The Baby Birds ended the night with a 2-4 record as Palm Beach and State College were your only winners. Palm Beach features some of the hottest Baby Bird hitters in Anthony Garcia and David Popkins who each hit close to .400 for the month of June and will be in contention for June Player of the Month. Another contender will be Brock Peterson of Memphis who collected 3 more hits on Sunday.
An interesting prospect to watch is Johnson City’s Kenneth Peoples-Walls. A 4th round pick in 2011, Peoples-Walls is making the jump from the GCL Cards to Johnson City and off to a great start. In 8 games, the 19-year old is hitting .385. He needs to cut down on the K’s and raise the OBP to be in the consideration as a top prospect.
Here are short game summaries of the Sunday games and individual performances:
(AAA) A late Memphis rally fell short as the Redbirds scored twice in the ninth but lost 5-3. Brock Peterson had 3 more hits and Mitchell Boggs pitched a scoreless inning in relief. Tyler Lyons gets the Monday start as the Redbirds travel to Iowa to face the Cubs.
(AA) The Springfield Cardinals rally in the ninth fell just a run short as the Cards scored 1 but it wasn’t enough. Tim Cooney had a solid start as he struck out 8 over 5 2/3 innings, but took the loss. A Monday starter has yet to be determined for the S-Cards.
(A+) The Palm Beach Cardinals have won 3 on a row as they defeat Bradenton on Sunday. Danny Stienstra and Anthony Garcia stay hot. David Popkins also adds 3 hits and is now hitting .348. The Cards starter for Monday has yet to be announced.
(A-) Peoria took the walk-off loss ass Robert Stock had control issues in the 9th. Stock hit a batter and walked 3 including walking in the tying run. Nick Martini had 3 hits and 2 RBI. Bradley Watson gets the Monday start for the Chiefs.
(SS-A) State College had a 5-run 9th inning to break a 2-2 tie and win the game 7-2. Kyle Webb picked up his first professional win after Chris Perry had another solid start. Mitch Harris continues to pitch very well. Kevin Herget gets the Monday start as the Spikes travel to Williamsport.
(SS-R) The Johnson City Cardinals lost in the 12th inning in walk-off fashion. The Cards had the lead in the 8th when they allowed the tying run. Kenny Peoples-Walls continues to stay hot. Blake McKnight gets the Monday start for Johnson City.