Frisco, TX - The Springfield Cardinals collected their first win of the season with a 4-3 victory against the Frisco RoughRiders before 2,535 fans at Dr Pepper Ballpark on Monday night. CF Lane Thomas helped lead the offense with a 2x4 night and a double, his league-best fifth double of
Frisco, TX - The Springfield Cardinals collected their first win of the season with a 4-3 victory against the Frisco RoughRiders before 2,535 fans at Dr Pepper Ballpark on Monday night. CF Lane Thomas helped lead the offense with a 2x4 night and a double, his league-best fifth double of the year and his fifth straight game with an extra-base hit.
The RoughRiders (2-3) jumped in front early with three runs against RHP Connor Jones (W, 1-0) in the bottom of the second. An error brought in the frame's first tally, before a two-run double from LF Scott Heineman made it 3-0. Jones, however, dug in from there and kept the RoughRiders from adding to their lead with scoreless work through the rest of his 5.0 total frames.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals (1-4) chipped away in the top of the third against LHP Brett Martin (L, 0-1). RF Granden Goetzman led off with a walk and moved to second on a single from LF Victor Roache. 2B Darren Seferina laid down a sacrifice bunt and reached on an error, loading the bases with no outs. 3B Tommy Edman and SS Edmundo Sosa then lifted consecutive RBI sacrifice flies to right field, bringing the Cardinals within one run, 3-2. After a scoreless fourth, the Cardinals catapulted in front with two runs in the fifth. With one down, Edman and Sosa slapped back-to-back singles. Thomas followed with an RBI double to left-center, plating Edman and moving Sosa around to third base. C Andrew Knizner chopped an RBI groundout to short, but it brought home Sosa for the go-ahead run, 4-3.
After Jones closed his outing with a scoreless fifth, RHP Landon Beck took over to start the sixth. The 'Riders loaded the bases with no outs to start the frame, but Beck dug out of it with a strikeout, a fielder's choice at the plate and a groundout to first.
Beck then struck out the side in the seventh before RHP Chris Ellis (S, 1) slammed the door with a pair of perfect innings. The two relievers combined to retire the last 10 RoughRiders in a row to close the 4-3 win for the Cardinals.
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Individual Game Tickets Now On Sale + The KY3 65-Degree Guarantee for Opening Day
The Springfield Cardinals are excited to announce that Individual Game Tickets for all 2018 Home Games are now available for purchase.
Opening Day at Hammons Field is only seven days away on Thursday, April 12 vs. the Midland Rockhounds, a night that also plays host to the KY3 65-Degree Guarantee.
KY3 and the Cardinals GUARANTEE that the temperature will be at least 65 degrees when pregame ceremonies start (approx. 6:30pm) on April 12 for Opening Day. If the temperature is under 65 degrees, all fans with a valid ticket to Opening Day will receive an extra ticket for any other Springfield Cardinals game during the month of April, courtesy of KY3! Head to SpringfieldCardinals.com for additional details.
A packed Promotional Schedule for the 2018 season means every game is a chance to make a lasting memory with your family and friends.
With seven bobblehead giveaways, seven wearable giveaways, eight Busch Stadium Exclusive giveaways, nine Great Southern Bank $1 Dog Days, nine Klement's $1 Bratwurst Nights, five Thursday Pre-Game Happy Hours, five Foodie Fridays and 16 fireworks nights, there's no better spot in Springfield than Hammons Field to entertain friends and family all season long.
Individual Game Tickets for 2018 Regular Season Home Games range from $7 - $49.
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