The Iowa Cubs hit all the right notes against the Nashville Sounds, 5-3.
Starting pitcher Casey Coleman had another good outing, allowing two runs on six hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out five.
He didn't get the win, though, because Justin Berg allowed a run on three hits over two innings. However, Berg did get the win when the I-Cubs scored two in the top of the eighth. Berg didn't walk or strike anyone out.
Brian Schlitter allowed two hits in the ninth, but kept the Sounds from scoring as he collected his fifth save. He struck out one. The ninth inning was played after a rain delay of almost 2 1/2 hours.
One of the things I've been enjoying this season is Jason Dubois' Crash Davis-like pursuit of the Iowa franchise home run record. Dubois went deep today for the seventh time this season and is now 14 home runs off the record. Dubois was 2 for 4 and also had a double and a walk. He had two RBI and scored three times.
Catcher Chris Robinson was 2 for 4 with a double, a triple and three RBI.
Their game against the Montgomery Biscuits was rained out and will not be made up.
The Daytona Cubs were pounded by the Jupiter Hammerheads, 4-1.
Starter Brooks Raley took the loss after allowing three runs on seven hits over 5.1 innings. Raley walked two and struck out four.
Shortstop Junior Lake went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Third baseman Jake Opitz was 2 for 4 but made two errors.
The Peoria Chiefs outran the Beloit Snappers, 5-4.
Starter Trey McNutt continues to dominate the Midwest League as he improved his record to 4-0 and his ERA to 1.70. McNutt allowed one run on four hits over five innings. He walked only one and struck out six.
The Chiefs made two errors in the ninth inning which led to Jordan Latham allowing two unearned runs. However, he hung on to collect his tenth save of the season. Latham gave up one hit and walked one in the inning he pitched. He struck out two. (To be fair, Latham did make one of the two errors in the inning. Hak-Ju Lee made the other one.)
Third baseman Greg Rohan was 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI. DH Charles Thomas went 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. Catcher Mario Mercedes had a double in a 2 for 4 game. He had an RBI and scored a run.