Travelers Edge Cardinals in Extra Innings

by Springfield Cardinals Media Relations

LF Kyle Lewis lifted the Arkansas Travelers (12-4, 55-29) to the 2-1 win in 11 innings against the Springfield Cardinals (6-10, 36-50) on Saturday night at Dickey-Stephens Park.

W: RHP Sam Delaplane (2-1)
L: RHP Roel Ramirez (4-2)

-Springfield struck first with their first run of the series in the top of the second. 1B Zach Kirtley led off with a double, before streaking home one out later on an RBI double by 1B Yariel Gonzalez.

-The Travs tied it in the fifth when SS Donnie Walton dealt an RBI single that brought home 1B Mike Ahmed, who had doubled himself on.

-The Cardinals kept it tied in the sixth when they threw out LF Kyle Lewis, who tried to score from first on a double by CF Dom Thompson-Williams. RF Lars Nootbaar dug the ball out of the right field corner and threw it to 2B Michael Perri, who then dealt a strike to C Jose Godoy for the tag at the plate.

-Lewis, though, got even with the final blow of the night, delivering a walk-off RBI double to right-center in the bottom of the 11th, sending the Travs to the 2-1 win.

-RHP Johan Oviedo limited the Travs to just one run on six hits in his 6.0 innings, walking three and striking out three.

-Springfield worked a season-high three walks against RHP Darren McCaughan, who entered the game with only seven walks allowed all year. The Cardinals ended with six walks on the night.

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