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Ryan Sherriff keeps striking success with Springfield Cardinals

Baseball: Sherriff continues to shine, while Bergman, Bell hit speed bumps.

July 25, 2013|By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com
  • ARCHIVE PHOTO: Ryan Sherriff has continued to find success wherever he is in minor league baseball this year.
ARCHIVE PHOTO: Ryan Sherriff has continued to find success… (Courtesy of Juan…)

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Ryan Sherriff (Glendale Community College, 2011) Palm Beach Cardinals pitcher: Whatever level he’s at, Sherriff seems to turn in one fine performance after another.

Despite a strong showing with the double-A Springfield Cardinals, Sherriff was assigned to the class-A advanced Cardinals of Palm Beach — where he spent all of 2012 — on June 22.

In his last three starts, Sherriff has allowed three runs (two earned) in 17 2/3 innings in Palm Beach, a minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Coming off a two-hit start in which he struck out four and walked one over 5 2/3 innings on July 15, Sherriff gave up just one run Monday.

Despite Sherriff exiting with a 1-0 lead Monday, the Cardinals couldn’t hold on before falling to the Tampa Yankees, 2-1. The former Glendale college player had a walk, strikeout and gave up five hits in the no-decision. The left-hander did manage to pick up the win over the Brevard County Manatees, 1-0, on July 15.

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On the year, Sherriff is 3-2 with a 3.11 earned-run average with Palm Beach. Through seven starts and 37 2/3 innings, he’s logged a 1.12 WHIP and struck out 23 batters to eight walks. In Springfield, the former Vaquero was 2-1 with a 3.33 earned-run average. Through five starts and 27 innings, he struck out 18 batters and walked nine for a 1.59 WHIP.

In the second half of Florida State League South Division play, Palm Beach was in first place with an 18-11 record coming into Thursday night’s game with the Daytona Cubs.

Christian Bergman (St. Francis High, 2006) Tulsa Drillers pitcher: In his first loss in more than a month, Bergman went through one of his worst outings Tuesday.

The former Golden Knight struck out five batters, but gave up six runs on nine hits through five innings in the 12-3 loss to the Springfield Cardinals. It snapped a streak of eight games in which Bergman hadn’t allowed more than three earned runs in a start for the Drillers, who are the Colorado Rockies double-A partner.

The speed bump came after another strong start from Bergman. He allowed three runs, all earned, and six hits in seven innings on July 18. The former Golden Knight left the game against the Arkansas Travelers with his team trailing, 3-2, but the Drillers rallied for the 4-3 win in the 11th inning.

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