Springfield, MO - LHP Jonathan Cornelius tossed seven scoreless innings to pace the Springfield Cardinals to the 1-0 shutout win against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals before 3,171 fans at Hammons Field on Wednesday night. It is the sixth shutout win for Springfield this season.
Cornelius (W, 6-5) and Naturals RHP JC Sulbaran (L, 3-5) kept the opposing lineups' bats at bay, alternating scoreless frames before Springfield (31-34) broke through in the bottom of the fifth. C Cody Stanley led off with a screaming triple into the right field corner, setting the table for DH Curt Smith. Smith broke his bat on a fly ball, but still powered it to shallow center field for an RBI single, bringing in Stanley to lift the Cardinals ahead, 1-0.
Cornelius continued to dominate the Naturals (23-42), blanking them through his seven innings. The lefty finished with four strikeouts and only five hits allowed, not allowing a single Natural to get past first base against him.
LHP Lee Stoppelman picked up right where Cornelius left off, logging a scoreless eighth inning with only a base hit and a strikeout. RHP Joey Donofrio (S, 5) then struck out the side around a double in the top of the ninth, nailing down the 1-0 shutout win for Springfield.
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Guarantee Individual Promo Items with the brand-new Promo Seats
With the current homestand full of must-have Promotional Items, now is the time to get your Promo Seats and guarantee individual Promo Items!
The brand-new Promo Seats Package includes one Diamond Box Ticket for a game featuring a Promotional Item and guarantees that you receive one of that night's Promotional Items, plus a portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Hamels Foundation Cardinals Youth Initiative to provide tickets for area youth and non-profit organizations.
By purchasing the Promo Seats, fans will have an item reserved for them regardless of where they are in line or what time they arrive at the game. And, for the first time, out-of-town fans that order a Promo Seat Package can choose to have their Promotional Item mailed to them for an additional shipping and handling charge of $10 per item. Both out of town fans and those unable to make the game may donate their game ticket to the Hamels Foundation Cardinals Youth Initiative.
Promo Seat Packages are just $28 each and there are only 61 available for each game. Call the Ticket Office at (417) 863-2143 right now to order yours!
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Trevor Rosenthal Bobbleheads, Country Music Fireworks, Military Appreciation Night and much more this week
The Cardinals continue the homestand with the 417 Magazine Trevor Rosenthal Bobblehead Giveaway (2,500) and "Buck a Brat" Night with $1 bratwursts this Thursday. First Pitch is 7:10pm, gates open at 6:10pm.
The homestand also includes -
-AM Pyrotechnics Friday Night Fireworks featuring the Superstars of Country Music this Friday. First Pitch is 7:10pm, gates open at 6:10pm.
-Mid Missouri Credit Union / Fort Leonard Wood Military Appreciation Night with Military Appreciation Fireworks after the 7:10pm game on Saturday, June 14, as well as a Camo Themed Jersey Auction during the game. Gates open at 6:10pm.
For information about becoming a Season Ticket Holder, organizing a Group Outing, booking a The Cup Birthday Party or ordering Individual Game Tickets right now, call the Front Office at (417) 863-2143 or visit SpringfieldCardinals.com.
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