MIDLAND, Tex–The Springfield Cardinals started the second half of the Texas League season Tuesday night in Midland.
The slate is wiped clean and everyone starts at 0-and-0 again.
Springfield enters the second half hot, winners of a year long five game winning streak.
The baby birds denied the RockHounds a shot at the first half south championship with a win Monday night.
And Tuesday night, Springfield takes the lead when Justin Toerner lines this back up the middle, Dylan Carlson scores and it’s 1-nothing Cardinals.
But the RockHounds take the lead in the bottom half, Chase Calabuig singles to center, Luis Barrera scores it’s 1-1.
Then Edwin Diaz takes this deep to left, off the boards, Brian Perez and Calabuig both score it’s 3-1.
Springfield pitcher Johan Oviedo would get out of that inning by striking out Kevin Merrell.
But the damage was done, and Midland snaps the Cardinals five game winning streak 4-1.