The Iowa Cubs zapped the New Orleans Zephyrs, 5-4 in ten innings.
Mitch Atkins had a no-hitter going through seven innings tonight, but the eighth inning was cruel, as a leadoff single broke up the no-hitter and eventually led to a four-run inning. Atkins's final line was 7.1 innings, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk. Atkins fanned four.
James Russell allowed a hit in a scoreless tenth to get his second win.
Catcher Chris Robinson, first baseman Steve Clevenger and Shortstop Matt Camp each went 2 for 5 with an extra base hit and a run scored. Robinson tripled, the other two doubled. Camp's double scored Clevenger and ended the game in the tenth inning.
The Smokies were baked by the Montgomery Biscuits, 8-4.
Hung-Wen Chen had a rough outing tonight, giving up five runs on five hits and a walk over 5.1 innings. Chen did strike out six, which is very uncharacteristic of him.
Third baseman Marquez Smith tripled in a 2 for 4 game. He scored once an had one RBI.
The Daytona Cubs lost their religion to the Fort Myers Miracle, 6-4.
Ryan Searle had not been pitching well lately, and tonight he got rocked again for six runs in 4.2 innings. Searle surrendered seven hits and one walk. He struck out one Miracle. One of the runs allowed was unearned.
Right fielder Brandon Guyer was 2 for 3 with a walk, a double and a stolen base.He scored once and had an RBI.Peoria Chiefs
The Chiefs were bitten by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 4-1.
Justin Bristow started and took the loss tonight, giving up four runs on five hits over five inings. Bristow walked two and struck out three.
Left fielder Josh Harrison was 2 for 4 with an RBI double.
The Hawks got into the win column tonight with a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.
Jonathan Nagel got his second start and didn't allow a hit or a walk over three innings. (He did make an error that spoiled his perfect outing.) Nagel fanned two.
Mike Perconte got the with 1.1 innings of scoreless relief.
Right fielder Jae-Hoon Ha was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He scored once and had one RBI.