The Iowa Cubs swept a doubleheader from the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers), 2-0 and 1-0.
Felipe Paulino started game one and went six innings, giving up just three hits and two walks while also hitting a batter. Paulino struck out three as he picked up his first win of the season.
Brian Schlitter threw the seventh inning for his fifth save. He did give up a two-out single, but nothing else. Schlitter struck out one.
Rubi Silva doubled with two out in the bottom of the second and then scored the first run of the game on a Jonathan Mota RBI single. Silva was 2 for 3. Mota was 1 for 3.
Carlos Pimentel started game two and kept the Sky Sox off the board for another six innings. Pimentel allowed three hits but no walks. He struck out three.
Carl Edwards Jr. pitched the top of the seventh inning for his fifth save and first in Triple-A. The only batter to reach off Edwards came on a one-out walk, but he never advanced beyond first. Edwards had one strikeout.
Iowa's only run came in the fifth inning when Arismendy Alcantara led off with a triple and he then scored on an Adron Chambers sac fly. Alcantara was 1 for 3. Chambers was 1 for 1 with a walk.
The Tennessee Smokies were banished to the shadows by the Jacksonville Suns (Marlins), 2-0.
Frank Batista was the tough-luck loser tonight. He went seven innings and surrendered two runs on nine hits. He walked two and struck out four.
Earlier this week, the Smokies were no-hit in a seven-inning game. Tonight they were one-hit in a nine inning game. Kyle Schwarber's one-out double in the fourth inning was Tennessee's only hit of the game.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were locked up by the Frederick Keys (Orioles), 1-0.
Pelicans starter Tyler Skulina went seven scoreless innings tonight, allowing just two hits. He walked four and struck out seven.
The only run of the game came in the top of the ninth when Clint Frazier led off the inning with a double off Fernando Cruz and then was tripled home by Bradley Zimmer. Cruz managed to keep Zimmer from scoring, but one run was all the Keys would need. Cruz pitched two innings and gave up three hits total. He walked one and struck out one.
The Pelicans did the Smokies one better: They had two hits tonight. Chesny Young was 1 for 4 and Trey Martin was 1 for 3 with a steal. Pin-Chieh Chen walked three of the four times he came to the plate. He also stole a base.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were swept by the Burlington Bees (Angels), 5-3 and 6-5 in eight innings.
In game one, starter Trevor Clifton took the loss after he gave up five runs in only two innings. Skulina gave up six hits, including a home run, and he walked three batters. Skulina struck out one.
DH Yasiel Balaguert was 1 for 3 with a double and a run scored.
In game two, starter Jake Stinnett exited after loading the bases with no outs in the fifth inning. Reliever James Farris allowed two of those runners to score and then gave up another run in the seventh inning as South Bend blew a 5-2 lead in the sixth.
The final line on Stinnett was 5+ innings, allowing four runs on seven hits. One of the runs was unearned. Stinnett walked two and struck out three.
The final line of Farris was two innings, allowing one run on two hits. He struck out two and walked one.
Jordan Minch came on to pitch the eighth inning and loaded the bases with one out on a single and two walks before a sacrifice fly ended the game. Minch struck out one.
Center fielder Rashad Crawford went 2 for 4 with one RBI and one run scored in game two.