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Morning Sports Report - June 12, 2014

Another Springfield Cardinal makes the All Star team. Cards and Royals split victories. And a golf institution is honored for its design. Dan Lucy has your Thursday morning sports report.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo--Springfield Cardinals pitcher Marco Gonzales has been added to the Texas League North All-Star team.

Gonzales is 1-2 in five starts since being called up in mid-May.

Springfield now has six All-Stars going to Little Rock June 24th.

Meanwhile, the Springfield Cards opened a four game series with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

And it was a pitcher's duel for the second straight night at Hammons, Jonathan Cornelius strikes out Juan Graterol swinging in the first.

The Naturals J.C. Sulbaran just as hot, he gets Matt Williams swining in the first.

Cornelius gets Jared Schlayuber looking to end the second.

Sulbaran throwing b-b's down goes James Ramsey swinging.

The Naturals trying to get something going in the fourth, but Cornelius gets the double play, sweet scoop by Williams to start the 6-4-3 twin killing.

Springfield loads the bases in the bottom half, but Jacob Wilson grounds out to third to end the inning.

But Springfield goes onto win 1-nothing.

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In Major League Baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals lose to Tampa Bay, 6-3.

And the Kansas City Royals beat Cleveland 4-1.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo--Springfield has been blessed with some outstanding golf courses.

And Wednesday the American Society of Golf Architects honored Twin Oaks for its recent golf course upgrade.

Twin Oaks is one of 12 golf courses world wide that was honored by the organization for its design excellence.

Twin Oaks renovated its driving range and added a new short course for beginners and junior players.

The new six hole course features synthetic greens that can help grow the game with beginners.

"Every club has a tendency, the age of their membership is growing, getting older.  Like all of us," said Past President of Twin Oaks Dick Moger.  "And for the game of golf to continue for these clubs and succeed, you have to bring the kids in and get them involved in the game.  Lets get the kids out.."

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