After the I-Cubs, the rest of the Cubs system had eight hits tonight. They allowed 27 runs and scored one.
The Iowa Cubs darned the Colorado Sky Sox, 6-3
Starting pitcher Mitch Atkins allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings. Mostly though, he gave up the three runs on two home runs, a solo homer and a two-run home run. Atkins didn't walk a batter and struck out four.
Jay Jackson tossed two perfect innings of relief for the win. He struck out three.
John Gaub collected his third save by pitching the ninth inning. He gave up no hits, but walked one and struck out three.
Right fielder Brad Snyder hit his sixth home run in the fourth inning. Snyder was 2 for 3 with a triple, the home run and a walk. He scored three times and had the one RBI.
Center fielder James Adduci was 2 for 5. Left fielder Bryan LaHair went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. He also threw out a runner at the plate.
Jason Dubois hit a pinch hit two-run home run. He now sits at 73 career Iowa home runs, 17 away from the franchise record.
The Smokies were blinded by the Jacksonville Suns, 7-0.
Starting pitcher Craig Muschko got knocked around for five runs on seven hits, including two home runs, over five innings. Muschko walked two and struck out five. On the "positive" side, he had one of the Smokies two hits tonight. It was a double.
The Daytona Cubs were powerless before the Ft. Myers Miracle, 7-0.
Dae-Eun Rhee didn't make it out of a five-run second inning. Rhee went 1.1 innings and allowed five run on six hits, two walks and a hit batsman. Rhee struck out one.
DH Rebel Ridling was 2 for 4 with a double.
The Peoria Chiefs were hijacked by the Quad City River Bandits, 13-1.
Starter Ryan Searle was hammered tonight for seven runs in four innings. He gave up nine hits and walked two. Searle only struck out one.
The Chiefs had three hits tonight. DH Nelson Perez was 1 for 2 with an RBI and a hit-by-pitch.