Springfield, MO - The Tulsa Drillers edged the Springfield Cardinals, 3-1, before 4,402 fans at Hammons Field on Sunday evening.
After a 35-minute rain delay before the First Pitch, the Cardinals (28-34) came out swinging, cracking the scoreless tie against LHP Tyler Anderson in the bottom of the first inning. 3B Jacob Wilson started the early rally with a one-out walk, darting to second base on a single by C Cody Stanley. After a walk from 1B Jonathan Rodriguez loaded the bases, LF Chris Swauger ripped an RBI single to score Wilson for the 1-0 advantage.
LHP Marco Gonzales (1-2) kept the lead intact through his first two scoreless frames, but Tulsa evened it in the top of the third. With two away, SS Taylor Featherston knocked a solo home run to sqaure the score, 1-1.
Gonzales posted a scoreless fourth and then struck out the side in the fifth, but the Drillers (35-26) moved in front in the top of the sixth. Gonzales gave way to LHP Ryan Sherriff with runners at the corners and one down. With 3B Jayson Langfels at the plate, Sherriff attempted a pickoff of RF Tyler Massey with a throw to first base. However, the throw bounced away from first and enabled the runner from third, LF Brian Humphries, to score for the 2-1 lead.
The Drillers then padded the lead in the top of the ninth with one more tally. With INF Joey Wong at second base and two down, C Ryan Casteel struck with an RBI single, bringing in Wong to stretch the lead to two runs. RHP Scott Oberg (S, 15) then took over for the bottom of the ninth, closing the 3-1 win for Tulsa with a scoreless frame.
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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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The homestand continues with Tyler Lyons' Rehab Start this Monday
The Cardinals continue the homestand on Monday with St. Louis Cardinals LHP Tyler Lyons set to make a Rehab Start for Springfield. First Pitch is 7:10pm, gates open at 6:10pm.
-Six Flags St. Louis Free Kids Admission Pass Giveaway (2,500) and Great Southern Bank $1 Dog Day on Tuesday. First Pitch is 7:10pm, gates open at 6:10pm.
-Wednesday Night Baseball vs. Northwest Arkansas this Wednesday at 7:10pm. Gates open at 6:10pm.
-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.
-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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