Morning Sports Report - April 3, 2014

Published 04/03 2014 06:47AM

Updated 04/03 2014 06:49AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--The Springfield Cardinals will open up their tenth season of minor league baseball Thursday night at Hammons Field against San Antonio.

13 baby birds played here last year, but there are some Double AA rookies.

One of those new faces is at third base.

The Cardinals picked Patrick Wisdom in the first round supplemental draft of 2012.

And the 22-year old from just north of San Diego has climbed quickly through the system.

He hit 21 homers with 105 RBI at both Peoria and Palm Beach last summer.

Wisdom spent spring training with the big league Cards and says he's ready for the Texas League.

"I heard that it's a great league to hit in so I'm excited about that," said Patrick Wisdom.  "I hear great things about this league.  I'm not too intimidated.  I just want to go out there and try to learn as much as I can and get better every day.  That's the goal.  I'm really excited to be here and hopefully we can do something special with the Springfield Cardinals.."

"He went to big league camp and took advantage of that time with that staff and those players around him.  You see him grow and understand and evolve in his game.  He's a talented young man," said Springfield manager Mike Shildt.    

TULSA, Okla. -- The Missouri State Bears hit the road last night to Tulsa to take on Oral Roberts.

The Bears were looking for their fifth win in the last six games.

And the Eagles take the lead in the second Brandon Healy chops this over the drawn in third baseman, Tyler Boss scores.  It's 1-0.

Later in that second, Audie Afenir singles to left, Anthony Sequeira scores - it's 2-0.

Missouri State gets a run back in the fifth.  Blake Graham takes this deep to right, a solo shot it's 2-1.
But Oral Roberts snaps the bears winning streak, winning 4-1.


SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--Girls high school soccer Wednesday night, the southside rivalry renewed.

Kickapoo visiting Glendale.

And this was a defensive struggle, first half, Kickapoo's Alyson Reinold with the shot, but right at the Falcon's keeper.

Glendale back the other way, Dani Pearce with the center pass to Kennedy Graves, her shot is stopped, still scoreless.

The Falcons with a corner kick opportunity, Abby Green's boot sails just wide, we're still scoreless.

Late in the first half, Kickapoo's Reinold with another left footed boot, but it's stopped by Glendale's Kindra Lierz.

And the Falcons win 1-nothing in a shootout.

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