The Iowa Cubs continued their winning streak through the Silver State as they trumped the Reno Aces, 11-1.
Mitch Atkins threw five shutout innings for his third win of the year. Atkins allowed three hits and issued two walks. He struck out four. He was also 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI.
Jeff Stevens threw three perfect innings of relief. He fanned two.
Third baseman Chad Tracy went 4 for 4 tonight to raise his PCL average to .607 over six games. He had one RBI and scored twice. Catcher Welington Castillo hit home run number five tonight, a fifth-inning three-run blast. Castillo went 2 for 4 with a double and the home run. He scored twice and had the three RBI.
Right fielder Brad Stevens went 2 for 5 with a double. He had two RBI and two runs scored.
The Smokies eclipsed the Huntsville Stars, 8-2.
Austin Bibens-Dirkx notched his first win of the season tonight. He allowed only one unearned run on two hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out two.
First baseman Blake Lalli was 2 for 4 with his first home run of the season. Lalli had two RBI on the home run and scored twice.
Left fielder Ty Wright went 3 for 5 with a double. He scored three times and had two RBI. Catcher Steve Clevenger was 3 for 5 with a double and three RBI. Center fielder Tony Campana went 2 for 5 with two stolen bases. Campana scored once. His 13 stolen bases lead the Southern League.
The Daytona Cubs were sunk by the Brevard County Manatees, 6-2.
Brooks Raley continued his good start/bad start pattern as tonight he went only four innings and allowed four runs on six hits. One of the runs was unearned. Raley walked two and struck out two as his record fell to 0-3.
Right fielder Kyler Burke was 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored. Shortstop DJ LeMahieu was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.
The Chiefs were shut out by the Burlington Bees, 4-0.
Starting pitcher Su-Min Jung tossed five innings and gave up four runs on five hits. Jung walked one and struck out four.
Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee went 2 for 4.