Gonzalez powers Cards to 4-0 win

By Springfield Cardinals | July 7, 2019 10:29 PM

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ar. -- 1B Yariel Gonzalez drove in all four runs while RHP Tommy Parsons and RHP Mitchell Osnowitz combined to blank the Arkansas Travelers (12-5, 55-30) in a 4-0 win for the Springfield Cardinals (7-10, 37-50) on Sunday evening.

DECISIONS:
W: RHP Tommy Parsons (3-2)
L: RHP Zac Grotz (4-4)

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED:
-1B Yariel Gonzalez broke the scoreless tie with a two-out RBI single in the top of the fourth, bringing home RF Lars Nootbaar from third base for the 1-0 lead for Springfield.

-The Cardinals doubled the lead with a two-out rally in the top of the sixth. Nootbaar kept the inning alive with an infield single, before going first to third on a single by DH Chase Pinder. Gonzalez then struck again with an RBI single to right-center, scoring Nootbaar for the 2-0 lead.

-Gonzalez came through with two more two-out RBIs in the top of the eighth, clobbering a two-run home run to right field to double the Springfield lead, 4-0.

NOTABLES:
-1B Yariel Gonzalez finished the night going 3x4 with all four RBIs for Springfield.

-RF Lars Nootbaar went 3x4 with three singles and three runs in just his third Double-A game.

-CF Scott Hurst went 2x5 with a double and a run-saving diving catch that ended the sixth inning.

WHAT'S ON DECK:
-The Cardinals continue the trip in Tulsa on Monday at 7:05pm. Catch all the action live on Jock 98.7 FM and SpringfieldCardinals.com, and tune in 15 minutes early for the Harbell's Grill and Sports Bar Pregame Show.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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