The Tennessee Smokies burnt the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 4-2. The win is their third in a row and gets the Smokies back to .500 at 6-6.
Thomas Hatch started and got his first win of the season. Hatch pitched six innings and allowed two runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out three.
Dakota Mekkes pitched the ninth inning and got his second save. Mekkes walked the first batter he faced, but the runner never advanced beyond first base. Mekkes struck out one.
Right fielder Eddy Martinez opened up the scoring with a two-run double in the third inning. Martinez was 1 for 4.
Center fielder Trey Martin was 2 for 5 and scored on the Martinez double. Second baseman Trent Giambrone went 2 for 3 with an RBI double.
DH Ian Rice was 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored once.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were shut down by the Buies Creek Astros, 9-0.
Pelicans starter Jose Paulino took a beating for the team as he allowed all nine runs over the first six innings. Only six of the nine runs were earned. Paulino allowed ten hits, including two home runs. He walked two and struck out five.
The Pelicans barely had more hits (4) than errors (3). Shortstop Aramis Ademan was 1 for 3 with a double in the top of the ninth inning. He also had one of those errors.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were valiant in defeat to the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 4-1.
Jose Albertos pitched the first two innings before the rains came. Albertos allowed three runs on three hits, including a two-run home run in the first inning. He walked two and struck out one. He also had two wild pitches.
Rollie Lacy pitched the next four innings after play resumed and did not allow a hit. However, he did walk three batters, including the first two batters he faced in the third inning, which lead to one run. Lacy struck out five.
South Bend’s only run came on center fielder Chris Singleton’s first home run of the season. Singleton went 1 for 4.