The I-Cubs uncovered the Las Vegas 51s, 4-2.
James Russell got the start and pitched out of some trouble, giving up eight hits but only one run in 4.2 innings. It helped that he didn't walk anyone, He struck out three.
Jon Gaub threw 2.2 innings of hitless relief. He allowed only one walk and struck out four. He would have been in line for the win, except that Vince Perkins vultured the win by allowing one run on one hit, one hit batsman and four walks over 1.2 innings.
Micah Hoffpauir hit was turned out to be the game-winning home run in the bottom of the eighth inning. Hoffpauir was 1 for 3 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored.
Second baseman Luis Rivas had a double and a triple in a 2 for 4 effort. He also scored once.
The Smokies were burned by the Jacksonville Suns, 9-0.
Starter Chris Carpenter got knocked around tonight for five runs in only 4.1 innings. Carpenter surrendered five hits, walked one and struck out three. One of the five runs Carpenter allowed was unearned.
Center fielder James Adduci was 2 for 4.
The D-Cubs lost to the Tampa Yankees 8-3.
Starter Ryan Searle lasted 4.1 innings tonight. He gave up five runs on six hits, although two of the runs were unearned. Searle walked three and struck out two.
Left fielder Jonathan Wyatt hit his second home run of the season with a man on in the ninth inning. Wyatt went 1 for 3 with a walk.
First baseman Jake Opitz had two doubles and a run scored in a 2 for 4 game. Second baseman Nate Samson was also 2 for 4.Peoria Chiefs
The sloppy play continued tonight as the Chiefs made four errors en route to getting stung by the Burlington Bees, 4-2.
Justin Bristow pitched the first 3.2 innings and allowed all four runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out four. Only one of the runs was unearned though, despite the four errors.
Jeffry Beliveau pitched the final 5.1 innings of the game without allowing a run. He did give up four hits and one walk. Beliveau only struck out one.
Center fielder Brett Jackson was 2 for 5. Shortstop Junior Lake committed three of the four Chief errors. Lake was 1 for 3 with a walk.
The Hawks washed out the Everett Aqua Sox, 13-7.
He didn't get the win, but Yohan Gonzalez did pitch 2.2 innings of no-hit relief tonight. He only walked one and struck out two.
Catcher Richard Jones had a double and a home run to pace the Hawks tonight. His home run was a three-run shot in the sixth, and he had four RBI total. Left fielder Derrick Fitzgerald also hit a two-run homer in a 1 for 5 game.
Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee and second baseman Logan Watkins were both 2 for 6 with an RBI and two runs scored. One of Lee's hits was a triple. DH Greg Rohan and third baseman Robert Wagner both had three hits tonight, including a double for each of them.