The pitching wasn’t as good as yesterday, but the results were just as good.
The I-Cubs went with a bullpen game today, as starter Kyle Ryan went three innings without allowing a run or a hit. He did walk three and he struck out three.
After Zach Hedges allowed two runs in the top of the eighth inning to tie the game, Cory Mazzoni pitched the ninth and tenth inning without allowing a run to get the win. Mazzoni allowed one hit. He struck out three and intentionally walked one batter.
Bijan Rademacher walked in the winning run in the bottom of the tenth after the Baby Cakes intentionally walked the bases loaded. Rademacher was 1 for 2 with two walks.
Ryan Court hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his fifth of the season. Court went 1 for 3 with two walks, one intentional.
Third baseman Stephen Bruno went 2 for 4 with a stolen base. He scored once.
Catcher Taylor Davis was 2 for 5.
The Tennessee Smokies reeled in the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds), 11-6.
Smokies starter Michael Rucker only lasted three innings, giving up four runs on nine hits. Rucker walked one and struck out five.
After the Smokies stormed back in the middle innings, the win went to Preston Morrison, who threw two scoreless innings. Morrison gave up just one hit. He walked one and struck out three.
The Smokies hit three home runs tonight. First baseman Jason Vosler hit his ninth home run of the season in the seventh inning with a man on. Vosler was 2 for 5 with a double and two runs scored.
The other two home runs were solo shots in the ninth inning. Third baseman Jesse Hodges hit hit second home run of the season and his second home run in two days. Hodges was 2 for 5 with a double. He scored twice and had two runs batted in.
Later in the ninth, Zack Short hit a pinch-hit home run. It was Short’s seventh blast on the year.
Center fielder Charcer Burks was 2 for 6 with a triple and one run scored.
Shortstop Trent Giambrone was 2 for 5. He scored twice and had one run batted in.
Catcher Ian Rice was 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored one run and had one RBI.
Left fielder Jeffrey Baez went 2 for 5 with a double and a stolen base. He also scored once and drove in one.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans cleaned up the Carolina Mudcats (Brewers), 6-3.
Starter Tyson Miller got the win after allowing just one run on five hits. He walked three and struck out four.
Wyatt Short retired the final four Mudcats batters in order to get his third save. He struck out two of them.
Third baseman Wladimir Galindo had a pair of doubles in a 2 for 4 day. He had two RBI and he scored once.
Center fielder Connor Myers also was 2 for 4 with two doubles. Myers scored once and had one run batted in.
Catcher P.J. Higgins was 2 for 4 with a double and one run scored.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs calmed the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers), 5-3.
Jesus Camargo allowed two runs on four hits over five innings, although both of the runs were unearned. Camargo struck out three and walked one.
Manuel Rondon was terrific in relief today and he was rewarded with his first win of the season. Rondon retired all nine batters he faced and he struck out five of them. That’s really good.
Brian Glowicki allowed a run in the top of the ninth, but he got the save in the end. Glowicki allowed one run on two hits in one inning of work. Glowicki did not have a strikeout or issue a walk.
Center fielder Zach Davis was 2 for 5 with a steal and a run scored.
Catcher Miguel Amaya went 2 for 3 and was hit by a pitch. Amaya had two RBI and one run scored.
Shortstop Rafael Narea was 2 for 3 with a walk.