Frisco, TX - The Frisco RoughRiders claimed their second straight extra-innings win against the Springfield Cardinals, taking Friday's contest, 6-5, in 11 innings before 8,714 fans at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
Cardinals INF Tommy Edman singled on Friday night to extend his current on-base streak to 32 games, breaking the Springfield Cardinals all-time record previously held by Aaron Luna, who had a 31-game on-base streak from 7/1-9/2/10.
The Cardinals (1-7, 34-44) erased an early one-run deficit in the top of the fourth inning when 1B John Nogowski drilled a two-run home run off the roof of a pavilion beyond the left field fence, lifting the Cardinals into the 2-1 lead.
After Frisco (5-3, 29-49) tied it with an RBI double from SS Nick Noonan in the fifth, Springfield again seized the lead with a three-run rally in the sixth. C Andrew Knizner led off with a single, before racing all the way home on a go-ahead RBI double to straight-away center field from LF Victor Roache. One out later with Roache at third base, DH Chris Chinea launched a two-run home run onto the left field grass berm, his second homer in as many days and 10th of the year, stretching the Springfield lead to 5-2.
RHP Mike O'Reilly capped his quality start with a scoreless bottom of the sixth, before LHP Ian McKinney and RHP Austin Sexton navigated through the seventh with the lead still at three runs.
However, Frisco rattled off a two-out rally in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game. With two outs and the bases empty, DH Juremi Profar and 2B Luis Mendez extended the inning with consecutive singles. 3B Michael De Leon then followed with an RBI base hit, scoring Profar and leading to RHP Yeison Medina entering the game. With two on and two down, Noonan sent a game-tying, two-run double off the right field fence, bringing the 'Riders back even at 5-5.
The Cardinals escaped trouble with a double play in the bottom of the ninth before posting a scoreless 10th, but Frisco dealt the final blow in the 11th. With De Leon starting the inning as the automatic runner at second base, Noonan laid down a sacrifice bunt that LHP Colton Thomson (L, 0-2) fielded but threw late to third, enabling runners to be safe at the corners. After an intentional walk loaded the bases with no outs, RF Preston Beck delivered the game-winning RBI single to right field, scoring De Leon and lifting the RoughRiders to the 6-5 walk-off win in 11 innings.
Three Independence Day Fireworks Shows, July 4th Concert, Replica Red Batting Practice Jerseys, Mike & Tate Matheny Bobbleheads and much more July 4 - 9
The Cardinals continue the road trip in Frisco on Saturday at 7:05pm. Catch all the action live on Jock 98.7FM and SpringfieldCardinals.com, and tune in 15 minutes early for the Coyotes Sports Cafe Pregame Show.
Springfield then returns home to celebrate Independence Day with a huge homestand from Wednesday, July 4 - Monday, July 9, featuring:
-Wednesday, July 4, 6:30pm - Freedom Week Fans-On-Field Patriotic Fireworks Show and Postgame Concert featuring 'The Dirty Saints.' Gates open at 5:30pm.
-Thursday, July 5, 7:10pm - Great Southern Bank Replica Red Batting Practice Jersey Giveaway (2,000), Freedom Week Fireworks with Pure American Country Songs, Klement's $1 Bratwurst Night and Pregame On-Field Happy Hour. Gates open at 6:10pm.
-Friday, July 6, 7:10pm - Freedom Week Fireworks with American Love Songs and Foodie Friday Theme Ticket featuring All-You-Can-Eat Street Tacos and Chips and Salsa. Gates open at 6:10pm.
-Saturday, July 7, 6:10pm - Hiland Dairy Mike & Tate Matheny STL/MSU Dual Bobblehead Giveaway (2,000) and Missouri Lottery Baseball Bingo. Gates open at 5:10pm.
-Sunday, July 8, 6:10pm - Grandparents Day with Pregame On-Field Photos from 5:10 - 5:40pm, Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Sunday with free pregame ice cream for kids and Kids Run the Bases. Gates open at 5:10pm.
-Monday, July 9, 6:30pm - Monday Night Baseball vs. Midland RockHounds. Gates open at 5:30pm.
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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