The Springfield Cardinals had a slim lead going into the seventh inning. A 2-1 advantage was all they had to work with. Then they exploded for their biggest inning since the franchise moved to Springfield. The Cardinals scored eight runs in the eighth and eventually beat the Wichita Wranglers 10-1.
Reid Gorecki, Tyler Minges and Kevin Estrada all drove in two runs on Monday night. Gorecki and Minges did their damage in the eight inning rally—Gorecki drove in two with a single and Minges went deep with a three-run homer. Minges leads the team with seven home runs and has 22 RBI’s which is second on the team, behind Travis Hanson, who has
On the mound Oscar Alverez allowed just one run off five hits and a walk in five innings of work. Relievers Rich Scalamandre and Josh Pearce finished off the final three innings by allowing three hits and a walk and no runs.
The Cardinals will go for their second straight series victory Tuesday afternoon.