Springfield's Gotay hits 2 HR's to power comeback over Naturals
Andrew Buchbinder Reporting
Ruben Gotay powered a come-from-behind win with home runs from both sides of the plate in the eighth and ninth innings swinging the Springfield Cardinals (32-34) to an 8-4 road win over the Naturals (22-44) on Friday .
Springfield entered the eighth down, 3-2, but rallied for four runs, including Gotay's first homer, to take the lead. Gotay then belted one off the right field foul pole in the ninth to pad the lead. The Cardinals remain 1.5 games back of 1st place Tulsa with four games remaining in the 1st Half of the Texas League season.
Ruben Gotay finished 2-for-4 with 5 RBIs. Cody Stanley added a two-run double in the eighth. Mike O'Neill went 3-for-3 with two walks, getting on base in all five of his plate appearances and scoring four runs.
Springfield wraps up the series at Northwest Arkansas with a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 5:00 p.m. The Cardinals return home hosting the Tulsa Drillers Sunday at 6:09 p.m.
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