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Pearce and Cardinals two-hit Drillers, 1-0

May 9, 2017

Tulsa, OK - RHP Matt Pearce dealt six scoreless innings to help pace the Springfield Cardinals to the 1-0 shutout win against the Tulsa Drillers before 5,429 fans at ONEOK Field on Tuesday night.

Tulsa, OK - RHP Matt Pearce dealt six scoreless innings to help pace the Springfield Cardinals to the 1-0 shutout win against the Tulsa Drillers before 5,429 fans at ONEOK Field on Tuesday night.

Pearce (W, 2-2) and Drillers RHP Andrew Sopko (L, 0-3) alternated three scoreless frames to start, before the Cardinals (16-14) catapulted in front in the top of the fourth. With two down and the bases empty, 2B Eliezer Álvarez sent a towering solo home run over the right field fence, his second homer of the year, lifting the Cards into the 1-0 lead.

Pearce kept the one-run lead intact through the entirety of his six scoreless innings, scattering just two hits with two walks and six strikeouts. He retired the first 13 batters that he faced in order, starting his stellar outing with 4.1 perfect innings.

Springfield RHP Tyler Bray picked up right where Pearce left off, striking out a pair in a 1-2-3 bottom of the seventh inning. RHP Kevin Herget took over for the eighth and struck out the side on a total of 11 pitches, before giving way to RHP Pedro Echemendia (S, 3) for the ninth. Echemendia followed suit with a perfect final frame, slamming the door in the 1-0 shutout, two-hit win for the Cardinals.
Friday Night Fireworks, St. Louis Cardinals Replica 1967 World Series Championship Rings, Trucker Caps and more during May 15 - 22 Homestand
The Cardinals continue the road trip in Arkansas on Thursday at 7:10pm. Catch all the action live on Jock 98.7 FM and SpringfieldCardinals.com, and tune in 15 minutes early for the Coyote's Sports Cafe Pregame Show.

The Cardinals return home for an eight-game homestand from Monday, May 15 - Monday, May 22. Don't miss any of the upcoming fun, including:

-Monday, May 15, 6:30pm - Monday Night Baseball vs. the Tulsa Drillers. Gates open at 5:30pm.

-Tuesday, May 16, 6:30pm - Great Southern Bank $1 Dog Day. Gates open at 5:30pm.

-Wednesday, May 17, 11:10am - Day Baseball, Missouri Department of Conservation Educational Day and the "Marketing, Selling and Promoting the Cardinals" pregame program for students. Gates open at 10:10am.

-Thursday, May 18, 7:10pm - Rescheduled Expedia Umbrella Giveaway (2,000) and Klement's "Buck a Brat" Night. Gates open at 6:10pm.

-Friday, May 19, 7:10pm - AM Pyrotechnics Friday Night Fireworks featuring "Ohs," "Whoas," and other sounds. Gates open at 6:10pm.

-Saturday, May 20, 6:10pm - St. Louis Cardinals Replica 1967 World Series Championship Mystery Ring Giveaway (2,000). Gates open at 5:10pm.

-Sunday, May 21, 2:10pm - Central Bank of the Ozarks Trucker Cap Giveaway (2,000), Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Sunday and Kids Run the Bases. Gates open at 1:10pm.

-Monday, May 22, 11:10am - Day Baseball vs. the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Gates open at 10:10am.

For information about becoming a Season Ticket Holder, organizing a Group Outing, booking a 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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