Midland, TX - Midland 3B Mikey White collected four RBIs to help power the RockHounds to the 6-3 win against the Springfield Cardinals before 4,460 fans at Security Bank Ballpark on Friday night.
Cardinals RHP Ryan Helsley (L, 0-1) started the game with a scoreless first, but the RockHounds (2-0) got on the board with an RBI groundout from Mikey White in the second for the 1-0 lead.
Springfield (0-2) responded right away with two runs against RHP Corey Walter (W, 1-0) in the top of the third. DH Thomas Spitz sparked the charge with a leadoff triple, before scoring on an RBI groundout from 2B Tommy Edman. One out later, C Andrew Knizner extended the stanza with a double to left-center. 1B John Nogowski cashed in with a two-out RBI single to right field, scoring Knizner for the 2-1 lead and Nogowski's third RBI already this season.
Helsley blanked the 'Hounds in the third and fourth, but Midland tied it with two runs (one earned) in the fifth. The RockHounds then powered in front when Mikey White struck with a three-run blast in the sixth, lifting Midland into the 6-3 lead.
Both bullpens provided scoreless work from there, with RockHounds RHP Nolan Blackwood (S, 1) closing the 6-3 RockHounds win with a scoreless ninth.
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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.
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