The Iowa Cubs were shut out by the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins), 1-0.
Starter Luke Farrell gave up a run in the second inning and neither team scored again. Farrell allowed one run on four hits over five innings. Farrell walked three and struck out four.
Iowa had three hits tonight. Two of them were in the top of the ninth, but Jacob Hannemann and Chris Gimenez couldn’t get Ryan Court home from third with the tying run. Court was 1 for 3 with a walk.
The Tennessee Smokies were shut out by the Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers), 5-0.
Thomas Hatch started and surrendered four runs in the first inning. He didn’t let anyone else score for the rest of his six inning start, but that was enough tonight for the loss. Hatch gave up seven hits. He struck out six and walked no one.
Left fielder Wynton Bernard was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk.
Center fielder Connor Myers went 2 for 4.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Also scored no runs, but they had a good excuse as they had an off-day.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were decoyed by the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 4-3.
Starter Javier Assad allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits over four innings. Assad walked one and struck out two.
Brendan King relieved Assad and got the loss when he gave up a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Otherwise, he didn’t allow a baserunner over his three innings of work. His final line was two runs on two hits. He struck out five.
Center fielder Jimmy Herron went 1 for 3 with a walk and one run batted in.
The Eugene Emeralds wrung out the Everett AquaSox (Mariners), 10-6.
Zach Mort got knocked around for five runs and three home runs in the second inning alone. (One of those home runs was by a rehabbing Robinson Cano, which seems like it shouldn’t count.) Mort pitched two innings and gave up the five runs six hits. He walked one and struck out two.
Stephen Ridlings pitched the next two innings without allowing a run and got the win. Ridlings allowed one hit and one walk. He did not strike anyone out.
First baseman Jake Slaughter had a huge night with a grand slam in the seventh inning, which was the first professional home run for the 18th-round pick. He also hit a two-run double in the fifth inning that gave the Ems their first lead of the night. Slaughter went 3 for 5 with the six RBI.
Outfielder Nelson Velazquez hit a solo home run in the top of the second inning, his seventh of the season. He was 2 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base. Velazquez scored three times and had three runs batted in.
The other RBI went to second baseman Andy Weber, who was 1 for 3 with two walks and two runs scored.
Cubs 1 were off.