It’s Friday the 13th and things are looking pretty cursed in Myrtle Beach.
The Iowa Cubs were smoked by the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals), 9-3.
Starter Luke Farrell followed up his terrific season debut with a stinker of a game, giving up seven runs on ten hits over five innings. Farrell struck out five and walked one.
Shortstop Mike Freeman was 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored once and drove in one runner.
The Tennessee Smokies accepted the surrender of the Jackson Generals (Diamondbacks), 6-5 in 11 innings.
Good start for Thomas Hatch, who threw five scoreless innings tonight. Hatch allowed three hits and he walked two. Hatch struck out three.
Craig Brooks pitched the seventh inning and turned a 3-0 Tennessee lead into a 4-3 Generals lead. Brooks just pitched that one inning and gave up three hits, hit one batter and walked one batter. He struck out one.
After the Smokies scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to tie it up, Dakota Mekkes was eventually asked to pitch both extra innings of the Smokies first extra-inning game of the season. He allowed one run in the top of the 11th, but it was unearned because the runner started the inning on second base. Mekkes got the win when the Smokies scored two runs in the bottom of the 11th.
The final line on Mekkes was two innings allowing one unearned run on one hit. He walked two, but both walks were intentional. Mekkes struck out three.
First baseman Jason Vosler hit a two-run walkoff single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th. Vosler was 2 for 4 with a walk and was hit by a pitch once. Vosler scored two runs and drove in three runs total.
Third baseman Jesse Hodges was 2 for 4 with a walk and one run batted in.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were decoyed by the Down East Wood Ducks (Rangers), 5-4.
Tyson Miller started and took the loss. Miller allowed two runs on five hits over three innings. Millers struck out five, walked three and hit one batter.
Kyle Miller made his season debut and gave up two runs and let one inherited runner score over one inning. He allowed two hits, including a two-run home run.
Third baseman Vimael Machin was 0 for 1 with three walks. He scored once.
Shortstop Aramis Ademan was 1 for 3 with a sac fly and two RBI.
The Pelicans fall to 1-8.
South Bend Cubs
Starting pitcher Javier Assad went four innings and allowed two runs on three hits. He walked two and struck out two.
Bailey Clark was awarded the win because Assad didn’t go five. Clark pitched three innings of relief and gave up one run on two hits, but mainly on that solo home run he gave up. Clark struck out three and walked one.
Brian Glowicki pitched the ninth inning and walked a tightrope, but ended up getting his second save of the season. Glowicki loaded the bases on a walk, a bunt single and another walk, but got a strikeout with the bases loaded to end the game. He had two strikeouts total in his one inning of work.
Third baseman Jhonny Bethencourt went 4 for 5 with a double and he scored three runs.
Batting right behind him, second baseman Jared Young was 3 for 5 with an RBI triple. He scored twice.
DH Michael Cruz was 2 for 4 with a double and and two RBI. Right fielder Brandon Hughes went 2 for 4.
Left fielder Chris Carrier left this game in the second inning after being hit in the helmet with a pitch. He did walk off the field on his own. That’s all the information I have for now.
With the win, South Bend improves to 6-2 and is in a first-place tie with West Michigan in the Midwest League East Division.