The Iowa Cubs were trailing 2-1 with 2 outs and no one on in the bottom of the ninth. But after two walks, Albert Almora connected for a two-run walkoff double and the I-Cubs shut up the the Nashville Sounds (Athletics), 3-2.
Iowa starter Ryan Williams kept the team in the game for 6+ innings. Williams allowed two runs, one earned, on six hits. He walked two and struck out seven.
Williams exited after he gave up a walk and a single to lead off the seventh. Gerardo Concepcion then made his Iowa debut and he struck out the next three batters. Concepcion would then go on to throw a 1-2-3 eighth inning as well. (He didn't strike out anyone in the eighth.)
Carl Edwards Jr. got the win after throwing a perfect top of the ninth. He struck out one.
Almora's double came after Dan Vogelbach and Taylor Davis both walked. Arismendy Alcantara pinch-ran for Vogelbach. Almora was 2 for 4 with a double and a triple.
Iowa's other run came on a solo home run by DH Willson Contreras in the seventh inning. It was his third home run this year. Contreras was 1 for 4.
Here's Almora's double.
The Tennessee Smokies cooked the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 12-5.
Starter Brad Markey only went four innings. He allowed two runs, one earned, on five hits. He walked two and struck out three.
Because Markey didn't go five innings, the win went to Starling Peralta, who pitched three scoreless innings in relief of Markey. Peralta gave up three hits, he walked one and struck out one.
First baseman David Freitas hit his first home run of the season tonight in the sixth inning with the bases empty. Freitas also hit two doubles and walked once in a 3 for 5 game. He scored three times and drove in two.
Shortstop Carlos Penalver was 2 for 4 with two doubles and two walks. He also stole a base. Penalver scored twice and had two runs batted in.
Right fielder Billy McKinney went 2 for 4 with a double, a walk and a sacrifice fly. He scored twice. DH Kelly Dugan was 2 for 5 with a walk. Dugan scored twice and had two runs batted in.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans solved the Frederick Keys (Orioles), 8-3.
Erick Leal started and got the win. Leal allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits over 7.2 innings. Leal struck out three and walked nobody.
The Pelicans got off to an early 2-0 lead when first baseman Yasiel Balaguert connected for his fourth home run with a man on in the first inning. Balaguert was 1 for 4.
The second home run by the Pelicans tonight came an inning later when left fielder Charcer Burks also connected for a two-run home run, making the score 4-0. It was Burks second home run this year. Burks also doubled in a 2 for 5 evening.
The third and final Birds home run tonight came off the bat of shortstop Gleyber Torres, who slugged a three-run home run in the seventh inning. It was Torres' fourth home run this season and third in the last nine games. Torres was 1 for 4.
Third baseman Jason Vosler was 2 for 3 with two doubles and a walk. He scored once. DH Gioskar Amaya went 2 for 3 with a walk and scored twice. Amaya also stole one base. Center fielder Trey Martin was 2 for 4 and scored once.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs cracked open the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays), 15-2.
Adbert Alzolay got the win after surrendering two runs on five hits over six innings. Alzolay did walk three and he failed to strike anyone out.
Casey Bloomquist relieved Alzolay and dominated the Lugnuts for three perfect innings and picking up his third save. Bloomquist struck out seven of the nine batters he faced.
Center fielder Donnie Dewees had a huge night as he went 4 for 6 with a double, a triple and six runs batted in. He also stole a base and scored twice.
Left fielder Eloy Jimenez hit his second home run of the year with a man on in the eighth inning. Jimenez was 2 for 4 with a walk.
DH Tyler Alamo went 3 for 5. He scored twice and had one RBI. Shortstop Bryant Flete was 2 for 5 and scored three runes.
With the win, South Bend moves to 20-13, putting them in a three-way tie for first place in the Midwest League Eastern Division. South Bend is ahead of the other two teams on percentage points as they've played two fewer games.