Parsons leads Cardinals to 6-3 win over Hooks in Double-A debut

By Springfield Cardinals | June 15, 2019 10:38 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield Cardinals (28-40) secured their second-straight series win with a 6-3 final on Saturday night over the Corpus Christi Hooks (32-35) in front of a sellout crowd of 6,768 at Hammons Field.

W: RHP Tommy Parsons (1-0)
L: LHP Brett Adcock (1-7)
S: RHP Seth Elledge (3)

- Cardinals CF Dylan Carlson started off the game for the Springfield lineup with a leadoff home run on the first pitch he saw from Adcock. Three batters later, a single by C Brian O'Keefe eventually pushed the lead to 2-0 when RF Johan Mieses came around to score on an error. Springfield would lead the rest of the game.

- The Hooks briefly cut the Cardinals 2-0 lead in half with a run in the third, but an RBI double by Springfield SS Rayder Ascanio and an RBI single by 2B Jose Martinez pushed Springfield's lead back to 4-1.

- Parsons tossed 6.1 strong innings in his Double-A debut, allowing two runs on eight hits and striking out four without walking a batter. The 23-year-old non-drafted free agent opened the season in Low-A Peoria before advancing to High-A Palm Beach and now has a combined 1.40 ERA across three levels of the minors in 2019--his first full season in professional baseball.

- Cardinals C Brian O'Keefe (2-for-4) blasted his sixth home run of the year in the seventh leading, giving Springfield a 6-2 lead.

- Elledge was perfect in the ninth, earning his third save of the season.

The Cardinals close their homestand on Father's Day against the Hooks with first pitch scheduled for 2:10 p.m. and gates set to open at 1:10 p.m.

Sunday promotions include:

- Father's Day at Hammons Field: Play catch on the field with dad beginning when gates open at 1:10 p.m. Plus, treat dad to some new Cardinals gear with a 20% discount in the stadium Team Store on all men's apparel and caps.

- Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Sunday and Kids Run the Bases: Free ice cream sandwiches for kids before the game on the right field patio, and then kids can run the bases after the game!

Check out all the upcoming fun and get your tickets today at

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