Springfield still winless in second half after shutout

The Arkansas Travelers claimed the series opener from the 1st-Half North Division Champion Springfield Cardinals, 4-0, before 5,747 fans at Hammons Field on Friday night.

The Royals last allowed nine or more in the first on Sept. 23, 2006, when Detroit scored 10.

Take a look at the top images from the Clever High School year in sports.

Sometimes, there's no groundbreaking story or epiphanous moment that reveals when or why an athlete took up a sport. Sometimes, it just happens. For Springfield Catholic's Jason Nayar, his sometimes started in the most innocent of ways.

He got an invite to the St. Louis Cardinals’ big-league camp, got to talking to none other than Adam Wainwright and walked out of there with a new pitch, the cutter.

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