In game one, three I-Cubs pitchers combined on a one-hitter. Starter Brad Markey pitched three innings and the only baserunner allowed was a hit batsman in the second inning. He struck out three.
David Garner threw the next two innings and allowed the only Sky Sox hit to lead off the fifth inning. Garner walked one and struck out four and was credited with the win.
Justin Hancock pitched the final two innings and he walked two and struck out two for his first Iowa save.
Chris Dominguez was 1 for 2 with an RBI single in the second inning. Catcher Taylor Davis was 1 for 3 with a double and he scored the other Iowa run on a double play in the fourth.
In game two, the I-Cubs starter was Scott Carroll, whom the organization signed as a free agent earlier today. Carroll allowed three runs on eight hits over five innings. Carroll walked one and struck out four.
Jack Leathersich came into the game in the top of the seventh with Iowa clinging to a 4-3 lead. But he couldn’t protect the lead as he allowed three runs on one hit, two walks and one hit batsman. All three runs he allowed were unearned, but it was his own throwing error that lead to the three runs scoring. Leathersich struck out one.
Right fielder John Andreoli was 2 for 4 with a double and a stolen base in game two. He scored once.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Ryan Kellogg started and won game one. He allowed two runs on four hits over 5.1 innings. Kellogg did have some control issues as he walked five and struck out just two.
Scott Effross pitched the final 1.2 innings without allowing a run for the save. Effross gave up two hits. He struck out two and he didn’t walk anyone.
Right fielder Eddy Martinez was 2 for 2 with a sac fly in game one. DH Tyler Alamo was 2 for 3 and scored one run.
In game two, Casey Bloomquist threw his first career complete game, albeit of the seven-inning variety. Bloomquist allowed five hits. He walked one, hit one and struck out four.
The Pelicans scored all five of their runs in the second inning. Martinez was 1 for 2 with a walk in game two. He scored one run. Right fielder Robert Garcia was 1 for 2 with a sacrifice fly.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs cooked the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres), 7-6 in 10 innings.
South Bend’s Bryan Hudson started tonight’s game and had a rough time, giving up six runs on eight hits over 4.1 innings. Two of the six runs were unearned, however. Hudson walked four and struck out three.
The Cubs’ bullpen shut down Ft. Wayne the rest of the way. Yapson Gomez got out the fifth and pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless ball. Chad Hockin was unscored upon over two innings and Elvis Diaz pitched the top of the tenth and got the win. Diaz allowed one hit. He struck out two and didn’t walk anyone.
Luis Ayala walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth to force in the winning run. Ayala was 1 for 3 with three walks. He also scored one run.
Catcher Alberto Mineo was 2 for 4 with a walk and one run scored. Third baseman Andruw Monasterio was 2 for 5 with a double and one run scored. First baseman Jhonny Pereda was 2 for 4 and was hit by a pitch. Pereda had one run batted in.
The Eugene Emeralds lost to the Spokane Indians (Rangers), 5-4.
Bailey Clark pitched the first five innings for the Ems and took the loss. He allowed all five runs on three hits and four walks. He also hit two batters. Only one of the five runs was earned, however. Clark struck out three.
The Ems scored their four runs on just three hits, all singles. In fact, they scored all four runs in the seventh inning in which they had just one single. There were two walks, one hit batsman, one reached on an error and two batters reached first after striking out on a wild pitch in the seventh inning.