Morning Sports Report - Monday, April 21, 2014

By Megan Rice |

Published 04/21 2014 05:57AM

Updated 04/21 2014 05:59AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield Cardinals seemed to have hit their stride the last week or so winning five straight games.

And we were going for the four-game sweep on Arkansas Sunday at Hammons Field.

A battle between these two. Cardinals Kurt Heyer gets Andrew Heid swinging the first time.

But the second time around it was Heid's turn. Top of the fourth and the Traveler sends it to the top of the hill for the solo home run.

Arkansas up 1-0.

Springfield answers right back though. In the bottom of the fourth, Curt Smith's turn at the long ball.

And it's tied at 1-1.

Hold on there's more. Traveler's Zach Borenstein have mercy... he hits the sign on the two-run blast.

There were four homers hit in this game.

As Arkasnas wins 11-3.

A weekend of double headers at Hammons came to a close on Easter Sunday.

In the earlier game, Missouri State hosted Illinois State.

Series split at 1-1 going into game three.

In the first Bears pitcher Jake Powers gets Paul Dejong to strike out swinging.

But in the second, Redbirds would start busting out the bats.

Clint Stroud down the third baseline brings in a run.

As Stroud slides in safely at two for the 1-0 ISU lead.

Same inning the Bears get Daniel Dwyer to pop up to foul territory Dylan Becker, with the focus tracks it down to end the inning.

To the third, Redbirds Dylan Johnson to right center.

The throw to the plate not in time Mike Hollenbeck scores, as the Redbirds take the series winning by a score of 7-1.

Also on Sunday the St. Louis Cardinals closed out a four game series against the Washington Nationals.

The Cardinals took an early 2-0 lead, but would end up losing on a Nationals sac fly in the bottom of the ninth.

As the Nationals win in walk-off fashion 3-2.

And the Minnesota twins snapped the Kansas City Royals winning streak on Sunday as well.

As KC falls 8-3.

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