Believe it or not, but the Cubs had two walk-off wins today down on the farm instead of losses.
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The Iowa Cubs blew an 8-0 lead, but Matt Camp singled home Fernando Perez in the bottom of the ninth to lead Iowa to a 9-8 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals).
Starting pitcher Casey Coleman walked the first batter he faced and then retired the next 15 batters in a row. The no-hitter was broken up by a double to lead off the sixth inning. Coleman pitched six innings and allowed two runs on one hit. One of the two runs was unearned. Coleman walked two and struck out seven.
Coleman left with an 8-2 lead, but Jeff Stevens allowed four runs and John Gaub gave up two to cough up the lead. Marcos Mateo collected the win with 1.2 perfect innings. Mateo did not have a strikeout.
Perez was 2 for 5 and scored four times, including the game-winning run. Perez also stole a base.
The Smokies outmaneuvered the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 6-5 when Brett Jackson singled with the bases-loaded and two out in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Nick Struck made the start today and pitched six innings. He allowed three runs on seven hits. Struck walked one and struck out two.
Rafael Dolis pitched a perfect top of the ninth to get the win. Dolis struck out one.
First baseman Blake Lalli was 2 for 4 with a bases-loaded triple in the third inning. He scored on that play on a throwing error for the "Little League Grand Slam."
Jackson was 1 for 4 with a walk. He scored on Lalli's triple and had that game-winning RBI.
The D-Cubs got back on the winning track by harpooning the Brevard County Manatees (Brewers) 10-4.
Dae-Eun Rhee started and picked up the win by allowing three runs over six innings. All three runs scored on two home runs. Rhee only allowed three hits overall. Rhee walked only one and fanned five.
Third baseman Jake Opitz hit his fourth home run with the bases empty in the second inning. Opitz went 3 for 5. He scored twice.
Right fielder Michael Burgess was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk. Burgess scored twice and knocked two in.
The Chiefs lost to the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers) 6-2.
Hayden Simpson started and took the loss, although he pitched pretty well. Simpson retired the first nine batters in order, but then allowed three runs in the fourth. His final line was 4.2 innings, allowing three runs on three hits, including a home run in the fourth inning. One of the three runs was unearned. Simpson walked one and struck out four.
Second baseman David Macias went 2 for 5.