The Saints lose late. A big day for Jose Miranda. A bigger day for Trey Cabbage. The Mighty Mussels win a pitchers' duel.
OMAHA 4, ST. PAUL 2 IN OMAHA
Ryan McBroom's two-run single capped a three-run eighth that put the Storm Chasers up 4-2.
Batting stars: Keon Broxton was 2-for-4. Rob Refsnyder was 1-for-2 with three walks.
Pitching stars: Griffin Jax pitched five innings, giving up one run on four hits and three walks and striking out two. Glenn Sparkman pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one. Andrew Vasquez struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.
Opposition stars: McBroom was 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs. Kelvin Gutierrez was 2-for-4. Jace Vines struck out three in 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit.
Stats: Tomas Telis was 1-for-4 and is batting .385. Broxton is batting .364. Refsnyder is batting .313. Jax has an ERA of 1.80. Vasquez has an ERA of zero.
Record: The Saints are 1-3, tied for sixth in their division, two games behind Columbus and Omaha.
WICHITA 11, SPRINGFIELD 7 IN SPRINGFIELD
The Wind Surge scored two in the fourth to take a 5-4 lead and eventually built an 11-4 lead before the Cardinals scored three in the eighth.
Batting stars: Jose Miranda was 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBIs. Peter Mooney was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Roy Morales was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs. Caleb Hamilton was 2-for-4 with a walk. Jermaine Palacios was 2-for-5 with a home run. Aaron Whitefield was 2-for-6.
Pitching stars: Jovani Moran struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk. Tom Hackimer struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.
Opposition stars: Nick Plummer was 3-for-4 with a walk. Ivan Herrera was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Edgar Escobar struck out four in three innings, giving up one run on two hits.
Starter: Austin Schulfer pitched one inning, allowing four runs on four hits and two walks and striking out one.
Stats: Hamilton is batting .625. Morales is batting .500. Whitefield is batting .471. Ernie De La Trinidad was 1-for-4 and is batting .375. Miranda is batting .353. Mark Contreras was 1-for-4 and is batting .300. Moran has an ERA of zero. Hackimer has an ERA of zero. Ryan Mason gave up an unearned run in 1.2 innings and has an ERA of zero.
Record: The Wind Surge is 3-1, in first place in its division, one game ahead of Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas.
CEDAR RAPIDS 9, PEORIA 3 IN CEDAR RAPIDS
Trey Cabbage hit a three-run homer in the second to put the Kernels up 3-2. A three-run fourth then gave Cedar Rapids control of the game.
Batting star: Cabbage was 4-for-4 with a home run, a triple, three runs, and five RBIs.
Pitching stars: Tyler Beck struck out five in 3.1 innings, giving up one run on two hits and a walk. Melvi Acosta struck out four in 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up only a walk.
Opposition star: Wilfredo Pereira struck out three in 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and two walks.
Starter: Tyler Watson struck out three in three innings, giving up two unearned runs on three hits and a walk.
Stats: Cabbage is batting .400. Matt Wallner was 0-for-4 and is batting .400. Spencer Steer was 1-for-4 and is batting .389. Yeltsin Encarnacion was 1-for-4 and is batting .375. Gabe Snyder was 1-for-3 and is batting .364. Watson has an ERA of zero. Beck has an ERA of 2.45. Acosta has an ERA of zero.
Record: The Kernels are 3-1, tied for first in their division with Wisconsin.
FORT MYERS 2, BRADENTON 1 IN BRADENTON
The Mighty Mussels scored both of their runs in the fourth. The Marauders scored in the ninth and had the bases loaded when the game ended.
Batting star: Edouard Julien was 1-for-2 with a double and two walks.
Pitching stars: Brent Headrick struck out seven in four shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk. Miguel Rodriguez struck out three in three shutout innings, giving up two hits.
Opposition stars: Alexander Mojica was 2-for-4. Maikol Escotto was 2-for-4. Alex Aquino pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up a walk and striking out two.
Stats: Julien is batting .455. Keoni Cavaco is batting .313. Headrick has an ERA of zero. Rodriguez has an ERA of zero.
The Mighty Mussels had four starters batting below .100. Leobaldo Cabrera is batting zero. Jeferson Morales is batting zero. Aaron Sabato is batting .063. Anthony Prato is batting .091. Yes, it's early.
Record: The Mighty Mussels are 3-1, in second place in their division, one game behind Tampa.
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