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'Hounds Top Cardinals, 6-1

August 25, 2019 - Texas League (TL) - Springfield Cardinals News Release

MIDLAND, Tx. - The Midland RockHounds (32-29, 66-64) topped the Springfield Cardinals (28-33, 58-73) with a 6-1 win on Saturday evening.

DECISIONS:

W: RHP Brian Howard (8-7)

L: RHP Alex FaGalde (3-5)

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED:

-The Cardinals jumped ahead right out of the gates for a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. SS Kramer Robertson led off the game with a walk, before scoring all the way from first base on an RBI double down the right field line from SS Rayder Ascanio.

-Midland, however, tilted the lead their direction with three runs in the bottom of the third. A single and two walks loaded the bases with no outs, before 2B Nate Mondou sent an RBI single to right field that led to a fielding error on CF Conner Capel, allowing a second run to score on the play. An RBI sac fly from DH Taylor Motter plated a third run later in the frame, making it 3-0.

-The 'Hounds padded the lead with three more runs in the fourth on an RBI single by 1B Dan Gamache and a two-run base hit from LF Chase Calabuig, opening the advantage to 6-1.

NOTABLES:

-SS Kramer Robertson has led off each of the last three games by reaching base, starting the last two in Midland with walks after singling to open Thursday's game in Frisco.

-SS Rayder Ascanio's RBI double extended his hitting streak to eight games. He has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games.

-LHP Jacob Patterson tossed 1.1 scoreless innings on Saturday, striking out all four batters that he retired with no hits allowed.

WHAT'S ON DECK:

-The Cardinals conclude the final road trip of the season on Sunday in Midland at 2pm. Catch all the action live on Jock 98.7FM and SpringfieldCardinals.com with the Harbell's Grill and Sports Bar Pregame Show starting at 1:45pm.

-The Cardinals return home for the final homestand of the 2019 Regular Season from Monday, August 26 - Monday, September 2. Check out all the upcoming fun and get your tickets today at SpringfieldCardinals.com/promotions.


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