The Springfield Cardinals beat Arkansas 5-2, Wednesday. Reid Gorecki and Larry Bigbie led the way offensively, Mike Parisi was impressive in 6.1 innings on the mound.

Gorecki and Bigbie both homered in the first inning.

Parisi got the win allowing two runs on eight hits and striking out seven. Mark Worrell slammed the door in the ninth to get his 26th save of the year.