Springfield, MO - RHP Boone Whiting dealt a season-high seven scoreless innings helping pace the Springfield Cardinals to the 2-0 shutout win against the Tulsa Drillers before 5,121 fans at Hammons Field on Tuesday afternoon.
Springfield swung in front with a two-out rally in the bottom of the third. With the bases loaded and two away, 3B Ruben Gotay drove a two-run double inside the right field line, plating RHP Boone Whiting and LF Mike O'Neill for the 2-0 lead.
Whiting (W, 3-2) took care of the rest, shutting out the Drillers through his seven frames of work, amassing seven strikeouts and scattering only four hits. LHP Kevin Siegrist tossed a scoreless eighth, before RHP Michael Blazek (S, 6) closed the 2-0 win for the Cardinals with a shutout ninth. LHP Tyler Matzek (L, 1-2) dealt six innings in the loss for Tulsa.
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Springfield kicks off a four-game series with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals this Thursday at 7:09pm. Thursday's game features the Budweiser Texas League Championship Beer Stein Giveaway for 2,500 fans (ages 21+), and it is also a Johnsonville "Buck a Brat" Night with delicious Johnsonville bratwursts for just $1.
The homestand also features AM Pyrotechnics Friday Night Fireworks set to music from the 80s this Friday at 7:09pm, the Coca-Cola Texas League Championship Long Sleeve Shirt Giveaway (2,500 fans) this Saturday at 6:09pm, and a Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Sunday with a free ice cream party for kids before the game this Sunday at 2:09pm.
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