Cards Win Three Straight at Hammons

by Springfield Cardinals Media Office

The Springfield Cardinals (3-7) battled back from being down a run twice in extra innings to beat the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (4-6) 4-3 in 11 innings on Saturday at Hammons Field.

The win pushed the Cardinals win streak to three games after an 0-7 start to the season on the road. The 3-0 home start is the best for Springfield since winning the first four home games of the 2010 season.

DECISIONS:
W: LHP Jacob Patterson (2-1)
L: RHP Walker Sheller (0-2)

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED:

  • 3B Elehuris Montero won it for the Cardinals with a no-out, bases-loaded 11th-inning double into the gap in right, scoring 1B Evan Mendoza and RF Johan Mieses.
  • In the 10th, CF Dylan Carlson kept Springfield alive with a sacrifice fly that brought Conner Capel home and tied the game 3-3.
  • While the Naturals scored the inherited extra-inning runner in both the 10th and the 11th, Cardinals relievers RHP Kodi Whitley and Patterson both stranded runners in scoring position to keep the Cardinals within a run, Whitley in the 10th and Patterson in the 11th.

NOTABLES:

  • LHP Austin Warner put in the best start of the Cardinals season, tossing 5.0 scoreless innings and striking out five while allowing just one hit and four walks.
  • After two hits in each of his first two home games, Montero is now 5-for-13 with three extra-base hits and six RBIs in three games at Hammons Field.
  • 1B Evan Mendoza extended his hit streak to five games with a 1-for-5 day.
  • Carlson’s seven-game hitting streak came to an end with an 0-for-4 day.
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