Originally written on Cardinals Farm  |  Last updated 11/17/14
The Baby Birds finished 3-4 on Sunday as Memphis won and Johnson City swept a double-header. Springfield, Peoria, Palm Beach, and State College all lost. Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score: Memphis beat Reno 6-4 on Sunday. Mike O’Neill had three hits and a run scored out of the lead-off spot. Greg Garcia added two hits and an RBI. Brock Peterson had three RBI’s. Chad Huffman hit his 9th home run in the 9th inning to add an insurance run. Boone Whiting went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and he struck out 5. Keith Butler picked up his second win with 2 scoreless innings in relief. Fernando Salas saved his 9th game while allowing a run in the 9th. Player of the Game: Mike O’Neill Box Score Springfield falls to Midland 11-5 on Sunday. The Cards allow 6 runs in the second inning and 5 runs in the sixth inning. Adam Melker led the way with three hits, including a double, and 2 runs scored. Shane Robinson, on MLB rehab, had 2 hits from the lead-off spot. Vance Albitz hit his second home run of the season and added 2 RBI’s. Jonathan Cornelius was rocked in his start, allowing 6 runs (only 1 earned) on 4 hits over 1 2/3 innings. Danny Miranda threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief and Lee Stoppelman added 2 1/3 scoreless innings. Player of the Game: Adam Melker Box Score Palm Beach falls to St. Lucie 9-8 in 12 innings. Nick Longmire led the way with three hits, including his 8th home run of the season. Anthony Garcia had 2 doubles and 2 runs scored. Patrick Wisdom had 2 hits and an RBI and David Popkins and Matt Williams also added 2 hits each. Kyle Hald allowed 5 runs on 7 hits over 4 1/3 innings. Dean Kiekhefer pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief. Player of the Game: Nick Longmire Box Score Peoria lost 6-5 to Clinton on Sunday as the LumberKings score in the bottom of the ninth. C.J. McElroy had three hits and three RBI’s. Gerwuins Velazco and Charlie Tilson each had two hits. Ildemaro Vargas walked three times and scored a run. Kyle Helisek allowed 4 runs on 9 hits over 6 innings. Samuel Tuivailala allowed a run in an inning of relief and Steven Sabatino picks up his first loss with a run allowed in 1 2/3 innings. Player of the Game: Charlie Tilson Box Score State College falls to Brooklyn 9-2 on Sunday. Seven Spikes each had a hit with Luis Perez and Mason Katz collecting doubles. Alex De Leon had the lone RBI for the Spikes. Jimmy Reed takes his second loss while allowing 4 runs on 7 hits over 4 innings. Kevin Herget pitches three scoreless innings in relief. Player of the Game: Kevin Herget Box Score   Johnson City beats Bluefield 8-3 in game 1 of a double-header. Kenneth Peoples-Walls led the way with 2 hits, including his 5th home run, and 4 RBI’s. Rowan Wick, J.J. Altobelli, and Leandro Mateo each had 2 hits. Altobelli also smashed his second home run and added 3 RBI’s. Alex Reyes picked up his 4th win while allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and striking out 5 in 5 innings. Norge Paredes does not allow an earned run in 2 innings of relief. Player of the Game: Kenneth Peoples-Walls Box Score The Johnson City Cardinals completed the sweep of Bluefield with a 5-2 win in game 2 of the double-header. The Cards scored 4 in the sixth to take the lead and that would eventually hold up. Kenneth Peoples-Walls again had an outstanding game. In game 2, Peoples-Walls had 2 hits, including a triple, and 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Richy Pedroza also had 2 hits. Michael Holback started and went 4 innings allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and striking out 4. Anderson Gerdel picks up his third win with 2 scoreless innings. Fernando Baez saves his third game with a scoreless seventh. Player of the Game: Kenneth Peoples-Walls Box Score   Related articles Cardinals minors recap: Kolten Wong homers for second straight game (cardinalsfarm.com) Cardinals minors recap: Starters Heyer and Garcia impress (cardinalsfarm.com) Cardinals minors recap: A successful night for the Baby Birds (cardinalsfarm.com)
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