The Iowa Cubs couldn’t fly with the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals), 6-5.
Starter Williams Perez put the I-Cubs in a hole early and they never recovered. Perez took the loss after giving up four runs on five hits in just two innings. Perez walked two and struck out one.
Iowa hit four home runs today, but all four were solo shots. Center fielder John Andreoli drove the second pitch of the game over the left field wall for his fourth home run of the season. Andreoli was 1 for 4 with a walk.
In the fourth inning, right fielder Bijan Rademacher hit his second home run of the year off of Redbirds starter Luke Weaver. Rademacher was 1 for 3 with a walk.
The I-Cubs staged a rally in the top of the ninth when catcher Ali Solis and third baseman Chris Dominguez both homered. It was the second home run of the year for Solis and he he was 1 for 4. Dominguez connected for his fourth home run and was 1 for 2 and he scored twice.
Myrte Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans washed the Carolina Mudcats (Brewers), 6-3.
Justin Steele pitched the first five innings and got the win. He surrendered just two runs on three hits. Steele struck out seven and walked nobody. That’s pretty good, although he did hit two batters.
Center fielder Robert Garcia hit a two-run home run in the second inning, his second home run this season. Garcia was 1 for 3 with a walk and he scored twice.
DH Bryant Flete went 2 for 5 with two RBI. Center fielder Tyler Alamo was 2 for 4 with two runs scored.
Third baseman Jesse Hodges was 2 for 3 with one run driven in and one run scored.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were shut out by the Ft. Wayne TinCaps (Padres), 3-0.
South Bend starter Duncan Robinson retired the first 13 batters he faced before giving up a a one-out single in the fifth, and even that batter was thrown out trying to stretch it to a double. But Robinson gave up a solo home run to G.K. Young to lead off the sixth and took the hard-luck loss. Robinson gave up one run on four hits over seven innings. He struck out eight and didn’t walk anyone.
Third baseman Wladimir Galindo and center fielder Luis Ayala were both 2 for 4 with a double. Right fielder Roberto Caro was 2 for 4 in his first game with South Bend this year.