Hannibal Cavemen Slip Past Sliders in Clemens Field
The Hannibal Cavemen baseball team capitalized on a wild pitch in the 9th inning Saturday. The Cavemen spotted the Springfield Sliders 6 runs until the bottom of the 5th, when Hannibal chipped away at the lead, scoring three times. KHMO Sports Director Bill Shuler says the Cavemen tied things up 6-6 in the 7th. Hannibal took the lead in the 8th inning, 7 to 6. Springfield answered back by plating 3 runs in the top of the 9th. But the Cavemen prevailed in the bottom of the 9th, scoring the winning run on a wild pitch.
The Cavemen had 10 runs on 12 hits and 5 errors. Springfield had 9 runs on 8 hits with 5 errors. Sunday the Hannibal Cavemen travel to Springfield. Their next home game is Thursday evening. Catch all the action on khmoradio.com beginning at 6:20.
Meanwhile, in Prospect League baseball action across the river, the Quincy Gems outran the Kokomo Jackrabbits 11 to 6.
Cardinals 9, Nationals 4
Cards pitcher Adam Wainwright helped his cause by hitting a two-run double as the Cards pick up a win on the road Saturday in Washington, D.C. Matt Holliday homered for the Cards, as the Redbirds scored 4 times in the second inning.
Hear the Cards on KHMO Sunday from D.C. at 11:40 a.m. Monday, the Redbirds travel to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers. Airtime for the pregame is 12:15.
(Sat MLB Finals)
Kansas City 8, Chicago White Sox 7
Chicago Cubs 4, Philadelphia 1