The Iowa Cubs frosted the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins), 3-1.
Starting pitcher Alec Mills gave up just one run on five hits over 6.2 innings. Mills walked two and struck out three.
The win went to Alberto Baldonado, who took over for Mills after he walked a batter with two out in the seventh. Baldonado gave up no runs on one hit over 1.1 innings. He neither walked nor struck anyone out.
Second baseman Ryan Court singled home catcher Ali Solis with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the I-Cubs a lead. Court extended his hitting streak to 17 games after going 3 for 4. He also singled home the first run of the game in the fifth for two total RBI.
Solis went 2 for 2.
Center fielder Jacob Hannemann went 3 for 4 and singled home the other run of the game in the eighth. Hannemann also scored one run and stole one base.
The Tennessee Smokies were swept by the Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers), 7-5.
Thomas Hatch gave up a home run to the first batter he faced today in the bottom of the first inning, center fielder Corey Ray. But then Hatch allowed just one hit and no more runs over the five innings he pitched. Hatch’s line was one run on two hits over five innings. Hatch walked four and struck out four.
The I-Cubs had a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the eighth but reliever Daury Torrez gave up four runs in just a third of an inning to tie the game. After Scott Effross finished out the eighth, Jake Stinnett came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth with the score still knotted at five. Stinnett got the first two batters of the inning to ground out, but then Ray doubled and Troy Stokes Jr. hit a walk-off two-run home run.
Right fielder Eddy Martinez homered in his third-straight game. It came with a man on in the top of the sixth. Martinez now has nine home runs this year and went 1 for 4 today.
Left fielder Charcer Burks made it 5-1 Smokies when he hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh. Burks went 2 for 4 with a double and he scored twice.
Third baseman Vimael Machin had a monster game at the plate, going 4 for 4 with three doubles.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were hyphenated by the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 7-2.
Bryan Hudson got the loss. He pitched six innings and gave up five runs on six hits. Three of the five runs were unearned, however. Hudson struck out four, walked four and hit one batter.
Catcher Jhonny Pereda went 2 for 4 and scored once. He also stole one base.
Center fielder Roberto Caro went 2 for 4 and drove in one run.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were scratched by the Kane County Cougars (Diamondbacks), 5-4 in ten innings.
Enrique De Los Rios started this game and surrendered two runs on three hits over three innings. De Los Rios walked two and did not strike anyone out.
Brian Glowicki gave up a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the tenth inning to Ryan Grotjohn. The final line on Glowicki was two runs, one earned, on two hits over 1.2 innings. Glowicki did not strike out or walk anyone.
Third baseman Austin Filiere went 3 for 5 and scored once.
Second baseman Clayton Daniel went 2 for 4 with a double and one runs scored.
Shortstop Rafael Narea went 2 for 5 with a double and one run scored.
The Eugene Emeralds lost to the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres), 5-4.
Brailyn Marquez started this game and allowed three runs on five hits over five innings. One of the three runs was unearned. Marquez walked two and struck out three.
Stephen Ridlings took the loss. Ridlings pitched the bottom of the eighth inning and retired the first two batters he faced. Then a walk, followed by a pinch-runner who stole second base, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a wild pitch. Ridlings did not strike anyone out.
First baseman Tyler Durna went 2 for 3 with two walks. Durna tripled and scored in the seventh inning to give the Ems a short-lived 4-3 lead.
DH Grant Fennell went 2 for 4 with a double and one run scored.