Nobody scores in the first inning, and Midland draws first blood when Anthony Aliotti doubles to center, sending Josh Horton in to score.
Midland's AJ Griffin had a no-hitter going until the 5th inning and was pulled in the 7th. Springfield starts to make some traction. A couple of wild pitches by Midland lets Cardinals move runners around the base, making it 3-1 in the 7th.
Springfield added two more in the 8th as Jake Shaffer brought home Rainel Rosario and Jose Garcia with a two-run single to center to make it a 5-1 lead.
Then an unearned run in the 9th makes it 5-2 Cardinals.