The Tennessee Smokies got burned by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 6-1.
Thomas Hatch started and took the loss after allowing just two runs on six hits over six innings. Hatch did have trouble finding the strike zone as he walked five and struck out just two.
Second baseman Nico Hoerner was 1 for 4 with a double and one run scored.
Center fielder Connor Myers went 1 for 3 with a walk.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were decoyed by the Down East Wood Ducks (Rangers), 3-1 in a game that ended after six innings because of rain.
Starter Ryan Kellogg allowed just one run over five innings. That run came on a solo home run in the second inning. Kellogg surrendered five hits. He did not walk anyone and Kellogg struck out two.
Enrique De Los Rios entered the game in the top of the sixth inning and allowed a solo home run to the first batter he faced. He then allowed a second run later in the inning and took the loss. The final line on De Los Rios was two runs on four hits over one inning. He struck out one and did not walk anyone.
The Pelicans only had two hits in this rain-shortened game. Center fielder Zach Davis went 1 for 2 and was hit by a pitch. He scored the only Pelicans run of the game in the bottom of the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Payne.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs fell valiantly to the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 5-4.
Starter Brendon Little gave up just one unearned run on two hits over three innings. Little walked four and struck out two.
After Brian Glowicki pitched three scoreless innings of relief and Brendan King pitched two innings without allowing a run, Sean Barry was called upon for the save in the bottom of the ninth with the Cubs leading 4-1. Barry gave up four runs, all after two were out and took the loss. Barry allowed four runs on five hits in two-thirds of an inning. He also hit one batter. Barry struck out one and did not walk anyone.
Catcher Marcus Mastrobuoni hit a two-run home run in the top of the third inning, his first of the year. Mastrobuoni was 1 for 3.
DH Fidel Mejia hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his second of the season and his first with South Bend. Mejia was 1 for 4.
The Eugene Emeralds were sacrificed to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 9-7.
Zach Mort had a rough start, giving up eight runs in the second inning. Mort’s final line was eight runs (but only four earned) on seven hits over 1.2 innings. Mort walked one and did not strike anyone out.
Second baseman Chase Strumpf hit his first professional home run, a solo shot in the third inning. Strumpf went 2 for 4 and was hit by a pitch. He scored three times and had two runs batted in.
Right fielder Edmond Americaan was 2 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base. Americaan scored two runs.
Left fielder Zac Taylor went 2 for 5 with a double. He scored once and had two RBI.
First baseman Grayson Byrd was 3 for 5 with a triple.
Both teams were off.