The Smokies beat the Mobile Bay Bears, 5-3.
Casey Coleman improved his record o 6-2 with a strong seven inning start. Coleman allowed a run on a solo home run. He allowed five hits total, walking only one and striking out four. He also went 2 for 3 at the plate.
Brian Schlitter struck out both batters he faced for his ninth save.
Center fielder James Adduci was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He stole two bases and scored once.
Right fielder Tyler Colvin was 3 for 4. First baseman Blake Lalli went 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI.
Second baseman Tony Thomas went 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored.
The D-Cubs disproved the Fort Myers Miracle, 6-1.
All-star pitcher Ryan Searle got the win by allowing only one run on a solo home run in 5.1 innings. He surrendered four hits total. He walked three and struck out five.
Shortstop Starlin Castro got his batting average above .300 by going 3 for 5 tonight with a stolen base. Castro scored once and had two RBI.
Left fielder Jonathan Wyatt scored one run in a 2 for 4 effort.
The Chiefs were cut down by the Clinton Lumber Kings, 4-2.
Justin Bristow turned in a good start tonight, allowing only one run on four hits over five innings. Bristow walked one and struck out four.
Chris Siegfried took the loss in relief when he couldn't find the plate. Siegfried allowed one hit and walked four in two-thirds of an inning. That led to three runs.
Josh Vitters was 0 for 2 again today, so he now is hitless in 18 at bats in his last six games. At least he reached base twice, once by a walk and once by a hit by pitch.