Around the Minors


While the Cardinals prepare for the season in Spring Training, the minor league teams have been playing exhibition games to get ready for the season as well.

Highlights from Thursday:

Ryan Jackson had one of the better performances of the day. Playing for Memphis, the infielder went 3-for-5 with a double, home run and two RBIs.

Peoria beat Savannah 11-8 on Thursday. David Washington went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk and 4 RBIs. Anthony Melchionda was 3-for-5 at the plate with a double, two triples, a run scored and 4 RBIs. Bruce Caldwell added a triple and a home run with two RBIs.

Highlights from Friday:

Memphis beat Springfield 6-2 on Friday. Pitching for Memphis, Michael Wacha went 5 innings. Wacha allowed 1 hit, 1 walk, and struck out 4. Ryan Jackson was 3-for-4 at the plate with 3 doubles, a walk and a run scored. Chad Huffman was 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI.

Highlights from Saturday:

Playing for Memphis, Brock Peterson was 2-for-4 with two home runs and 3 RBIs.

Quite a few impressive performances as Springfield defeated Jacksonville 12-7. Xavier Scruggs was 2-for-4 at the plate with a double, triple, two runs scored and 4 RBIs. Patrick Wisdom went 2-for-4 with two doubles, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs. Finally, Nick Longmire was 2-for-4 with 3 runs scored and a walk.

In Palm Beach’s defeat of Jupiter, Carson Kelly was 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Matt Young went 3-for-4 with an inside-the-park home run, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored.

Highlights from Sunday:

Springfield beat Binghampton 3-2 and were aided by Xavier Scruggs hitting a 2-run home run.

Playing for Peoria, David Washington went 3-for-5 at the plate with an RBI.