The Iowa Cubs were stung by the Salt Lake Bees, 9-3.
Starter Mitch Atkins gave up five runs in the second inning and that was pretty much it for the game. Atkins lasted six innings and allowed six runs, four of which were earned, on seven hits. He walked three and struck out two.
Right fielder Brad Snyder was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Second baseman Matt Camp went 2 for 4 with an RBI.
The Smokies banged out seventeen hits tonight, but managed to only score three runs. Yet that was enough as the Smokies baked the Montgomery Biscuits, 3-0.
The Smokies cruised behind Austin Bibens-Dirkx, who went seven innings and allowed only two measly singles. Bibens-Dirkx didn't walk anyone and struck out four.
Scott Maine pitched the ninth for his fourth save. He gave up one hit and hit a batter. He didn't walk anyone and struck out the last batter of the game, who represented the tying run.
Catcher Steve Clevenger went 3 for 4 and scored a run. First baseman Blake Lalli was 3 for 4. Second baseman Marquez Smith was 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored.
DH Russell Canzler went 2 for 4. Shortstop Marwin Gonzalez was 2 for 5. Center fielder Tony Campana had the lone Smokies RBI in a 2 for 5 game.
The Daytona Cubs busted the Brevard County Manatees, 9-3.
Starting pitcher Dae-Eun Rhee only lasted 4.1 innings tonight. He allowed two unearned runs on three hits. He had some control issues as he walked three and struck out only one. He also hit a batter.
Jeff Beliveau got the win because Rhee didn't go five. Beliveau threw 1.2 innings of scoreless relief, although he did permit an inherited runner from Rhee to score. Beliveau gave up one hit. He walked one and struck out two.
Right fielder Kyler Burke has been on a tear lately and tonight he slammed his fourth home run in seven games. Burke went 1 for 4 with a sac fly and three RBI.
Center fielder Brett Jackson also homered tonight, his second of the season. Jackson went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI.
Third baseman Jake Opitz went 3 for 5 with a double. He scored once. Catcher Luis Flores played in his first game of the year and went 2 for 3 with a double, a triple and a walk. Flores scored once.
The Chiefs got harvested by the Cedar Rapids Kernels, 7-3.
Starter Su-Ming Jung took the loss tonight, giving up four runs on five hits over 5.2 innings. One of the runs was unearned. Jung walked two and struck out two.
Left fielder Richard Jones was 2 for 3 and scored a run.