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June 30, 2024 – Texas League (TL)
Press release from the Springfield Cardinals

SPRINGFIELD, MO – The Springfield Cardinals (39-36) scored eight runs on 10 hits, including back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning, to beat the Arkansas Travelers 8-2, ending a three-game losing streak at Hammons Field.


Victory: Ryan Shreve (6-2)

Defeat: Reid Morgan (0-2)

SV: Jack Ralston (1)


Quinn Mathews made his Double-A debut for Springfield. The left-hander allowed just one hit in 5.1 shutout innings. The MiLB strikeout leader had a season-low three strikeouts. The only hit he allowed was an infield single.

Jimmy Crooks hit a triple in the first inning, a double in the third and a home run in the sixth. It is the second time in his career that he was just one hit away from the cycle. On September 2, 2022, he hit a double for the Palm Beach Cardinals.

Crooks and Jacob Buchberger hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning, both solo home runs. This is the third time this season the Cardinals have accomplished this feat.

Jack Ralston finished the game with two shutout innings, earning his first save of the season. His last save came on September 17, 2023, against the San Antonio Missions.

On board:

Monday, July 1, 7:05 p.m.: SPR Edwin Nuñez (0-5, 7.07) vs NWA TBD

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