the Cardinals on the board early with a first inning home run. After Tampa knotted things up in the sixth, Palm Beach put up three runs in the seventh behind a Yariel Gonzalez RBI double and 2-RBI single from Rayder Ascanio.
Tampa immediately responded with two runs in the eighth but failed to get any closer.
Angel Rondon gave up one run, two hits, no walks and struck out seven in a dominant seven innings. Patrick Dayton got roughed up, giving up two runs in 2⁄3 of an inning. Ben Yokley closed the game with a scoreless 1 1/3, his second save of the season.
Game 1: Beloit Snappers 2 at Peoria Chiefs 1
Kyle Leahy: 5.1 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks
Leahy did well on the mound but the offense hardly did enough to back up his performance.
The Chiefs only mustered three hits in the first game of Monday’s doubleheader. Their only run came on a Brendan Donavan RBI double in the fourth.
Thomas St. Clair took over for Leahy and pitched 1 2⁄3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts while walking none.
Game 2: Peoria Chiefs 2, Beloit Snappers 0
The Chiefs, again, only got three hits in the game but it was enough as a group of three pitchers dominated the night.
Peoria got its two runs in the third inning off RBI singles by Ivan Herrera and Leandro Cedeno.
Michael Brettell started by pitching the first 3 1⁄3 innings and gave up three hits, two walks and struck out three. Edgar Escobar pitched 2 1⁄3 innings and Sebastian Tabata pitched the final 1 1/3.